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13 Days of Green

Promoting sustainability, April 10–22, 2017. Share your experience: #13DaysOfGreen.
Colgate Sidekicks Club take local children to help at the Colgate Community Garden.

Day 1: April 10

Kick Off Celebration

The 13 Days of Green will begin with a kickoff event on the academic quad Monday, April 10th. Come help us celebrate spring while meeting members of various Colgate organizations focused on sustainability and environmental issues. Activities range from live music to a planting seeds in reusable containers. Food and information about the rest of the 13 Days will be available--we can’t wait to see you there!

Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: The Academic Quad


Day 2: April 11

Why We Know What to Do and Still Fail to Protect the Environment: 
Cameron Brick, PhD in conversation with Andy Pattison, PhD 

Professor Cameron Brick from Hamilton College, and Professor of Environmental Studies, Andy Pattison, will discuss psychology, policy and everything in between during this ENST, Psychology and Upstate Institute pub-talk.

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Donovan's Pub


Day 3: April 12

Earth Day at the Broad Street Gallery

Eager for Earth Day to arrive? No need to wait! Earth Day is coming early at the Broad Street Gallery. Come and engage in a creative earth-focused project and learn more about how art and the environment can connect.

Time: TBD
Location: Broad Street Gallery


Day 4: April 13

The Annual Green Summit and Oak Awards: Sustainability, Community & You

The Green Summit has been central to the mission of the 13 Days of Green, and provides a forum for discussing sustainability and environmental issues. In 2017, the 17th Green Summit will highlight community perspectives on sustainability. Madison Smith '19, Simon Solomon (Executive Director of Friends of Rogers), and Lateef Clark (Executive Chef, Chartwells) will each speak for 10-15 minutes before fielding questions. The event will be preceded by a small reception, and representatives from the Office of Sustainability will be available to facilitate discussion after the presenters speak. Attendees will also be able to enter into a special raffle for an ENO hammock.

To wrap up the Green Summit, we will present Oak Awards to three members of the Colgate Community who have made outstanding contributions to sustainability.

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Golden Auditorium


Day 5: April 14

Tweaks, Nudges & Disruptions: How Innovation Can Help Solve Environmental Problems

In this Environmental Studies Brown Bag, Joshua Gellers PhD, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida will talk about how innovation can lead to environmental solutions. Join us for lunch and what's sure to be a dynamic presentation.

Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: ALANA Multipurpose Room


Day 6: April 15

13 Days of Green Clothing Swap

Come join the Office of Sustainability and refresh your wardrobe at our clothing swap on Saturday, April 15. If your closet’s gotten a little stale or doesn’t match your current style, you can drop off used clothing during the week before and receive a voucher to use on Saturday. This is a great opportunity to update your look while being sustainable, and is definitely going to save you time and money, and is quite a bit easier than driving to the mall in Syracuse.

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hall of Presidents

Locavore Dinner

Green Thumbs is hosting a Locavore Dinner at the Loj on April 15 and would love to see you there. Don’t know what a locavore is, or why it’s important--no problem! This dinner will be focused on exploring local and sustainable food practices and how to eat more sustainably at Colgate. Of course, dinner will be provided.

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Loj


Day 7: April 16

Colgate Sustainability Q&A

Join the Green Raider Interns on twitter to ask any and all questions you may have about Colgate Sustainability. Follow and tweet at @ColgateSstnblty. 

Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Twitter


Day 8: April 17

13 Days of Green Pop-up Info Session & Raffle 

Come join the Office of Sustainability for games, pries, and the chance to win a gift basket containing an ENO hammock, a Nalgene and more! 

Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: The Coop


Day 9: April 18

13 Days of Green Pop-up Info Session & Raffle 

Come join the Office of Sustainability for games, pries, and the chance to win a gift basket containing an ENO hammock, a Nalgene and more! 

Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: The Coop


Day 10: April 19

Movie Screening: Before the Flood

Need an excuse to take a break from studying and watch a movie? Want a picture with a Leonardo diCaprio fathead? Join the Office of Sustainability in a screening of Leonardo diCaprio's award-winning documentary Before the Flood. This film explores the current state of the controversy over climate change and explores possible adaptation pathways moving forward. Refreshments will be provided.

Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Golden Auditorium

Day 11: April 20

Climate Action under the Trump Administration: Sociological Perspectives

National climate action and inaction have been a concern of many under the new administration. Panelists Dr. Chandra Russo, Dr. Christopher Henke, Dr. Cecelia Walsh-Russo (Hartwick College) and Dominic Wilkins '17 will discuss the societal implications of the Trump Administration's reversal on climate action and what individuals can do at the local and/or institutional level. Lunch from Curtain Call will be served. 

Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: 207 Lathrop


Day 12: April 21

Sustainability & Climate Action Planning with Local Community Partners: Community Panel

In this Environmental Studies Brown Bag, Andrew Pattison PhD, Professor of Environmental Studies, will host Chris Rossi (Town of Hamilton), Scott Ingmire (Madison County) and Jamie Kowalczk (Madison County) for a panel discussion addressing local sustainability and climate action planning. Lunch will be provided by Hamilton Whole Foods.

Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: ALANA Multipurpose Room


Day 13: April 22, Earth Day

Spring Party Weekend Zero-waste Brunch and Earth Day Celebration

Join the Office of Sustainability, the Spring Party Weekend Committee, and the Class Leadership Council to celebrate Earth Day and spring with a zero-waste meal and good company.

Time: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m
Location: Whitnall Field