Week of Sustainability

 The 2017 · 2018 Week of Sustainability is November 6th-10th! 

Please join the CSB/SJU Sustainabilility Offices and our collaborators for these exciting events!

See the text description below the image for links to RSVP for events for which it is required.

Week of Sustainability Schedule
MONDAY 11/6 

Juan Ana Café Sampling & Sale
8-11a · Gorecki Fireside
Learn about the benefits of Direct Trade with coffee from ABE’s Guatemala site.
CSB Campus Ministry: ABE & SSJ

Johnnie Bennie Bikes Demo
11:30a-12:15p · Outside Gorecki, under the awning
Get to know CSB/SJU's new campus bike-share program!
Johnnie Bennie Bikes, Outdoor U, & OLC

Nothing Fishy About It!
11:50a-12:45p · Gorecki 120
A TED Talk and discussion on aquaculture as an example of progress in sustainable food. Lunch included. RSVP required by 10/31/17.
Nutrition Department

From Sustainability to Resilience: Contributions from Religious Traditions (FEATURED EVENT)
4:15p-5:30 · Gorecki 204a
Sam Thomas, Ph.D. ‘94 will weave together Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Native American perspectives in this lecture that explores emerging discourse.
Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning

Food Justice Dinner with Community Kitchen
6-7:30p · Gorecki President's Dining Room
Eat reclaimed food prepared by CK. RSVP required by 10/31/17.
Community Kitchen & EcoHouses


Local Lunch at the Reef
10:45a-1:30p · SJU Refectory
Eat at the Reef for a delicious lunch featuring locally sourced ingredients!
SJU Dining Services

SJU Solar Farm Tour
12:15-1:15p · Meet at the McKeown Center
Learn about how solar radiation is converted into electrical energy and how the energy produced is distributed and used. See the solar panels up close, from inside the fence!
Outdoor U

Beyond the Brew
4:30-5:30p · Near Clemens Perk
Stop by Clemens Perk and get a chance to test body scrub made from upcycled coffee grounds from Clemen’s Perk! Learn about the different ways student ventures are doing their part to promote sustainability and reduce waste on campus.
“Perk: The Natural Beauty Lab” E-Scholars, Clemens Perk, & the Fair Trade Committee

Film Screening: ETL’s “Luen Hai: Decoding the Connection”
7-8:30p · SJU Art 102
Follow the trail of electronic waste from Minnesota to Hong Kong and learn why out-of-sight should not be out-of-mind. Bring your e-waste, and it will be collected and disposed of properly.
Extending the Link 

Theology on Tap: A Theologian/Economist and Environmentalist Walk into a Bar...
8-9p · Brother Willie's Pub
Join Dr. Derek Larson & Dr. Dan Finn for an epic discussion on how we are called to care for the environment.
SJU Campus Ministry & Fides et Ratio


Johnnie Bennie Bikes Demo
11:30a-12:15p · Outside Sexton, atop mail center
Get to know CSB/SJU's new campus bike-share program!
Johnnie Bennie Bikes, Outdoor U, & OLC

Careers in Sustainability Panel at Career EXPO
11:50a-12:45p · Gorecki 120
Network, establish professional relationships with alumni, and discover career opportunities at this Career EXPO event!
Experience & Professional Development

Minnesota Street Market Open House
4-6p · 27 W. Minnesota Street
Explore the store and learn the history of St. Joseph’s cooperatively-owned source for local food and art. Learn about healthy and wholesome food and try delicious samples. Everyone is welcome!
Health Advocates

Climate Futures: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change
7-8p · Colman Theater, BAC
Join CSB/SJU faculty from multiple departments for an interdisciplinary panel discussion and conversation about climate change. This event is in conjunction with the Crossroads Project: Rising Tide performance on Friday evening.
CSB/SJU Faculty 


“Behold this Compost!”: Poetry at the Common Ground Garden
12-1p · Meet at Clemens Library
Join us to read famous poems about composting, and learn about the value of the humble heap as we generate metaphors and good clean humus for the garden.
Libraries, Writing Center & Common Ground Garden

My "Plant" Rock
2-4p · Gorecki Fireside
Stop by to create your own cute little "cactus" garden from painted rocks and other reclaimed materials.
CSB Sustainability Office

Unite Globally, Change Locally: Live Chat from COP23 in Bonn
2:20-3:20p · Alcuin Learning Commons, Auditorium 170
CSB/SJU students are in Germany attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change alongside world leaders. Video chat about the conference, their first-hand experiences, and your questions!

Pop-Up Concert & Hot Cocoa with Fry Street Quartet
Hot Cocoa from 3:30-5:30p, Music from 4-4:30p · Alcuin Learning Commons
Get a sneak preview of the musical ensemble performing in the Crossroads Project. Please bring your own mug for hot cocoa! 
Fine Arts Programming

Artist Reception: Rebecca Allan
5-7p · Alice R. Rogers Gallery & Target Gallery, SJU
Allan’s paintings explore the geological, botanical, and atmospheric conditions of the landscape. A selection of her works are featured in the Crossroads Project.
Fine Arts Programming

FRIDAY 11/10 

My "Plant" Rock
2-4p · Gorecki Fireside
Stop by to create your own cute little "cactus" garden from painted rocks and other reclaimed materials.
CSB Sustainability Office

Stress Re-leaf
2-3:15p · Meet in the Gorecki Lobby (NW corner), BAC
Bring a mug for warm apple cider and enjoy during a tree identification hike through the Monastery Woods to Lake Sarah.
Sustainability Alliance

Walking Tour of the Arboretum
4-5p · Meet at Lake Sag Beach
Learn about the natural history and ecology of the Arboretum and how St. John’s is using this unique resource sustainably. Come dressed for walking the trails!
Outdoor U

The Crossroads Project: Rising Tide (FEATURED EVENT)
7:30p · Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU
This powerful performance blends compelling and poetic science, evocative imagery, and powerful music to explore the impact of Earth’s rapidly changing climate and humanity’s opportunity for a new direction. The result is an inspiring contemplation of the paths before us. Tickets are required.
Fine Arts Programming


9-11p · Sexton Dining
If you can sustain-a-bingo, you could win a variety of prizes that will gear your life toward more sustainable living!
Joint Events Council

CSB & SJU Sustainability Offices Out & About
Photography Contest Display in Gorecki (Vote for your favorites!)
Watch Your Waste Challenge (Sign-up required by 10/29/17)
Clothing Swap in Mary Commons
5% off at the Minnesota Street Market Co-op!
The Week of Sustainability is most successful when events are in collaboration with partners across campus, and we sincerely thank our partners hosting events this year!
Next year's Week of Sustainability will be during Fall Semester, 2018. To propose an event, contact us today!