Earth Month 2018 at GW

GW celebrates Earth Month 2018 with events throughout campus

View a PDF (clickable) version of the Earth Month Calendar here: /sites/g/files/zaxdzs2491/f/downloads/Earth%20Month%20Calendar.pdf



Earth Hour
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kogan Plaza
Join The George Washington University for Earth hour this Saturday, March 24th 7:30PM – 9:30PM and be a part of the movement to protect our planet. Shut off your lights and join us in Kogan Plaza. Listen to your favorite Acapella groups—GW Troubadours, GW Pitches, GW MotherFunkers, and GW Sirens, in celebration of Earth Hour. View sustainable artwork from Art for Advocacy. And enjoy free pizza if you bring a picture of your room with the lights out! Starting as a symbolic lights out action in Sydney in 2007, WWF’s Earth Hour event has developed into the largest grassroots movement for the environment. It has inspired individuals, businesses, communities, and universities in more than 180 countries and territories.
Clothing Swap
The GW Store
Time TBD
Keep clothing out of the landfill, refresh your closet, and donate to the GW Store.  
APRIL 5 & 6
Planet Forward Summit
A two-day national conference on sustainability storytelling. Learn more and register here.
Green GW Trashion Show
Time TBD.  Follow Green GW on Facebook for more info. 
Yoga with GW Campus Rec
Square 80
Spending time in green space is good for mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Join GW's Office of Sustainability and GW Campus Rec for a free yoga class in one of Foggy Bottom's green spaces, Square 80. 
Campus Litter Clean-Up
4pm - 6pm
Meet in front of Thurston Hall
Join GreenGW and GW Office of Sustainability in a litter clean-up at several of the most trash-ridden spots on campus. 
Hometown Habitat Film Screening
1 PM - 3 PM
Support Building Room 211
This documentary features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else.  Join us to view the film and discuss how the same principles are applied to GW's landscapes.
Voices Not Heard: The Climate Fight of Malaysian Youth
7pm - 9pm
1957 E 212
As climate change begins to wreak havoc, especially on the world's developing nations, a 23 year old Malaysian activist travels to Paris to represent young people from countries like his at the COP21 climate negotiations. His journey to discover his role as an activist on a global stage, to speak up for the underrepresented Global South, and to continue fighting now in the face of the U.S. President Trump's abandonment of the Paris Agreement, provides insight into the world of intrenational climate negotiations and activism that is rarely reported to the public.
Earth Day Fair
11 AM to 2 PM
Mid Campus Quad
Join campus groups and community partners in a celebration of Earth Day 2018.  Remarks at 12pm.  
Net Impact Conference
10am - 1pm
Duques 251
Attend panels and workshops about social innovation, including a panel discussion featuring judges from the 2017 DC Climathon.  Learn how you can take advantage of opportunities at GW to put your innovative and entrepreneurial ideals into action.