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Earth Week Schedule

Saturday April 18

Habitat for Humanity's Oshkosh ReStore Spring Cleaning

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, ReStore, 1640 South Koeller St., Oshkosh

If you have household items, building supplies, scrap metal and many other items, consider taking them to the ReStore instead of throwing them away!  This includes electronics with a $10 fee or free with the donation of another item.

Monday April 20


10:20 AM, Near Polk Library

Join our annual tree planting tradition. Since 2011, the National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized our campus as a 'Tree Campus USA'.

Fair Trade Film: Black Gold: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

6:30 PM, Reeve 307 (Reeve Theatre)

At the conclusion of the film there will be an audience discussion with Tadesse Meskela, who has the leading role in the film, via the internet.

Tuesday April 21

E-waste Recycling

7:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Blackhawk parking lot

One day only! Get rid of your electronic junk in a responsible way! This collection drive is for NON-university owned electronics only. No appliances. Drive through available too!

Earth Week Banquet/Creating a Stronger Community Contest Kickoff

Doors open: 5:30 PM, Reeve Ballrooms B/C

Dinner: 6:00 PM, Suggested donation at the door: $20 non-students, $5 students. Tickets may be picked up in advance at Titan Central. Payment is accepted at the banquet.

Keynote: 7:00 PM, Dr. Roger Gottleib, "The Spiritual Dimensions of the Environmental Movement". 

Wednesday April 22, Earth Day

Shapiro Park Historical Marker Dedication

10:30 AM, Shapiro Park (on the river/ERIC lab)

The campus riverfront park was established in 1970 to honor Dr. Jacob Shapiro, faculty in Biology, and four students who lost their lives in a tragic car accident returning from the inaugural Earth Day planning meeting. A historical marker will be placed at the site and a brief dedication will be performed by Provost Lane Earns and retired Biology professor Dr. Bill Sloey.  The park will be revitalized over the next five years to further honor these Titan pioneers and our campus commitment to sustainability.

Earth Day Festival

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, outside Reeve Union (Reeve Mall)

Celebrate Earth Day with music and prizes, and explore how campus groups care for our planet and its inhabitants. Bring your bike for a free tune-up offered by local bike shops.

Permaculture Film - Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

6:00PM - 7:30PM, Sage Hall (2232)

Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and on. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For those familiar, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what's possible - what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.

Thursday April 23

Tree Planting (Rescheduled from Monday)

10:20 AM, Near Polk Library

Join our annual tree planting tradition. Since 2011, the National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized our campus in its "Tree Campus USA" program.

Gyasi Ross, "Retaining hope in the light of Ferguson and Rapid City, and that the evidence that Caveman thought still exists"

CORRECTED TIME: 6:00 PM, Reeve 307 (Reeve Theatre)

Sponsored by the InterTribal Student Organization (ITSO) and the Social Justice Club

Creating a Stronger Community Contest Finale

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Becket's restaurant, City Center, Oshkosh

Sponsored by the American Democracy Project, this will be the final voting opportunity to support new projects in the Oshkosh community. Each donation of $5 for students or $10 for other community members "buys" a vote. The money goes directly to winning proposals that will contribute to enriching the Oshkosh community.

Friday April 24

Stormwater Management Presentation

1:50 PM - 3:50 PM, Sage 4234

Why manage rain water runoff? Alumnus Kelly Reyer with Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance (FWWA) will describe the importance of storm water management including a brief tour. 

Saturday April 25

Riverfront Cleanup

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM, campus riverfront near SRWC

Our campus riverfront is a gem! Volunteer to help clean up our waterfront with help from FWWA. Sign up for the 'Oshkosh - UWO Campus Riverfront' location at

Community Garden Party

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, UW-Oshkosh Community Gardens, 3rd St.

Get back to nature! Help the UWOCG prepare for spring and enjoy free food and a bonfire.

Tuesday April 28

Photographing Wisconsin's Climate Change

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sage 1235

Madison-based photographer David Nevala shares his experiences photographing climate change throughout Wisconsin.

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