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Earth Week 2022


Earth Week 2022

April 18-23

On Grayslake Campus, Southlake Campus, and Virtual

With Earth Week 2022, CLC is bringing back live events on campus, along with several virtual opportunities via Zoom. CLC is exploring how rap music, psychology, dance, chemistry, technology, ecology, zoology, and other perspectives help us to better understand concerns related to sustainability and the environment.

Saturday afternoon offers a Climate Solutions Summit, organized by students from three different area high schools, featuring experts in the fields of climate science, transportation, renewable energy, and economics.

Join us for an engaging week of Earth Week events!

For more information, contact:

David Husemoller
Sustainability Manager
(847) 543-2643
dhusemoller@clcillinois.edu

Watch these videos from Earth Week 2022

Be the Change

Joey FineRhyme talks about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, discovered by Captain Moore back in 1997. Joey FineRhyme is an environmental educator, public speaker, rap-tivist (rap activist) and freestyle rhyme extraordinaire, inspiring students to be part of the solution to some of the biggest problems of our time.

BYOBB or Bring Your Own Bag and Bottle

Watch this performance by Joey FineRhyme about doing our share for the environment.

Welcome to the Land of Plastic

Presentation by dance faculty, Lamaiya Lancaster; raptivist/performer/educator, Joey FineRhyme; and dancers of L-Theory Collective.

Be Sustainable at Southlake

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Southlake Campus, V-100 Front Hallway

Pick up a CLC insulated lunch bag filled with sustainability tips to celebrate Earth Week!
First come, first served while supplies last.

Rock the Commons with Eco-Rap-tivism

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Grayslake Campus, Commons

Joey FineRhyme is an environmental educator, public speaker, rap-tivist (rap activist) and freestyle rhyme extraordinaire, inspiring students to be part of the solution to some of the biggest problems of our time. Stop by and visit with him outside of Cage Willow in the Student Commons.

Alternatives to the Conventional Lawn

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Virtual on Zoom, Register to attend

David Husemoller will share ideas about what we can do to reduce lawn chemicals and how you can make your yard more sustainable, with beautiful alternatives to monocultures and chemicals.

Psychology Club: "Forest Bathing: The Mental Health Benefits of Being Immersed in Nature"

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Virtual on Zoom

Learn about the practice of forest Bathing and how nature and trees provide benefits for people.

All About Bees

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Grayslake Campus, A011 Auditorium

Edward Popelka is back from retirement to share some secrets about beekeeping, the health benefits of honey and information about environmental threats to native bees and honeybees.

Environmental Risks in the Fog of War - Ukraine

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual on Zoom

Kristina Hook and Drew Marcantonio, who co-authored the "Grappling" article, will be joining us to discuss how we can move forward with environmental justice. Kristina Hook is Assistant Professor of Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University’s School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development. Dr. Richard 'Drew' Marcantonio is a researcher and practitioner focused on environmental management and policy, human ecology, environmental violence, and environmental peacebuilding. 

Recyclarama!

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Grayslake Campus, Commons

Look for games and interactive items on display for visitors to learn from and prizes for participants!

The Environment and the Mind

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Virtual on Zoom, Register to attend

Sustainability in Design. Kathryn Schertz, M.S. University of Chicago, will discuss how your mind reflects your surroundings and how you can change your environment to change your cognition

Welcome to the Land of Plastic

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Grayslake Campus, A011 Auditorium

Presentation by dance faculty, Lamaiya Lancaster; raptivist/performer/educator, Joey FineRhyme; and dancers of L-Theory Collective.

Electric Vehicles: Volts, Bolts, and Beyond

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Virtual on Zoom, Register to attend

The popularity and variety of electric vehicles (EVs) has exploded over the past 5 years. Come learn about the current and future trends in electric vehicles and what it's like to own and drive one.

Grab a Green Giveaway

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Southlake Campus, V-100 Front Hallway

Receive an eco-friendly giveaway and "green" tips un honor of Earth Week! First come, first served while supplies last.

Plastic Pollution and Microplastics

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Virtual on Zoom, Register to attend

Join John Scott from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center to learn about the impacts of plastic pollution and microplastics in our environment.

Snakes Alive! (and other Scaley Critters)

CANCELLED

6:00. - 7:30 p.m.

Grayslake Campus, A011 Auditorium

Learn about the world of reptiles as a variety of live snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises and a baby crocodile will be visiting from the Wildlife Discovery Center. This is a family event so all ages are welcome and there will be time after the program to touch a live reptile or two.

Fun Run, Bike, Walk, and Yoga!

Event Changed Due To Weather - Experience the trail on your own, anytime by 4:00pm Friday April 29th and submit your passport to be entered into the raffle.

On your own, anytime!

Grayslake Campus, Outside Building F, Physical Fitness Center

Digital Passport

Come out for a ride courtesy of Grayslake Bike Share or a walk around the campus to explore the Living Lab trail and win prizes! Stick around for a little yoga time on the lawn.

Eco-Restoration Workday

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grayslake Campus, Parking Lot 9

Register to attend

In honor of Earth Week, the College of Lake County Sustainability Council and the Lake County Forest Preserves are working together to restore Rollins Savanna by removing the invasive shrub: Buckthorn.

Climate Solutions Summit

Grayslake Campus, A011 Auditorium

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Visit information and resource tables.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Program:

  • Planned and facilitated by students from four different Lake County High Schools.
  • Engaging speakers featured on climate change and solutions related to transportation, building construction, renewable energy and more!

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