Olin Climate Action Semester

 

Earth Week Events 4/20 to 4/26

We’re excited to announce a slate of events next week to celebrate Earth Week, Saturday April 20th to Friday April 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Claire, Kelsey or Alison.

        Weather update: Kite decorating and flying is being postponed due to predicted rain this afternoon. We have the kites and are working out an alternate date and time: stay tuned! All other activities are currently still expected to proceed as planned.

 

  

Earth Week 2019 Pool Party - Carpool with a Colleague!

Have you always felt it would be great to carpool on your Olin commute, but didn't want to impose on your colleagues? It's a great experience, and it's better for the planet, but maybe you need a little push to make it OK to ask. Here it is!

We are running an experiment to connect staff and faculty through carpooling, and we are asking you to arrange a day in the next 2 weeks, 4/20 to 4/31, to ride with a colleague to create connections in our community and reduce our carbon emissions. Based on the results of this experiment, we will explore more support for regular carpooling at Olin including possible collaboration with Babson and Wellesley. For more information and to sign up, click here.

 

Schedule of Events:

Date

Time

Event

Location

Mon. 4/22

2-3pm & 3-4pm

Central Plant Tour

Student Art Gallery

 

7-9pm

An Inconvenient Truth Screening

Norden

Tues. 4/23

1:30-3pm

Cooking Workshop with Kevin*

Dining Hall

Wed 4/24

All day

“What’s your one thing?” campaign

Milas Entrance

 

3-3:30pm

Garden Tour

Meet at wooden waterfall,

Walk to garden

 

7-8pm

Stephen Frail Talk about Al Gore’s

Climate Reality Project

Library

 

8-9pm

Interesting Conversations with

Rebecca Christianson

Library

Thurs. 4/27

12:15-1:15pm

Waste: Trash, Recycling, Compost

Dining Hall Entrance

 

1-2pm

“A conversation about food, choices,

and sustainability” with Kevin, Jean, and Jon

Dining Hall Mezzanine

Fri. 4/26

12-2pm

Community Friday: Writing Letters to Reps

Dining Hall

 

1-2pm

Beekeeping Tour

Meet at Dining Hall,

Walk to Parcel B

 

2-5pm

Style Swap*

Milas Entrance

 

2-5pm

Kite Decorating and Flying (see attachment)

Weather update: Kite decorating and flying is being postponed due to predicted rain this afternoon. We have the kites and are working out an alternate date and time: stay tuned! All other activities are currently still expected to proceed as planned.

Dining Hall Area

Sat. 4/27
(rain date Sun. 4/28)

Noon-ish

Sustainable Picnic

Outside

*Spring Week events with a sustainability theme

*Introduce no-meat meal: Olin’s Dining Hall will be reducing meat served on Tuesdays for the Spring 2019 semester to reduce our carbon footprint.*

If you are interested in climate change documentaries check out:

If you are interested in human influence on the environment documentaries check out: 

*Resources:

Gerber, P.J., Steinfeld, H., Henderson, B., Mottet, A., Opio, C., Dijkman, J., Falcucci, A. & Tempio, G. 2013. Tackling climate change through livestock – A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome

Center for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan. 2018. “Carbon Footprint Factsheet.” Pub. No. CSS09-05