Earth Week Events at Northwestern University

Weigh the Waste
Mon. April 20
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Foster Walker East Dining Hall
Northwestern Dining will host its third Weigh the Waste to raise awareness about post-meal food waste and encourage diners to consciously prevent wasting food at the end of their meals.

Earth Day T-Shirt Tie Dye
Mon. April 20
Noon - 3:00 PM
Third Floor F Wing Atrium of the Technological Institute
Tie-Dye limited edition Earth Day 2015 t-shirts. $10 per shirt, available in crew or V-neck. Sponsored by the Environmental Science, Policy, and Engineering Departments and McCormick School of Engineering.

Sustainable Starbucks Day
Mon. April 20
When locations are open
Norris Center, Starbucks
Starbucks celebrates it's sustainable efforts through highlighting their reusable mugs and cups, students have the opportunity to win free Starbucks mugs and beverages!

Weigh the Waste
Tues. April 21
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Foster Walker East Dining Hall
Northwestern Dining will host its third Weigh the Waste to raise awareness about post-meal food waste and encourage diners to consciously prevent wasting food at the end of their meals.

iCommit Photobooth
Tues. April 21
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Norris Center, near entrance of Willie's Food Court
Join NU Dining and take a photo with your own iCommit pledge to reduce your carbon footprint. 

Bike2Campus Pit Stop
Tues. April 21
Noon - 2:00 PM
In front of Jacobs Center
The Pit Stop will include basic bike maintenance from a Wheel and Sprocket Bike Mechanic and an opportunity to get your bike washed. Safe Cycling in Chicago brochures will be provided.

Mount Trashmore Installation
Weds. April 22
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
On the lawn in front of Lunt Hall, along Sheridan Rd.
Stop by and learn how much waste NU generates and how you can help shrink the mountain. There will be prizes! This event is weather-permitting.
 Sign up to volunteer.

NU Dining Fresh Market
Weds. April 22
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Norris Center
Northwestern Dining will be hosting a Farmer's Market that includes fresh produce featured around all of our dining locations. Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to purchase this produce and learn about our partnership with Midwest Foods and other vendors.

iCommit Photobooth
Weds. April 22
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sargent Dining Hall
Join NU Dining and take a photo with your own iCommit pledge to reduce your carbon footprint. 

Earth Day Celebration
Weds. April 22
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Willens Atrium (Technological Institute B Wing, 2 & 3 floor)
Co-hosted by Environmental Engineering, Science, and Policy programs, come recreate the first NU Earth Day in 1970 by enjoying displays from environmental student organizations, including SEED, Solar Car, NU Food Talks, and more! Food will be served.

Arbor Day Tree Mulching
Fri. April 24
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Throughout the Evanston Campus
Eco-Reps and Facilities Management will celebrate NU's beautiful landscape by mulching and planting a couple trees on campus. You must sign up by April 20 to volunteer.

Free Earth Week Cake
Fri. April 24
Starting at 11:00 AM
Norris Center, Ground Floor
Free cake will be served to commemorate NU Dining's Earth Week celebration.

Earth Hour Blackout
Fri. April 24
6:00 PM
Starting at Norris Center, East Lawn
Join Northwestern Eco Reps and Engineers for a Sustainable World on a power raid! They will kick the night off with some food and fun, and then split into groups to turn off the lights in classrooms all over campus.

City of Evanston Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration
Sat. April 25
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Various Locations
Community members of all ages are invited to participate in the City's “Clean up, Evanston!" event in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day.

Volunteer at the Lincoln Park Conservatory with GREEN House
Sat. April 25
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Departing 2303 Sheridan Rd.
Help clean up the North Pond Nature Sanctuary in celebration of Earth Day!

NU Tree Walk
Sun. April 26
10:30 AM – Noon
Starting at Crown Clock Tower (633 Clark St.)
Take a walk with Facilities Management to find out the type of trees you walk by everyday to get to class or work, how old they are, how they are cared for, and how they benefit our campus.


