Earth Week 2012

All Week

Bike Commuter Race

Promoting bicycling throughout Earth Week (Monday April 16-Sunday April 22) as a healthy, cheap, and fast way to commute. We’re offering a $50 gift certificate and prizes to the top 2 bike commuters at Drexel. How to win $50 and prizes from REI:

  • You must be affiliated with Drexel.
  • Submit your bike mileage daily online
  • To calculate mileage feel free to use MapQuest or your bike odometer.
  • The person who commutes the most miles during Earth Week (Monday April 16-Sunday April 22) wins.

Monday 4/16

Clothing Swap

Race Street Lawn, 11a-4p

Choose to donate an article of clothing or swap one for another at the clothing swap! Any clothes left over will be donated to a local thrift store.

 

Bike Maintenance Class

Rec Center Lobby, 7:00p-9:00p

Drexel Sierra Club will be hosting a bike maintenance class to go over the basics of bike maintenance and repair. If you own a bike and have never done any maintenance this class is for you! Class size is limited to 15 attendees please RSVP with Stephen Wayland at saw65@drexel.edu as well as for any questions you may have.

Tuesday 4/17

Healthy Body. Healthy Earth.

Rec Center Lobby, 12:30p

The Drexel University A Healthier U Walking Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday. Join us for a 30-minute walk. Meet new friends, enjoy good company, and get some exercise. In the event of inclement weather, we will walk indoors. Tuesday’s walks are followed by a delicious fruit buffet. Contact HealthierU@drexel.edu for more information.

 

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University**

Series One: Climate Change, Energy, and Population - Urban Heat Islands: Is Philly the New Tropics?

Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, 6:30p-8:00p

Join the Academy’s Center for Environmental Policy as we kick off our Bicentennial Town Square Series, “New Questions for an Old Planet,” with a program on urban heat islands and their role in global climate change. The program will feature Dr. Laurence S. Kalkstein, of the Department of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Miami, and Dr. David J. Sailor, of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Portland State University.

After the presentation, representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability will join the speakers for a panel discussion about heat mitigation strategies in Philadelphia.

Register at heatislands.eventbrite.com

 

Eco-Activism Panel

MacAlister 2019, 7:30p-9:00p

Marien Bessey of Animal ACTivists, Iris Bloom of Protecting Our Waters, Myriam Fallon of Greenpeace Philly

 

Wednesday 4/18

The Model Bottle: Outdoor Yoga

Fitness Plaza, 6-7p

A Drexel Sierra Club & Rec Center collaboration to incorporate fitness with revealing the harmful, health, environmental, and economic impacts of bottled water. A taste test of bottled v. tapped water will be available at each fitness event. Prizes will be available!

 

Thursday 4/19

Sustainability Series: Gardening Presentation**

Intercultural Center Multipurpose Room, 12-1p

The sixth event in the Sustainability Education Series will be a presentation by Sally McCabe from Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. She will talk about gardening for novice to experienced gardeners: 4-season gardening – preparing the spring garden; food gardening; small space gardening; season extenders; organic pest control; soil building. Register here.

 

The Model Bottle: Outdoor Zumba

The Porch at 30th Street Station, 5:30p-6:30p

A Drexel Sierra Club & Rec Center collaboration to incorporate fitness with revealing the harmful, health, environmental, and economic impacts of bottled water. A taste test of bottled v. tapped water will be available at each fitness event. Prizes will be available!

 

Friday 4/20

Earth Week Block Party**

Lancaster Walk, 11a-1p

Highlights include:

  • Drexel Green Earth Day Scavenger Hunt – The Drexel Green Scavenger Hunt will challenge teams of two or more to photograph themselves at specific green-themed spots around campus. The team that finds the most items will win a $250 gift certificate to 
    JG Domestic Restaurant. Teams can sign up on the day of the hunt or preregister to receive a head start and bonus points. Follow Drexel Green on Facebook or Twitter to receive extra clues in advance of the scavenger hunt. Preregister at bit.ly/H4LMVy.
  • Recycled Material Sculpture Contest – Create an Earth Day themed sculpture from any type of recycled materials. A $250 gift certificate to JG Domestic Restaurant will be awarded to best individual or team submission. Event attendees will vote for their favorite sculpture, and the winner will be announced at the end of the event. If you have the need for recycling material please reach out to recycle@drexel.edu. For more information about the contest contact Lisa Unruh.
  • Bike Workshops – Keswick Cycle will conduct demonstrations on basic bike repair; how to properly lock a bike; how to safely navigate Philly by bike, and other useful tips for bike commuters and enthusiasts.
  • Tree Planting Demonstration – Jim Vecchione, from Drexel Facilities, will hold demonstrations at 11:30 and 12:30 on how to plant a tree.
  • Farmer’s Market – Offering local produce and products.
  • Drexel Sierra Club Vegan Bake Sale – Purchase homemade vegan and fair trade baked goods to support eating organic and local foods.
  • Drexel Sierra Club Homemade and Organic Cleaning Supplies – Purchase homemade cleaning supplies made with organic, natural materials. They're just as effective if not more than store bought (and cheaper). Comes with instructions on how to make your own.
  • Shoe Collection – Bring your old shoes to be reused or recycled.
  • Cell Phone and Accessory Recycling – eCycle will collect your old cell phones and cell phone accessories.
  • Green Companies and Organizations (see below)
  • Music, Refreshments and Fun Giveaways

 

Exhibitors

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel
    University, Center for Environmental Policy 
American Red Cross
Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Community Recycling
Drexel Archives 
Drexel Bike Share
Drexel Dining Services
Drexel Green Grants
Drexel Human Resources
Drexel Nutrition
Drexel Printing and Mailing Services
Drexel Procurement
Eastern Mountain Sports
e-Cycle
Farmer’s Market

Keswick Cycle 
Mark Group 
Mayors Office on Sustainability 
PennFuture / Next Great City Coalition 
Rumsey Electric 
Sierra Club Vegan Bake Sale 
Sierra Club Cleaning Supplies 
Smart House 
Sodexo 
Sustainability Council 
Sustainable Business Network 
Tree Planting Demonstration
UCD (University City District)
UC Green 
United Electric
West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub 
Zip Car

Saturday 4/21

Earth Week Bike Ride

12:00p-4:00p

Come join the Drexel Sierra Club as we bike along Kelly Drive and up into Fairmount park (10-16 Miles) Participants are encouraged to rent bikes from Drexel Bike Share.   Trips are NOT intended to teach participants how to ride a bike.

·      Registration is open at the climbing wall from Monday April 16th to Friday April 20th from 12:00-8:00.

 

The Model Bottle: Outdoor Kettlebell

Fitness Plaza,1-1:30p

A Drexel Sierra Club & Rec Center collaboration to incorporate fitness with revealing the harmful, health, environmental, and economic impacts of bottled water. A taste test of bottled v. tapped water will be available at each fitness event. Prizes will be available

 

**Drexel Green Earth Day Events

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