Loyola University Maryland

No Impact Week


The schedule of events for Loyola's No Impact week Oct. 2-9, 2016:

The schedule is a work in progress so please keep checking back as we update.

Sunday October 2 - Consumption
  Challenge: Don’t buy anything new except for food all week.
            7 PM - Screening of "No Impact Man" hosted by CCSJ & Campus Ministry (CCSJ Common Space)

Monday October 3 - Trash
  Challenge: Try not to create any trash and collect all trash generated all week.

            Midday – Join Waste Neutral to find out more about how Loyola composts (Quad)

            11 AM – 1 PM – Make your own salad with students from Botany (Quad)

            6:30-7:30 – SciArt Exhibit – Environmental Sustainability  (McGuire Hall)

Tuesday October 4 - Food: Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis
  Challenge: Eat local and sustainable for the rest of the week
            Midday - Come out to the quad to find out where to go for local produce and figure out your food footprint (Quad)
            6:30 PM – St. Francis Feast and Learn (4th Floor Programming Room) - Sign up when you register for No Impact Week – Space is limited
.  The St. Francis Feast is an opportunity to learn about the environment and eat a local foods dinner with the Loyola community.  The event is only open to current students, faculty and staff at Loyola.  You can RSVP for the Feast when you register for No Impact Week.  You can also sign up by emailing noimpact@loyola.edu.  If you register, but cannot attend, please email noimpact@loyola.edu so that someone from the waitlist can take your place.

Wednesday October 5 - Transportation
 Only transport yourself through environmentally friendly ways such as biking, walking, public transportation or carpooling for the rest of the week.
            Midday – Alternative transportation options and What’s going on with #11? (Quad)

            7 PM – Join the Environmental Action Club in Sellinger 221 for discussion and fun

Thursday October 6 - Electricity
  Challenge: Reduce your energy use.
Midday – What is your carbon footprint? (Quad)
6:30 PM - Baltimore Environmental Film Series presentsDisobedience sponsored by the Center for the Humanities.  Disobedience is a new film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry.  As this film specifically ties in actions of individuals and groups, a workshop around action will coincide with the film. The workshop will be led by Fr. Timothy Brown, SJ. (4th Floor Programming Room)

Friday October 7 - Water
Challenge: Calculate your water footprint and work to reduce it.
            Midday  – What is your water weight? And how can you lose that weight? (Quad)
            11 AM – 1 PM – Terrarium building and Plant give away with students from Botany (Quad)

Saturday October 8 - Giving Back 
Challenge: Give back to your community.
            9 AM – Meet behind Newman/Gardens at the vegetable garden to help with the garden – email noimpact@loyola.edu to sign up
            9 AM – Meet at the Gardens Volleyball Court to help clean up the stream - email noimpact@loyola.edu to sign up
            9 AM – York Road Community Day – Sign up through CCSJ
            Canoe and Scoop with OAE – Sign up at the Outdoor Adventure Center or the OAE Table

Sunday October 9 - Eco-Sabbath 
       Challenge: Unplug and reflect. Appreciate the world around you. You and the environment take a break.
            3 PM - Guided Ignatian Meditation with Father Brown in the Loyola Arboretum (Quad)
            2 PM - Yoga with Messina (Quad) - Please bring your own mat or towel
Backpacking with OAE  – Sign up at the Outdoor Adventure Center or the OAE Table