Northwestern University's Summit on Sustainability 2015

Your Plate Your Planet
April 10, 9:30 am, The Great Room, 610 Haven Street
Join ESW for the annual Summit on Sustainability. Your Plate Your Planet will generate discussion around modern approaches to sustainable food and agriculture. Learn more at NUSOS.
Sponsored by Engineers for a Sustainable World


Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret - Film Screening March 7th @ 7PM

Saturday, March 7th @ 7:00pm
Harris Hall, Room 107
1881 Sheridan Rd.
Northwestern University

Parking is free at the Northwestern Segal Visitor's Center
1841 Sheridan Rd.

An official selection of the Fourth Annual One Earth Film Festival. Stay engaged after the screening with solution-oriented discussion and explore opportunities for action. Seating is limited. Reserve your tickets today. For full festival schedule & tickets visit oneearthfilmfest.org #ONEEARTH

Infographic from Cowspiracy.com  http://www.cowspiracy.com/infographic/ 


Food Chains Screening & Talk with Director Sanjay Rawal | Tues. Feb. 17

Tuesday, February 17
6:30pm in Harris 107

The film is an exposé of our food supply's dependency on desperately poor and marginalized populations for labor. The documentary follows a group of revolutionary tomato pickers in Southern Florida from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers who are working to change farm labor practices through their Fair Food program that rallies growers and retailers to change the system of injustice.


Sustainable Brewery Panel - January 20th at 7:00PM

Join NU Food Talks, Citizens' Greener EvanstonFarmhouse Evanston, and Sketchbook Brewing Company in welcoming a panel of Evanston’s finest brewers to discuss what it takes to be a sustainable brewery.

When: Tuesday, January 20
Time: Networking at 6:30 pm, program at 7:00 pm
Where: Farmhouse Evanston, 703 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Cost: Free and open to the public
What: A chance to learn, network, exchange ideas, and get involved!

Michael Smylie of Smylie Bros. Restaurant & Brewery
Josh Gilbert of Temperance Beer Company
Tom Fogarty of Peckish Pig
Cesar Marron of Sketchbook Brewing Company

Space is first-come, first-serve. Space is limited and we do expect a capacity crowd, so come early, and come thirsty!


November Potluck and Panel Discussion:
Retail Grocers: Margin versus Sustainability

Tues. November 18, 6-8 pm
Chambers Hall
Ruan Conference Center, Lower Level
Northwestern University
600 Foster Street
Evanston, IL 60208

Often what lies between you and your dinner is a trip to the grocery store. This month a panel of grocery store owners and representatives will share with us how they strive to maintain profit margins while incorporating sustainability. Learn where and how these local grocery stores source the foods that they sell, how they are impacting our local communities, and what other factors go into running a sustainable grocery store.

Potluck Details:
A-H: Salad
I-L: Side
M-S: Dessert
T-Z: Beverage

*If you would like to bring something other than requested please feel free. Also, if you are unable to bring a dish, please still attend the event.

Parking and Transit:
When is comes to parking at Chambers Hall (600 Foster St.) it is free after 4:00 PM in the lot adjacent to the building. The closest train stop is Foster on the purple line. There are also locations to park your bike nearby in front of Foster Walker (1927 Orrington Avenue). http://maps.northwestern.edu/facility/65

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Food Day Activities at Northwestern University - October 24th

Northwestern University Students celebrate Food Day
@northwestern_dining and #eatdrinklocalnu

2-4pm Farmers Market
Norris South Lawn (near Wild Roots). 
Students who have raffle tickets can get their farmers market sticker at this event! 

5-8pm Farm-to-table dinner 
Sargent Hall 
Students can turn in their raffle tickets at this dinner - or buy taking a picture, posting it on Instagram and tagging @northwestern_dining and #eatdrinklocalnu. 

Tag @thealleygallery and #thealleygallery, and recieve a free poster from the Alley Gallery!