This year marks the 47th anniversary of the world-wide event, Earth Day!
While Earth Day is a day to celebrate the wonderful resources our planet supplies to us, its creation was in fact spurred by a massive oil spill off of the coast of Santa Barbara, California, in 1969.
However, the creation of Earth Day was just the first of a whole stretch of environmental accomplishments in the 1970s: the creation of the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species Act and numerous other environmental laws, in addition to a greater global recognition of the importance of environmental sustainability.
This week, NU Dining is partnering with groups across campus to help Northwestern celebrate Earth Week and make a positive impact while doing so!
Want to celebrate Earth Week with NU Dining?
On Monday in Sargent, enjoy a lunch of “Real Food,” featuring ethical and sustainable ingredients. Also make sure to stop by the Real Food at NU to learn more about the Real Food movement at Northwestern and why it’s important!
Also, on Monday, become more aware about post-dining hall consumer food waste during our Weigh the Waste event in Allison.
On Tuesday, you can also pat yourself on your back for reducing food waste again with another Weigh the Waste event in Allison.
On Wednesday, stop by Plex and on Thursday, stop by Norris during lunch to show your commitment to the environment and be a part of the campus-wide iCommit photo campaign!
Finally, Friday, enjoy fresh produce from the Norris fresh market and an Earth Day-themed lunch in all dining halls.
Check out the calendar of events below and find more information about these events and others on the Office of Sustainability’s website ! Can’t wait to see you there!
Happy Earth Week!