Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Earth Week Schedule

Saturday April 14

9 a.m.

Pilates on the Dock
Pilates on the Dock

Start Earthweek off with a relaxing pilates session on the shores of Seneca Lake. Sponsored by Campus Greens & EcoReps.

12-4 p.m.

Day of Service
Meet on the Quad, (Rain Location: Bartlett Theatre)

Serve and explore Greater Geneva while getting to know your fellow students and campus members. Sponsored by CCESL.

5 p.m. - Sunday at 3 p.m.

Campout at the Farm
Meet at The Barn on St. Clair St.

An overnight campout at Fribolin Farm! We will cook dinner in the farmhouse before setting up a campfire to cook s’mores and hang out. Sponsored by Campus Greens & Fribolin Farm.

Sunday April 15

12-3 p.m.

Farm Tour
Fribolin Farm

Come join us for a tour of the farm as we explore the property and of course pick up any litter we find along the way! Sponsored by Campus Greens & Fribolin Farm.

Monday, April 16

breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Meatless Monday
Saga Dining Hall

Saga will offer up to 90% vegetarian cuisine to showcase the variety of vegetarian dishes. Sponsored by Sodexo HWS Dining.

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Stern Hall Waste Audit
William Smith Green/Stern Lawn

How well does HWS recycle? Let’s find out! A waste audit of Stern Hall will determine how much recycling is actually getting sent to the landfill. Sponsored by EcoReps.

Tuesday, April 17

9-11 a.m.

Plant Sale
Scandling Center

Come get small herb and vegetable plants that were started right at our farm! You can keep them indoors and then transplant to your garden when summer comes. Sponsored by Finger Lakes Institute and Fribolin Farm.

12-7 p.m.

HWS Blood Drive
Vandervort Room

Give blood during the American Red Cross Blood Drive at HWS. Call 1-800-Red-Cross or click here to make an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.

2-5 p.m.

Apple Tree Planting
Campus Garden

Help us plant three new apples trees at the campus garden. Sponsored by EcoReps and HWS Sodexo Building and Grounds.

Wednesday, April 18

breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Local breads
Saga Dining Hall

The dining hall will have special breads and bagels from Ithaca-based College Town Bagels that will be made of NY-grown grains and USDA organic and flour. Sponsored by Sodexo HWS Dining.

1-5 p.m.

Bike Maintenance Workshop
In front of Scandling

We will have bike stands, tools, air pump, chain oil, and other supplies to give your bike a tune up. A special educational workshop will be at 3pm with the Geneva Bicycle Center. Sponsored by EcoReps & Geneva Bicycle Center.

7-9 p.m.

Learn to Travel the World: Jason Boring's Travel Hacking Adventures
Hirshson Ballroom

Our speaker discusses how to travel abroad safely while maintaining and taking care of the environment and understanding the culture you are visiting. Preparation. Safety. Eco-Tourism. Social Justice. Sponsored by Student Engagement and Global Education.

Thursday, April 19

All day

Clothing Swap
ATM Lounge in Scandling Center

Tired of wearing the same old clothes? Come exchange gently used clothes with other students. Stop by the ATM lounge during the day to drop off or pick up clothes. Sponsored by Campus Greens.

2-4 p.m.

In front of Scandling Center

Bring an old shirt and tie dye with some crazy colors and unique designs. Sponsored by Campus Greens.

Friday, April 20


Sustainable Seafood
Saga Dining Hall

Saga will be serving only seafood that has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. Sponsored by Sodexo HWS Dining.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Screening of "Denying Access: NoDAPL to NoNAPL"
Seneca Room

Documentary about efforts to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from going near the Standing Rock Reservation and the local dangers of NAPL - the Northern Access Pipeline, which is slated to transport fracked gas through Western New York. Afterwards there will be a Q & A session with Jason Corwin, film Producer and Executive Director of the Seneca Media and Communications Center. Sponsored by Intercultural Affairs, Green Tea Connection program, and Environmental Studies, Media and Society.

7:30 p.m.

AfterDark- making pinecone bird feeders and planting kale seeds
Scandling Center

Come make an eco-friendly bird feeder using all-natural ingredients. You can hang them on a nearby tree or window and watch the birds as they come enjoy their tasty treat! Plus plant some seeds to take home and grow your own delicious kale. Sponsored by Residential Education.

Saturday, April 21

12-5 p.m.

Stern Lawn

There will be so much to do! Come enjoy the great games, activities, and food. Visit the EcoRep table to charge your cell phone using solar panels and to explore the power of sunrays! Bin Masters will be there to ensure all the recycling and compost is properly collected. Sponsored by Student Activities, EcoReps, and Campus Greens.

Sunday, April 22

All day

Earth Day

Live a low-impact day! Do your best to use minimal electricity, conserve water, and don’t generate any waste. Sponsored by The Earth.

1-3 p.m.

AFSP Out Of The Darkness Walk
Boswell Outdoor Track

Get outside too exercise your physical and mental health! This walk is to raise awareness with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Bin Masters will be there to ensure all the recycling and compost is properly collected. Sponsored by Beautiful Minds Mental Health Club.

7 p.m.

Pilates on the Dock
Bozzuto Boat House and Dock

A great way to end a great week! Come relax and connect with nature as we do pilates on the shores of Seneca Lake watching the sunset. Sponsored by Campus Greens & EcoReps.

Friday, April 27

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

HWS Farmers Market
Front Lawn of Scandling Campus Center

Stop by and purchase food grown and produced by local farmers and bakers. Plus HWS Fribolin Farm will be welling your favorite herbs, from lemon balm to sunflowers that were nurtured here at HWS! Each plant will be sold in individual containers with instructions on how to take care of them. Only $2 to make your mom happy on Mother’s Day, to spice up your windowsill, to help the pollinators.

Sunday, April 29

4-6:30 p.m.

Pickin’ Rocks and Pickin’ Strings
Fribolin Farm

If you're into live music, fresh air and movin’ rocks, this happy ‘rock hour’ is for you! Student band Jeans in the Pool will perform rock originals after we remove rocks from the garden. Refreshments will be served. Make sure to wear closed toed shoes and work clothes. Parking is limited, so taking the shuttle from Medbery Lot is encouraged. It will run continuously starting at 3:30 p.m.

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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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