Sustainability at SOU is proud to present SOU's Earth Week 2017! This year's theme is "A Call to Action." Earth Week is an educational, engaging, and inspiring week full of a variety of events, workshops, and film screenings. The week takes place between the dates of Saturday, April 15th to Sunday, April 23rd. 

Earth Week Highlights: 

"Ruin and Rose" film screening, 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 17, Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union. The film explores the future of water resources on earth and incorporates ski and snowboard footage into an unforgettable movie experience.

"Earth Day Extravaganza," 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, Stevenson Union Courtyard. Join SOU in a celebration of Earth Week at the Earth Day Extravaganza. There will be 30+ environmental organizations in attendance during this informational and engaging tabling extravaganza. Free food will be provided from SOU Dining. The first 125 student participants to arrive will receive a free "Sustainability at SOU" stainless steel cup. 

"Siskiyou Film Festival Roadshow," 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union. KS Wild (The Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center) comes to campus with its Siskiyou Film Festival, featuring four of the organization's most popular films. Two filmmakers will be on hand for a discussion following the films.

"No Pipelines Rally," noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, Stevenson Union Courtyard. Students and the public may take action against the proposed Jordan Cove Pipeline, which would move liquefied natural gas through 400 Oregonian watersheds. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied permits for the project a year ago and refused to rehear the case a few months ago, then agreed in February to allow developers to refile their applications.

"Pipelines and Resistance: An Evening with Tara Houska," 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, Stevenson Union Arena. Houska, a citizen of Couchiching First Nation, will discuss environmental justice around pipelines and resistance. 

A full list of SOU Earth Week events can be found at http://sustainability.sou.edu/news/.


Visit SOU’s Earth Week 2017 Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1837548596500503/


by Sydney Lund - ECOS Student Director, ASSOU Sustainability Director
March 23rd, 2017