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April 22 - Earth Day At Keene State College

Students remove trash and debris from the Ashuelot River.
Students remove trash and debris from the Ashuelot River.

At Keene State College Earth Day is every day—the core values of sustainability, personal well-being, and the well-being of the planet, are celebrated all year long.

Earth Day and the week leading up to it provide a special focus for our community to look at how we incorporate these values into our daily operations, academic programming, and service opportunities. Check out the exciting events planned for the day, the week, and the month, and join one billion people around the planet who share your commitment.

About Earth Day

Launched on April 22, 1970, Earth Day is celebrated by more than one billion people around the planet! It is the largest civic observance in the world according to [www.earthday.org](to www.earthday.org). This year the international organizers of Earth Day issue an ambitious call to action. This Earth Day and beyond:

  • Let’s make big stuff happen
  • Let’s plant 7.8 billion trees for the Earth
  • Let’s divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100% renewable
  • Let’s take the momentum from the Paris Climate Summit and build on it
  • Let’s start now. And let’s not stop.
  • See more at: earthday.org

 

Celebrate Earth Week

Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22

Tree Tags and Tour — Keene State is known for its beautiful trees, many of which are unique. During Earth Week, you will notice green ribbons and tags around many of these trees. Use your smart phone to scan the tags and learn more.

Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22

Green Bucks — Campus Eco-Reps will be paying special attention throughout Earth Week in order to award outstanding environmental behavior with “green bucks” – these will be good for a dollar off at Lloyds and at Bean and Bagel. So, make sure you get your recycling done and bring a reusable cup or water bottle to every event!

Tuesday, April 19

12:30 to 1:30 PM
Joslin Hall

Re-Use Room Grand Opening — Stop by the new Re-Use Room in the basement of Joslin Hall for dessert. Bring an item to donate or do your own “shopping”—the Keene State College Re-Use Room is the only place you can shop without a wallet!

Thursday, April 21

10:00 AM
Appian Way – In Front of the Student Center

Tree Tags and Tour — Keene State’s resident expert, Bud Winsor, will lead a tour of the College’s impressive array of trees. Learn the history of the many different species on our campus.

Friday, April 22

11:00 AM

Holloway Quad-Behind the Dining Commons

Memorial Tree Planting — Join colleagues, family and friends to plant a tree in memory of Robert L. “Bob” Mallat, Jr. ‘58.

1:00-3:00 PM

Student Center

Keene State College Campus Clean Up: Sustainability starts at home. Join your Campus Eco-Reps, the Sustainability Office, and Community Service Office for a campus clean up. Check in at the Student Center for assignments and supplies.

Saturday, April 23

12 Noon
Keddy House

Green Bikes Parade and Bike Shelter Grand Opening — If you’ve ever used a green bike, wanted to learn more about green bikes, and/or support green bikes, join the parade! We will convene at Keddy House and proceed to the library on our green bikes. There, a brand new covered bike shelter will be unveiled.

11:00 – 6:00

SolarFest — Check Facebook or WKNE for more details.

Monadnock Region Earth Festival — Click here to learn more.

Earth Month

Re-Use Room Grand Opening and Ongoing Collection Drive: One of the core tenets of sustainability is “reduce, reuse, recycle” – Keene State has projects in all three areas, including a huge Re-Use Room in the basement of Joslin Hall, where you can bring items that are still in good shape and working, but that you no longer want. The new Re-Use Room is bigger and better than ever with an official grand opening of April 19th but with a collection drive all month long.

Food Audit: Look for your Campus Eco-Reps in the Dining Common during the month of April. The dates will be a surprise, but Earth Month is Food Waste Audit month! Eco-Reps will be weighing how much food we throw away with each meal, so “eat up” and don’t take more than you need! All the food we waste goes into the trash and costs the College money to dispose and costs the environment even more in the form of pollution.

Video: KSC Practices Sustainability All Year Long

Campus Recycling Efforts

Alternative Fuels

Wildlife Conservation

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