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Celebrate Earth Week

Happy Earth Week!  The USA Sustainability Committee is excited to unveil our lineup of events dedicated to celebrating our planet and fostering a greener, more sustainable campus community!

Get ready to dive into a week filled with inspiring activities and initiatives aimed at promoting environmental consciousness and action. From educational workshops to hands-on volunteer opportunities, there’s something for everyone to get involved in.

So, grab your calendars and mark these dates because together, we’re taking meaningful steps towards creating an Earth-friendly campus:

Monday 4/22: 
  • New Buffalo Institute Mission Mondays: 3-5 Commuter Lounge
  • Canisius Peace Coffeehouse: 7-9 Science Hall 
Tuesday 4/23:
  • Local Market: 12-2PM Quad
Wednesday 4/24:
  • Planet Plates Speaker Series: 1PM Library Learning Room
  • Earth Week Extravaganza (Seed Paper Making, Jean Edit): 6-8PM Palisano Basement
Friday 4/26:
  • Earth Week Morning Meditation: 10-11AM Quad
Saturday 4/27:
  • Re-tree Planting: KAC 9:00AM

Let’s join forces as a community to make a positive impact and pave the way for a brighter, more sustainable future. We can’t wait to see you there, ready to make a difference!

Submitted by: Genevieve Fontana, USA Sustainability President

Earth Day Clean Up Event

Join the Sustainability Committee and the New Buffalo Institute for a meaningful Masten District cleanup event!

If you prefer not to participate in trash pickup, there will be engaging campus beautification projects available. We’ll convene in the Student Center lobby, where light refreshments provided by Chartwells will be served before we begin. After the cleanup, don’t miss the community fair upstairs in the Student Center. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by: Genevieve, USA Sustainability Chair

Earth Week Cleanup Event

Join USA’s Sustainability Committee on Saturday, April 20, as members come together to celebrate Earth Week and take part in cleaning up our beloved Masten District community.

We invite you to be a part of this meaningful effort.

For more details, please refer to the attached flyer, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. If garbage cleanup isn’t your preference, there will also be beautification projects available! We look forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by: Genevieve Fontana, USA Sustainability President

Planet Plates Speaker Series for International Women’s Day

Join us for the inaugural installment of our Planet Plates series featuring Dr. Jenn-Lodi Smith in celebration of International Women’s Day!

We’re gathering to discuss the development of an Earth-friendly period routine.

Lunch will be provided for the first 20 attendees, so don’t miss out! Reserve your spot by scanning the QR code to RSVP.

This speaker series aims to educate the Canisius Community about making environmentally conscious changes in their lives. Let’s make a difference together! See you there!

Submitted by: Genevieve, USA Sustainability Chair

EcoChats from Canisius

Happy March!

Join us this semester as we bring you the latest updates, projects and motivational stories from the sustainability scene at Canisius University Campus. 
Calendar Dates: 

March 6: 6:00, Days are Getting Longer Yoga, Palisano Gym Room, Join Dr. Robinson and the USA Sustainability Committee

March 8: 1:00Planet Plates Speaker Series, Conversation 1, Library Learning Room, Join Dr. Lodi Smith for an engaging discussion on sustainable period practices for International Women’s Day.

  • March 12: 12:00, OM219 Planet Plates Speaker Series, Conversation 2, Join Meaghan Boice-Green from the Reinstein Nature Preserve to discuss sustainable fashion and beauty.
  • Beeswax Wrap Making: The USA Sustainability Committee made beeswax wraps during their meeting this week. Beeswax wraps are a reusable alternative to plastic wrap. Check out the photos of the process! We have a lot of leftovers too, so reply if you would like a wrap from the Sustainability Committee.
  • Make sure you check out the newest episode of Did You Know: Finding Eco-heroines Behind the Scenes at Canisius University featuring Dr. Sara Morris. Listen to the episode on your preferred platform!

    1. Apple Podcasts
    2. Spotify
    3. YouTube
    4. Instagram
    5. This Week’s Article
  • Did you miss any of our past interviews? Don’t worry!Here is the “Did You Know” website with all of our past interviews and sustainable breakthroughs.
Answering Your Questions:
Can you recycle paper shred on campus?:No, the paper shred will clog the waste management machinery. So let’s brainstorm a solution.
Do you have any questions about sustainability on campus? Reply and we will figure it out together!
Submitted by: Genevieve Fontana, USA Sustainability President