RecycleMania 2014: Feb 2-March 30
RecycleMania is the 8-week national recycling competition. Drew is competing to be #1 RecycleManiac in New Jersey. Get Caught Green Handed! The Drew Eco-Reps will be on the lookout for people recycling and composting properly and giving out prizes.
Drew it in the Dark: Feb 24-March 7
Gear up for the spring version of Drew it in the Dark! During this Energy Competition between the residence Halls, watch real-time energy reductions on the building dashboard.
Food Week: March 17-20
Tuesday 3/18: Hunger & Health
Learning Center 28
Leena Waite, America’s-Grow -a-Row
America’s Grow-a-Row (AGAR) is a non-profit organization that grows, gleans, and gives away fresh produce to those in need throughout the state of New Jersey through a mostly volunteer effort of planting and harvesting. Students will discuss what it takes to live out a healthy lifestyle, beyond the obvious and often financially unattainable diet and exercise.
Tuesday 3/18: King Corn (film)
7:00pm in Learning Center 28
King Corn is a documentary film following college friends Ian Cheney and Curtis Ellis (directed by Aaron Woolf) as they move from Boston to Greene, Iowa to grow and farm an acre of corn. In the process, Cheney and Ellis examine the role that the increasing production of corn has had for American society, spotlighting the role of government subsidies in encouraging the huge amount of corn grown. *This qualifies as a Common Hour event.
Thursday 3/20: “Food & Advertising” ESS Capstone Poster Session
7:00pm in The Space, Ehinger Student Center
From the hilarious to the tragic to the nostalgic, food advertising surrounds us constantly. Did you know Betty Crocker used the slogan “Husbands Beat Wives” to sell cake mix? Have you seen the anti-animal cruelty ads that depict women as cuts of meat? This and much more can be seen! Come learn about how food is portrayed in advertising with the seniors of ESS.
Fri 3/21: hope in a box
More information tba
Students will stay overnight in a cardboard structure set up in the Simon Forum to raise awareness about homelessness.
APRIL / Earth Month
Mountaintop Removal Presentation
Wednesday, April 9
The Space, Ehinger Student Center
Students who attended Mountaintop Removal alternative spring break to Harlan, Kentucky will present the social and environmental issues.
Community Action Week: April 21-26
Monday 4/21: Campus clean-up hosted by DEAL 5pm (meet front of EC)
Join Drew Environmental Action League to clean up campus cigarette butts and other trash
Tuesday 4/22 Earth Day: Volunteer off-campus with Morristown Urban Farm from 3:30-5:30pm
Join Farmer Shaun from 3:30-5:30pm and others to prepare the soil at the farm and plant spring vegetables. The Urban Farm provides produce for Morristown’s public school system and the Interfaith Food Pantry. We will leave campus 3pm.
Wednesday 4/23: VRC Impact Fair
The VRC invites students to learn about and interact with local food pantries, homeless shelters, campus student groups. Afternoon.
Thursday 4/24: Civic Engagement Showcase and Awards
Join the Center for Civic Engagement, 4-6pm in Crawford Hall
Madison Green Fair (Downtown)
Learn about Madison’s sustainability efforts, meet local environmental organizations, 3:30-6:30pm outside the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts
Friday 4/25: Restore the Shore Atlantic city trip to restore the shore
Join the VRC. Leaving Friday morning and returning Saturday.
Saturday 4/26: Fern Fest at Drew
Celebrate the 16th annual reforestation on campus. Planting begins in the morning in front of the student center. There will be an afternoon meeting of the student environmental council to discuss campus sustainability issues.
Habitat for Humanity Build in Madison
Join Drew’s VRC and build a home in Madison in partnership with Habitat for Humanity
Student Groups/ Meetings Spring 2014
Eco Rep meetings: Wednesdays at 6:30pm in EC 145; Contact Ben Schaefer for more information
Drew Environmental Action League (DEAL): Mondays 4:30pm in Baldwin Main Lounge. Contact Evelyn Meisenbacher for more information
Students for Sustainable Food: TBA; Contact Addison Del Mastro for more information
Join Earth House! Contact Kate Fisher for an application
Eco Radio: Shanna Salvador, Sarah Petry, and Leah Zara produce Eco Radio. Stream Live at WMNJ The Forest, Sundays 9pm-10pm
Stream Eco Radio on your mobile device by downloading the TuneIn app.
For more information about Student Groups, click here.
Environmental Justice Tour of Newark, NJ
April 12th (Friday) 8:30am – 3pm Reserve your seat with Shelley Dennis via email: firstname.lastname@example.org TERRA, the Drew Theological School environmental group, is sponsoring an Environmental Justice Tour of the Ironbound area of Newark, led by GreenFaith and the Ironbound Community Corp. Students, Staff and Faculty are welcome. There is a cost for the tour.
April 13th (Saturday) 1-4PM at McLendon Hall Lawn. Celebrate the spring and re-use by creating art from recycled art supplies. Co-sponsored by Art Club, Earth House and the Art History Club!
Speaker from FEDICAMP-Nicaragua
April 16th (Tuesday) 3:00-4:00pm in Seminary Hall Room 101 Miguel Angel Marin Vasquez will speak about FEDICAMP, a Nicaraguan nonprofit organization working to promote holistic development of rural communities through the implementation of sustainable programs and projects. Event co-sponsored by Departments of Anthropology, Archeology, ESS, The Hispanic Caucus at Drew Theological School, Students for Sustainable Food, and TERRA.
Fern Fest 2013
April 19th (Friday) All Day, Ehinger Student Center Lawn. Celebrate the 15th Fern Fest at Drew! This annual reforestation day starts with planting from 8AM-12PM, continues with sustainability workshops in the afternoon (1-4pm) and ends with live music in the evening! Rain Location for workshops: Baldwin Hall Lounge. Contact DEAL@drew.edu for more information.
Real Food Calculator Presentation
April 22 (Monday, Earth Day) 4:30pm, Learning Center 28. Students from the Food Systems Working Group will present findings of the Real Food Calculator.
Food & Farming: Panel Discussion with Local, Young Farmers
April 23 (Tuesday) 11:40-1:15, Crawford Hall, Ehinger Center Meet local farmers, learn more about how their farm works and how they started farming!
Earth Day Worship Service
April 24th (Wednesday) in Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall 11:15AM Theology students will provide a special service in celebration of the Earth.
Chasing Ice: Special Screening
April 24 (Wednesday) 7pm in Learning Center Room 28 *PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. Watch the trailer
Genesis Farm Field Trip
Thursday, April 25th 11am-4pm Join the trip to Genesis Farm in Blairstown, NJ. For more information about the trip and to RSVP a seat, contact Professor Laurel Kearns email@example.com and visit the farm’s website at: http://www.genesisfarm.org/about.taf
Mountaintop Removal Presentation: Alternative Spring Break Trip to Kentucky
Thursday, April 25th *PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE 12pm-1pm Learning Center Room 28
Green Chemistry Presentations