Drexel Green

A Commitment Towards a More Sustainable Community

Moss Dragon Earth Day Block Party Farmer's Market Spring Blossoms on Korman Center Walk Tulips outside of the Law Building Students in front of Handschumacher Dining Center The Biowall in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Drexel Park Flowers at Drexel Earth Day Celebrations Fitness Quad at the Drexel Recreation Center, Recycling Rainwater Race Street Walkway and Northside Dining Terrace Green Roof at the Millennium Residence Hall Rush Building Alumni Garden Autumn Leaves on Arch Street

2013 Earth Day Events

Earth Day 2012

Saturday, April 13

5TH ANNUAL PHILLY SPRING CLEANUP

Drexel will once again take part in the City of Philadelphia's annual Philly Spring Cleanup. Volunteers will be divided into groups and sent to their designated cleanup locations. Please click here to register as a volunteer.
Location for Check-in: Race Street between 33rd & 34th Streets
Registration: 8am, Shuttles depart: 8:45am, Clean-up: 9am-2pm

2012 Earth Day Cleanup

Thursday, April 18

THE DREXEL SMART HOUSE PRESENTS DAVID ORR

Please join the Drexel Smart House for a discussion with noted environmentalist and author, David Orr. Professor Orr is known for his work in Oberlin, Ohio, advocating for sustainable responsible community development. Known as The Oberlin Project, David Orr's vision of full-spectrum sustainability, a joint venture by the town and college to create a thriving, sustainable and environmentally friendly community in Oberlin, has gotten national and international recognition. Professor Orr will be joining us to discuss a range of topics centered on the Drexel Smart House and Smart Initiatives, Drexel’s urban environment, community engagement and sustainability. All members of the Drexel community are welcome.
Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Atrium
Time: 1-3pm

Saturday, April 20

CLEAN AIR COUNCIL 5K RUN/3K WALK FOR CLEAN AIR

Register online by April 15 at 5krunforcleanair.org. E-mail drexelsierraclub@gmail.com for details on joining the Drexel Sierra Club’s team.
Location for Start/End of Race: Martin Luther King Drive, next to the Art Museum Time: 9am

2012 Earth Day Tree Planting

Monday, April 22

DREXEL GREEN’S ANNUAL EARTH DAY BLOCK PARTY

Drexel Green’s annual Earth Day Block Party will be held on Monday, April 22, from 11am to 2pm along Lancaster Walk behind the Drexel Recreation Center on the University City Campus. Simultaneous Earth Day events will also take place on the Queen Lane and Center City Campuses. Vendors and organizations from within the University and the local community will set up tables with educational materials, giveaways, refreshments, trivia and activities celebrating the natural environment and sustainable practices. Highlights include:

  • Goodwill Clothing Drive, kicking off a month-long partnership with Goodwill. Bring clothing, shoes and accessories to donate. Donation bins will also be on campus from April 15 to May 17 at: S Lot (behind Caneris Hall); behind the Rush Building, between Market and Arch off 33rd Street; U Lot, next to the James E. Marks Intercultural Center. Revenue generated will fund employment training for West Philadelphians. You can pick up a donation receipt at the Human Resources Office or Creese Student Center Information Desk.
  • Scavenger Hunt and DIY herb planting hosted by the Sierra Club
  • Upcycle table and pop-up shop hosted by the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s d&mShop
  • Vehicles from Zipcar and Enterprise Car Share
  • Refreshments and giveaways

Location: Lancaster Walk, behind the Drexel Recreation Center
Time: 11am-2pm

THE IMPERATIVE TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE: VOICES OF FAITH SPEAK OUT

At this Urban Sustainability Forum, explore how major world religions are addressing climate and how communities of faith in southeastern Pennsylvania can make a difference. The former Pope Benedict XVI called on members of the international community for a response to climate change. Christian denominations across the world have taken steps to encourage environmental stewardship in their communities. In 2009, more than 200 Muslim leaders developed a seven-year action plan on climate change. The Big Green Jewish Website campaigns to raise awareness of environmental issues in the Jewish community. We’ll discuss how to inspire environmental stewardship within communities of faith. In effect, we will begin a conversation on climate change that crosses the boundaries of partisanship, economics, and faith. Free and open to the public. Registration: interfaithclimateimperative.eventbrite.com
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Doors open: 5:30pm, Panel: 6-7:30pm, Reception: 7:30-8pm

Tuesday, April 23

DREXEL FARMERS MARKET

Now in its 5th year, the Drexel Farmers Market brings fresh, local produce to campus every Tuesday from April through November.
Location: Mario the Dragon Statue, 33rd and Market Streets
Time: 11am-3pm

Wednesday, April 24

SIERRA CLUB CLOTHING SWAP

Bring gently used clothes to swap or donate.
Location: Race Street Lawn
Time: 11am-3pm

2012 Earth Day Clothing Swap
RIDING BASICS WORKSHOP

A Healthier U, in collaboration with Drexel Green, is pleased to invite you to Urban Riding Basics, a workshop about bicycle safety. Space is limited. RSVP required to Monica Fauble: mfauble@drexel.edu. A light lunch will be served. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when registering.
Topics covered include:

  • Buying the right bike
  • Locking it up
  • Helmets and clothing
  • Rules of the road
  • Biking in the rain

Location: MacAlister Hall, Room 2019/2020
Time: 12-1pm

BIKE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

Sponsored by the Sierra Club and hosted by Keswick Cycles of West Philadelphia. E-mail saw65@drexel.edu to reserve your spot!
Location: Recreation Center Lobby
Time: 7-8pm

2012 Earth Day Block Party

Thursday, April 25

TAPPED OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING

Join the Sierra Club for an outdoor screening of the movie, Tapped, which examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.
Location: Race Street Lawn
Time: 8pm

Friday, April 26

VEGAN BAKE SALE + BIKE-POWERED SMOOTHIES

Sponsored by the Sierra Club and Fresh Food Hub.
Location: Mario the Dragon Statue, 33rd and Market Streets
Time: 11am-2pm

2012 Earth Day Block Party
Contact Us

If you have questions about any of these events, feel free to contact us.
Kyle Kephart, Director of Quality Services, Student Life and Administrative Services