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Sustainability At RIT

Earth Month

Earth Month

Friday, April 5th

Fair Trade Friday with RIT Sustainability

9:30-10:30 a.m., GIS Atrium

Join us for a discussion about sustainability over fair trade coffee! Make sure to bring your reusable mugs or thermos!

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Monday, April 8th

Net Impact Wear it Wise

1:30p.m.-3p.m., LOW 1225-1235

The #WearItWise project focuses on raising the awareness of sustainable practices within the fashion industry. On April 8, Net Impact will have a guest speaker event with Sarah Pavia, Director of Marketing of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, with free lunch! We will be learning about sustainable clothing initiatives being implemented right here in the local community. Additionally, we'll be collecting used clothing to be donated to Goodwill. The participant that brings in the most clothing will receive a gift card. We've got a great list of prizes to be given out, including gift cards to Patagonia, Plato's Closet, and Second Look.

Learn more and RSVP here:

Wednesday, April 10th

Habitat for Humanity Framing Frenzy

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., B-Lot

Join Into the ROC and Habitat for Humanity in constructing the frames of TWO houses for the Rochester Community.

Learn More and Sign Up to Volunteer:   

Saturday, April 13th

ESW Build Day - Taproot Rainwater Project

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

ESW-RIT is partnering with the Taproot Collective to construct a rainwater collection and watering system for the garden and greenhouse at First Farm Market. We plan to implement our design in a one day build—help us make this happen! Lunch provided.

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Volunteer to Sign Up:

Wednesday, April 17th

A Free Enterprise Solution to Climate Change

5 p.m.-7:30p.m., Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce teams up with the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club April 17 to bring former Congressman Bob Inglis to town for a discussion about climate change and the path forward to solving one of our nation's greatest challenges. Learn more and register:

EARTH DAY!!! Monday, April 22nd

CAB Signature Event: Master the 4 Elements

4-6 p.m., Fireside Lounge

Come to our Avatar themed sustainability event! Join us for FREE food! FREE giveaways! And FREE advice on how to help the environment.

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Wednesday, April 24th

SEAL E-Waste Recycling Day

8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sentinel

They will collect any broken or unused electronics to ensure they are recycled responsibly with E-Waste+. Most items will be accepted free of charge, except CRT TVs and monitors, which cost a fee to recycle.

Friday, April 26th

Spring Sustainability Social

Friday, April 26th, 10am-4pm, Greek Lawn

It’s been a busy month.  Time to together and celebrate another great year of sustainability efforts.

Sunday, April 28

Campus Nature Walk

10 a.m., Meet at RIT Community Garden (free parking at U-Lot)

Join RIT Engineers for a Sustainable World for a nature walk on RIT’s campus and join the City Nature Challenge. All are welcome (non-students included) to participate in the walk, which will last about an hour and a half. The walk will take you through forested areas of campus rich in biodiversity, including wildflowers and birds.


Hosting an Earth Month on campus that we should know about? Email us with the details and we’ll add it to the calendar: