Earth Week 2019

April 18, 2019

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April 21-27, 2019


  • Visit the Boyden Library for an installation available all week
    • Environmental collection displayed prominently
    • Student photography of Spring Break trips on display
  • Check out the Bulletin for “Eco-Fact of the Day
  • Compete in the Nature + Environment Photography contest—email submissions to Izzy Hamlen (ihamlen20) or Mason Zhao (mzhao20). Prize=$50 Amazon Gift Card!!


Monday, April 22

  • HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!  Celebrate with the EcoReps, who will have locally-produced donuts from Atkins Farm!

Tuesday, April 23:


Environmental Law Scholar, Mathew Hayek
Small Auditorium, 6:45-7:45pm

In his talk, Dr. Hayek will help make sense of the confusing world of food sustainability. He will help separate fact from fiction and share the biggest contributions that each person can make towards lowering the environmental impact of their diet. He will also discuss some of the cutting-edge research in his field of climate change mitigation. 

Wednesday, April 24:

  • Learn about the on-site solar project at Deerfield, with Beth Hooker and Dave Purington.
    Stoltzfus Room, 1:00-1:45pm

Thursday, April 25:

  • All campus, local sustainable lunch.  As part of Spring Event—fundraising event at the track for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
  • Film: Planet Earth Co-sponsored EcoReps and Film Club.  Small Auditorium, 7pm.

Friday, April 26:

  • Arabic Night in the Dining Hall. 5:30-7:30pm.  Come by and get a nature-inspired henna tattoo, while enjoying excellent cuisine and music.
  • Drinking water taste test: Can you taste the difference between tap water and bottled water?  Come to the Greer to take the test!  8pm-10pm.  

Saturday, April 27:

  • Tree Planting along Historic Main Street with the Town of Deerfield and the Bement School. 10am to 12pm.  Join Acy Cai ’20, members of the Deerfield community and many others to plant two trees along Historic Main Street, as part of a town-wide initiative to plant new trees.
  • DA Day of Service at Gaining Ground Saturday, April 27.  Join Ray Walker ’92 and Anthony Ferraro on the DA Day of Service at Gaining Ground.  This organization grows organic produce for hunger relief with help from volunteers of all ages and abilities, who work and learn in our fields. Leave DA at 10am, return at 6pm.  Contact Ray Walker ( to attend.
  • At Historic Deerfield: Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Old Roots and New Shoots – The Challenges of Cooking in Springtime.
    9:30am – 4pm
    Visitor Center at Hall Tavern Kitchen, Historic Deerfield.
    By the time spring came, early New Englanders had just about used up their supply of stored and preserved food. Discover the meaning of “scraping the bottom of the barrel” and learn why people of the past eagerly awaited the first fresh foods of the season like asparagus, eggs, and milk.
  • Drinking water taste test: Can you taste the difference between tap water and bottled water?  Come to the Greer to take the test!  8pm-10pm.

Sunday, April 28: