FEBRUARY

February 1 through March 28: RecycleMania 2015

The annual 8-week competition challenges colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to collect the most recyclable materials. Updates and rankings will be posted on Drew Today. Learn about what is recyclable on campus.

 

February 12 through March 5: Drew it in the Dark!

Each semester, this energy competition pits residence halls against each other to see which can reduce the most energy, and win!! The Drew EcoReps invite you to commit to conserve energy in your residence hall. View the Energy Dashboard for latest rankings.

 

February 14: “Earth Date” Dance to celebrate Drew it in the Dark! Competition 9:00pm to 11:30pm at The SPACE, EC

Pledge to Drew it in the Dark in order to get into the dance! Sponsored by Earth House, WMNJ, and EcoReps.

 

February 18: Food & Farming Panel 12:15pm to 1:15pm in Crawford Hall, Ehinger Student Center

Young farmers from Ralston Farm’s Bennett Haynes, Cian and Amanda from Three Maples Market Garden, and Farmer Shaun from Grow it Green Morristown’s Urban Farm will discuss local, organic practices on their farms.

 

February 18: RecycleMania Game Day Basketball 7pm at Baldwin Gym

Recycling and waste from the game will be weighed as part of RecycleMania.

 

February 19: TAPPED film screening and discussion, 7pm Hall of Sciences Room 4

TAPPED examines the role of the bottled water industry and its’ effects on health, climate change, pollution, and the reliance on oil. Discussion on attitudes towards bottled water will follow the screening.

February 26: Food Inc. 4pm in LC28

Drew Health Organization invites students to this film about the food industry.

February 27-28: Drew Unplugs, a challenge to step away from electronics from sundown to sundown!

All members of the Drew Community are encouraged to Disconnect as we Reconnect with: Friends, Family, Community, Hobbies, Sleep and much more! Unplug for 24 hours. Drew Unplugs will take place from Sundown on Friday, February 27 through Sundown on Saturday, February 28. #DrewUnplugs is sponsored by University Technology, Campus Recreation, and Sustainable Drew. Click here for more on what the Drew Community is doing when unplugging.

 

February 28: Art and Environmentalism Symposium, 10am-4pm ARTS 106

Highlighting the cross-disciplinary nature of environmental art, the Symposium includes three speakers that make unique contributions to how we view, shape, conserve and care for the environment today.  For full schedule, visit drew.edu/mellonarts/events

 

MARCH

March 22: World Water Day, Water taste testing at Ehinger Center
March 24: Chasing Ice Screening, 7pm in Learning Center 28

APRIL

April 8: Decentralized Greywater Treatment and Reuse for Rural Communities in Israel and Palestine. Center for Religion Culture and Conflict, Arava Institute. 7pm in Crawford Hall, Ehinger Student Center

Community Action Week 2015

April 20: Off-campus Service Trip at Urban Farm in Morristown 3-6pm

Join community partner, Grow it Green Morristown, to prepare the Urban Farm which feeds Morristown district school children and the Interfaith Food Pantry. Sign up here.


April 21: Resume Drop-in at the Writing Center 11am-2pm; Civic Engagement Showcase 4-6pm in Crawford Hall, EC

 

April 22: EARTH DAY; Non-Profit Career Fair 11am to 2pm in EC;
Art Exhibit: Mellon Art and the Common Good Artist-in-Residence Valerie Hegarty’s “Campus Cutouts” 4:30-6:30pm in Brother College Foyer.

Dam Nation film screening at Morristown Hyatt, Grow it Green Morristown 7pm

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Sign up here for tickets.


April 23: Campus Clean Up 5pm, Meet outside Ehinger Center (with DEAL)

Join the Drew Environmental Action League for the annual campus clean-up

Mountaintop Removal- Alternative Spring Break Common Hour, 7:15-8:15pm in Brothers College Room 120
Learn about Mountaintop Removal and the 2015 Alternative Spring Break trip to Harlan, Kentucky from fellow Drew students! Learn about environmental issues and social justice in Appalachia. Put your name on an interest list for next year!


April 25: Fern Fest, All Day outside Ehinger Student Center

This annual Reforestation of the Drew Campus is a day long celebration with fern planting in the morning beginning at 10:00am, workshops after lunch, and music in the evening.

All week: Food drive

Sponsored by Sustainable Drew, Center for Civic Engagement, Career Center, Student Activities, DEAL, VRC