List of Events by Date

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Tuesday, April 11th

Showing Up for the Environment: Lobby training workshop at the Athens Community Center from 6-8:00pm. Training includes breakout sessions on writing to media and political representatives, how-to meet with legislators, and mock testimonies in committee hearings. Hosted by the Appalachian Ohio Sierra Club.

Wednesday, April 12th

Sustainability Film Series, Catching the Sun at Athena Cinema, 7:00pm. Sponsored by UpGrade Athens County and Ohio University Common Experience Project.

Monday, April 17th

CFI‘s Annual Seed Give Away, Job and Family Services,  13183 State Route 13, Millfield, Ohio, 1:00pm-2:00pm. Hosted by Community Food Initatives.

CFI‘s Annual Seed Give Away, Nelsonville Public Library, 95 West Washington, Nelsonville, Ohio, 5:00pm-6:00pm. Hosted by Community Food Initatives.

CFI‘s Annual Seed Give Away,  Nelsonville Community Garden, Hocking Parkway across from Train Depot, Nelsonville, Ohio, 6:00pm-6:45pm. Hosted by Community Food Initatives.

Tuesday, April 18th

Green Your Business Webinar, sponsored by ACEnet. 1:00pm-2:00pm

CFI‘s Annual Seed Give Away, The Plains Public Library, 14 South Plains Road, The Plains, Ohio, 5:00pm-6:00pm.

CFI‘s Annual Seed Give Away, Southside/Carriage Hill Community Garden, 115 Carriage Hills Drive, Athens, Ohio, 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Solar Generator Workshop, hosted by UpGrade Athens County and Rural Action. At Rural Action Offices, 9030 Hocking Hills Dr, The Plains, OH, 45780, 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Wednesday, April 19th

Arbor Day Celebration, hosted by the Office of Sustainability, Punchcard Park, Ohio University Main Campus, 11:00am-3:00pm.

CFI‘s Annual Seed Give Away, Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street, Athens, Ohio, 3:00pm-4:00pm.

CFI‘s Annual Seed Give Away, Chauncey Public Library, 29 Converse Street, Chauncey, Ohio, 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Sustainability Awards Reception, hosted by the Office of Sustainability, Walter Hall Rotunda, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Sustainability Film Series, The Messenger-Earth Day Special, 7:00pm, Athena Cinema. Hosted by Ohio University’s Common Experience Project.

Thursday, April 20th

CFI‘s Annual Seed Give Away, Glouster Community Garden/HAPCAP, 3 Cardaras Drive, 9:00am-10:00am. Hosted by Community Food Initatives.

CFI‘s Annual Seed Give Away, Glouster Public Library, 20 Toledo Street, 4:00pm-5:00pm. Hosted by Community Food Initatives.

Happy Hour Workshop “Silhouettes of Life”, The Dairy Barn Arts Center, 5:30pm-8:00pm

Friday, April 21st

CFI‘s Annual Seed Give Away, Coolville Public Library, 26401 Main St., Coolville, Ohio, 4:30pm-5:30pm.

Ohio University Utility Master Plan Lunch and Learn. 12-1 pm Baker University Center Room 239.

Saturday, April 22nd – EARTH DAY!

Meigs County Watershed Event, Conservation Area on New Lima Road, starting at 9:00am. Shared by Rural Action. Sponsored by the Meigs County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Nelsonville Storm Drain Stenciling Day, Rain to River Storm Drain Stenciling, City of Nelsonville Parking lot located at the intersection of W. Canal St./Old US 33 and Hocking Parkway, parking lot is between the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway and the Hocking River, starting at 10:00am. Sponsored by OHIO Voinovich School and Rural Action. This event is weather dependent and the rain date will be Sunday, April 23rd.

Earth Day Celebration at the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery, located at their new location at 67 Columbus Road, 10:00am-12:00pm. Hosted by Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery

Marietta Earth Day, The Armory Square Lawn on Front Street, Marietta, Ohio, 10:00am-2:00pm. Hosted by Marietta Earth Day.

March for Science Sister March, Richland Avenue Park, Marchers will meet at 12:30, the march will commence at 1:00.

