Earth Month 2022
Join SOU and community partners in April to celebrate, act, and learn for people and the planet!
All Month – Virtual
Everyone in the SOU community is invited to join the SOU EcoChallenge Team: take the challenge, and see how a few weeks of action add up to a lifetime of change for you and the planet! Earth Month Ecochallenge provides tools and inspiration to turn intention into action, and gives participants a fun and social way to think about and act on proven solutions to reverse climate change. Visit http://earthmonth.ecochallenge.org to learn more, set up your account, and join the Southern Oregon University team! This is a fun and sustainable way to get involved in the SOU community while at home. We hope to see your name on our team roster! 🌏
April 19, 6:00-7:30pm | Social Justice and Equity Center SU 308
Join the Social Justice and Equity Center for a free hybrid film screening of Necessity: Climate Justice & The Thin Green Line. This film follows activists as they enlist the necessity defense in a jury trial after being arrested for a direct action at Zenith Energy in Portland, Oregon. This story of climate resistance in the Pacific Northwest brings into view a historical landscape of tribal leaders, Indigenous activists and white allies as they resist oil trains and trucks carrying their highly inflammable products through protected waterways and treaty lands. Open to students, staff, faculty and community members, this screening will provide space for climate justice movement dialogue.
April 21 6:30-9:00pm | Student Recreation Center
Come join us Thursday, April 21st @ 6:30pm for some pizza, music, and a “light-up-your-bike” workshop! Decorate your bike or borrow a bike to decorate and ride downtown with us at 8:00pm to show off your cool ride! Lights and materials provided! Please RSVP for this event using the link below.
April 22nd, 3:30-6:30pm | The Farm at SOU, 155 Walker Avenue
Southern Oregon University invites the Rogue Valley community, and beyond, to the annual “Earth Day Extravaganza!” On April 22nd, 2022 from 3:30-6:30pm at The Farm at SOU there will be exhibitors, entertainment, an ecoquest adventure, educational mini-workshops, games and more, all in celebration of the 52nd Earth Day.
April 29th, 12:30-4:30pm | Stevenson Union River Rooms
Join the SOU Sustainability Team and The Tree, Bee, Bird Committee in our celebration of Arbor Day! This event will entail a bountiful lunch, short talks from local speakers, and fun volunteer service projects around and near the SOU campus. This event is free and open to the public and the SOU community alike! Advance registration is requested, but not required. For more details and to sign up visit the sign-up site:
This one-mile untimed fun run event is serving as a fundraiser locally for Wildlife Images, internationally for Reef Conservation in Mexico & supporting a Willow Wind 8th grade graduation celebration.
Learn about recently conducted research within the Monument from both students and their professional advisors. During this symposium, participants will hear presentations from four student researchers that received grants from the Friends during 2021. Their work is focused on geology, historical land use practices, and lichen species within the Monument.
Jackson County and its partners invite all community members to join together for the annual Stewardship Day for a volunteer effort to keep Bear Creek clean!
An afternoon of eco-friendly fun for the whole family. Among the activities offered are the opportunity to play with giant bubbles, create chalk art, pick up an eco-friendly seed kit, learn about recycling, and much more.
Temple Emek Shalom (TES) has announced a fun, free, informative, and interactive community event on Sunday, April 24th to celebrate the Earth Day message of protecting our environment. The celebration is open to everyone in the community and is geared to people of all ages, with information, music, food trucks, and activities for kids.
Buy, sell, or donate a bike, parts, or accessories at the festive revival of this long-running annual event. Test ride an e-bike, register your bike with the Ashland PD, and learn about bike events and advocacy efforts in your community. A portion of each sale will go to fund youth bike education programs in local public schools. Shop and mingle at the swap on Saturday, April 30, from noon until 2:30pm in the parking lot of the Ashland Parks & Recreation Grove (1195 E. Main St., Ashland, OR 97520).