Wes, Divest! writes in:
Are you confused or intrigued by that sit in that happened last week? Join Wes Divest for a teach-in to celebrate and question earth day. We will talk about the history of the fossil fuel divestment movement, its relation to other divestment movements and with frontline communities. Come think deeper about environmentalism and the systems that dictate how we treat mama earth!
Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: WestCo Lounge
Kate “The Other Kate” Weiner ’15 writes in to tell you about some awesome food, music, earth-appreciation, and feminism happening on Saturday:
Come listen to awesome music, eat good food, enjoy the earth, and talk feminism at the Mama Earth Ecofeminist Festival this Saturday, April 26th, in WestCo Courtyard from 1 to 4.
Featuring performances from:
Jackie Soro ’14
Molly Balsam ’14 and the Kroox
Hallelujah the Hills
This just in from native flora’s favorite ginger, Manon Lefevre ’14:
Happy 43rd Earth Day!! In honor of plum trees and elderberries and all things earth, join WILD Wes for a romp in the WestCo courtyard to plant some plants and do a little something nice for our dear old mother. Come dig, plant, get as dirty and wild as you want, or just come by to pick some of the delicious kale growing all along the central pathway!
Date: Earth Day (Monday, 4/22)
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Place: West College Courtyard
Rachel Lindy ’15 writes in with another wonderful Earth Week event,
Come join Wes, Divest! and EON for a special Earth Day screening of 350.org’s new film entitled “Do The Math” as part of a national screening event.
The film is under an hour and chronicles Bill McKibben’s recent tour of the same name, as well as the Keystone XL Pipeline protests, the growing fossil fuel divestment movement, and the growth of the climate movement as a whole. The film will be followed by a discussion of the movie and of Wesleyan’s role in the climate movement.
Watch the trailer here
Facebook group here
Date: Sunday, April 21
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: PAC 001
From the members of EON:
Need an excuse to get yer ya ya’s out? Join EON (Environmental Organizer’s Network) for an exciting event. This Sunday we will be hosting a 5 k for Earth Day. The walk/jog will start at 11 am in front of Usdan and loop around campus as shown on the map below.
To sign up fill out the form here. We will also be selling tank tops (shown above) for $10. And they’re so cool, you definitely want one! For more information you can email the EON coordinators at weseon(at)gmail(dot)com.
Sign up: Link here.
This just in from the fly Kate Gibbel ’15:
EON wants to plan some fun events for Earth Day, April 22 and we want your input and help! We’re thinking somewhat along the lines of a concert, Veg Out dinner, or anything that would necessitate the use of WesCycle’s stationary, energy-producing bikes. If you love the planet, being outdoors, and having fun you should stop by the UOC on Friday at 1PM so that we can get this show on the road. For more details, email weseon(eon)gmail(eon)com.
Date: Tomorrow, Friday
Time: 1:oo PM
Place: UOC (190 High Street)
Questions and requests from the lovable Environmental Network Organizers:
Interested in designing and planning the best EARTH WEEK that has ever happened at Wesleyan?
Part of student organization that would be interested in celebrating and unveiling their accomplishments to the University and community?
Got an idea for what would make and outstanding EARTH WEEK at Wes?
Then come to a information session TODAY at Earth House @ 4:30 p.m ! We’ve got a bunch of organizing to do, and would love for anyone to come and help out.
- Who: E.O.N. / Oliver James ’14
- Where: Earth House (159 High Street, at Lawn Ave)
- When: TODAY, 4:30PM
Middletown Patch offers up some video and news coverage of Friday’s first Wes Earth Day celebration on Foss, which featured performances by Bones Complex and Men With Bad Manners:
Guilmette said mostly everything came together without a hitch — save for the sound system. But that was quickly resolved and the first student band, Men With Bad Manners, took the stage with a slow reggae tune.
Wesleyan Farmers Market organizers Danny O’Donnell, ’14, and Olivia May, ’14, offered warm, just-blended samples of almond-walnut butter on slices of banana or apple.
The event ran from 3-6 p.m. and proceeds from the gently used clothing sale and silk-screened T-shirts benefitted the CT Fund for the Environment.
Photos + full story here. Video after the jump.
Come celebrate Earth Day on Foss Hill! There will be live music and fun activities brought to you by on-campus environmental groups. We will also be having a donated clothing sale with all proceeds going to the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. Show your love for Mother Nature this Friday from 3:00 to 6:00!
- Date: TODAY, Friday, April 22
- Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
- Place: Foss Hill
- Cost: Free!