We invite you to join us in celebrating Earth Week 2018! All events are free and open to the public, but some do require advanced registration (indicated below). We are updating the program daily, so events are subject to change.
Daily Mass Meets Sustainability Topics: Come listen to Fr. Peter Walsh as he integrate issues of sustainability in his daily sermon. Mass will be held Monday through Friday from 12:00 - 12:30 PM, and Sundays at 10:30 AM and 9:00 PM in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel.
Tree Tags: Tree tags will be displayed on the trees by Ragsdale with unique information on each tree.
The St. Edward's Bookstore Goes Green: The bookstore will give out reusable bags, shut off all unused lights, and recycle all printed reports and receipts!
All Day: Meatless Monday, All Bon Appetit Locations: No meat will be served by Bon Appetit on campus in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint.
8:30-11:30 AM: Ride Your Bike to School Day, Ragsdale Plaza: Enjoy free coffee*, snacks, and Jo's drink coupons by commuting to school on a bike or via bus. Bring your bicycle (obviously, orange SPIN bikes don't apply) for proof. Or, bring your valid bus pass. (*In order to enjoy free coffee, one must bring their own container (i.e. mug, etc.) Event updates can be found here and here.
Time TBD: Eco-Ethics Discussion, Ragsdale Lawn: Informal student peer-to-peer discussion on environmental ethics led by Joe Ferris, Civic Engagement Officer for Students for Sustainability.
6:00-7:00 PM: Environmental Justice Panel, Carter Auditorium: Join Students for Sustainability for a discussion on Environmental Justice and Racism in the Austin community with environmental groups such as PODER, Urban Roots and others! Food and drinks will be provided. Event updates can be found here.
6:00-8:00 PM: Vegan Diet Panel, Fleck 314: This panel will be discussing the environmental and health benefits of incorporating a vegan diet. Free vegan snacks will be included. Panelist Britty Hamby, founder of ATX Vegans, will be discussing the environmental and ethical benefits, while Dr. Lauren Sanchez, ND, founder of the Austin Vegan Doctor health clinic, will focus on the health aspect of this diet. Q&A portion will also take place.
10:00 AM-2:00 PM: De-Stress & Resouce Fair, Ragsdale Lawn: In honor of #BeWell Action Week and Earth Week, join Healthy Hilltoppers to connect with community wellness resources and experience stress-relieving activities like tree branch art and coloring!
6:00-8:00 PM: Dive-In Documentary Screening, RCC Pool: Screening of an ocean-themed documentary in the RCC pool. Students can learn about the environment while swimming.
Check out some of the exciting groups and organizations that will be participating in Earth Week 2018: