Pat Baker, Sarah Boyd, Tyler Rahmann, Gina Sturiale
Coordinating, planning and executing a large scale, week long event with numerous organizations, each endorsing innovation and sustainable practices in our campus and community. Our purpose is to create a lasting impression on Boise State’s Sustainability community, and create a week that hosts and shares students’, organizations’ and staff’s interests and knowledge of environmental awareness. Multiple marketing strategies will be utilized, documented and passed on to future Earth Week Coordinators, to ensure a successful, impactful and evolving execution of this event in the future.
Events will be hosted that are fun, engaging, and sustainability-focused, and that will target the Boise State community. We strive to make Earth Week a more monumental part of the Environmental Studies program. Earth Week at BSU will be a direct reflection of these forward thinking principals we hold in such high regard here at our University.
Participants include; Idaho Rivers United, Whole Foods, BSU Sustainability Club, Bittercreek Ale House, Goodwill, and Boise State’s own Environmental Studies Program.
Monday – Recycle Day
11:00am-1:00pm – Students will have a chance to win prizes by “shooting” their recyclables into the proper receptacles on the quad.
During the Recycle ball event we will hold a raffle for bigger prizes such as reusable bags, water bottles and a bike lock that will be distributed after the event.
Tuesday – River Day
Idaho Rivers United
9:00am-12:00pm – Win a River Trip On the Quad…Don’t miss this!
1:00pm-3:00pm – Alika Hall, a representative from Whole Foods, will talk to students about environmentally friendly events and programs
hosted by Whole Foods. They will also have sign ups for a tour that will be held on Thursday
Wednesday – Campus Sustainability
Q and A
1:00pm-3:00pm – Students are asked multiple choice questions about sustainable programs and events on BSU’s campus to be entered into a raffle.
Students who give a correct answer to the Q and A are entered in a raffle for prizes.
Students get to blend their own smoothie by riding a bike that powers a blender.
The Goodwill is going to place bins for food, clothes and other items around campus for their Leave Green event.
Thursday – Garden Market and Bee Day
11:00am-6:00pm – Meet and greet with local businesses as well as Boise State’s own Bee Team on the quad.
Firepit Social at Boise State Community Garden
6:00pm-10:00pm – Sustainability Club to host a talk about the ease of starting your own garden and growing sustainable food.
Whole Foods Tour
2:00pm – Students will have the chance to look at the sustainable initiatives that Whole Foods employs to be a more environmentally friendly
Friday – Local Business Day
University Day sign up
10:00am-1:00pm – Students who sign up at the ILC, SUB or Quad will help to beautify campus by planting trees and flowers.
2pm – Bittercreek Alehouse is taking students on a behind the scene tour of their earthworm operation.
Low Power Happy Hour
3:00-5:00 – During Bittercreek’s happy hour, the owner will be giving a talk about B Corps and answering any questions students have, all while enjoying local food and drink.
A recycle based competition. The school with the most collected recyclables wins money for scholarships
Saturday – Earth Day
Idaho Green Fest
4:00pm-10:00pm – A festival with live music, booths, and food that are all environmentally concious and geared to bring the community together.