Earth Week

Here are the planned events for Earth Week! Be sure to stop by and join in on our celebration!

4/23 - Save The Trees: Join in on our newest campaign, Save The Trees!  We will be signing members up for one last time on Monday (4/23). By signing one of our pledges, you vow to be a part of the solution by helping us reduce SUNY Oswego’s paper consumption. We’ve learned some awesome paper saving ideas from our students. Solutions as simple as printing double sided, or as innovative as using binder sleeves as a whiteboard! Make sure to stop by our table on Monday to share your paper saving ideas and to sign up to win a Rocket Wave Microwavable Notebook!

4/24 - Transpo Tuesday: This semester we also focused on increasing bus-ridership on our campus. We went across campus and presented our web-based app, to many residence halls. In addition we issued Bus Share “tickets” to the commuter cars on campus. On this day we will be highlighting some of the results of those initiatives, as well as picking a winner for our Bus Share Ticket raffle.

Expect a new update on our BikeShare program: Dockless BikeShare will be on campus starting next semester! Spin will be partnering up with us to bring in new hourly rental bikes for students and faculty to use on campus! Stop by the table if you are interested in knowing more ways on how to make transportation more sustainable!

4/25 - Metrics Update: This is the day where the Office of Sustainability thanks YOU! Without your participation, our programs wouldn’t have made a major impact at SUNY Oswego. Our goal is to make sure this campus is as sustainable as possible and we couldn’t have been happier to have a community to support our efforts like you all! During this day you will find out staggering numbers of how much plastic and paper we saved from getting into landfills.

4/26 - Beneath the Surface: The Office of Sustainability and Go Green Team will be sponsoring the showing of the documentary Beneath the Surface: The Storied History of Onondaga Lake. This is a documentary film that explores the human relationship with the natural wonder of this local salt lake. From the lives of the Native Americans to the current industry that populates its shores, Onondaga Lake has determined the human existence in Syracuse, affected the nation and had impacts across the ocean. Not surprisingly, humanity has affected its existence and natural state in profound ways as well.

Come meet with writer/director Mark Eischen to learn more about what stories Onondaga Lake has beneath the surface. There will be two screenings of Beneath the Surface which will be held in 170 Shineman classroom at 3 p.m. and 122 Shineman at 7:15 p.m. with a discussion to follow.

4/27 - Last Day of Earth Week:  This will be the last day of our Save the Trees campaign! We’ll tally up the amount of paper participants saved and also announce the winner of the Rocketbook Wave! Even though the campaign may be over, we still encourage everyone to use our tips for saving paper outside of SUNY Oswego. Every paper saved could mean plenty of trees don’t have to be cut down.