Download our full calendar of events: Earth Month 2022 Flyer*

*Some events have been updated. Please refer to the list below for the most up to date event information.

 

Envisioning a Sustainable World Movie Series

April 5 & April 12 | 7 p.m. | Marlo Room or Zoom

Expand your sustainable knowledge through this movie series. Showing “Erin Brokovich” on April 5 and “H2O—The Molecule That Made Us” on April 12.

Sponsored by Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Movie Screening | Generation Greta

April 6 | 4:10 p.m. | Gendebien Room in Skillman Library

Come join us for a movie screening of Generation Greta. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

Sponsored by Lafayette College Libraries and Office of Sustainability

 

Climate Conversations: All We Can Save

April 8 | 6 p.m. | Nurture Nature Center

Join the opening reception for pieces by 8 women artists in response to the best-selling anthology, All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. The pieces will be showcased through April, May and June with various events throughout. Visit the Nurture Nature Center website for more information.

Sponsored by the Nurture Nature Center

 

Tree Sculpture Exhibition Opening

April 9 | 3 p.m. | Meet in front of Skillman Library

Come for a walk around campus to explore this Earth Month themed tree sculpture, activities will include tree species identification, dancing, and maybe even some tree climbing!

Sponsored by CaPA Scholar Art Program

 

Solar-Power-Popped Popcorn

April 10 | 11:30 a.m. | In front of Rockwell Integrate Sciences Center

Come enjoy the power of the sun! We’ll be using solar panels to power a popcorn machine to make some sweet and savory treats!

Sponsored by GreenHouse

 

Gollub Park Sunrise Hike

April 13 | 4:45 a.m. | On the Quad in front of Farinon

Join us for a hike to the beautiful Gollub Park located an hour away from campus by foot. The hike includes breathtaking view at the end and is a great way to celebrate Earth Month!

Sponsored by Office of Sustainability

 

Chat & Crafts

April 13 | 12:15 p.m. | Umbrella Seats Outside of Pardee

Join this discussion on how environmentalism and reproductive topics intersect.

Sponsored by Lafayette for Reproductive Autonomy, Justice, and Empowerment (L-RAJE)

 

Sustainability Careers Conversation

April 13 | 7 p.m. | Virtual

Learn about sustainability careers and professional opportunities from Lafayette alumni.

Sponsored by Gateway Career Center & Office of Sustainability

 

Make Your Own Paper

April 16 | 2 p.m. | Quad

This activity allows participants to make paper from pulp and wildflower seeds using Pard Paper tubs and screens!

Sponsored by Society of Environmental Engineers & Scientists & Pard Paper

 

Earth Month Trivia

April 16 | 4 p.m. | Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center 362

Come to expand your knowledge on sustainability and compete for some special prizes. All different kinds of special-material recycling bins will be present (batteries, electronics, oral waste, etc.) and we will be accepting donations for thrift store items. Pizza will be served as well!

Sponsored by Office of Sustainability

 

Professor Spotlight

Week of April 18 | Monday (4PM), Tuesday (12PM), and Thursday (4PM) | Pardee 101 and Wednesday (12PM and 4PM) | Pardee 217

Join our sessions spotlighting professors in environmental fields. Food and drink will be provided at each discussion.

Sponsored by Lafayette Environmental Awareness & Protection

 

BeeBioBlitz

Week of April 18 | all across campus

Help document pollinators seen around campus throughout the week by downloading the iNaturalist app. This information can be used by scientists studying pollinator declines to aid in their research!

Sponsored by Lafayette Environmental Awareness & Protection

 

Sustainability Community Meeting

April 18 | 12 p.m. | Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center 362 or via zoom

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are welcome to attend this monthly meeting to learn more about how to get involved or learn about environmental efforts at Lafayette.

