Earth Week

"Recognize the Sacredness of Earth" - Barry University Mission Statement

Earth Week April 15-22, 2023

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.

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See the 2022 schedule of events for an idea of what to look forward to during 2023 Earth Week:

  • Eco-Adventure Trip

    Sunday, April 3| 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Meet at Landon Events Room

    Join us for our Earth Week free off-campus student trip. Paddle through mangrove trails and into the beautiful calm blue waters of North Biscayne Bay to explore the REAL South Florida! Transportation provided. Space is limited.

    Contact: kkey@barry.edu

  • Care for Creation Mass

    Monday, April 4| 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

    Climate Change: A Coffee Conversation

    Monday, April 4 | 4:00-4:45 pm |Kostka Room

    Join us for Dunkin’s coffee and good conversation as we hear how we in the Barry community can partake in environmental change.

    Contact: AZavodska@barry.edu

  • Earth Week Luncheon: The Hunt for Sustainable Seafood

    Tuesday, April 5 | 11:00am- 12:20 pm | Landon Events Room (HSC Pavilion as backup)

    Where does your seafood come from, and why should you care? Learn about how your seafood choices impact ocean health from filmmaker and marine biologist, Sarah Curry. She'll present a short compilation of local seafood films, before discussing the different ways you can become an advocate for the ocean - by eating smarter seafood. 

    Sarah Curry is Founder and Executive Director of Sereia Films, a seafood education nonprofit. Sarah has produced award-winning documentaries and web shorts; her sustainable seafood films have screened nationally and internationally at film festivals, have been featured on PBS and have screened at the Frost Science Museum.

    Contact: kkey@barry.edu

  • Earth Day Carnival

    Wednesday, April 6 | 1:00-4:00 pm | Campus Mall

    Celebrate our common home with fun filled afternoon that includes sustainable vendors, free food trucks, music, eco-friendly attractions, and hands-on activities. Don’t forget to wear green!

    Contact: me@barry.edu

  • Let's Talk Veganism
    Thursday, April 7| 6:00 pm | David Brinkley TV Studio (Garner)

    An event to spread light on the ethical, environmental, and personal benefits of commitment to a plant-based life. This event will host a showing of the documentary, "Vegucated", followed by a light, informative presentation, "The V Word" by Juan Endara, concluding with some tastings of vegan cuisine.

    Contact: sandra.pajovic@mymail.barry.edu

     

    Spring Fling Ocean 71: “We are Not Alone”

    Thursday, April 7| 8:00pm– 12:00am | Penefort Pool

    Bringing Awareness to the importance of loving the ocean and the wildlife who calls it home. Featuring: 4-D virtual reality simulators, biodegradable giveaways, live music, food and interactive games

    Contact: mstevenson@barry.edu  

  • STEM Symposium

    Friday, April 8 | 9:00am-2:00pm | Andreas 111 & 112

    Every spring, STEM students and faculty are invited to highlight their research at the Annual Barry STEM Research Symposium. We aim to engage the Barry community in learning about and celebrating ongoing discoveries and research within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Medicine, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

     Contact: zzajickova@barry.edu

  • STEM Symposium

    Friday, April 8 | 9:00am-2:00pm | Andreas 111 & 112

    Every spring, STEM students and faculty are invited to highlight their research at the Annual Barry STEM Research Symposium. We aim to engage the Barry community in learning about and celebrating ongoing discoveries and research within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Medicine, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

    Contact: zzajickova@barry.edu

    Nun Run

    Saturday April 9 | 8:30am | Barry University-Buccaneer Field

    The Nun Run 5K and 8K is open to all age groups and abilities. Families are encouraged to participate. The Nun Run 8K is ideal for high school athletes who want to practice a collegiate length. Results and standings will be monitored with real-time chip tracking technology from Split Second Timing.

    This race will be CERTIFIED.

    All Nun Run participants will receive a complimentary T-shirt, finisher medal, hydration drinks, and snacks. Admission is free.

    The Nun Run 5K/8K honors the determined spirit of Barry University’s founders, the Adrian Dominican Sisters, so you’re encouraged to race with a nun's hab

    Sustainability Saturday

    Saturday April 9 | 1:30-6:00 pm | Off-campus service experience  

    Uphold the sacredness of Earth by supporting community-based environmental projects in Miami Dade County. Transportation of the off-campus service experience will be provided at no cost.

    Contact: service@barry.edu

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