TUESDAY, APRIL 19
Climate Action Accelerator
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, B107 Jenkins Nanovic Hall
All Notre Dame community members are invited to join the City of South Bend for a special, interactive climate action planning exercise. Participants will share ideas and concerns, propose and exchange solutions, and vote on the best solutions for climate action. The City will review proposals and offer guidance in weighting ideas so that voting considers a balanced approach to climate issues. Learn about the unique climate risks our region faces, interconnected social and economic challenges, and work as a team to propose solutions for our broader community. This process will also assist the City as they prepare for a broader implementation of this planning model. RSVPs are requested and available at this link.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
Notre Dame Global Day of Action
All Day, Globally across Notre Dame International campus locations
To celebrate Earth Day, members of the Notre Dame community around the globe will be responding to Laudato Si's call to care for our common home with local action. Please join Notre Dame faculty, staff, and students studying in Dublin, Galway, London, Jerusalem, Mexico, Rome, Santiago, São Paulo, Hong Kong and Mumbai with a local service project, sustainability conversation with friends or colleagues, reading group, or prayer service. However you participate, be sure to share on social media by tagging @ndinternational or using #NDEarthDay.
Global Day of Action is sponsored by Notre Dame International, Office of Sustainability, Campus Ministry, Center for Social Concerns, and the Minor in Sustainability.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21
Sustainable Style Swap
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, LaFortune Student Center Sorin Room
Need to do some spring cleaning to your closet? The Student Government Department of Sustainability is hosting a clothing swap to get everyone on campus involved in cleaning out their closets and buying some fun, new spring styles! There will be collection boxes in every dorm and residents will be welcome to donate their unwanted, clean clothing. Then, on the day of the event, students can come and buy new-to-you clothes in LaFun. You can pay in cash or bring items to exchange! Proceeds benefit the Center for the Homeless.
Evening with the Eagles
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, St. Patrick's County Park/ND LEEF Pavilion
Since 2015, a pair of bald eagles has nested and raised their eaglets in a nest near the ND-LEEF Pavilion in St. Patrick’s Park. This Earth Week, the Environmental Change Initiative invites members of the Notre Dame community to join for a closer look at these magnificent birds. Spotting scopes, information on the eagles and ND LEEF’s research, guided tours, informal hikes, and a bonfire will be available. A light dinner will also be provided. RSVPs are required and available at this link.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22
Earth Day Sustainability Fest
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, South Quad
RAIN LOCATION: LaFortune Ballroom
Join GreeND in celebrating Earth Day and learn how to get involved in sustainability on campus with tables from many campus partners, the ND Energy Smoothie Bike, prizes, and more.
Sponsored by GreeND.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
Mass for the Care of Creation
9:30 am - 10:30 am, Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
Presided by Fr. Terry Erhman, C.S.C, all are welcome to join for this beautiful outdoor service where we will pray together for our Common Home, those disproportionately impacted by a changing world, and each of our roles in building a more sustainable future.
Earth Day Service Blitz
10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
Make a positive impact on our campus ecosystem by participating in the annual Earth Day Service Blitz. Projects will include an invasive species round up, attaching new educational tags to campus drains, pollinator garden maintenance, and a trash removal. Please bring your reusable water bottle, and wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and close-toed shoes that can get dirty. RSVP here to help the organizers.