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Inflataglobe from 10AM-2PM at the EMU Amphitheater
Do you want to walk through a giant inflatable globe, looking at the Earth from a whole new perspective? Want to learn more about the field of geography? Sponsored by the Geography Club.

Bike Appreciation Day from 10:30AM-3PM at the EMU Amphitheater
Does your bike need some TLC? Stop by the Earth Week Hub and our bike mechanics will perform minor adjustments free of charge! We will provide bike-powered music to kick-off the first day the week. Sponsored by the UO Bike Program.

Know Your Rights Training from 5-7PM in Peterson 107
Our know your rights training for climate justice activists provides legal information and skills highly relevant to climate justice activists including how to safely interact with police, special issues of concern regarding climate justice action targets like ports, railroads and energy facilities, as well as how to keep your activist community secure against government and corporate surveillance and interference. Sponsored by 

Documentary Screening: Growing Cities from 6-8PM in Willamette 100
Join Just Food for a documentary about urban agriculture in the United States. Optional discussion following the film.


Divest UO Rally starting at 1:00PM near the Earth Week Hub (EMU Amphitheater)
Join the UO Divest campaign to show the UO Foundation we want them to stop investing millions in the fossil fuel industry

Internship and Job Search Workshop  from 3:30-4:45PM in Willamette 112
In order to be successful at finding an internship or job, you will need to use multiple strategies. Come learn what these strategies are and some tips on how to approach them. We will also show some online resources that may help you in your search process. Sponsored by the UO Career Center.

Occupy The Farm at from 7-9PM at The Bijou April 20 – 23
OCCUPY THE FARM tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly owned research farm and plant it with two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development. The film captures an intense conflict over one piece of land. Compelling characters on both sides of the battle create a remarkable narrative in which community members employ an ingenious strategy to confront a powerful institution in the effort to preserve public land for urban farming.


Earth Day Celebration from 10AM-2PM at the EMU Amphitheater
Come celebrate the Earth with your campus and community! Forty local businesses, student groups, campus departments, and community organizations will be tabling with fun, interactive activities and free merchandise or food/beverage samples. There will be bike-powered music provided by KWVA, a photo booth, raffles, and more activities. Undergraduate Studies’s Analog U event and LiveMove’s Park-In Day event coincide with the Celebration and will be within sight of it.

Analog U from 10AM-4PM at the Collier House
Analog U is a day without devices. Undergraduate Studies will be in the tent on Collier House Lawn offering fun, analog activities designed to help us disconnect to reconnect: to be mindful of our connections to the earth, ourselves, and each other. Volunteers will be on hand to teach games, create art, take guided walks (etc.), all while setting aside our devices. Take the pledge to go without devices at:

Peace Corps Panel from 6-7:30PM in Willamette 110
Come listen to three returned Peace Corps volunteers discuss their volunteer work in the environmental sector. Nicolette Ulrich who served in Senegal, Justin Overdevest who served in Dominican Republic and Peru, Pravin Mallavaram who served in Fiji, and Francisca Paulete who served in the Gambia will speak.

Horizon Film Series: An Inconvenient Truth from 7-9PM in Willamette 100
The Cultural Forum and LiveMove are hosting a free screening of An Inconvenient Truth.


Nature Prints Workshop from 3-5PM at the Craft Center
Learn some simple printmaking techniques while crafting a unique nature print. Reference and even include nature in a print that will keep you thinking of the Earth for the other 51 weeks of the year. Use our stock of printmaking papers and ready-made print blocks.

T-Shirt Tote Workshop from 3-6PM at the Craft Center
Make a no-sew t-shirt tote in minutes to celebrate Earth Week! Fashion a unique reusable bag using just a recycled t-shirt and scissors.

Bike Jewelry Workshop from 3-6PM at the Craft Center
When you ride your bike instead of drive you help the planet. You should be proud! What better way to celebrate you and your trusty steed than with handcrafted jewelry made with retired bike parts.

Reusable Mugs Workshop from 3-6PM at the Craft Center
Stop using disposable cups and bowls and start using reusable ones by hand building your own ceramic mug, tumbler, small bowl, or plate while getting acquainted with the ceramics studio.

Leadership Lounge from 4-5PM at the Holden Center
Join Eric Beeler, the coordinator for the Student Sustainability Center, for an informal discussion on sustainability and leadership.

SPRNG Conference: Bridging Gaps from 5:30-8:30PM at The White Stag Building
Net Impact’s SPRNG Conference enhances the shared network of professionals dedicated to the triple bottom line paradigm of people, planet, and profit. SPRNG takes this collaboration one step further by connecting University students and faculty to professionals in a progressive and comfortable environment. SPRNG features a line up of speakers representing sustainability in industries as diverse as finance, film, food, government, professional sports, and NGO.

Earth Week Keynote: Acknowledging the Rights of Mother Earth with Tom Goldtooth from 6-7:30PM in the EMU Ballroom
The Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, an organization fighting for the rights of indigenous communities and environmental and economic justice, asks the world to reevaluate our relationship with Mother Earth. He encourages us to stop destroying, privatizing, and commodifying our land, air, and water and to instead reconnect with these elements spiritually in a more respectful, sustainable way.

Tom Goldtooth Reception from 7:30-9PM in the Many Nations Longhouse
The Native American community at the University of Oregon welcomes guests of Tom Goldtooth’s talk to this reception. Food will be provided. 

Film Screening: Interstellar from 8:30PM-12:30AM at Prince Lucien Campbell Hall 180
Ducks After Dark is hosting a screening of Interstellar. The event is free for current UO students.


Free Outdoor Yoga from 10:30-11:30AM at Hendricks Hall Lawn
Activate your inner environment. Prepare your mind, body, and spirit to receive and integrate the week’s teachings. Certified yoga instructor Nicky Ulrich will help you start your day with fun, energy, and enthusiasm! Be prepared to move. No mat required. Bring a towel and a water bottle.

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium from 2-5PM in Education Building 176
Discover both possibility and grounded optimism in a new future in order to find your role to best contribute to this world. Connect with like-minded people who all become stronger together, joining forces to reach solutions. Experience a deep sense of personal fulfillment as you rediscover what’s meaningful and possible for the world right now. Be moved into concrete action with specific ways to further develop your leadership in your community and the world.

Spring Into Green Craft Day from 1-3PM in Global Scholars Hall Great Room
Celebrate Earth Week with a fun day of crafting, music and prizes! The Student Sustainability Coalition and the Campus Zero Waste Program are hosting a crafting fair in celebration of Earth Week using reusable and recycled material to get crafty! All reusable and recycled materials will be provided for you to get creative and create terrariums, soda bottle planters, tea light candle holders, paper beads, soda can lanterns, wall art, bumper stickers or anything else your creativity sparks! Make a craft and enter to win a raffle prize that same day! Come for the crafting and come for the fun and be sure to bring your friends!

Sustainable Art Show Opening Reception from 3-4PM in Mills International Center
Join Cultural Forum for an opening reception in the Mills International Center for an exhibition of artwork centering on environmentalism and human impact on the environment. Representative artists Martin Allums, Katherine Carlson, and Morgan Miller from the environmental/animal advocacy artist group ‘Metamorphosis’ will be showing. Free refreshments provided for guests.

Documentary Screening: Under the Dome  from 6:30-8:30PM in Global Scholars Hall Great Room
Student Sustainability Coalition and Zero Waste are co-hosting a free screening of Under the Dome. Chai Jing exposes the real pollution problem going on in China in this now banned documentary. She begins by discussing her daughters health and continues to address 3 questions in a TED style: What is pollution? Where does it come from? What can we do about it?

CAER Conference: Documentary Premier “Beyond Recognition” Followed by Q&A with Corrina Gould from 8-9PM in the Many Nations Longhouse
The film invites viewers to examine their own relationship to place, revealing histories that have been buried by shifting landscapes. Beyond Recognition points to the intersection of human rights, women’s rights, and environmental protection, spotlighting a California story that has national and worldwide resonance.


Day of Service from 9AM-1PM and 12PM-4PM
Day of Service is a collaborative effort of the University of Oregon (Government and Community Relations, the Holden Center, UO Student Alumni Association, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and CommUniversity), the City of Eugene (Parks and Open Space, Neighborhood Services, City Manager’s Office,) nearby campus neighborhoods and other community based organizations. You can register for a service opportunity here.

BicyClean from 9AM-1PM
Come one, come all to the second annual BicyClean. The Outdoor Program will be working in small teams to sustainably clear every mile of the main bike paths around Eugene by bicycle. Come make new bike friends, eat delicious snacks, and win fun raffle prizes! Sign up online for free at the Outdoor Program website. Must be a current UO student or OP co-op member to participate.

CAER Conference Keynote Speaker: Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Circles with Victor Jose Santana from 10AM-TBD in the Many Nations Longhouse
Victor Jose Santana is an educator, peacemaker, artist, community planner, advocate, and youth leadership development specialist. Through his work with restorative justice and peacemaking circles he has led by example, showing impoverished at risk youth how to move away from trauma, poverty, and participating in gangs to transform their lives through education, peaceful resolution, and leadership.

CAER Conference Panel: Indigenous Womens Discussions of Spirituality and Activism with Chief Caleen and Corrina Gould from 1:30-3PM in the Many Nations Longhouse
Caleen Sisk is the Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, who practice their traditional culture and ceremonies in their territory along the McCloud River watershed in Northern California. She raises awareness about the struggle for cultural survival and the protection of lands sacred to her people that are being threatened by proposals to raise the Shasta Dam. Corrina is a co-organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change and an activist from the San Francisco Bay area. She has been working to mobilize the women in her community in order to establish the first women-led land trust to preserve Ohlone culture and protect sites sacred to their tribe.

EUGENE EARTH DAY IN THE PARK! from 2-7PM at Alton Baker Park
EARTH DAY 2015 is on! Forty five years after it began, a committee of local organizers is keeping the global celebration alive in Eugene!
This year’s event, April 25th at Alton Baker Park, replaces the recently- canceled annual observance originally scheduled for April 18th at EWEB – River Place Plaza. “EARTH DAY IN THE PARK!” is the theme for what promises to be a fun Saturday for planetary citizens of all persuasions. All will be inspired, educated and motivated by the day of activities for children and adults, workshops, music and a speakers program addressing the urgent environmental issues facing our planet today.