Emory celebrates bumper crop of Earth Month events

By Megan McRainey | Emory Report | April 4, 2014

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Earth Day is being celebrated all month long at events on the Emory and Oxford campuses. Emory Photo/Video.

Emory is honoring Earth Day April 22 with not just a day or week of sustainability events, but an entire month-long celebration.

About 20 events are taking place on the Emory and Oxford campuses this month, including a film screening, cooking class, tours, lectures, competitions and locally sourced food.

A residence hall recycling competition is already underway at the Oxford College campus to find out which residence hall is the champ of recycling. Emory Recycles is holding a month-long e-waste and shredding event on the Briarcliff Campus to tackle the disposal of broken and unused electronics and paper in the lobby of Briarcliff Building A.

A free screening of the documentary "Food Inc." is scheduled at 6 p.m. Monday, April 14 in the School of Medicine Auditorium, and a guided tour of Lullwater Preserve will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 18, with participants meeting at the preserve's entrance.

And don't forget the food. Sodexo will serve lunch on Tuesday, April 22 with food sourced from within 100 miles of campus at the DUC on Emory's main campus and at Lil's on the Oxford campus. A Community Food Symposium addressing food policy and food security issues will be held Friday, April 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Claudia Nance Rollins Auditorium at the School of Public Health.

Two large celebrations are scheduled for Earth Day, April 22:

  • Local vendors and activity booths will set up on the Emory campus between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Ashbury Circle. Among those scheduled at the student-led event will be the textile artists of re:loom and the Atlanta Bike Coalition, which will prepare smoothies using bike-powered blenders.
  • Oxford's celebration will include a variety of events, along with a "trashion show," featuring fashion made from recycled materials, a recycling relay in Lil's Cafeteria, and an Earth Day market.

Click here for a full listing of Earth Month events.