Since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, the event has grown to include more than one billion people across 190 countries engaged in learning and action supporting sustainability and care for the earth. On April 22, 23 and 24, Le Moyne will hold a number of events in honor of Earth Day and the 4th Universal Apostolic Preference of the Society of Jesus. Please plan on taking part in as many events as you can as we celebrate and show care for our fragile planet.
THURSDAY, APRIL 22
7:30 to 8:30 a.m. – Birding in the Le Moyne woods, led by Jason Luscier, associate professor of biology. Bring your own binoculars. Space is limited to 12 people - sign up here.
9 to 9:30 a.m., Earth Day meditation, an ecological examen, led by Karin Botto, assistant vice president for human resources. Register here for a Zoom link to the meditation.
10 to 11 a.m., Mindful walk in the Le Moyne woods with Hilary McManus, associate professor of biology. Register here and you will receive info about where to meet.
Noon to 1 p.m., webinar on Practical Ways to Support Earth on Earth Day 2021. Panelists will be: Donald McCrimmon, McDevitt research associate; Hilary McManus; Bernard Arogyaswamy, professor of management, and; Haley Synan ’21, environmental science major, and Karin Botto will moderate. Click here to register for the webinar.
3:30 to 5 p.m., trash pickup on campus (weather permitting) Bags and gloves will be provided. There will be two groups, one will meet in the rugby field behind the athletic complex and the other will meet outside the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m., connecting to Earth through yoga (weather permitting) being led by Karin Botto. Those who register will be sent information about where the yoga class will take place.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23
10 a.m. – Birding in the Le Moyne woods with Jason Luscier. Bring your own binoculars. Space is limited to 12 people - sign up here.
3 to 4 p.m., poetry readings for students. All students are invited to read one or two of your own poems that are relevant to the focus of Earth Day (nature, sustainability, environmentalism, etc.) or you can read one or two poems published by a favorite author that speak to the day’s essence. Please contact Linda Pennisi at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a reading time. The reading will take place in the tent in front of the Panasci Family Chapel.
SATURDAY, APRIL 24
April 24 at 4 p.m., self-care DIY projects - Love taking care of yourself, but hate wasting all the plastic? Then join us for some DIY self-care in partnership with LSPB for Earth Jam! We’ll provide ingredients that are awesome for your skin and hair (like shea butter, honey, coconut oil and more!) so you can whip up your own personalized body butter, scrub, or hair mask! First 30 students get a reusable jar to store your planet-friendly product.