April Events in Celebration of Earth Day at Georgetown

Earth Day In celebration of Earth Day, 2011, Georgetown students, staff and faculty invite your participation in a series of ecologically-themed educational and service events throughout the month of April.

Tuesday, April 5
  • Alexandra Cousteau: Expedition Blue Planet - North America
    A lecture by adventurer, Georgetown Alum and granddaughter of the famous explorer, Jacques Cousteau. Sponsored by Lecture Fund, Office of the College Dean, and Georgetown Center for the Environment. For information, contact js47[at]georgetown.edu. 8:15 pm, ICC Auditorium. Preceded by a reception.
Sunday, April 10th
  • One Georgetown Clean-Up
    Join students and community members as they come together to forge positive ties while improving the neighborhood for all. Sponsored by One Georgetown. For information, contact jakesticka8 [at] gmail.com. Meet at the Front Gates at 12:00 noon.
Wednesday, April 13th
  • Electronics Recycling Drive
    Update: Rescheduled to Fall 2011
Thursday, April 14th
  • Green Square
    Join over 15 on- and off-campus groups, working together to Turn Red Square Green in honor of Earth Day. Sign the Georgetown Student Sustainability Pledge and get 15% off at any Corp Store all day. View an electric plug-in Chevy Volt, and sign up in advance to take ride and drives. Sponsored by The Corp Green Team, Project Hilltop, Center for the Environment, and the Sustainability Initiative. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm in Red Square (Leavey Center in case of rain).
  • Electric Vehicle Ride and Drives: Chevy Volt
    When Obama spoke to Georgetown students on March 30th, he tasked them with creating consumer demand for the most fuel-efficient cars on the market. Here's your chance to test drive one! To sign up in advance for a ride-and-drive, email clarence.davis [at] gm.com. Rides open to all; must have license and be 21 to drive. 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at 37th and O Streets NW.
  • Electronics Recycling Drive
    Update: Rescheduled to Fall 2011
Friday, April 15th
  • Clothing Swap with Georgetown Cupcakes
    Put the concept of re-use into practice, fashionably! Sponsored by EcoAction. For information, contact clairejaustin [at] gmail.com. 12:00 - 4 pm, Healy 2nd Floor.
Saturday, April 16th
  • Nature Walk with EcoAction and Outdoor Ed
    For information, contact clairejaustin [at] gmail.com.
Tuesday, April 19th
  • "Leo's Thinks Green" Lunch
    Be sure to have lunch at Leo's on Tuesday, April 19th for this special event! Georgetown Dining will be offering a themed, "green menu," and will be showcasing efforts made daily to reduce their carbon footprint. For information, contact klb75 [at] georgetown.edu. 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Leo J. O'Donovan Dining Hall.
Thursday, April 21st
  • Georgetown Energy Alumni Reception: How to Reach Eighty Percent Clean Energy by 2035?
    An industry panel and cocktail reception featuring speakers from Unisolar, Paladin Capital Group, Exelon, ICLEI, the US DOE, and Skyline Innovations. Sponsored by The Georgetown Energy and Cleantech Club and McDonough School of Business. Please RSVP through website. $10 for non-club members. For information, contact cac269 [at] georgetown.edu. 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Fisher Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building.
Friday, April 22
  • Earth Day and Good Friday
    University closed in holiday observance.
Tuesday, April 26th
  • First Poster Symposium on GU's Environment
    Students from the inaugural course, "G-Ecology" (Biology Department) will present the results of their research projects on how to make Georgetown campus more ecologically sustainable. Hosted by the Department of Biology's G-Ecology course. For information, contact barrowse [at] georgetown.edu. 2:40 - 3:55 pm, room TBA.
  • Light Bulb Swap
    Swap out your energy-guzzling incandescent light bulbs for more efficient compact fluorescents. Sponsored by EcoAction and Energy and Utility Programs. For information, contact clairejaustin [at] gmail.com. Noon-3:00 pm in Red Square (April 26th - 28th).
  • Regional Student Sustainability Forum
    A dinner and discussion forum hosted by The Corp Green Team and environmentally-themed student groups at Georgetown University. For information, contact sb495 [at] georgetown.edu. 7 - 8:30 pm, location TBA.
Wednesday, April 27th
  • Georgetown Farmers Market
    Georgetown's first on-campus farmers market will provide students, faculty and staff the chance to buy fresh, seasonal produce and specialty products directly from local growers. Sponsored by Re-Imagine Georgetown, GUSA, Georgetown Sustainability Initiative, The Corp Green Initiative, and Off-Campus Student Life. For information, contact bld7 [at] hoyamail.georgetown.edu. Healy Circle, 2 pm - 6 pm.
  • Light Bulb Swap
    Swap out your energy-guzzling incandescent light bulbs for more efficient compact fluorescents. Sponsored by EcoAction and Energy and Utility Programs. For information, contact clairejaustin [at] gmail.com. Noon-3:00 pm in Red Square (April 26th - 28th).
Thursday, April 28th
  • Light Bulb Swap
    Swap out your energy-guzzling incandescent light bulbs for more efficient compact fluorescents. Sponsored by EcoAction and Energy and Utility Programs. For information, contact clairejaustin [at] gmail.com. Noon-3:00 pm in Red Square (April 26th - 28th).

For more information about individual events, please email the contacts, above. To add your event to this calendar, contact Georgetown's Program Coordinator for Sustainability.