Thank you for visiting the schedule for Earth Month 2021. This year, we are excited to partner with Whitewater Student Government's Sustainability Week to offer some limited in-person events with COVID-19 safety precautions observed at all events. All participants will be expected to adhere to UW System policies regarding testing, mask usage, and social distancing. Also note that almost all events have a sign-up form to help us track attendance in the event we need to conduct contact tracing and to help manage the overall attendance numbers to comply with campus event restrictions.
Please take an opportunity to browse the scheduled events below and mark your calendar. Also be sure to follow our social media accounts to enjoy interactive posts and activities such as bingo, polls, discussions, live videos, and virtual tours!
The Sustainability Office is hosting “Wellness in the Nature Preserve” on Saturday, April 3 from 10:30 AM - 1 PM at the Lawcon Shelter and Nature Preserve on the north end of the UW-Whitewater campus. Participants will be able to browse exhibitor tables featuring various health and wellness resources and attend wellness sessions focused on yoga, guided meditation, and a mindfulness prairie walk. The event is free to attend. Please bring a water bottle, yoga mat, and mask!
We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. PLANETARY is a poetic and humbling reminder that it's time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us - to remember that: we are PLANETARY. After the film, a short discussion/Q&A will be held with members of the Sustainability Office.
The Sustainability Office and Gardening Club is hosting a Plastic Bag Crochet Workshop on Tuesday, April 6th from 6-7 PM at the Upham Greenhouse Room 170, located at the south end of Upham Hall. Participants will learn how to crochet with interns Caroline and Cam using yarn to start out and moving to plastic bags. This is a great opportunity to learn how to reuse your plastic bags. No experience necessary and materials will be provided.
Whitewater Student Government and the and Sustainability Office are hosting virtual BINGO on Monday, April 12th. The theme is “What Does Sustainability Mean?” Cards will be available via social media and will take place throughout the day.
Whitewater Student Government and the Sustainability Office are hosting a Trash Clean-Up to help beautify our local community. The event will run from 3-6p all over campus and in surrounding neighborhoods. Trash bags and gloves will be provided.
Whitewater Student Government is hosting a Reusable Bag Decorating Event on Wednesday, April 14th. The event will run from 11a-4p in the Old Main Ballroom located upstairs in the UC on campus. This event is free and open to attend. Reusable bags and fabric markers will be provided.
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Whitewater Student Government and the Sustainability Office are hosting a Prairie Tour on Thursday, April 15th from 5-6p. Two 30 minute tours will be held, the first one will be from 5:00 - 5:30p while the second one will be held from 5:30 - 6:00p. Each window of time will allow for up to 20 individuals to sign up and 5 volunteers to help out with showing photos and other interactive elements! Attendees will meet at the Hoffman Memorial Kiosk along Schwager Drive located on the north end of campus. Limited free parking is available along Schwager Road near the kiosk.
The Sustainability Office is hosting an Arbor Day Tree Planting event on Friday, April 30th at 12 PM at the Little Red Schoolhouse. We will be kicking off the planting of our first trees as part of our 50 Trees for 50 Years of Earth Day fundraising effort launched in April 2020. The event will start with a short introduction to our Tree Campus certification and the Salisbury Idea native tree inventory found throughout the Salisbury and Chopp Arboretums before we split off into different work teams to plant the few inaugural trees.