Earth Week

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Monday, April 16

Des Plaines

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Room 1610
Oak Ecosystems, Climate Change and Regional Importance 
Chris Mulvaney, Chicago Wilderness; Tricia Bethke and Emily Okallau, Morton Arboretum; Bill Strond, biology professor

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
Room 1610
Environmental Studies Concentration Information Session and Poster Contest Winner Announcement
Marian Staats, English professor and Paul Gulezian, assistant biology professor and co-coordinators of Environmental Studies

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Room 1610
Engaging in our Communities: Climate and Environmental Advocacy Opportunities Near You 
Debra Shore, Municipal Water Reclamation District; Bob Heuer, Evanston Environmental Action Team; Sara Horan, Northwest Suburbs Organizing for Action Climate Change Team; Mike Zanillo and Rick Knight, Citizens Climate Lobby

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Room 1610
All Living Things Matter
Bill Strond, biology professor 

7 - 9 p.m.
Outdoor classroom behind Lee Center
Nature Night Hike and Frog Monitoring
Bill Strond, biology professor 

Skokie

12:30 - 2 p.m.
Room C120
From the Ashes
film screening 

Tuesday, April 17

Des Plaines

10 - 10:45 a.m. 
Room 1610
Images of Oakton’s Native Plants
Ken Schaefer, artist and naturalis

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Student Street
Free Earth Week snacks
Green Committee 

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 1610
U-Turn
Joey FineRhyme, raptivist and educator

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Room 1610
Voices Not Heard: The Climate Fight of Malaysian Youth film screening
Digital Q&A with director Scott Brown following the film

Skokie

1 - 2:15 p.m.
Room C120
Climate Change, Child Marriages, and Over-population
David Arieti, biology lecturer

Wednesday, April 18

Des Plaines

9:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Lee Center first floor lobby
Nature and Bird Walk (Dress for outdoor activity.) 
Paul Gulezian, assistant biology professor

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Main entrance lobby
Macroinvertebrate Sampling (Dress for outdoor activity.) 
Tess Lesniak, biology lecturer

3 - 4:15 p.m
Room 1625
How Biodiversity Inoculates Against Extinction
David Arieti, biology lecturer  

Skokie

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Main entrance
Free Earth Week snacks
Green Committee 

1 - 5 p.m.
Room P103
Introduction to Sustainability Business Strategy for Entrepreneurs (People, Planet, Profit) 
Reed Evans, founder of Scale It Up! Sustainability Training for Women Entrepreneurs.
Light refreshments provided.
Pre-registration requested: greenteam@oakton.edu

Thursday, April 19

Des Plaines

10 - 11 a.m.
Performing Arts Center lobby entrance
Fitness Walk on Campus (Dress for outdoor activity.) 
Lisa Bolinder, Oakton Wellness coordinator

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Room 1604
Climate Adaptation and Community Resiliency in Little Village
Viviana Moreno, LVEJO: Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

12:45 - 2 p.m.
Room 1604
Beasts at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children’s Literature
Liam Heneghan, author 

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Room 1604
Beginning to Bike and Cycling to School
Representatives from the Des Plaines Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Room 1604
From the Ashes film screening, Discussion following film
Paul Gulezian, assistant professor biology

Skokie

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Room C120
Voices Not Heard: The Climate Fight of Malaysian Youth film screening 

Friday, April 20

Des Plaines

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Community Garden (Entrance 31)
Community Garden Clean-Up
(Dress for outdoor activity. Gloves and tools provided.)

Saturday, April 21

Des Plaines

1 - 7:30 p.m.
TenHoeve Center
Creating Justice: Celebrating Art in People’s Movements
Pre-registration requested: greenteam@oakton.edu

Sponsored by Oakton’s Green Committee, Environmental Studies, Honors at Oakton, and the Oakton Educational Foundation.

 

Event Details

April 17 - 22
Locations vary, Des Plaines, Skokie