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Earth Week

Villanova University 

Celebrates Earth Day 2021

Pre-Earth Week Events

Answering Your Questions Through Peer-to-Peer Conversations

Curious on how to avoid fast fashion? Looking for tasty vegetarian and vegan options on campus?  Join us for a series of sustainable living conversations where your peers will share their experiences and answer your questions. These conversations will be held over Zoom and last a half hour. Register for one or more conversations today!

Sustainable Fashion

Friday, April 9 at 1PM
Led by: Sarah Wisniewski, '23 Political Science and Communications and Delaina Castillo, '21 Environmental Science

Sustainability focused Study Abroad Opportunities

Wednesday, April 7 at 5PM
Led by: Olivia Brown, '22 Environmental Science
Missed the conversation? Catch up on what we discussed with this recroding.

Getting Involved with Sustainability on Campus

Wednesday, April 7 at 11AM
Led by: Simon Brooks, '21 Chemical Engineering, Delaina Castillo, '21 Environmental Science, Gillen Curren, '22 Environmental Science
Missed the conversation? Catch up on what we discussed with this recroding.

Eating Vegan or Vegetarian on Campus 

Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00PM
Led by: Amelia Robinson, '21 Psychology and Jameson Parker, '21 Finance

All conversations are open to any Villanovan, but this set of conversations include student peer conversation leaders.

Join the conversation:

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 998 2261 9171

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Answering Your Questions Through Peer-to-Peer Conversations

Curious about rooftop solar solutions for your home? Looking for ways to reduce your plastic consumption but have no idea how to start?  Join us for a series of sustainable living conversations where your peers will share their experiences and answer your questions. These conversations will be held over Zoom and last a half hour. Register for one or more conversations today!

Buying and Using an Electric Car

Wednesday, April 7 at 1PM
Led by: Emory Woodard, CLAS Dean of Graduate Studies, and Jonathan Graziola, CLAS Management of IT operations
Missed the conversation? Catch up on what we discussed with this recroding.

Explore Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home

Friday, April 16 at 12PM
Led by: Christopher Kilby, Professor of Economics and Scott Dressler, Professor of Economics

Living with Less Plastic

Tuesday, April 6 at 10AM
Led by: Christy LangHearlson, Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
Missed the conversation? Catch up on what we discussed with this recroding.

Mastering a Vegetarian Diet 

Wednesday, April 14 at 12PM
Led by: Deena Weisberg, Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Steven Goldsmith Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment

All conversations are open to any Villanovan, but this set of conversations include faculty and staff peer conversation leaders.

Join the conversation:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://villanova.zoom.us/j/99822619171

Meeting ID: 998 2261 9171

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Monday, April 19

Tune in Monday, April 19 from 4-5PM to hear from Villanova University's Charles Widger School of Law professor Todd Aagaard on the state of regulating climate change pollutants in the United States. 

In the absence of major climate legislation, federal regulation has addressed climate change on a limited basis using existing statutory authorities.  During the Obama Administration, EPA developed the Clean Power Plan, which regulated carbon emissions from existing power plants under the Clean Air Act.  President Trump campaigned against the Clean Power Plan, and under his Administration EPA repealed the Clean Power Plan and replaced it with the much more lenient Affordable Clean Energy Rule.  In January, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Affordable Clean Energy Rule was invalid.  This decision sets an important precedent that will help shape how the Biden Administration will regulate carbon emissions. 

Register for Free today if you are a Villanova student, faculty or staff member. 

Tie-Dye: Wednesday, April 21

Earth Day T-Shirt Tie Dye

Tie Dye this year's Earth Day t-shirt for free! Come by Wednesday, April 21 between 11:00 and 2:00 outside by the Oreo. Pre-signup is required to manage crowding. 

The first 250 people get a free mask to tie dye!

