JWU to Host Sustainability Week

This month, the JWU Energy Conservation Office (JWU ECO) will be sponsoring a Sustainability Week packed with activities for faculty, staff and students. This is just one of the many efforts JWU ECO has made to help reduce energy consumption universitywide and educate the JWU community about how to be more environmentally conscious.

Collaboration with student groups is what has made JWU ECO so successful in its efforts, and this year’s Sustainability Week is no exception. The BRIDGE Center, Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (SETA), Student Activists Supporting Sustainability (SASS) the Inter-Residence Hall Association (IRHA) and Student Involvement have all collaborated with JWU ECO to host events.

Take part in one of the many events:

Wednesday, April 18 – The week will kick off with a screening of “Reuse Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet,” a film by Alex Eaves of Box Truck Films. Eaves will be on campus to show the film and give tours of his box truck. This will take place in Gaebe Commons from 6-9pm.

Thursday, April 19 –The IRHA will host a Sustainable Trivia event at 8pm in Pepsi Forum.

Friday, April 20 – Visit the $5 Fill Up and Pop Up Thrift Shop with SASS from 1-4pm in Gaebe Commons.

Saturday, April 21 – Take a tour of the Rhode Island Recycling Facility and Bigelow Brook Aquaponics Farm. RSVP to eco@jwu.edu by April 18. The group will meet at the Friedman Center at 8:30am for the bus and will return to campus by 2pm.

Sunday, April 22 – Come relax with some yoga by the water with SASS from 10-11am behind the Harborside athletic fields. Yoga mats are provided, and this event is free for all attendees.

Monday, April 23 –  Tree planting in front of the Wildcat Center with SASS from 10-11am.

Tuesday, April 24 – Visit the Iced Cocoa Bar and Lightbulb Swap with SASS and JWU ECO in Gaebe Commons from 11am-2pm.

Wednesday, April 25 – Check out the Sustainability Resource Fair for sustainable activities, giveaways, food trucks and over 25 sustainability vendors from the area. 11am-3pm on Harborside Green Space.

Thursday, April 26 – Head over to the Veggie Tye Dye at Impact Everything (297 Thayer Street, 2nd Floor, Providence, RI) with SASS. The event will be held from Noon – 3pm with a $5 admission charge.

Saturday, April 28 – Pitch in for the Columbia Park Clean-Up with SASS and Student Involvement from 8am-2pm.

For more information visit the JWU ECO Facebook page or email eco@jwu.edu.

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