Earth Week 2022 - Invest in Our Planet


This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.

For Earth Day 2022, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.

At CSB/SJU, we're taking this Earth Week to give back to our community and share the good news - We are the climate generation! Our actions, large and small, global and local, change our world.

CSB/SJU will be hosting the following events.

Monday, April 18

Easter Break

Tuesday, April 19

Minnesota Street Market - Tabling in Gorecki from 1-4pm

Come taste the best that our local grocery cooperative has to offer! Cult-favorite sprouted hummus, gooey queso dip and locally made cheeses are on the menu of prizes available on Monday! Plus, take home a serving of bulk overnight oats with cherries, raisins, coconut, and more.

BonusNutrition Club and Square One will be tabling with us!

Nature Bathing @6:30-7:30 in the CSB woods with Campus Ministry

What is nature bathing? Also called shinrin-yoku or forest bathing, this healing hiking practice began in Japan in the 1980s. Its goals are "to offer an eco-antidote to tech-boom burnout and to inspire residents to reconnect with and protect the country’s forests," according to National Geographic's article. Meet Campus Ministry to try some nature bathing for yourself!

Wednesday, April 20

Mikah Meyer: "Your Difference is Your Strength"

April 20, 7-8pm in the Multicultural Center

Co-sponsored by PRP, QPLUS, Extending the Link,the Environmental Studies department and the Sustainability office, you don't want to miss this conversation with Mikah Meyer.

Minnesota Street Market - Tabling in Sexton from 1-4pm

Come taste the best that our local grocery cooperative has to offer! Sexton on Wednesday will highlight local groceries. Bulk oats with yummy additions will be available while supplies last! Plus, get a coupon, sticker, and more.

BonusNutrition Club and Square One will be tabling with us!

Thursday, April 21

Environmental Studies Poster Session: 3:30-5:30PM in Alcuin Library

It's Scholarship and Creativity Day, and the Environmental Studies department is overflowing with scholars and creatives. Come hear from students from in all four years about their original research. Mill around and look at posters, or just meet and greet. All are welcome - We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, April 22

Earth Week Walk and Talk at 5pm with Senators

Come meet CSBSJU Senate Sustainability Representatives Miriam Nelson and Charlie Ellis for a walk around St. Joe! All things sustainability, climate or senate-related topics will be discussed. Meet at Gorecki fireside at 5pm.

Climate Justice Club Divestment Panel 5-6 in Pengel 269

Q: What is Divestment?

A: Taking the school's endowment (investment money) OUT of environmentally harmful investments, including but not limited to fossil fuel companies (ex. Exxon, Shell), energy companies (ex. Enbridge, who bankrolled Line 3), and extractive industries (ex. mining, fracking). We believe it is morally unacceptable to give money to these groups.

Q: What have CSB and SJU done about divestment? Are we doing that now?

A: Find out at this event, featuring three Bennie alums!

Saturday, April 23

Plant pot Painting from 12-3 pm

Come join CSB Residence life for a fun potting and painting event! Test out your artistic abilities by painting a pot that is the perfect addition to your dorm room. You get the opportunity to meet some great people while taking part in a fun activity. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 26th

Return of the Fish! CSB Koi Pond at 4pm

We've been ceremoniously returning the fish to the CSB fish pond since 2002, when History professor Dr. Annette Atkins suggested  we create a new, CSB-specific celebratory tradition. Join us again at the CSB Koi pond (between Mary Commons and the Main building) to put our beautiful fish back in their summer home and welcome the arrival of spring!

Read an article on last year's celebration here. Watch the 2016 celebration here!