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Join us to celebrate the College’s sustainability, as well as local sustainable organizations. The day will include public art demonstrations, music, lawn games, animals, food, and interactive educational booths. Local vendors will include non-profit organizations working in the alternative and green energy fields.

The event will introduce the new interdisciplinary Center for Sustainable Communities, a collaboration that fosters innovation and leadership through the intersection of social justice and sustainability.

Full week events:

Monday, April 16
Pause for Prayer: Care for the Earth 4-5pm

Movie Night with EcoReps – Seed: The Untold Story 8-9pm in Baggot Street. Join the EcoReps for an Earth Week themed movie night! Popcorn provided!

Tuesday, April 17
Outdoor Vinyasa Yoga 11-11:45am on the lawn behind Xavier. BYO mat, but mats will be provided if needed. All levels welcome!

Panel Discussion: Sustainability & Sense of Place, 3-4pm, to explore what sustainability means for the environment, economy, and people of Maine now and in the future. Topics include: 1 in 7 people are food insecure right now; 1 in 3 people will be 65 or over by 2032; 400,000 acres of Maine farmland are at risk for development over the next decade; The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of the world’s oceans.

Presenters:
Amanda Beal, President, Maine Farmland Trust
Mark Green, Professor, Natural Sciences
Mark Hibben, Professor, Political Science
Sr. Dale Jarvis, Sisters of Mercy
Kris Tucker, Town Manager, Standish

Wednesday, April 18
Eat Local Lunch 11:30am – 1:30pm. Join us outside Xavier to eat a lunch made entirely of foods produced within 250 miles of Saint Joseph’s! $12 for public.

Catherine’s Cupboard 10th Anniversary and Annual Appeal 5-7pm

Thursday, April 19
Plant a tree with Outdoor Adventure Club 2pm outside Saint George Hall. Take a break from your busy day to celebrate Earth Week with Outdoor Adventure Club by planting a beautiful tree on campus.

Energy Trivia Night 8pm in Baggot Street. Try your hand at energy trivia for a chance to win eco-friendly prizes!

FEATURED EVENT
Sustainability Festival 11am – 2pm | Free and Open to the Public

Friday, April 20 | Rain or Shine under a tent in the Flagpole area. Food will include s’mores and farm fresh goodies. 

Come celebrate the College’s dedication to sustainability, as well as local sustainable organizations. The possibilities to celebrate are countless: participate in public art demonstrations, listen to good music, challenge your roommate to cornhole, play with baby animals, eat lots of free s’mores, or make your own screen printed t-shirt!

The event will introduce the new interdisciplinary Center for Sustainable Communities, a collaboration that fosters innovation and leadership through the intersection of social justice and sustainability.

Attending organizations include: 
SJC Counseling Center
Center for Sustainable Communities
SJC Wellness
Ecoreps
GSTA
Outdoor Adventure Club
Student Government Association
SJC Dance Team
Career Development
SJC Art Department
ResLife
Mercy Center
SEAM
Student Nurse Association
Mosquito Deleto
Ecomaine
ReVision Energy
Speak About It
Allagash
Maine Farmland Trust
November’s Harvest
Springworks Farm
Garbage to Garden
Natural Resource Council of Maine
Partners for World Health

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Saturday, April 21
Support our student team at Terra Matters’ Climate Summit 9am-12pm followed by an Earth Day Celebration and Climate Rally at Deering Park 12-3pm

Sunday, April 22
Whites Bridge Road Clean Up 11am-12:20pm
Join SGA in celebrating Earth Day by giving back to our local community. Meet up at 11am at the fire pit in the fishbowl to help do your part by cleaning up Whites Bridge Road!

The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

1. No Poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-Being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
17. Partnerships for the Goals