Elwha River Camping with OARFriday, April 18, 8:00AM- Saturday, April 19, 7:00PM,
Come see the majestically restored Elwha River on a
car-camping adventure! We will be exploring the once dammed Elwha River,
hiking, and talking about Pacific Northwest ecology and environmental effects
of dammed rivers. Join us for a beautiful overnight trip on the Olympic
Peninsula to see the salmon run! And s’mores. Don’t forget the s’mores. This trip is limited to 8 students. The total cost is $10;
registration is required. For more information, go to http://www.seattleu.edu/recreation/oar/
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All Creation is Groaning: A Good Friday Public LiturgyFriday, April 18, 12:00-2:00PM
Join with liked-minded people at a small park along the Duwamish River where you can both be in nature and amid our destruction of it. We invite you to join us for prayer, song, proclamation and sharing of our own stories, images and hopes for how the "children of God" can help to set creation free from the oppression it is under. Go to the Facebook page for more information.
Tulip Festival Pedal with OAR Saturday, April 19, 9:00AM-4:00PM
Are you a lover, grower, or appreciator of flowers? Come
join OAR as we cycle through tulip fields to raise money for Safe Kids Skagit
County. We will ride about 20 miles between Mount Vernon and La Conner; past breathtaking views of Samish and Padilla bays, Mount
Baker and the Cascade foothills. And better yet we will do this while being
surrounded by a bounty and wide variety of tulips at the annual Skagit Valley
Tulip Festival. Come get your flower power on! Must be able to bring your own bike. This trip is limited to 6 students. The total cost is $10,
and registration is required. For more information, go to http://www.seattleu.edu/recreation/oar/
or contact email@example.com
Food Forest Service Event Saturday,
April 19, 10:00AM-3:00PM, Meet at Campion Hall, then vanpool to Beacon Hill
Join the Earth
and Society Learning Community for a service project at the Beacon Hill Food
Forest. The goal of the Beacon Food Forest is to design, plant
and grow an edible urban forest garden that inspires the community to gather
together, grow our own food and rehabilitate our local ecosystem. Sign up for
this event at Campion Hall Front Desk starting April 7th. For more
information, contact Christina Sheehan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SU Grounds Dept. 5th Annual Plant
Give-Away and Gardening CelebrationTuesday, April 22, 11:30-1:00PM, Broadway Community Garden (next to the
10th and E. Columbia parking lot)
The Grounds Department will be giving away vegetable starts, seeds and gardening advice. For more information, contact Janice Murphy, email@example.com.
Burner DemonstrationTuesday, April 22, 12:30-2:00PM, Broadway Community Garden (next to the 10th and E.
Columbia parking lot)
Biochar is the
carbon-rich charcoal made when locally available crop, yard, food and wood
waste or manure is heated with little or no available oxygen. Biochar is applied to soil to
increase crop yields, improve soil fertility, and provide carbon storage.
Come watch SeaChar.org volunteer David McInturff demonstrate how biochar is
made. What is
biochar? For more information,
contact Shannon Britton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NY Times Best-Selling Author Vicki Robin Presents
"Money, Food and Resilience: Living with Enough" Tuesday, April 22, 7:00-8:30PM, Pigott Auditorium
In the course of our lives we'll eat approximately 6 tons of
food, own 6 cars, live in 11 homes, and wear countless items of clothing - yet
all of this consumption is largely unconscious. We use, eat, and wear these
items without much consideration of the core question for all of us: how much
is enough and how do we know? Resilience is the ability of any system to
recover from stress - be it an I-beam or a person or a community. Part of
resilience is having what you need to survive and thrive. Another part is NOT
having what you don't need, releasing rather than hoarding, spreading the
wealth around so everyone has enough. New York Times best-selling author Vicki
Robin has been a leading voice in sustainable consumption for over two decades.
Her books, Your Money or Your Life and Blessing the Hands that Feed
Us, help people understand consumption in the larger circle of their lives.
Hosted by the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. For
more information, contact Mike Schut at email@example.com.
Taylor Brorby: Notes from the Bakken Oil FieldsWednesday, April 23rd, 7:00-8:30PM, Casey Commons
Come hear Taylor Brorby, an environmental writer and teacher who has written for
Orion, The Huffington Post,
The EcoTheo Review
talk about the environmental impacts, sociological implications, and economic intricacies of the Bakken oil field and the North Dakota oil boom. North Dakota is currently second behind Texas in oil production; just last month production reached over 932,000 barrels of oil extracted each day. Sponsored by the Health & Wellness and Earth & Society learning communities.
Vespers Thursday, April 24, 6:00PM,
St. Ignatius Chapel
This Earth Week come celebrate a vespers service integrating
songs, prayers and reflections connected to climate change. Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Center
for Environmental Justice and Sustainability.
Earth Week Sitting At
The EcoSangha Thursday, April 24,
7:30PM, St. Ignatius Chapel lobby
The Seattle University EcoSangha, the Zen practice group on
campus, is hosting a special Earth Day sitting. If you are new to Zen or have
an established practice, come by and sit with us as we honor our relationship
to the earth. For more information, go to http://www.seattleu.edu/campus-ministry/ecumenical/zen-meditation/.
Caring for Place: Ecology, Ideology and Emotion in
Traditional Landscape Management Thursday, April 24, 4:00-5:30PM, Bannan 402
Gene Anderson is one of the most widely read and experienced
human ecologists/anthropologists working today. In his book Caring for Place:
Ecology, Ideology and Emotion in Traditional Landscape Management, he shows
that if we are going to transition to sustainable societies, caring for our
place is how to start. Marshaling decades of research on cultures across
several continents, he shows how societies have been more or less successful in
sustainably managing their environments based on religion, art, song, myth, and
story. The truism that ideology and emotion are central to any
human-in-environment interaction is one that is too often overlooked by
environmental researchers. Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences and the
Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. For more information,
contact Rob Efird at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many Faiths, One World: An Interfaith Earth Day Gathering Wednesday, April 30, 4:00-5:30 PM, Student Center 160
Come hear speakers from five different traditions - an
Orthodox rabbi, Muslim community leader, Episcopal priest, Zen Buddhist, and
Swinomish tribal elder - on how faith puts us in touch with the natural
world. Sponsored by Campus Ministry.