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2017

At SIU, we like to celebrate the Earth year-round! However, April 22nd is Earth Day, April 28th is Arbor Day, and we are treating the entire month of April as Earth Month! Since events occur campus wide and in the community, the Sustainability Office has created a calendar to help you know what is happening!  

If you don't find enough information on the chart below, more details for some events can be found on this Google Spreadsheet

Thank you for your involvement!

PLEASE NOTE:

-The location of the April 22 Spring Cleanup and Recycling Day has been changed to Attucks Park.

-The Earth Day Tree Planting scheduled for Friday 4/21, is being postponed until Friday 4/28 due to expected weather.

earth month poster

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EARTH MONTH 2017
----------------------------------------------- EXTENDED CALENDAR -----------------------------------------------
April 1
THE BIG EVENT: A Saluki Day of Service
See thebigevent.siu.edu for more info
April 2
TOUCH OF NATURE Trail Stewardship
1P.M.
Touch of Nature Environmental Center
April 3
MOTHER'S ROOM RIBBON CUTTING
(A Green Fee Funded Project)
12P.M.
Morris Library, 3rd Floor
April 5
SUSTAINABILITY COLLABORATIVE
10A.M.
Innovation & Sustainability Hub
April 6
MAKE YOUR OWN Holographic Image Projector
5P.M.
Student Center Craft Shop
APRIL 7
FIRST FRIDAY GREEN TOUR
12P.M.
Innovation and Sustainability HUB
LATE NITE at the Rec
Look for SIU Sustainability at the event.
April 8
HOOTIN’ ANNIES
5P.M.
Touch of Nature Environmental Center
April 9
TOUCH OF NATURE Trail Stewardship
1P.M.
Touch of Nature Environmental Center
April 11
MAKE YOUR OWN Home Hyrdoponics
5P.M.
Student Center Craft Shop
April 13
MAKE YOUR OWN Tomato Tub
5P.M.
Student Center Craft Shop
April 16
TOUCH OF NATURE Trail Stewardships
1P.M.
Touch of Nature Environmental Center
April 17
“BEFORE THE FLOOD”: Film & Discussion
4P.M.
Guyon Auditorium
April 18
FARM TO FORK DINNER
5P.M.
Grinnell Hall
MAKE YOUR OWN Solar Oven
5P.M.
Student Center Craft Shop
April 19
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: Land & Water Panel Discussion
1P.M.
Museum Auditorium
April 20
“SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MUSHROOMS”:
Talk with Michael Kuo
7P.M.
Life Sciences III Auditorium
April 21
“HOW MUSHROOM TAXONOMY GETS
DONE THESE DAYS”:
Talk with Michael Kuo
11A.M.
Life Sciences II Auditorium
LOGIC EARTH DAY FUN DAY
2P.M.
SIU Student Garden
3373 W. Pleasant Hill Rd.
April 22
EARTH DAY
Spring Cleanup & Recycling Day
9A.M.
The location of this event has been changed to Attucks Park.
CARBONDALE EARTH DAY PARADE
10:30A.M., Kickoff at 11A.M.
Life Community Center
April 23
WOODLAND GARDEN WALK
2P.M.
10 W. Pinewood Dr.
TOUCH OF NATURE Trail Stewardships
1P.M.
Touch of Nature Environmental Center
April 27
“SUSTAINABILITY CELEBRATION”: Green Fund
Announcements, Environmental Ambassadors
Awards, and more!
Noon
Morris Library Guyon Auditorium/First Floor Rotunda
PAPER MAKING WORKSHOP (Sustainable Workshop)*
4P.M.
Student Center Craft Shop
MAKE YOUR OWN Solar Eclipse Viewing Glass
4:30P.M.
Student Center Craft Shop
April 28
ARBOR DAY
TREE CAMPUS USA
Tree Planting in celebration of Arbor Day
9 -11A.M., 12:30-2:30P.M.
to sign up to volunteer!
Type "Tree Planting Volunteer" in the subject line.
April 29
SIERRA CLUB NATIVE PLANT SALE
10A.M.
Town Square Pavilion
120 N. Illinois Ave.
SALUKI PALOOZA
Look for SIU Sustainability at the event.
April 30
TOUCH OF NATURE Trail Stewardships
1P.M.
Touch of Nature Environmental Center

2016

At SIU, we like to celebrate the Earth year-round! However, April 22, and the days surrounding it, we host a variety of campus and community events! In 2016, we celebrated Earth Day as a part of Saluki Service Days, with sustainability-minded activities all week. In addition, we published a calendar highlighting campus and community events. 

Earthday table tent


Click above to see our local newscast regarding the planting event on Earth Day!