Schedule & Details for Green Week 2021

It’s that time of year! A big thanks to Tala Goergen and SK Bulander for logo design, and to all the members of the Sustainability Task Force for their work planning Green Week this year. 

SUNDAY, 4.18: Group hike @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Meet the van behind Smith Hall at 1pm and wear sturdy shoes! Expected return to campus around 7pm. (The drive is two hours each way.) RSVP by emailing mmedward@owu.edu or DM @owuenvs on Instagram. 

MONDAY, 4.19: Calling drive with Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Join CCL in the HWCC Atrium during the lunch hour to call your elected representative and ask them to support H.R. 763. Plus, enjoy free cookies!

WEDNESDAY, 4.21: Treehouse project: Native plants. Time TBA. PLUS, join us at 8pm to decorate the Jay with chalk for Earth Day!

THURSDAY, 4.22: Local produce appreciation with Stratford Ecological Center. Stop by Stratford’s table on the Jay from 11:30-1 for free local veggies and recipe cards.

FRIDAY, 4.23: No scheduled event. But if you feel like watching an environmental documentary, check out Elliot Page’s There’s Something In the Water, available on Netflix. Then tweet your thoughts @owuenvs.

SATURDAY, 4.24: SDGs Launch Program, Part 1! Register today for a free workshop/training in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, brought to the Ohio 5 colleges by the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship. If you complete the program on the 24th and on May 1st, you will receive a certificate. 3-6pm, online.

New Group Brings Students to the Great Outdoors

Want to get outdoors? Join the new group from the ENVS Department!

The group, tentatively called “OWU Outdoors” (although suggestions for more exciting names are welcome) exists to help Ohio Wesleyan students, regardless of major, spend time outdoors. We all know more time outside is good for us, but it can be hard to get there, especially when living on a college campus, without a car or in an area unfamiliar to us.

The group took its first trip last weekend, on March 14th, at Highbanks Metro Park. Highbanks is just twenty five minutes or so from campus and has over seven miles of hiking trails. Plus, you might see a bald eagle pair at the overlook!

Students who’d like to join the group can do so by emailing owuenvs@owu.edu. It is free to participate and more outdoor activities will be coming in the near future!