Sustanability Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

Earth Day Shred Event
Tuesday, Aprill 22nd
11 am - 12 noon, Cardinal Avenue

ProShred, the contractor providing document shredding services to SJU, will have a shredding truck on site from 11 am to noon.  Bring your sensitive papers from your office or home and they will shred them for you right at the truck. Contact Mary Feeney, chair of the SJU Recycling Committee, for more information. 

Weigh the Waste: Food Waste Measurements
Tuesday, April 22nd
4 pm - 8 pm
Campion Dining Hall

The SJU Green Fund and Net Impact will be running Weigh the Waste to show students, faculty, and staff just how much edible food is wasted by people eating in the cafeteria here on campus each day.  Sponsored by the SJU Student Greenfund. Contact Ms. Dylan Skwira at for more information.

Dumpster Dive - What Is In Our Trash Stream That Shouldn't Be?
Thursday, April 24th
11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Sourin Parking Lot

  Join the SJU Recycling Team as we sort through some of the trash collected from a dorm and from an academic building and identify the items that should have been in the recycling stream.  Gloves will be provided!!!  Contact Mary Feeney, chair of the SJU Recycling Committee, for more information. 

Bovine Pastoral Culture: how cattle, microbes, pasture plants and humans coevolved: we were late to the party, but we can be the life of the party!
The first annual Animal Studies Lecture by Jonathan White, owner of Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse
Rescheduled - Thursday, April 24th
11:00 am, North Banquet Hall, Campion Student Center

  Somewhere between five and fifteen millennia ago, humans formed a partnership with ruminants, which resulted in a massive expansion of the range and population of both species. Jonathan White, a noted cheese maker and pastoral farmer, will explain how this symbiosis evolved, how we betrayed our coevolutionists in the horrors of "modern" agriculture, and how he is renewing the bond with his herd of100% grass fed Bobolink Graizers, in, of all places, New Jersey. Sponsored by the Animal Studies Program, the Institute for Environmental Stewardship and the SJU Committee on Sustainability. Contact Matt Anderson, director of the Animal Stuides minor, for more information.

2014 Earth Day Seminar by Dr. Adam Rome, Unidel Helen Gouldner Chair for the Environment, Associate Professor of History and English, University of Delaware
Thursday, April 24th
4:00 PM, Doyle Banquet Hall South, Campion Student Center

Adam Rome is an environmental historian of the United States.  His first book, The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism, won the Organization of American Historians’ Frederick Jackson Turner award.  His second book, The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation, came out in 2013.  He also has written about environmental reform in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era – the period when Americans first tried to stop pollution, conserve natural resources, and preserve wild places and wild creatures.  From 2002 through 2005, he editedEnvironmental History, the leading journal in the field.  He also is a member of the English department, where he teaches courses on environmental non-fiction, and he is co-director of the College of Arts and Sciences environmental-humanities initiative.  He earned his B.A. from Yale and his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Conact Jeff Hyson for more information.

Screening of the Documentary Growing Cities
Thursday, April  24th
6 pm - 7 pm
Forum Theater, Campion Student Center

  The SJU Community Garden plans to host a screening and a brief discussion of the documentary film Growing Cities (  This film examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat.  The goal of hosting this screening is to increase the awareness of the role of urban gardening in creating sustainable communities and in fostering a sense of stewardship for the earth.  This goal furthers the educational mission of the SJU Community Garden.  The target audience will primarily be the SJU campus community, however this event will also be open to members of the greater community. Contact Caitlin Fritz, director of the SJU community garden program, at for more information. Sponsored by the SJU Community Garden Program.