Jesuit campuses have been busy this week with eco-friendly themed events, many of which coincided with Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Highlights are below; please send any additional events to Shelby Lauter, AJCU’s Executive Assistant to the President (slauter@ajcunet.edu).

Canisius University: Day of service partnering with Project Conservation

College of the Holy Cross: “Purple Goes Green Week”

Creighton University: Earth Month with the theme “Protect our Species,” including a sustainability forum, tree pick-up, campus planting and film screenings

Fordham University: Earth Day Environmental Activism

Georgetown University: Partnership with the Catholic University of America on Environmental Justice Symposium

Gonzaga University: Earth Day Tree Planting

John Carroll University: Annual “Green Streak Week” with local produce picnic, viewing of documentary film, “Free Solo,” plant sale, tree planting on Arbor Day, Jesuit Day of Service, community cleanup with College Democrats at Whipps Ledges

Loyola Chicago University: “EarthMonth” consisting of community service at multiple parks, beaches and gardens; film screening, panel and Tesla ride-along as part of a mini-film festival on Earth Day; DIY green cleaner workshop; midnight bike ride; cleanup of the Chicago river; Spirit of Laudato si’ Sustainability Awards recognizing student excellence in sustainability

Loyola University New Orleans: “Changing Climate, Changing Law” Conference

Marquette University: Installation of 10,000 new bees at campus beehive; Earth Day Mass; “Soup with Substance” talk on “Connecting Faith, Environmental Justice and Sustainability through Education and Service”; movie screening powered by stationary bicycles; city-wide cleanup on Saturday (Marquette’s organized effort is called Hunger Clean-up)

Regis University: Earth Day Tips

Saint Joseph’s University: Multiple science outreach programs for youth at local schools in Philadelphia

Saint Peter’s University: Earth Celebration 2019 Events

Seattle University: Earth Month 2019; participation in a new inter-university research collaborative on the relationship between sport and climate change

University of San Francisco: Campus clothing swap and fresh produce market

University of Scranton: Earth Week 2019 Events

Xavier University: Sustainability fashion show, clothing swap, bonfire & s’mores