Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Earth Week Schedule

Monday, April 18

7:30 p.m.

Multi-faith Conversation on Caring for Our Common Home
Melly Lobby, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

Panelists: Bishop Prince Singh, Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, and Rabbi Anne Landowne, Temple Beth-El of Geneva

It could be argued that Pope Francis' recent encyclical, “On Care for Our Common Home" is a call to action for all people, regardless of faith. It's a message of hope, unity, and justice. This interfaith panel will discuss how people of all faiths interpret the human role and responsibility in environmental stewardship, social justice, and income equality as a means to improved quality of life for all people.

All Day

Meatless Monday
Saga Dining Hall

Saga will offer up to 90% vegetarian cuisine to showcase the variety of vegetarian dishes.


Wednesday, April 20

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wake the Farm Seeding workshop
Scandling Center

In this workshop, participants will start seeds for future transplanting on the campus farm. Stop by the Scandling Campus Center to help prepare for the HWS Fribolin Farm 2016 growing season.

All Day

LeanPath Day
Saga Dining Hall

Students will be shown how pre-consumer waste is weighed using the LeanPath System.

Thursday, April 21

4 p.m.

Wake the Farm Workshop- Food Without Dirt: An Introduction to Aquaponics
Environmental Studies house (451 Pulteney Street)

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to produce food without soil? If so, have you ever seen a soilless agricultural system in operation? Aquaponics is a year-round, sustainable farming method that uses less water, energy, and soil than traditional farming. During this open house, participants will learn about the history, science, and applications of aquaponics, as well as experience what it is like to maintain a currently operating aquaponics system on the HWS campus.

7:30 p.m.

Sustainable Foods Club Meeting
LOFT House

We will be making granola to sell at the Farmers market.

Friday, April 22

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

HWS Campus Farmers Market
Gearan Center for the Performing Arts Front Patio

As spring finally begins to arrive on campus, so too will seasonal vegetables, dry goods and other locally-grown and produced goods. Products will include limited seasonal vegetables, garden transplants, eggs, honey, jams and jellies, baked goods, herbs, maple products and cheeses. Information on local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) will also be available. Bring your own bag!

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Pop-Up Sustainable Gala
Common Room/Faculty Dining Room in Scandling Center

A Pop-up restaurant style dinner in the common room that features plant-based food items. All food items will be vegan including appetizers, entrees, and desserts. All recipes will be prepared by recently trained chefs that participated in a rigorous training held by the Humane Society of the United States. Tickets will be sold for $4.00 at the concierge desk, outside of Saga from 3/28/16 – 4/19/16.

6 p.m.

Screening of "The Secret Life of Bees"
Sanford Room

There will be a popcorn/candy bar and flavored water served during the film.

Saturday, April 23

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Appetizer Cook Off
Coxe Hall 08

Bring a dish to share and see how your cooking stacks up. Entries will be graded by price, taste, presentation, and sustainability. Please contact pascale.grossnickle@hws.edu to sign up.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Wake the Farm Workshop – Dairy Farm Tour
Leaving from Medbery South parking lot behind Gearan Center for Performing Arts

Spend the afternoon touring a dairy farm. Transportation is provided with limited space. Registration required by emailing smeyer@hws.edu. Come and visit two modern dairy farms just a short drive from campus. On the first farm you will learn how cows are fed and cared for and how farmers grow and store their feed.  On the second farm you will learn how a manure digester can turn waste into electricity to run the farm, and then get to meet some baby calves. Learn from the millennials who manage the farms what they do on a daily basis to care for their cows, their land, and their communities.

Sunday, April 24

12- 4 p.m.

Swap Meet
ATM Lounge in Scandling Center

Give an item, take an item sort of event. When students give an item they will be given a ticket good to acquire another item(s). All leftover items will be donated to the community barn sale.

All Day

Fashion Revolution
Across campus

Give an item, take an item sort of event. When students give an item they will be given a ticket good to acquire another item(s). All leftover items will be donated to the community barn sale.

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Earth Week events are brought to you by a campus collaboration between the Campus Greens, EcoReps, Finger Lakes Institute, HWS College Democrats, HWS Votes, Intercultural Affairs, Office of Sustainability, Real Food Challenge, Sodexo Dining and Sustainable Foods Club.

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