Community Action Week.

 

Community Action Week

CELEBRATING SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ACTION

All Week April 18-26, 2019

A collaboration of Drew University’s Center for Civic Engagement, Office of Sustainability, the Theological School, AYUDH, Residence Life, DEAL, the Eco-Reps, Drew Changebuilders and the Volunteer Resource Center.

ALL WEEK:

Rho Alpha Sigma Drive Clothing Drive

Donate clothing to the American Red Cross from April 18-26. Boxes will be in the EC, Commons, Tolley-Brown Lounge, Welch, and McLendon.

Senior Civic Project: Forest Sessions

Drew Arboretum and Great Swamp Watershed

Multiple dates and times

Restore the Forest for Earth Week. Remove invasive species, build trails and clean up our preserved spaces. Transportation, gloves and snacks provided. Sign up here.

Thursday April 18: AYUDH Blessing Bags

Great Hall, S.W. Bowne

5-7pm

Join AYUDH in assembling 250-300 sanitation bags for those in need at the Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown

Monday April 22: Eco-Reps Earth Day Celebration

Brothers College Courtyard

All day

Celebrate sustainability with the Drew EcoReps!

Monday April 22: First Year Civic Project: A Life Less Plastic

The Space, Ehinger Center

6:-8:30pm

Learn how to lead a life less plastic. Watch a film screening of the documentary “Bag It.” Hear from the President of the New Jersey Environmental Lobby, Anne Poole, about plastic legislation in New Jersey and throughout the world. We will have free reusable water bottles, donut holes, and hot chocolate.

Tuesday April 23: Civic Engagement Showcase and Awards Ceremony

Crawford Hall, Ehinger Center

4-5:30pm

Strong and vibrant communities depend on the contributions of individuals and groups committed to improving the world around them. The Civic Engagement Awards recognize and honor the contributions of the Drew community to the world beyond the university.

Wednesday April 24: Theological School Community Garden Work Day

Gardens near Carriage House

11:30am-1:30pm

All are welcome to come to shape garden beds and prepare the garden for spring planting. Wear comfortable clothes.

Wednesday April 24: Environmental Action: Letters to Leaders and Alternative Spring Break

Ehinger Center, 1867 Lounge

7:30pm

Learn more about Alternative Spring Break to Kentucky and environmental justice. Then, join the Eco-Reps to learn about important environmental issues, both national and state-specific ones, and have the chance to write to your representatives about them.

Thursday April 25: TSA and VRC Food Bag Packing for Food Insecurity

Seminary Hall Atrium

10am

Food Insecurity is a very real issue within our Drew community. With the Drew Food pantry initiative beginning and in collaboration with the Everyday Ethics Class in the theological school, it will be a time to participate in tackling the problem by creating food bags that can be easily distributed and stored within the food pantry.

Thursday April 25: Changebuilders at Drew: Nation for Immigration

Ehinger Center, Crawford Hall

6-7:30pm

Film screening of refugee experience, discussion and dinner. The purpose of this event is to bring Drew University’s community to a higher level of awareness of the struggle that immigrants and refugees face every day as they search for a better life in the United States of America. With this event, we hope to humanize these individuals and make connections through personal narratives and facilitate open discussions, while ensuring a safe environment. We feel that our shared mission is to bring inclusivity to our community and with your support and sponsorship, this can be achieved.

Friday April 26: Tree Seedling Giveaway

Simon Forum Circle

10am-3pm

Pick up free seedlings to create forests for our future! The NJ Tree Recovery Campaign program helps communities replace trees that were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy with a variety of native species.

Friday April 26: Gardening in the Greenery with DEAL

The Greenery, behind Brothers College

3:30-5pm

Help get the Greenery ready for spring with weeding and planting. Wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty.