13 Days

13 Days of Celebrating the Earth

2014-01-03T16:58:44-04:00May 31st, 2011|Categories: Events, Home Stories|Tags: , |

The 13 Days of Celebrating the Earth were a big success. From farmers markets and a celebration of campus trees to a health and wellbeing fair and a day of reflection, the 13 Days offered something for everyone to celebrate. Did you miss some of the days' events? You can sample some highlights below and check [...]

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13 Days of Celebrating the Earth: April 26

2014-01-03T17:12:17-04:00April 26th, 2011|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, CEES, Cultural Climate, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: |

Celebrate the culmination of the 13 Days of Celebrating the Earth by attending the keynote lecture by Bill McKibben. Bill McKibben – 350: The Most Important Number in the World When: 6:30pm-8:00pm Where: Wait Chapel Bill McKibben is one of America’s best known environmental educators. As a bestselling author, he has written books that have shaped [...]

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13 Days of Celebrating the Earth: April 25

2011-04-24T22:38:27-04:00April 24th, 2011|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: |

Celebrate the culmination of the Choose to Reuse campaign. Many students, faculty, and staff have pledged to make informed decisions about their bottled water use and to make the switch from disposable products to more durable options. Choose to Reuse Celebration When: 11:30am-2:00pm Where: Manchester Plaza (Mag Quad Come out to celebrate the success of the [...]

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13 Days of Celebrating the Earth: April 23-24

2011-04-22T23:29:02-04:00April 22nd, 2011|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Home Stories|Tags: |

Spring cleaning? Be mindful of the effects of your household chores: wash your clothes in cold water, hang clothes to dry, and/or switch out a harsh chemical cleaner for one with less toxic ingredients. Get outside and explore local recreational opportunities. You can find a list of opportunities in the campus Green Guide and through Outdoor [...]

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13 Days of Celebrating the Earth: April 22

2011-04-22T10:18:10-04:00April 22nd, 2011|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Dining and Food Systems, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: |

Staying around town for the holiday weekend? Explore your community more in depth and let Campus Kitchen be your host. Local Farm and Garden Tours When: 10:00am-3:00pm Where: Meet in the Benson Circle for transportation provided by Campus Kitchen. Explore local sustainable farming and food education efforts during tours of Reynolda Gardens and Beta Verde, followed [...]

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13 Days of Celebrating the Earth: April 21

2011-04-21T01:05:05-04:00April 21st, 2011|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: |

Think Green Thursday: Fair Trade When: 10:30am-12:15pm Where: Magnolia Patio What is fair trade and why does it matter? Learn about the importance of fair trade from a student entrepreneur. Test your knowledge to win discounts on beautiful fairly traded merchandise from around the world. Cash and Deacon Dollars accepted. Chili Cook-Off When: 11:00am-1:00pm Where: Manchester [...]

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13 Days of Celebrating the Earth: April 20

2011-04-20T11:01:12-04:00April 20th, 2011|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Culture, Events, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: |

Do you care about the health of the Earth? It starts by taking care of ourselves and our communities. Health and Wellbeing Fair When: 2:00pm-5:00pm Where: Magnolia Patio, Rain location: 1st floor Reynolda Hall Lobby Collect resources from and interface with representatives of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Campus Recreation/Outdoor Pursuits, Slow Food Piedmont and more. Get involved [...]

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13 Days of Celebrating the Earth: April 19

2011-04-19T00:39:37-04:00April 18th, 2011|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Dining and Food Systems, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories|Tags: |

Learn more about local food politics and action at ZSR and about the importance of water conservation in front of the Reynolda Fresh Food Company (the Pit). Cobblestone Farmers Market (Formerly Krankie’s Farmers Market)* When: 11:00am-1:00pm Where: Meet the free shuttle in the library circle to go to the season opener of Cobblestone Farmers Market, located [...]

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13 Days of Celebrating the Earth: April 18

2011-04-18T10:40:45-04:00April 18th, 2011|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Culture, Events, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: |

Spend some time today relaxing, reflecting and restoring your senses on campus. Periodic breaks will help you work smarter, not harder. Various groups will be out and about on campus to support you in taking time out for you. To Hi (meditation) Garden When: April 18, 4:00pm Where: the corner of Wingate and Faculty Drives Take [...]

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13 Days of Celebrating the Earth: April 17

2011-04-16T18:27:18-04:00April 16th, 2011|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Culture, Events, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: |

How good is the food in public school lunch rooms? It might be worse than you thought. Lunch Line, documentary screening and reception with the filmmaker When: 7:00pm-10:00pm Where: Pugh Auditorium; Shorty’s Restaurant Campus Kitchen's Wake Up to Food Week is sponsoring a screening of the acclaimed documentary Lunch Line about the U.S. School Lunch Program. [...]

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