Living Sustainably in Place at Grinnell College presents a dynamic series of events developed by a partnership of environmental, food, and social justice groups, centers, and committees that will bring the Grinnell community together to express our commitment to preserving and celebrating our Earth.

Events throughout the spring (April 12-May 3) include lectures, an environmental careers workshop, many volunteer opportunities, and an environmental film series.

On Tuesday, April 22, we will celebrate Earth Day with activities, tabling by campus environmental and sustainability groups, a local foods dinner with music, and the culmination of the Center for Prairie Studies’ lecture series (Re)Considering the Commons, as we welcome Rabbi Rob Cabelli, who will deliver his talk: “Privatization of the Ultimate Commons: How Extreme Religious Particularism Threatens the Human Birthrights of Dignity, Spiritual Yearning, and the Quest for Knowledge.”

For more information on events, visit the Center for Prairie Studies and Sustainability at Grinnell on Facebook.

Saturday, April 12

Little Bear Creek/Arbor Lake Cleanup
9-11 a.m., Jaycees Park, 720 Summer St.
1-4 p.m., Arbor Lake Shelter, 123 Pearl St.

Monday, April 14

“Public Health Implications of Animal Production: Global to Local”
7:30 p.m., Alumni Recitation Hall, Room 102
Dr. Matt Nonnenman, University of Iowa

Tuesday, April 15

Film Screening: Sisters on the Planet
8 p.m., Bob’s Underground Café

Thursday, April 17

Environmental Careers Workshop
7 p.m., Smith Lounge

Monday, April 21

“Will China Save the World?”
7 p.m., Noyce Science Center, Room 2022
David Campbell, environmental studies

Film Screening: King Corn
8:30 p.m., Bob’s Underground Café

Tuesday, April 22 - Earth Day Activities

4:15 p.m., Rosenfield Center, Room 101
Grinnell Sustainability Plan Overview
Environmental Studies Internships Poster Session
Meet and Join Campus Environmental Groups

6 p.m., Rosenfield Center, Room 101
Free Local Foods Dinner
Free Local Music by the Too Many String Band

“Privatization of the Ultimate Commons”
7 p.m., Rosenfield Center, Room 101, Rabbi Rob Cabelli
Final presentation (Re)Considering the Commons series

Thursday, April 24

Greening Grinnell Projects: LED Overhaul
4:15 p.m., Rosenfield Center drop-off zone

Friday, April 25

Greening Grinnell Projects: Arbor Day Tree Planting
4:15 p.m., Rosenfield Center drop-off zone

Saturday, April 26

Student Garden Volunteer Day + Real Food Potluck

11 a.m., Volunteer at Student Garden

6 p.m., Real Foods Potluck at Student Garden

Tuesday, April 29

Film Screening: Tapped

Thursday, May 1

CERA Wildflower Walk
4:15 p.m., meet at Rosenfield Center drop-off zone
Conard Environmental Research Area, RSVP to [hilleliz]

Saturday, May 3

Film Screening: Into the Wild & The Lorax
6-10 p.m. at amphitheater

These events are co-sponsored by: Center for Prairie Studiesenvironmental studies concentration; Sustainability Committee; Facilities Management; Student Environmental Committee; Coalition for Environmental Activists; Real Food Challenge; Iowater; Center for Careers, Life, and Service; CERA; Grinnell Area Local Foods Alliance; Grinnell Outdoor Recreation Program; Local Foods Co-op; Campus Environmental Coordinators; Oxfam America.


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