Disney Earth

Wednesday, April 5
7 p.m.
Kirkbride 205

Join us for a free showing of the 2009 hit “Earth” from Disneynature.

An epic story of adventure, starring some of the most magnificent and courageous creatures alive, awaits you in Earth. Disneynature brings you a remarkable story, narrated by James Earl Jones, of three animal families on a journey across our planet – polar bears, elephants and humpback whales.


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Submission deadline for the
Environmental Case Competition

Thursday, April 6

Do you have an idea to make the University of Delaware campus more sustainable?

Submit a proposal for consideration in the Environmental Case Competition. Monetary implementation grants will be granted to the most innovative, well-researched, and actionable projects!

For more information on submitting a proposal, please see the Case Competition website.


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City of Newark’s
Spring Community Clean Up

Saturday, April 8
8 - 11 a.m.
Meet at City of Newark Municipal Building

Grab your family and friends and come make Newark beautiful.

Join us at the City of Newark Municipal Building on Saturday morning in April and get an early start to your Earth Day celebrations.

Trash bags and a volunteer snack will be provided to all who help (T-shirts will be given to the first 200 volunteers).

DuPont and Dow have been proud sponsors of this event.

For additional information or to volunteer for the clean-up, please call the Recreation Office at (302) 366-7000.


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Christiana Engagement Center:
Make Your Own Terrarium!

Wednesday, April 12
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Christiana Engagement Center

Maintaining indoor plants and terrariums has proven health and environmental benefits, from air clarification and humidity control to mental health benefits.

Sign up to plant your own indoor terrarium and learn more about the benefits of being an indoor horticulturist! Space is limited and sign up is available until April 9th for this free event.

Sign up here.


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"Trash to Treasure” with Michael Parkowski from the Delaware Solid Waste Authority

Thursday, April 13
1 p.m.
Rodney Room, Perkins Student Center

Michael Parkowski will discuss Single Stream Recycling in Delaware. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Michael questions about recycling, the business of recycling in Delaware, and the history of single stream recycling across the state.


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South Academy Residence Hall (New Residence Hall):
Sustainability Tour

Thursday, April 20
3 - 4 p.m.

Ever wondered how the University ensures its building projects are green? Did you know that all new buildings are built to LEED Silver certification?

This is your opportunity to take a tour of the new residence hall building with engineers and architects to discuss the features of the newest UD Residence Hall slated to open in Fall of 2017.

Space is limited for this opportunity and interested individuals can register here until April 18.



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Let's Talk About Water

Friday, April 21
101 Brown Lab

Film Screening
1 - 3 p.m.

"How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change" A new film by Academy Award nominee Josh Fox, director of "Gasland."

Panel Discussion
3 - 4 p.m.

A panel of experts from NASA, DNREC and UD will answer questions from the audience and lead a discussion about climate change impacts on coastal communities.

4 - 5 p.m.

A reception with refreshments will be held in the lobby of Brown Lab.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences, the Consortium for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI), and DENIN.


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Green Liaisons Lunch with Michael Chajes

Friday, April 21
12:15 p.m.
Trabant University Center, Room 218

Come out to the Green Liaison's monthly lunch! The April lunch will feature Michael Chajes, Civil and Environmental Engineering, to learn about the Citizens' Climate Lobby and the Pricing Carbon Initiative.

More about Michael Chajes

Chajes has taught engineering classes for 20 years and was named Delaware Engineer of the Year in 2010. Chajes's expertise includes forensic engineering, unearthing the root causes of engineering failures, such as bridge collapses. As a consultant, Chajes has participated in the evaluation and testing of numerous major bridges and structures including the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Goethals Bridge, Ben Franklin Bridge, Chesapeake City Bridge, Summit Bridge, Lock Gates on the Erie Canal and several historic trusses and polymer composite bridges.

More about the Citizen's Climate Lobby:

More about the Pricing Carbon Initiative:


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Green Expo

Tuesday, April 25
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Trabant University Center Concourse

Come learn about how you can minimize your environmental impact or how others on campus have minimized theirs to improve your community!

If you are interested in presenting on a sustainable topic at the campus, local, national and/or global level, please consider submitting your topic for the Green Expo.


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Earth/Middle East Month
Graduate Student Panel/Presentation

Thursday, April 27
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Townsend Commons

The Earth/MENA Month Student Presentation will feature two graduate sponsored students:

  • Afraa Al Hchaimi, Fulbright student from Iraq, studying in Entomology and Wildlife Sciences, focuses on honeybees, specifically, the use of fungal extracts and conidia of three species of Fungi (Chaetomium globosum, Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae) to control Varroa mites in Honeybee colonies.
  • Mahmoud Sherif, a sponsored student from Egypt, studying Geology, focuses on the natural radioactivity in the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System in Hyperarid Northeast Africa. It aims at assessing levels of radium isotopes as well as investigating the geological and geochemical controls on these radionuclides in the aquifer system.

Attendees will receive a free UDairy Ice Cream coupon.


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Environmental Case Competition

Thursday, April 27
7 p.m.
205 Kirkbride

Head to Kirkbride 205 to hear proposals to make our campus more sustainable. Winners of this event will be provided with monetary award grants to work toward implementing their sustainability proposal.

For more information on submitting a proposal, please see the Case Competition website.


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Ag Day

Saturday, April 29
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Townsend Hall

Ag Day, an annual tradition of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at the University of Delaware, will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit canr.udel.edu/ag-day/ for details!

Members of the campus community, and the surrounding community, are encouraged to join the college for a day filled with music, exhibitors, great food, and fun on UD’s South Campus.

Celebrating all that the college has to offer, visitors can experience everything from bird shows to bee demonstrations, livestock exhibits, 4-H arts and crafts, farm tours, plant sales, and much more.

Ag Day is family friendly, however, for the safety of the live animal demonstrations, organizers ask that all pets be left at home.

Registration for exhibitors and vendors will be available on the Ag Day website (canr.udel.edu/ag-day/). The website also features additional information, announcements, and schedules, and will be updated as the event approaches.


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Jobs in Sustainability

Tuesday, May 2
4 - 6 p.m.
Perkins Ewing Room

Sustainability professionals will lead a panel discussing the trends and types of work across multiple fields. This is an opportunity to see sustainability at work in roles and fields not traditionally perceived as “green."


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