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ETSU Sustainability


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Earth Month takes place in April and includes a wide variety of environmental/sustainability related events coordinated by various groups and departments on campus.

Circle Earth Month logo for 2016. "One Earth, One Chance" above the circle implying they are the leaves from the tree located in the center of the circle. "ETSU" aligned next to the tree.

ETSU Earth Month 2016

March 17, 24, 31, & April 7, 14, 21, 28 – ETSU Farmers Market

ETSU Pride Walk, 10am - 2pm

Spring is here, and so is the Farmers Market! If you have been craving fresh produce and homemade baked goods all winter, now is the time to indulge! The ETSU Farmers Market will operate on Thursdays beginning on March 17th and will run until April 28th. The market will offer a wide selection of locally grown produce and locally prepared foods.

Don't forget to stop by the ETSU EcoNuts' Trading Post booth at the Farmers Market! Bring any items in good condition and see if you want to make a trade for something else.

March 29 - Dare to Care Fair

Pedestrian Mall, 10am - 2pm

Visit the booths of a variety of campus groups and discover why you should dare to care!

March 29 & April 5, 12, 19, 26 – Outdoor Adventures: Tweetsie Trail Social Rides

5 - 8pm, call Campus Recreation for more info

Bring your friends for a fun ride on the Tweetsie Trail!

March 31 – Do It in the Dark

Tri-Hall Field (behind Centennial & Governors halls), 6 - 9pm

Turn out the lights, reduce your energy use, and enjoy s'mores around a fire! Pick up a free glow-in-the-dark frisbee and have some fun on the Tri-Hall Field.

March 31 & April 7, 14, 21 - Outdoor Adventures: Local Hikes

Call Campus Recreation at 439-7980 for more info

Enjoy the pleasant spring weather! Go for a hike on Buffalo Mountain or Rock Creek Falls.

April 4 – Wellapalooza

Pedestrian Mall, 10am - 2pm

Looking for ways to enhance your health? Visit the booths of a variety of campus groups for some helpful health tips!

April 4 – Symposium on Music, Sound & the Environment

Reece Museum, 3-9pm

The Department of Appalachian Studies will host a symposium that brings together internationally renowned scholars and scientists for a public conversation and discussion. The symposium will address what is known about sound and nature, and music and culture, in relation to the environment, both now and in the past. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, call ETSU Department of Appalachian Studies at 423-439-7072. 

April 5 – Campus Energy Games Picnic

Tri-Hall Field (behind Governors & Centennial halls), 4 - 7pm

Join the ETSU EcoNuts for a potluck-style picnic and get some info on the link between the foods you eat and your energy consumption. Fun games that showcase sustainable foods will be set up, and will include corn hole, darts, plinko, and goofy golf. Those that complete each game will receive an Earth Month t-shirt!

April 7 - Earth Month Tie-Dye

At the ETSU Farmers Market on the ETSU Pride Walk, noon - 2pm

Tie-dye an Earth Month t-shirt at the ETSU Farmers Market on April 7th! Supplies are limited so arrive early to receive a shirt. Tie-dying will begin at noon.

April 13 – University Woods Nature Walk

Trailhead by Parking Lot 13, 1pm

Join in on a nature walk through University Woods with biology graduate student Adam McCullough. Take in the pleasant spring weather and discover some of the native wildflowers blooming early in the season. Meet at the pavilion by the trailhead at parking lot 13 at 1pm.

April 14 - Lexicon of Sustainability Poster Exhibit

Pedestrian Lawn, 10am - 2pm

Learn about the many different facets of sustainability from a professional poster series from the Lexicon of Sustainability. Posters will be displayed near the ETSU Farmers Market. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

April 14 - HEROES Clothing Swap

Pedestrian Mall, 2-5pm

Need some clothes? HEROES and ETSU EcoNuts will host a clothing swap on Thursday, April 14th. If you have clothes you'd like to donate, bring them to the event.  

April 15-16 - Hiking, Camping & Service with SAHC at Roan Mountain State Park

More info: Email

Travel to Carver's Gap on Roan Mountain and hike north across picturesque mountaintop balds to Stan Murray shelter and camp in tents near the shelter! After a night of camping, join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy to assist with invasive species management from 10am to 2pm. The group will leave Friday, April 15th around 6:30 from the Cave Patio and return Saturday, April 16th no later than 3:30 or 4. This trip is sponsored by the ETSU Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO).

April 21 – Outdoor Film: Avatar

ETSU Amphitheatre, 8 - 11pm

Want a chance to sit back and relax? Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an outdoor screening of Avatar at the ETSU Amphitheatre on April 21st. The film is free and open to the public.

April 22 – Earth Day Celebration & Beautification

1 - 3pm, email for more info or to sign up

This Earth Day event will be held to help enhance the appearance of campus and to show appreciation for our natural surroundings. More info will be available soon.

April 22 – Pollinator Garden Planting

Art Annex, 1 - 3pm, email for more info or to sign up

Join us during the Earth Day Celebration to assist in planting the pollinator garden at the Art Annex! Email for more or to sign up.






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