While Earth Day is officially observed Friday, April 22nd, the event has morphed into an extended celebration of sustainable living. I hope you’ll take advantage of the many activities offered on campus and around Baltimore over the next week. Homewood highlights include an electronic waste recycling drive, free clothing exchange and a screening of Oscar-nominated documentary, “The Garden” (the library has a copy of this DVD on order, in case you miss this public showing). The full schedule is outlined below, with more details provided on the JHU Sustainability website.

The library tries to do its part all year long, so please post your comments below about what further steps we can take – both short term and big picture – to become better environmental stewards.


Mon 4/18
Mountaintop removal coal mining: A social and environmental injustice
5 p.m., Mudd 26

The Bmore bike update: What’s new in Baltimore’s bicycling world
6 – 8 p.m., Great Hall in Levering

Tues 4/19
Cleaner greener energy @ JHU Power Plant tour
12 – 1 p.m., Homewood Power Plant next to Whitehead Hall

Real food in Baltimore: a taste test
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Breezeway

Plant the seeds for the Hopkins community garden!
5 p.m., 3105 N. Charles St. next to CSC

Wed 4/20
Free electronic waste recycling drive
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., behind Jenkins Hall

Easy fixes fast facts raffle
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Levering Plaza

JHU Environment Energy Sustainability and Health Institute launch
2:15 – 4 p.m., Mason Hall; Reception @ 4 p.m.

Thurs 4/21
Free clothing exchange
12 – 5 p.m., Levering Plaza

Eco-crafts workshop
(with clothing exchange) 12 – 5 p.m., Levering Plaza

Fri 4/22 – EARTH DAY
Sustainability trivia with SHIP
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Breezeway

The Garden movie screening
6 – 8 p.m., Remsen 101

One thought on “Earth to Hopkins

  1. Thank you for providing information about all the different ways we can participate in Earth Week. Makes me proud of Hopkins to see so many outlets for environmental awareness and action.

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