“Spring Swarm” benefit concert for Earth Day 2017. Sponsored by The Dairy Barn Arts Center and UpGrade Athens County. With musical performance by The Wild Honeybees, raffle prizes, tapas from local restaurants and craft beer. At the Dairy Barn Arts Center. Doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets $15.

Monday, April 24th

CFI‘s Annual Seed Give Away, Albany Public Library, 5200 Washington Road, Albany, Ohio, 4:00pm-5:00pm.

CFI‘s Annual Seed Give Away, Eastside Community Garden, East Park Drive behind Eastside Dog Park, Athens, Ohio, 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Saturday, April 29th

Snake Hunt, The Southeast Ohio Young Naturalist Club, 12:00pm-2:30pm


Thursday, March 23rd

Compost bin building workshop, hosted by Rural Action in partnership with Community Food Initiatives9 Blue Line Dr. in Athens, 5:30pm-7:00pm.

Monday, March 27th

Start of Environmental Justice Summit

Keynote Address by Dr. Vandana Shiva, Bobcat Student Lounge, 2:00pm-4:30pm. Part of the Environmental Justice Summit.

Lecture with Dr. Vandana Shiva, Baker Center Theater, starting at 7:00pm. Part of the Environmental Justice Summit.

Tuesday, March 28th

C8 Contamination in Appalachia with Callie Lyons, Scripps Room 111, starting at 4:30pm. Part of the Environmental Justice Summit.

Activists’ Social Hour with Sierra Club of Athens, Sustainable Alumni Network, and more, Jackie O’s Taproom, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Part of the Environmental Justice Summit.

Wednesday, March 29th

Reuse and Repair Fair, Ping Recreation Center, 12:00pm-7:00pm. Sponsored by OHIO Zero Waste Initiative with Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and PLAN: The Post-Landfill Action Network.  Co-Sponsors: OHIO Office of Sustainability, Ohio University Police Department, OHIO Moving and Surplus.

Rebike Program, Ping Center Lawn, hosted by the Office of Sustainability.

1:00pm-2:00pm, Bike Browsing

2:00pm-3:00pm, Bike Sale

3:30pm-4:30pm, Bike Repair Advice

Sustainable Film Series, “Landfill Harmonic” screening and a panel with the Common Experience Project, Athena Cinema, 7:00pm.

Thursday, March 30th

Save Energy for a Brighter Future, hosted by the Office of Sustainability, outside the 4th floor of Baker University Center, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come learn how to conserve energy from puppies!

Eat Local for Justice Fair with Food Studies, Lindley Park, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Part of the Environmental Justice Summit.

Climate Change and Justice with Dr. Harold Perkins, Scripps 111, starting at 6:00pm. Part of the Environmental Justice Summit.

Sunday, April 2nd

EV Round-Up at Athens Public Library, 2:00pm-4:00pm Sponsored by UpGrade Athens County, EV Cruisers Club, and Sierra Club

Monday, April 3rd

Start of Athens Beautification Week!

Philanthropy events raising money for River Road Rabbit Rescue. Part of Athens Beautification Week.

Wednesday, April 5th

Forest Service Documentary, The Greatest Good at Wayne National Forest Headquarters, 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Thursday, April 6th

Crafting a Cleaner Future, hosted by Environment Ohio and friends, 4:00pm-7:00pm, Little Fish Brewery.

TAG, graffiti clean up event, part of Athens Beautification Week partnered with the Joint Police Advisory Council (JPAC) and City Council, from 5:00pm -7:00pm, mobilize starting at 4:00pm at City Hall, reconvene at 7:00pm in Council Chambers for free food!

Saturday, April 8th

Adventure Auction, hosted by Rural Action. At the Lodge at Hocking College, Nelsonville, 6:00pm-10:00pm.

Backyard BiogasFuel from Food Waste, hosted by Greenfire Farm. 2-3:30pm.

Sunday, April 9th

Athens Beautification Day: Registration at 8:30am on College Green for the morning shift (9-11:30am) and at 11:30AM for the afternoon shift (1-3pm). Hosted by Athens Beautification Day.