Sponsored by Office of Sustainability

 

Food for Thought | Earth Day Keynote Address & Discussion

April 20 | 7 p.m. | Kirby 104

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to join us for this year’s Earth Day Keynote Address. We’ll be showing “Uprooting Racism, Seeding Sovereignty,” which dives into justice, dignity, and land sovereignty as it relates to food systems, featuring Soul Fire Farm’s Co-Founder, Leah Penniman and Program Manager and world-renowned poet, Naima Penniman. The address will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Prof. Benjamin Cohen of Engineering Studies and Environmental Studies, along with LaFarm student leaders. Download the Flyer here: Earth Day Keynote (1)

Sponsored by The Environment and Sustainability Initiative, Engineering Studies, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and The Office of Sustainability

 

LaFarm to Table Dinner

April 21 | 4 p.m. | Marquis Dining Hall

Join us for a LaFarm to Table Dinner at Marquis! We’ll be spotlighting ingredients from our local vendors and the Lafayette College Farm.

Sponsored by Dining Services

 

Create Your Own Pot

April 21 | 2 p.m. | Williams Visual Arts Building’s Pottery Studio

Create your own piece of pottery that you can later pot a plant in. Various time slots available. Registration required via OurCampus.

Sponsored by LaFFCO and Pottery Club

 

Alternative Spring Break at LaFarm: Indigenous Rights

April 21 | 3 p.m. | LaFarm

Join a discussion about service and the ASB initiative this year, which is indigenous rights.

Sponsored by Landis Center’s Alternative School Break

 

Environmental Career Panel

April 21 | 7 p.m. | Virtual – https://lafayette.zoom.us/j/91866943749

Join a panel discussion featuring five Lafayette Alumni working in environmental fields.

Sponsored by Programs in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies

 

EarthFest

April 22 | 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Quad

Join us for a festival to celebrate Earth Day 2022! Food and activities will be available from campus departments, student groups, community organizations and more. Bring your reusable container to fill up at the Zero Waste Refill Truck. This event is free and open to the public. Download and share the Earth Fest Flyer!

Sponsored by Office of Sustainability

 

Pop-Up Thrift Store

April 22 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Quad

Looking for an environmentally conscious way to spice up your closet? Come pick up some new (to you) threads at the Pop-up Thrift Store! All items are FREE, and optional donations will be collected for a local non-profit. 

Sponsored by Office of Sustainability

 

Solar Powered Pizza Delivery

April 22 | 1:30 p.m. | Quad

Come out to the Quad for EarthFest and then stay for a half hour concert afterwards. Pizza Delivery will be performing with all their instruments powered by a solar system built into a converted school bus! Come enjoy the sound waves and the sun rays.

Sponsored by the Greenhouse and Pizza Delivery

 

Earth Month Bingo

April 29 | 6 p.m. | Marlo Room

Join us for a game of environmental bingo! Prizes will be awarded!

Sponsored by Lafayette Environmental Awareness & Protection

 

Meatless Mondays

Throughout April | Upper and Marquis (alternating weekly)

An easy way to decrease your carbon footprint is by eating less meat. Check out some meatless options on Monday’s at Upper and Marquis!

Sponsored by Dining Services

 

ECO Tote Bags

Throughout April | Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center Eco Cafe

Stop by the Eco Cafe to purchase a reusable bag for $8! Use them anywhere on campus in place of disposable bags!

Sponsored by Dining Services  

 

Sunflowers For Ukraine

May 8 | LaFarm

LaFarm will be offering spiritual and material support to Ukraine through “Sunflowers for Ukraine.”  We will be prayerfully planting sunflower seeds as an act of hope for the welfare of the Ukrainian people and peace in Europe.  In the fall, the sunflowers will be harvested and sold, with all proceeds going toward humanitarian aid for Ukraine.  More details to come!

All staff, students, and faculty members are welcome to join this celebration.  If you cannot make it on the 8th, come to the LaFarm table at EarthFest on April 22nd and plant your seed in a pot, so that it can be transplanted out to the farm at a later date.

Sponsored by LaFarm, the local Ukrainian community, and Burpee Seeds