Sustanability Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

Spring, 2015, Sustainability Events - Please note some dates have changed from the original notice

Please see the list of events below. If you would like to incorporate these into your courses, please contact the person listed for each event so they can coordinate this.

If you have an event you would like posted on the Sustainability Calendar, please email the information to XXX (new director TBD)

Stewarding the Future of Clean Water:  A Workshop on Implementing and Investing in Stormwater Management

Thursday, March 12th, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Doyle Banquet Hall, Campion Student Center
Contact: Dr. Mike McCann,

The fourth annual stormwater workshop will be hosted on the SJU campus on Thursday, March 12th.  This event is organized by the SJU Institute for Environmental Stewardship and the Lower Metrion Conservancy. It will bring speakers from industry, academia, not-for profit and other organizations together to discuss stormwater management practices, regulatory issues, and water quality monitoring and engagement the public and municipalities. The workshop is free (but registration is required at the web site here) and open to everyone thanks to a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

SJU Faculty Panel on Sustainability and Related Issues

Tuesday, March 17th, 6:00 - 7:30
Location TBA
Contact: Ms. Emily Nonnemacher, SJU Student Green Fund,

A panel of SJU faculty will address sustainability and other issues. More information coming soon, check the SJU Sustainability Web site for updates.

Food Marketing Association Meeting
"Whole Foods, Whole Person - Conscious Capitalism story"

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 11am – 12:15pm
Mandeville Hall Room 103
Contact: SJU Food Marketing Association,

Weigh the Waste

Tuesday, April 7th and Tuesday, April 21st
Campion Dining Hall
Contact: Ms. Emily Nonnemacher, SJU Student Green Fund,

During Weigh the Waste all of the uneaten food from the Campion Dining Hall will be collected and weighed to show just how much food we are not eating but are sending into the waste stream (actually into the composting bio-bin, but still, it is good food that could have been eaten!)

Triskeles: Practice Aligned with Purpose - Note the date has been changed!

Thursday, April 7th
11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: TBA
Contact: Ms. Emily Nonnemacher, SJU Student Green Fund,

Clemens Pietzner, President and Executive Director of the Triskeles Foundation, will talk about their mission to encourage and support charitable giving through its innovative donor advised funds and other philanthropic services and education.  They offer a flexible investment strategy that emphasizes sustainability and impact solid returns to donor and organizational funds.

Tiny House Documentary

Wednesday, April 8th, 6pm
Forum Theater, Campion
Contact: Ms. Emily Nonnemacher, SJU Student Green Fund,

Come for a screening of a documentary about the Tiny House movement where small is beautiful (and more environmentally friendly).

Making an Impact Through Sustainable Marketing and Business Practices

Tuesday, April 14th, 6 - 7:30 pm
Location: Wolfington Teletorium, Mandeville Hall
Contact: Ms. Vivian Castillo,

The Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics and the American Marketing Association present a talk by Keith Sutter, Director, Medical Device Sustainability, Johnson & Johnson.

Seamus McGraw author of The End of Country on fracking and Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change

Thursday, April 16th.
3:30 Cardinal Foley Center "Betting the Farm on a Drought: A Reading and Conversation on Climate Change"

6:30 Cardinal Foley Center, "The Space Between the Pages: A Look at the Stories Behind the Stories"

Contact: Dr. Ann Green,

Seamus McGraw author of The End of Country on fracking is coming Thursday, April 16th. He'll speak at 3:30 Ann Green's my Writing and Environmental Justice class  and again at 6:30 in Owen Gilman's Nature Writing graduate class. Both presentations will be in the Cardinal Foley Center.

Seamus will be here celebrating the release of his new book: Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change ( We haven't finalized the titles of his two talks yet, but the first will be climate and book-centered, and the second more writing studies centered. (Seamus has also self-published two novella about the coal fields of PA, including a very funny one featuring a thinly veiled Rick Santorum character.)

He did a series of interviews with people whose livelihoods and lives are affected by climate change (Jersey fishermen, Texas ranchers, outdoorsman in the West) to consider how climate change affects folks across the political spectrum (I have a MS copy of the book, and so far there's some very interesting stuff with an evangelical climate change supporter, trying to convince others on the Christian right that climate change is real). We're going to try and get copies of the book to sell prior to his visit.

Earth Day Celebration Mass

Tuesday, April 21st
12:20 - 1:20
Chapel of Saint Joseph
Fr. John Braverman will celebrate the 12:20 mass and will integrate themes related to Earth Day and sustainability.

Dumpster Dive - What Is In Our Trash Stream That Shouldn't Be?

Thursday, April 23rd
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Sourin Parking Lot
Contact: Mary Feeney, chair SJU recycling committee,

     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!!! 

The New Climate Reality

Thursday, April 23rd
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Wolfington Teletorium, Mandeville Hall
Contact: Dr. Diane Phillips,

This presentation provides a wealth of new scientific information on climate change and its impact on humankind.  For most people, climate change is an abstract, distant threat - they don't realize that it's already in their backyards, impacting the things they care about most.

e-Recycling Event - Free Drop Off of Electronic/Electrical Devices

    Tuesday, May 5th, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
    Location: Sourin Parking Lot
    Contact: Ms. Mary Feeney,
Thanks for Being Green, LLC – Magnum Computers, R2 and ISO 14001 certified will be on campus to accept and recycle the following items.

Recyclable items:

·      Computers, Computer monitors, Hard drives
·      Laptop, Motherboards, Keyboards
·      Projectors, Video equipment
·      Batteries -Phone, Laptop, Lead acid, Rechargeable
·      Game consoles, E- Readers, MP3 players, Radios, Stereos,
·      Cell phones, Telephones, CD players
·      Copiers, Scanners, Fax machines, Printers, Scales,
·      Pencil sharpeners, Electric staplers
·      Microwave ovens
·      Appliances- Hair dryers, Blenders, Toasters, Irons, Mixers, Flat irons,
Curling irons, Vacuums, Coffee machines, Toaster ovens,Waffle makers
·      Small dorm size refrigerators
·      Wire - all types, metal – baled or loose, aluminum, brass, light iron and copper, AC adapters
·      Car batteries
Items can be in working or non- working order
Items NOT Recyclable at this event
                                                NO TVs will be accepted
Event is open to all students and employees
Items may not be left prior to, or after the event.