Earth Day: Thursday, April 22

Campus Tree Tour

11:30AM-12:30PM, meet under Corr Arch

Learn about all the amazing trees on campus from Villanova's horticulturalist, Hugh Weldon

Pre-Registration is required 

Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, an endowed professor in Public Policy and Public Law and co-director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University,

Thursday, April 22 at 5:30PM via Zoom

ACS Approved Event

Over the last 50 years, the average global temperature has risen at the fastest rate in recorded history, posing profound challenges for our future. Climate change has triggered intense engagement and reactions from politicians, scholars, organizations and even churches—leading to a misconception that Christianity and science cannot co-exist. Join us to hear from renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, an endowed professor in Public Policy and Public Law and co-director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University, presents “Christians, Climate, and our Culture in the US” as a part of Villanova University’s annual Earth Day celebration.

This event is open to the public, but prior registration is required.

Earth Week themed Quizzo (April 22 at 9PM by the Oreo)

Thursday, April 22 from 9-10:30PM

Enjoy your weekly Quizzo with a green twist. The questions for the night won't be the only thing centered around the Earth Day theme, so will the food and prices. 

Sustainability: Friday, April 23

Food Truck Friday (April 23) at 7PM by the campus green

In celebration of Earth Day, enjoy sustainability themed food trucks as part of this semester's Food Truck Friday programing. The trucks will be set up along the Campus Green area (right by the road along Falvey) and will be handing out samples to students between 8pm and 10pm on Friday, April 23.

Checkout some of the food trucks we have booked for 

Diz's Dogs
Molto Bene!
Lokal Artisan Foods
Philly Crepe
Papermill Foods

Saturday Night for Justice: Saturday, April 24

Saturday Night for Justice (April 24 from 6pm to 11pm at the Campus Green)

Saturday, April 24 6-9pm

Enjoy an evening market filled with sustainability vendors and products. Free giveaways, along with items for sale, will fill out our first Sustainability Market on the Green. The event will take place along the Campus Green. Vendor information below:

Plus Villanova Student Groups: HHAW/CRS, CAT, SSC, and Dining Services

We need extra hands to run this event, sign up to volunteer for this event. 

Open Mic for Justice Logo

The Open Mic for Justice is a collaboration across a range of campus offices, departments, and student groups, seeking to create a space for artistic expression and performance that gives voice to visions, hopes, and dreams for a world transformed. The event will also include a fundraiser and raffles to benefit the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. You can learn more about their work at: https://www.pubintlaw.org/ 

The open mic is a space for a wide range of solo or group artistic expressions. Music, song, dramatic readings, comedy, sketches and skits, dance, and beyond are welcome. 

We ask that all performances somehow address an issue of social justice. 

Performances should not exceed 5 minutes. 

 The event will take place Saturday, April 24th, from 7:00 to 8:50PM and 9:00 to 10:50PM on the green near the Riley Ellipse. 

Deadline to register is Friday, April 2nd, 11:59PM! 

Please reach out to Ed Sloane with questions at edward.sloane@villanova.edu

Check out this years official Earth Day Poster

 

Earth Day activities are sponsored by the Office of the President, Office for Mission and Ministry, Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering, the Associate Vice Provost for Research, Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship, Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems, Villanova Center for Global and Public Health, Center for Global Leadership, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership, Villanova Center for Liberal Education, Center for Peace and Justice Education, Office of Student Life, Dining Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Grounds Staff and the Recycling Coordinator, Ethics Program, Department of Biology, Department of Geography and the Environment, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Political Science, Department of History, and the Villanova Environmental Group.

VUSustainability

Villanova University, as a community of learned and learning scholars, respecting the sacredness of all creation, accepts its responsibility to the integrity of Earth and its biodiversity, to the heritage of future generations, and to the security of nations. By utilizing the Augustinian values of Unitas, Veritas, and Caritas, meaning love thy neighbor, promote community unity, and live life in moderation through our curriculum, work environment, and operations, Villanova’s approach to sustainability exemplifies an emphasis on social justice and community service.

For questions regarding campus sustainability email Liesel Schwarz

Earth Week 2021 Flyer

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