Earth Day

2018 marks the 48th Earth Day anniversary. This year Villanova will be focusing on climate change.

Tuesday, April 17

Tree Tour

10AM-11:30AM, Meet under the Corr Hall Arch

Walk about the campus with Hugh Weldon, the campus horticulturist and get the inside scope on campus trees. At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to plant a tree on campus!

Wednesday, April 18

Campus Tree Tour

11:30AM-1:00PM, Meet under the Corr Hall Arch

Walk about the campus with Hugh Weldon, the campus horticulturist and get the inside scope on campus trees. At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to plant a tree on campus!

6:00PM in the Connelly Cinema, this event is ACS Approved

Dr. Joseph Majkut will give a talk titled “Climate Change: Will We Ever Agree?”  Dr. Majkut is director of climate policy at the Niskanen Center, and is an expert on climate science and risk analysis for decision-making. Before joining the Niskanen Center, he worked on climate change policy in Congress as a congressional science fellow, supported by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Geoscience Institute. He holds degrees from Princeton University, the Delft University of Technology, and Harvey Mudd College. Dr. Majkut’s talk will address the social and political forces that have resulted in a partisan divide on the issue of climate change.

Thursday, April 19

Farmers Market

11:00AM-2:00PM, The Oreo

Enjoy Earth Day on the center of campus with a farmers market, food tasting, eco-vendors, raffle, free t-shirt tie dye, student posters, and more! New this year, participate in sustainable bingo by visiting the fair vendors and win a recycled bag!

Friday, April 20

Registration
2:30PM, Corr Lounge

Run Kickoff
3:00PM, Corr Steps

This 5k run or 3k walk aims to educate participants of the effects of climate change and how they may be contributing to it. The run/walk will simulate the journey of a climate refugee, and will allow participants to consider how climate change affects the most vulnerable communities around the world. Participants can sign up alone or with a partner. Registration is $10 through Nova Tix, and $15 before the run.

ACS Approved.

7:30PM, Driscoll 240

Relax and enjoy the PIXAR film Wall-E with your friends. Snacks will be provided.

Saturday, April 21

marcch for science

8:30AM, register on Nova Tix

Participate in the 4th annual Earth Day of Service by volunteering in the local community. There are four service sites to choise from:

CRC Broomall Creek Cleanup
Help us in cleaning up the hills above Trout Run by picking up litter and debris that would otherwise pollute the nearby rivers and streams. We can make a huge difference in protecting the health and natural beauty of this area with just a little hard work. Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and shoes you don't mind getting a little dirty.

Natural Lands Trust, Stoneleigh Park (right next to campus)
Volunteer service projects at the new Stoneleigh garden may include planting, weeding, thinning, pruning shrubs, removing debris, spreading mulch, and other gardening activities. No prior experience is required.

Mill Creek Farm
Mill Creek Farm is a sustainable farm in Philadelphia, volunteers will help with gardening.

Villanova Campus Garden
Help build new raised beds for the campus garden. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with power tools, plant trees and get their hands dirty!

Check out this years official Earth Day Poster

Share Earth Week Events with your class using our pre-made powerpoint

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