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Week of Sustainability

 The 2016 · 2017 Week of Sustainability is April 3rd-7th! 

Join us for our events, and take the NEW Sustainability Pledge!

Week of Sustainability Schedule

MONDAY 4/3
“CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION”
 
Sustainable Table
11a-1:30p · Gorecki Fireside
Take the *NEW* CSB Sustainability Pledge, get a sticker, print a shirt and learn about e-waste with ETL, and more!
 
Stories with the Sisters: Dumpster Diving at Moveout
3-4p · Sustainability Office (Main)
Hear about the ridiculous things they find thrown out, and what to do instead.
 
Mindful Meal with Community Kitchen
5:45-6:30p · Gorecki 120
 
Gorecki Waste Weigh Results Presentation &
Film Screening: “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story”
6:45-8:30p · Gorecki 120
Learn about food waste on campus with Culinary Task Force & Nutrition Club, and then watch the story of two people who pledge to survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.
 
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TUESDAY 4/4
“ENERGIZING OURSELVES”
 
Sustainable Table
11a-1:30p · Gorecki Fireside
Take the *NEW* CSB Sustainability Pledge, get a sticker, and more!
 
CSB Sustainability Master Plan Open Forum
3-4p · Gorecki 120
CSB’s first Sustainability Master Plan was written in 2012, and it’s time for an update! Let your voice be heard.
 
SJU Solar Farm Tour
4:15-5:15p · Meet at the
McKeown Center
Join Outdoor U to learn about how solar radiation is converted into electrical energy. See the panels and new expansion up close!
 
Film Screening:
“Catching the Sun”
7-8:30p · Gorecki 120
The global race to create green jobs and lead our clean energy transition is captured through the perspectives of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change.
 
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WEDNESDAY 4/5
“WATER & WELLNESS”
 
Sustainable Table at CSB’s Wellness Fest
9a-2p · Upper Gorecki
Learn about chemicals in your personal care products and their impacts on your body and our environment, plus DIY alternatives.
 
Tie-Dye Naturally
11:30a-1:30p · CSB Mall
Tie-dye a washcloth with plant-based dyes! (First 50 provided, postponed if raining.)
 
Watershed Walking Tour
3-4p · Meet outside Security’s door at Mary Commons
Join Executive Director of Facilities Brad Sinn and Chair of Biology Bill Lamberts to learn about CSB’s hydrologic cycle.
 
Acoustic Night with NoteWorthy
7-9p · O’Connell’s
 
Film Screening:
“The True Cost”
7-8:30p · Gorecki 204c
Clothing is cheap, while the human and environmental costs are staggering. Take an eye-opening journey into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
 
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THURSDAY 4/6
“FOOD FOR THOUGHT”
 
Sustainable Table
11a-1:30p · Gorecki Fireside
Plant your own herbs to take and grow, learn about DIY food preservation and fermentation, and meet Bernadette Martens Chapman ’99 and Clayton Chapman, Owners and Chef of The Grey Plume in Omaha, Nebraska - one of the country’s most sustainable restaurants.
 
Lunch Menu Feature
11a-3:30p · Gorecki Dining Center
Join CSB Culinary Services for lunch and enjoy a meal inspired by the menu and philosophy of The Grey Plume restaurant.
 
CSB Renaissance Lecture:
“The Meals We Share: A Chef’s Journey Through Mindfulness, Meaning and Mania”
7-8:30p · Gorecki 204
A lecture by Bernadette Martens Chapman ’99 and Clayton Chapman, Owners and Chef of The Grey Plume in Omaha, Nebraska - one of the country’s most sustainable restaurants.
 
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FRIDAY 4/6
“COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS”
 
Get to Know Your Co-op!
12-1p · Minnesota Street Market
Tour the store and learn the history of St. Joseph’s cooperatively-owned source for local food and art. Everyone is welcome!
 
Benedictine Spring Clean-Up!
2:30-4:30p · Meet in front of the Sacred Heart Chapel
Come dressed and ready to prepare the Monastery grounds and gardens for summer, and reflect on the Benedictine Value of Stewardship and Listening to the Earth. Gloves will be provided.
 
Sustainability Happy Hour
4-6:30p · Bad Habit Brewing Co.
Enjoy some local brews in the company of friends! This is a 21+ event.
 
Film Screening:
“Ubumwe: Together We Grow”
7-8p · Gorecki 120
Join Extending the Link for a screening of their 2016 film featuring the stories of women in agriculture in Rwanda and Central Minnesota.
 
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THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
 
Take the CSB Sustainability Pledge
Take the “Watch Your Waste” Challenge!
Clothing Swap in Mary Commons
Sustainability Artists’ Books on display in Clemens Library
Students get 5% off at the Minnesota Street Market Co-op!
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The Week of Sustainability is most successful when events are in collaboration with partners across campus!
Next year's Week of Sustainability will be November 6-10. To propose an event, contact us today!