Archive for April, 2013

Earth Days April 15-27 @ SRU & The Robert A. Macoskey Center

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 26

Lexicon of Sustainability

Locations: Weizenfluh and Advanced Technology and Science Hall

Description: The Lexicon of Sustainability examines “Food and Farming in America” through the use of information art to describe the terms and solutions that define sustainability.  The project is based upon the premise that people can’t be expected to live more sustainable lives if they do not even know the most basic terms and principles that define sustainability.

Tuesday, April 16

Tour and Movie Night “Bag It”

Location:  The Robert A. Macoskey Center, 247 Harmony Road

Time:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Description:  Tour of The Macoskey Center will start at 6 pm.  Film “Bag It” will begin at 6:30 pm.  There is capacity for approximately 40 participants.  Organic popcorn will be provided.  Attendees are invited to bring their own blankets to sit on.

Saturday, April 20

Home Depot’s Earth Day Festival

Location:  400 Moraine Pointe Plaza, Butler, PA

Time:  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Description:  The Robert A. Macoskey Center was invited to table at Home Depot’s Earth Day Festival.  The center will be providing information to the public about the Harmony House, as well as promote the upcoming events associated with Earth Week on campus.

 

Monday, April 22

Nature Trail Hikes

Location:  The Robert A. Macoskey Center, 247 Harmony Road

Time:  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Description:  Participants are invited to take a guided interpretive tour of the Blue trail and learn about the local ecology from SRU students.  Tours depart at 4 pm and 5 pm.

Tuesday, April 23

Earth Day Carnival

Location:  SRU Quad

Time:  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Description:  Food, activities and livestock will occur in the quad to educate the campus and community about sustainability.

Friday, April 26

Sustainability Art Show “The Art of Sustainability”

Location:  The Robert A. Macoskey Center, 247 Harmony Road

Time:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Description: Art show featuring artwork created by local SRU students and community members, either made sustainably or with subject matter related to sustainability.  Food will be provided by SRU’s Slow Foods organization.  Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement, which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

Saturday, April 27

“Nearly Naked Mile” Clothing Donation Run

Location:  The Robert A. Macoskey Center, 247 Harmony Road

Time:  9:00 am – 10:00 am

Description: This event involves running a course at the Macoskey Center with layers of old clothing you want to donate to good will.  You take off certain clothing at points of the race.  Competitors shed clothing along the trail, and must finish in appropriate clothing.  Runners will be invited to complete 2-loops of the trail and walkers will be invited to complete 1-loop.

Earth Fest

Location:  The Robert A. Macoskey Center, 247 Harmony Road

Time:  10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Description: Earth Fest is a celebration featuring musical performers, vendors, kid’s activities, and numerous workshops including beer-making, tree grafting, and composting to name a few.

 

Sustainability Art Show “The Art of Sustainability”

Location:  The Robert A. Macoskey Center, 247 Harmony Road

Time:  10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Description: Art show featuring artwork created by local SRU students and community members, either made sustainably or with subject matter related to sustainability.