MONDAY 4/18 Bees, Trees, and Seeds!

Vanishing of the Bees film cover11:30 – 1:00 Russell 306 – Film and Lunch: Vanishing of the Bees

Vegan lunch by Verite: Chipotle Paprika Popcorn; Basil Pumpkin seed crostini topped with red pepper brunois; mini chocolate cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting and shaved chocolate

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting options abound and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery.


2:00 – 5:00 Front of Everett – Save a Tree, Say No to Junk Mail!

Sign up for a website that will remove your name from junk mail lists and keep extra paper waste out of your life.

4:00 – 6:00 Front of Everett – Cooking Demonstration by the Harlem Boys and Girls Club

4:00 – 6:00 Russell Courtyard – Spring garden work with the Harlem Boys and Girls Club.

TUESDAY 4/19 Sustainability!
economics of happiness cover with two young girls, a farm, and a city

11:30 – 1:00 Russell 306 – Film and Lunch: The Economics of Happiness

Vegan lunch by Verite: Cinnamon nutmeg kettlecorn; pasta salad with caramelized onions and roasted zucchini in curried peanut sauce; stuffed cremini mushrooms with thyme whipped potato and balsamic reduction
A new documentary film by the International Society for Ecology & Culture (ISEC) about the worldwide movement for a new paradigm – an economics of localization. The film features a chorus of voices calling for systemic economic change, including Vandana Shiva, David Korten, Michael Shuman, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Juliet Schor, Zac Goldsmith, Bill McKibben, and more.


2:00 – 6:00 – Front of Everett – Teach me to Recycle!

Green? Blue? Paper? Plastic? Learn about recycling in New York City from GoGreen and the Harlem Boys and Girls Club! Take free materials for your home and awesome dvds, cartoons, and comic books for teaching about recycling in your classroom.

4:00 – 5:00 – HM 138 – Green Employer Info Session Solar One: Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center

Solar1 offers free environmental education programs (k-12) focused on energy-related issues. Educators are available for in classroom or onsite visits. Program themes include energy and the environment, Green Building 101, and the East River Estuary.

WEDNESDAY 4/20 Food!

11:30 – 1:00 Russell 306 Fresh the film with an egg and a lightbulb- Film and Lunch: Fresh

Vegan lunch by Verite: Stovepopped oregano popcorn; black eyed pea salad with celery and fresh dill in mustard vinaigrette; trail mix cookie with toasted pumpkin seeds, currants, chocolate chips, and roasted peanuts.

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet. FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, from Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.


2:00 – 5:00 Front of Everett – Clothing collection

Bring clean, gently used clothing items. Clothing will be swapped on Thursday. You do not need to bring to take and you do not need to take to bring! Leftover clothing items will be donated. Co-sponsored by Columbia U Consignment

3:00 – 4:00 Russell 306- Climate Reality Tour- Biking for System Change

The Climate Reality Tour is a movement-building bike expedition from the U.S. mid-Atlantic, past the Mexican border, and on to the 16th U.N. Climate Summit in Cancún. The bikers believe that to solve the climate crisis, everyone must move beyond carbon counting and look at the root causes of global warming – namely an unsustainable, unfair global economy that pits working people against one another, and against our shared climate and environment

Refreshments will be served!

4:00 – 6:00 Russell Courtyard – Compost and youth gardening with the Harlem Boys and Girls Club

Spring is here, and that means its time to plant cool weather crops like leafy greens and root veggies.

THURSDAY 4/21 Get It Locally!

10:30 – 11:30 GrowNYC tent @116th & Broadway – Farmers Market Tour

Come meet your farmers as GrowNYC‘s Margaret Hoffman talks about local farms and local food systems.

2:00 – 5:00 Front of Everett Lounge – Clothing Collection

Bring clean, gently used clothing items. Clothing will be swapped tonight. You do not need to bring to take and you do not need to take to bring! Leftover clothing items will be donated. Co-sponsored by Columbia U Consignment

3:30 -5:00 Earthfriends Room HM 50 – Earthfriends Dinner

Cook together, and eat together! Bring your TC friends to the Earthfriends Room and enjoy an evening of healthy cooking followed by a delicious dinner with the students of the Harlem Boys and Girls Club

5:00-6:00 HM 138 Green School Info Session: The Brooklyn New School

The Brooklyn New School is a green school with students, teachers, and parents cooperating on recycling, composting, and gardening initiatives. They are currently focusing on “wellness” and the construction of the school’s outdoor classroom, the Eco-Casita. They organize annual Earth Day events, Garden To Cafe Day, the Enviro Club, workshops and classes after school. Their goal is to continue to initiate and incorporate environmentally-conscious ideas into the school community and school building.

7:00 – 9:30 GDH Cafeteria – Clothing Swap Party + Pizza and BEvErages

Free clothes, free food, free drinks! Need we say more? Clothing Swap is co-sponsored by Columbia U Consignment

Earthweek is sponsored by GoGreen, Student Senate, OSAP, The Gottesman Libraries, TCCS, The Center for Food and the Environment, The Harlem Boys and Girls Club, and Columbia U Consignment