Earth Week

Earth Week

Earth Week is a week-long celebration of Barry's commitment to "Recognize the Sacredness of the Earth" that includes University-sponsored programs and events from various departments.

Barry’s Mission and Core Commitments call us to recognize the sacredness of Earth and engage in meaningful efforts toward social change. Earth Week at Barry University is a series of annual events that bring faculty, staff, and students together to celebrate our common home and promote sustainability efforts on campus and in the local community.

Green Team Kayak Excursion
Sunday, April 7 | 10:00 am
Sign up in advance to join the Green Team on a free off-campus kayak and paddleboard adventure in Miami. No experience required. Spaces are limited.
RSVP to kvan@barry.edu

Care for Creation Mass
Monday, April 8 | 12:00-1:00 pm | Cor Jesu Chapel
All are welcome to join the Barry University community as we honor our commitment to recognize the sacredness of Earth through a special Care for Creation Mass hosted by Campus Ministry.
Contact: campusministry@barry.edu

Sisters and Social Justice: Building Sustainable Communities
Tuesday, April 9 | 11:00-12:20 pm | Landon Events Room
Participate in an interactive lunch dialogue about institutional initiatives that promote campus and community sustainability efforts. Representatives from key campus offices will facilitate a speed dating style discussion on current campus wide efforts and future plans. RSVP required.
Contact: me@barry.edu
RSVP Online

Leadership Lounge: Meet & Green
Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00-5:00 pm| De Porres Center (Thompson 115)
Students are invited to stop by the De Porres Center for Ethical Leadership for casual conversation, green activities, food, coffee, music and raffle prizes.
Contact: leadership@barry.edu

Earth Day Carnival
Wednesday, April 10 | 1:00-4:00 pm | Campus Mall
Celebrate our common home with fun filled afternoon that includes sustainable vendors, free food trucks, music, competitions, giveaways, eco-friendly attractions, and hands-on activities. Don’t forget to wear green!
Contact: me@barry.edu

Deliberative Dialogue: “Natural Disasters and Climate Change: Is Global Warming Causing More Hurricanes?”
Thursday, April 11 | 4:00-5:30 pm | Andreas 112
Consider diverse perspectives and learn about the local contexts of this debate; interact with campus and community stakeholders exchanging ideas about practical solutions to this issue.
Contact: service@barry.edu

Spring Fling
Thursday, April 11 | 7:00-10:00 pm | Landon Courtyard Jump aboard OSL’s ATV as we travel through the Amazon Jungle! Hunter green, lagoon blue and bark brown will cascade the campus as we hunt through the night while bringing awareness to endangered species and forest wildlife. Welcome to the jungle! Contact: cljones@barry.edu

Barry Beautification Day: Our Earth, Our Home
Friday, April 12 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Meet at Cor Jesu Chapel Steps
All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in various on-campus service projects that support our university commitment to “live simply and sustainably for the sake of the whole Earth community.” Projects may include gardening, repurposing, hand-on activities with local youth, and more.
Contact: me@barry.edu
RSVP Online

Sustainability Saturday
Saturday, April 13 | 8:00 am-12:30 pm | Meet in Landon Parking Lot
Uphold the sacredness of Earth by supporting community-based environmental projects in Miami Dade County.
Contact: me@barry.edu
RSVP Online

Visit www.barry.edu/sustainability for more information