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Green Week 2012: April 16-20, 2012

Earth Week 2012, also known as National Green Week, is a time to promote awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment, sustainable living and green living. Environmentalists and those dedicated to reducing their carbon footprints all over the world will recycle and conserve energy this Earth Week! Here at The College of New Jersey, Water Watch, The Bonner Center’s Environment Team and students from Janet Gray’s Ecofeminism Class (WGS 374) have collaborated to promote green living and bring awareness to the campus. Please check our schedule and join us in celebrating Earth Week 2012!

Monday: Water

  • Spot the Difference: Water testing between bottled, tap and Eickhoff water. Brower Student Center from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
  • Make Your Own Pinwheel: Students can decorate their own pinwheels, which will be planted around campus during the week. Brower Student Center from 11:00 to 1:30PM.
  • Flower sales in the Brower Student Center from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Tuesday: Recycling

  • Get a free recycled craft with every donation to Water Watch! Brower Student Center from 11:00 to 1:30PM.
  • Recycling Police: Volunteers will stand by the recycling bins during meal equivalency time to educate students what is allowed to be recycled. Eickhoff Dining Room from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
  • Free organic chocolate covered strawberries in the Brower Student Center 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
  • Occupy the Earth: Strategies and Solutions to the Ecological Crisis with speaker Chris Williams. Science Complex, Physics Building Room 317 at 7:00 PM.
  • The pinwheels sold yesterday will be planted on the lawns today

Wednesday: Garden and Cleanup

  • Help Clean Up TCNJ: Students interested in making our campus a greener place should meet by the Garden to clean up the grounds around the lakes. TCNJ Garden from 11:40 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Planting the Garden: Volunteers are needed to till and plant the garden. Shifts will be from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM and again from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
  • Ice, Water, and Climate Change: Dr. Henry Pollack’s discussion. Discussion and Questions in Physics Building 122 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Campus talk in Mayo Concert Hall from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
  • Flower sales will occur in the Brower Student Center from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Thursday: Sustainability

  • Did you know that TCNJ is Sustainable? Come to the Brower Student Center to learn about TCNJ’s efforts to be green. From 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
  • Water Watch will be giving out free re-usable bags to provide students with an alternative to using plastic bags, especially for shopping. Brower Student Center from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
  • Flower sales and the screening to Planet Earth will occur in the Brower Student Center from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Friday: Movie

  • Wear Green: Students are asked to wear green as a symbol for the ending of TCNJ’s Earth Week
  • Flower sales will occur in the Brower Student Center from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Energy, Environment and Sustainability: An International Research and Collaboration Initiative: Dr. Himadri Pakrasi from Washington University will be speaking in the Library Auditorium at 8:00 PM.
  • Wall-e Movie Night: In the Travers-Wolfe lounge from 10:00-11:30 PM

For more information on any of these events, please contact the Bonner Center at bonner@tcnj.edu or the Sustainable TCNJ Facebook page.