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Sustainability Events

ASU's Earth Week 2012

April is Earth Month, and Arizona State University is kicking off the month with a week-long Earth Week celebration across all four campuses. Additional events will be held throughout the month. Please be sure to RSVP for those events with an RSVP link.

Sunday, April 1

Volunteer Day »
Support Growhouse, a community-based sustainable garden and public art experiment. Free local lunch to follow.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunflower Lot, 902 N. Sixth St., Phoenix


Monday, April 2

Meatless Monday »
Devil's Greens features local goodies.
All day.
Taylor Place, ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus

Food Day »
Sample green plate items, go meatless! Health and wellness information. Free food!
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Student Union, ASU Polytechnic Campus

Sustainability Series - The Future of Food: In the Desert and Beyond »
Gary Nabhan, University of Arizona Southwest Center
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 101, ASU Tempe Campus



Tuesday, April 3

Earth Day Festival »
Brownie tasting challenge, recycling games: Prizes awarded to all participants!
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fletcher Lawn, ASU West Campus

RHA Goodwill Fashion Show and Clothing Drive »
A recyclable outfit competition and a chance to donate gently used clothes to Goodwill.
6:00 p.m.
PV Beach, ASU Tempe Campus

Exhibition Reception: Complex Adaptive Artists »
Join Sustainability Scholar Julie Anand and her students to celebrate works created within Art 494/598: Art & Ecology.
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, 3rd Floor, ASU Tempe Campus


Sustainability Series - 10 x 5 Sustainability Showcase »
10 fast-paced talks by School of Sustainability students, alumni, faculty, and members of the community.
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 101, ASU Tempe Campus



Wednesday, April 4

Go Local! Green Captain Expo »
Sun Devil Dining will be showcasing local foods, sustainability, and the green captain program. Free food samples! In partnership with CSSI, the Center for Student Sustainability Initiatives
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Engrained Patio, ASU Tempe Campus

Food Truck Mania »
Eat local and enjoy a lineup of great tastes featuring Phoenix's best street food.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Civic Park, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Phoenix Public Market, 14 E. Pierce St., Phoenix

TED Talk Videos »
Riveting talks by remarkable people. Lunch provided by Aramark.
11:45 am.- 1:30 p.m.
University Center Building, Barrett Suite, Room 201, ASU West Campus

Bike Day »
Bike tune-ups, free pizza and smoothies, film screening: Pedal Driven.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
4:45 p.m. Film Screening
Aravaipa Auditorium, ASU Polytechnic Campus

Film for Thought Series: Waste Land »
Free one-night-only showing of the Oscar-nominated documentary Waste Land. Donations of clothing and household goods accepted to benefit Ditch the Dumpster.
6:30 p.m. Doors Open
7:00 p.m. Show Time
Valley Art Theatre, 5th St. & Mill Ave., Tempe



Thursday, April 5

Earth Fair »
There will be participation awards from WasteManagement, the Phoenix Public Market, ARAMARK, and the Downtown Phoenix Campus Bike Safety Club, plus a vegan brownie taste-off.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Taylor Place, ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus

Sustainability Olympics »
Prizes awarded to all participants!
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
North Backus Mall, ASU Polytechnic Campus

DIY Day »
CTI's Eco Edition, eco-DIY project: bottle purses, solar-powered concert.
6:00 p.m.
Parade Grounds, ASU Polytechnic Campus


Friday, April 6

"A" Mountain Restoration »
Volunteer to help restore walking and hiking trails on "A" Mountain. Free lunch to follow!
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
NE corner of 3rd St. & Mill, Tempe


ASU's Earth Hour »
Turn the lights out and join us for flashlight tag and a candlelight picnic.
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
North Res Hall Lawn, ASU Polytechnic Campus

First Friday Does Earth Day »
Enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Phoenix as you tour more than 70 art galleries, venues, and related spaces.
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix


Tuesday, April 10

Earth Day at the Tempe campus Farmers Market »
Featuring seasonal produce, specialty food items produced in Arizona, and ready-to-eat food and beverages.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
West of the MU Fountain, ASU Tempe Campus

Farm-to-Fork »
Enjoy a delicious meal of locally-grown food selections and learn more about the sustainable food practices at ASU and throughout Arizona.
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$7.50 per student (Must present a valid ASU ID)
Engrained Cafe, Memorial Union, ASU Tempe Campus


Thursday, April 12

Alive @ 5 »
Live music, all you care to eat tapas and desserts.
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$5.00 per person
Engrained Cafe Patio, Memorial Union, ASU Tempe Campus


Saturday, April 21

Solar Oven Cook-Off »
Food and veggies grilled on solar ovens made of recycled materials, live music, storytelling. Presented in cooperation with Arizona Interfaith Power and Light.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Daley Park, College and Encanto Blvd, Tempe