Students Plan Sustainable Activities to Celebrate Earth Week

Thursday, April 16, 2009

What: Earth Day becomes Earth Week at Saint Joseph’s University with eco-conscious student organizations sponsoring a variety of terra-friendly events to raise awareness of sustainable lifestyle options on campus.

When: Sunday, April 19 – Saturday, April 25, 2009 See below for detailed list of events.

Where: Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, Pa., 19131 See below for event locations.

Highlights: Saint Joseph’s students will clean up both sides of City Avenue and Fairmount Park’s Morris Park; attend a lecture on living green by environmental educator Mike Weilbacher; plant flowers with Gompers students on SJU’s campus; encourage others to “Lose the Lot” by walking or taking the shuttle to classes; turn off the lights and power down neighboring campus dorms to reduce energy consumption; participate in bike and other giveaways.

Who: Events are sponsored by two student organizations: G.R.E.E.N. C.O.W (Get Ready for Environmental Education Now Conserve Our Wildlife) and Resident Hawks Association. Earth Week Events

Sunday, April 19

Clean up City Avenue, 4-6 p.m. 56th Street to Cardinal Avenue Barbecue Neuman Lawn, 6-7:30 p.m. Outside of Science Center facing City Avenue at pedestrian bridge Movie on the big outdoor screen – Disney/Pixar’s “Wall-E” St. Mary’s Lawn, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Located behind McShain Residence Center, 333 W. City Avenue Monday, April 20

Lecture: “How to Live Green” SJU Science Center, SC 300, 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Environmental educator Mike Weilbacher, Executive Director, Lower Merion Conservancy

Tuesday, April 21

Yucca Bracelet Making and Drum Circle Campion Student Center Courtyard, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22

Dorm black outs Dorm residents are invited to turn out the lights and gather for free Rita’s water ice. Sourin Residence Center parking lot, 2449 Cardinal Avenue, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23

“Lose the Lot”: Students are invited to walk to class or take the shuttle to campus.

Flower planting with students from Samuel Gompers Elementary School SJU campus locations T.B.A., 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Tour the Greenhouse with Gompers students SJU’s Science Center Roof, 12:30-1 p.m. Friday, April 24

Bike and other giveaways. Neuman Lawn, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25

Morris Park restoration/clean up 66th Street and Sherwood Avenue, 9:30 a.m.

Media Contact

Student Contact: Kyle Konopka ’11, Media Contact: Patricia Allen, Associate Director of University Communications, 610-660-3240,

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