Earth Week 2017 at Illinois

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Mon, 4/17/2017 - Sun, 4/23/2017
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Various locations around Champaign-Urbana, IL

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  • Students for Environmental Concerns




The Students for Environmental Concerns at UIUC have planned lots of fun and educational events during Illinois Earth Week (April 17-22). In addition to the “official” Earth Week, organizations across campus and in the community have organized events throughout April to celebrate our planet.

Earth Week Events

Check out full details for these events on the Earth Week Schedule webpage.

Monday, April 17th

  • Green Observer and SECS — Alternative Facts: Fact or Fiction? (11 a.m.-2 p.m.  |  Main Quad)
  • Katharine Hayhoe — “Mitigate, Adapt, or Suffer: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts and Solutions” (Ogura Lecture 2017) (3:30 p.m.  |  Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, Room 3002)
  • SECS Repurposing Workshop (6-8 p.m.  |  University YMCA, Murphy Lounge (1001 S. Wright St., Champaign))

Tuesday, April 18th

  • BikeFace Bike Fix-It Day (10 a.m.-2 p.m.  |  Main Quad)
  • SECS Environmental Expo (11 a.m.-2 p.m.  |  Illini Union Ballroom B)
  • John E. Walsh — “The Arctic: Ground Zero for Global Change” (Charles David Keeling Lecture 2017) (5 p.m.  |  NCSA Auditorium)
  • Our Earth 2.0: Raising Environmental Awareness (6-7 p.m.  |  University YMCA)

Wednesday, April 19th

  • Bike Ride with Chancellor Jones (9-10 a.m. | Starts from Campus Bike Center (608 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign))
  • BikeFace Bike Fix-It Day (10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Main Quad)
  • SECS Clothing Swap (11 a.m.-4 p.m.  | University YMCA, Latzer Hall)
  • SSC Symposium & Banquet (6-9 p.m.  |  Illini Union Room 104 (northeast corner))

Thursday, April 20th

  • SECS Plant Sale (11 a.m.-3 p.m., while supplies last  |  Main Quad)
  • Fossil Free UIUC (11 a.m.-2 p.m.  |  Main Quad)
  • CCNet Third Thursday Brown Bag: “Bikes at UIUC and Bike Month in May” (Noon-1 p.m.  |  Champaign County Economic Development Corp., 1817 S. Neil St., Champaign)
  • Kim Cobb — “Corals and Climate Change: Life after Death on a Remote Pacific Reef” (CAS MillerComm lecture series) (4 p.m.  |  Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium)
  • SECS Film Screening — “Before the Flood” (7-9 p.m.  |  Channing Murray Foundation (1209 W. Oregon St., Urbana))
  • Sonified Sustainability Festival — Cooper-Moore: Sudden Sound Concert Series (7:30 p.m.  |  Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion)

Friday, April 21st

  • Ramakrishna Nemani: “The Green Discount at a Steep Price” (Noon  |  Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Lab, Room 1518)
  • Veggie Burger Cook-Off (4-8 p.m.  | Illini Grove)

Saturday, April 22nd - Earth Day!

  • Sonified Sustainability Festival — Earth Day Celebration (2–5 p.m.  |  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Lobby/Stage 5/Stage 6)
  • Earth Day Trivia Night at Murphy’s Pub (5–7 p.m.  | Murphy’s Pub (Green Street, Champaign)

Sunday, April 23rd

  • Sonified Sustainability Festival — Reel Orchestrette: “The Epic of Everest” (7-9 p.m.  |  Spurlock Museum)

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