Earth Day 2018

April 21st Events:

Park Stewardship on the Midway 

Help with park clean up, assess the gardens and green spaces, and share ideas regarding the Midway's Framework Plan. Also, bring a ball or frisbee, a picnic blanket, and some friends to enjoy the park after your good deeds! 
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
At the Midway. Meet by the Women's Memorial Bench on the east side of the train track hill. 
Click here to Register in advance and reserve a free Earth Day t-shirt, courtesy of Friends of the Parks 

JPAC Earth Day for Families–Park Workday

Children and AYSO players welcomed Cleanup of our recreational sports fields, lagoons, and nature trails Cleanup at 63rd and Lake Shore Drive
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Meet at Historic Golf Driving Range Office/Picnic Shelter
*Bring water and reusable bags 

JPAC & Great Lakes Alliance Earth Day  

57th Street Beach Cleanup 
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
*Bring water and reusable bags

Historic 1893 World's Fair History Tour and Cleanup

Learn the story of the 1893 Columbian Exposition that changed the world  
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meet in the Women's Circle Garden at 60th and Stony Island 
*Bring water and Sunscreen

JPAC Free One Earth Film Screening of Robert Redford movie "Happenings" and Community Resource Action Partners Fair 

Movie is about alternative energy, conservation, zero waste, and global warming
2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Field House, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. 


April 22nd Events:

Landscapes of Hope

Presented in partnership with the Program for the Global Environment (PGE) and Chicago Studies at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Brian McCammack discusses Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago. He will be joined in conversation by Adam Green. A Q/A and signing will follow the discussion.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Click Here to RSVP (requested, not required)
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Earth Day of Service - Hosted by University Community Service Center  

The UCSC is looking for 60 UChicago students, staff, faculty, and alumni to join us on this national celebration of Earth Day. Volunteers will be matched to one of four South Side community garden service sites to prepare for spring planting. Transportation will be provided to and from campus. 
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018 
Confirmation Emails Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 
Sign up to volunteer here 
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Hyde Park Clean Up 

Spend this Earth Day giving back by cleaning up the litter in your community! Volunteers can register to work in teams (4+ students) and teams will have the opportunity to compete for the most trash collected by weight. Stop by the basement of Reynolds anytime between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to start! 
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Basement of Reynolds Club, Hyde Park
Please RSVP here
Have a location in Hyde Park in dire need of cleaning up? Suggest it by emailing hmorin@uchicago.edu with the subject “Hyde Park Clean Up Location” 


April 25th Events:

The Environment as a Human Rights Issue

Join Phoenix Sustainability Initiative (PSI) as we welcome Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, for a discussion about environmental justice and its intersection with racial and gender justice. The event will be moderated by Mark Templeton, clinical professor at the University of Chicago Law School and director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. 
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 
Saieh Hall, Room 021 
Click here to RSVP
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