Earth Week 2012: With lots of Treats from the BEET!

April 15 at 12:00pm until April 22 at 11:30pm

Earth Week is a week long celebration of this planet we all call home packed full of events about lovin the earth! (Keep checking this page as more events will be added as time goes on)

*Sun 15th:

The Office for Sustainability in collaboration with Students for a Sustainable Earth will be hosting SustainabiliBASH, the first annual sustainability-themed open house. It will be held at the Gibbs House for Environmental Research and Education on April 15 from 12-5 p.m. The event will offer variety of activities and skill-sharing workshops and WILL CONCLUDE WITH FREE FOOD AND MUSIC FOR ALL.

Mon 16th:

25% by 2025 Call to Action:
Students for a Sustainable Earth Miller Fountain, 10am-12pm

You Can Fix Racism:
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BHC Ballroom, 6:30pm
Tea with Damali at the Oaklands, 4:30pm

Tue 17th:

Campus Beet film night double feature: FARMAGEDDON and The GREENHORNS. 4-9pm room 213 Bernhard Center (FREE!)

Jobs 21:
Mark Schauer at Chem 1720, 7-9pm
Students for a Sustainable Earth

Wed 18th:

Campus Beet Weekly Wednesday Lunch:
Wesley Foundation basement (by the flagpoles on WMUs Campus) 11am-2pm Eat lunch with The Campus Beet! Every Wednesday The Beet will be serving a delicious meal with 2 dishes and a dessert. Warm yourself up with a homemade meal! Fill your tummy with Michigan yummy for only $5!

Really, Really FREE Market, Spring Edition:
Solid Waste Reduction has partnered with Students for a Sustainable Earth to put on a Spring Edition of the Really Really Free Market during Earth Week. 10am-4:30pm room 106 Bernhard Center.

Wesley Wednesday:
The Wesley Foundation (near the flagpoles) will be handing out seedlings in honor of earth week! (FREE!)

The Climate Challenge:
Lee Sprague at Chem 1720, 7-9pm
Students for a Sustainable Earth

Thu 19th:

Arbor Day!:
Landscape Services is hosting their annual Arbor Day celebration on April 19th at 10:30am. Attendees can help plant a tree, learn about a student’s research on tree grafting, and be part of a fun celebration.

Goin’ Off Da Grid:
Wesley Foundation Will Intentionally Be Without Power In Honor of Earth Week and To Bring Awareness to Our Own Consumption of Energy and The Use of Coal.
Join Us For Earth Friendly Activities:
Lemonade and Ice Water
6:00 pm Grilling Out
9:00 pm Outdoor Worship
10:00 pm Camp Fire

Beyond Nuclear:
Kevin Kamps at Chem 1720, 7-9pm
Students for a Sustainable Earth

Fri 20th:

Invasive Plant Removal, Kleinstuck Preserve:
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. EMAIL ASAP! Volunteers will run stations to help 6th and 7th graders pull up invasive species. This event is put on by WMU’s Natural Areas Program and the Stewards of Kleinstuck. Please contact Liga at for more info and to volunteer.

Kalamazoo River Update:
Richard Fuller at Chem 1720, 7-9pm
Students for a Sustainable Earth

Sat 21st:

Fair Farm Bill Call-in Day:
Call Senator Stabenow’s office and tell her you support a fair farm bill.
DC Office (202) 224-4822
West Mi Office: (616) 975-0052

Earth Day Celebration at the Kalamazoo Nature Center:
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
9 – 11 am Garlic Mustard Pull – volunteers needed!
9 am – 5 pm Trails and Interpretive Center Open
9 am – 5 pm “Look Up” by Amy Holysz, Glen Vista Gallery
10 am – 4 pm Community Information Tables
10 am – 4 pm Information on KNC Programs (DeLano Farms, Conservation Stewardship, Camp, School and Outreach Programs, and Volunteer Opportunities)
10:30 am and 1:30 pm LIVE Creature Features
Noon What in the World Are you Eating? with Dan Keto
Celebrate Earth Day by exploring the trails and exhibits at the Kalamazoo Nature Cener. Cost: FREE

Earth Day Concert:
Celebrate Earth Day with talented musicians from Earthworks Music Collective. Performers will include Gifts or Creatures, Red Tail Ring, Rachael and Dominic Davis, Darlene and Dede Alderman, and Sam Corbin. This special concert event will include activities for children. 3 pm Kalamazoo Public Library – Oshtemo Branch

Sun 22nd:

Take time to make small changes in your life that will have a big impact on the environment. To pledge an act of green visit:

Earth Day Events:

Campus BEET Community Garden Earth Day Workday:
12-5pm 1205 Summit Ave Kalamazoo (near the corner of Summit and Douglas, just north of Kalamazoo College) Grab your garden gloves and join the campus Beet Garden for a day of planting, weeding and fun! A good way to get out of the house between studying for finals.

Wildflower Walk Kalamazoo Nature Center:
The Beech-Maple forest is perfect habitat for spring wildflowers. Come search for early bloomers: Bloodroot, Dutchman’s Breeches, Hepatica, and Spring Beauty.
Cost: Regular KNC admission
Time: 2 pm
Phone: 269-381-1574

Public Tour: Earth Day – WMAS Artists Kalamazoo Institute of Arts:
Public tour on Earth Day. We will examine works in the West Michigan Area Show and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Permanent Collection that focus on the Earth.
Cost: FREE
Time: 2 pm
Phone: 269-349-7775

Kellogg Bird Sanctuary:
Celebrate Earth Day with Free Admission to the Sanctuary! Bring a friend and get outside!
Cost: FREE
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
Phone: 269-671-2510

Some events are SAF funded, through the student activity fee


About The Campus Beet

The Campus Beet is a registered student organization at Western Michigan University trying to organize and develop a student-run sustainable cafe. We aim to source more local and organic food and serve more vegetarian, vegan, gluten free meals while building a space for student art, music and culture. We have weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 7PM in the Bernhard Center dining room if you would like to help.
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