Schedule of Earth Week 2015 Events


April 1 through April 30, 2015  “The Air We Share” display  Loyola Science Center 2nd Floor Display Cases
Contacts:  Office of Sustainability and Sustainability Club

April TBA  Evening  Scholarly Lecture  Topic:  Sustainability

April 13 to 20, 2015  Earth Week Art Show Weinberg Memorial Library Heritage Room.  Faculty, staff, students and the local community are invited to submit art work inspired by caring for the environment.  Art work will be on display during the week-long event.

April 14, 2015, Tuesday,  5:00pm – 7:00pm  Earth Week Art Show Reception Weinberg Memorial Library Heritage Room

April 17, 2015, Friday,  3:15pm – 4:30pm  Faculty Research Seminar  Loyola Science Center Room 335

April 21, 2015, Tuesday,  11am – 1pm  Earth Day Fair  The DeNaples Center Patio (Rain location:  The DeNaples Center Ballroom – 4th Floor). 
Students display research and projects to the campus community.  Local sustainable businesses, i.e.:  SEF, Toyota, Shred Doc, Colts Natural Gas bus, participate in displaying and talking about their sustainable products and services.  Participation Form-Business;   Participation Form-Student

April 22 and 23, 2015, Wednesday and Thursday,  11am – 1pm  Pay it Forward a Sustainable Scranton  The DeNaples Center 2nd Floor  This event encourages students to complete acts of caring for the environment.  USPB will have interactive tables set up for student involvement.
Sponsored by the University of Scranton Programming Board

April 22, 2015, Wednesday,  7pm – 9pm  An Evening of Environmental Science  Loyola Science Center.  Display of artwork and essays by local students.  Submissions will be on display April 22 through April 24, 2015.  Deadline for submission is April 7th, 2015.  Science exhibits and demonstrations, Loyola Science Center tours, Astronomy Deck tours and essay awards will be highlighted during the evening’s festivities.  Essay Form; Participant Form

April 24 through April 26, 2015  Annual Used Book Sale  Weinberg Memorial Library, Heritage Room
April 24/Staff, Faculty and Students 4:00pm – 8:00pm    April 25/Open to Public 9:00am – 8:00pm 
April 26/Open to Public 12:00pm – 4:00pm

April 25, 2015  Scranton Environmental Bike Tour.  University campus to LVHA trail; to Nay Aug Park; back to University campus  This inaugural event is in conjunction with  LVHA (Lackawanna Valley Heritage Association) and University Bike Share program.  The route will avail participants to environmental sight-seeing and learning destinations throughout the City of Scranton.

April 29, 2015, Wednesday,  7:30 pm  The DeNaples Center Ballroom  Spring Sustainability Symposium.  60 minute presentation and panel discussion   Topic for the evening:  “The Air We Share.”  Air: We all have it, or none of us has it.   Click here for additional information.

April 30, 2015, Thursday,  5:30pm  Loyola Science Center , Room 133  “Can’t Stop the Water”  Rebecca Ferin documentary.

May 2, 2015  Street Sweep. The event will include planting flowers downtown, cleaning up the Hill Section, Nay Aug Park, and the Greenhouse at Nay Aug Park.

May 3, 2015  Kayak the River.  Kayak trip down the Susquehanna River.

May 9, 2015, Saturday  10:00am – 2:00pm  Campus Electronic Recycling and Document Shredding Event
This event is open to the public.  Area residents can bring paper to shred as well as several items to recyle, ranging from cables to blenders to air conditioners.  For a list of items accepted at the event click here.  The event is sponsored by Cintas Document Management and Vintage Tech Recyclers and is free of charge. This event is organized and staffed by members of Student Sustainability Club and IT Department

May 28 and 29, 2015, Thursday and Friday  Faculty Sustainability Workshop
Open to all full and part-time faculty. Click here for additional information.

June 12, 2015, Friday  Follow up to Faculty Sustainability Workshop