For Earth Week celebrations at Cornell this year, Mann Library and Manndible Café have teamed up to turn you on to some fun ways to help shrink the Big Red environmental paw print on campus. Join us for any (or all!) of the events we’re holding in and around the library between April 22 and April 26.
You’ll notice that we’ve settled on a “Go Reusable” theme for the week, mainly in an effort to help us cut down on the amount of waste, particularly plastic and plastic-coated materials, that we do see pile up in the trash bins around the library in the course of any given day. As the feature movie that we’ll be screening on Thursday (4/25) points out, growing piles of throw-away plastics are having a worrisome effect on the health of our oceans and landscapes. But, as we hope our Earth Week events will show you, cutting down on the use of throw-away materials isn’t so very hard—and can be pretty fun. An all-around win-win. Hope you can join us!
- Earth Week Research Challenge! Participation gives you a chance to win a new reusable Mann Library mug and a $20 Manndible gift card.
Monday, 4/22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm:
- Re-usable Snack Bag Making mannUfactory makerspace
Tuesday, 4/23, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
- Put an Earth Week Logo on Your T-shirt! (bring your own shirt; we supply all other materials) mannUfactory makerspace
- All day: FREE regular coffee if you bring your own mug! Manndible Café and many other eateries on campus.Fire sale of Mann Library mugs,($5/mug), Mann Service Desk
- 11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Ithaca ReUse Sale (mugs, cutlery, bowls, & plates), Mann Lobby
- 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Make your own reusable drink-&-lunch jar, Mann Lobby
- 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Put an Earth Week Logo on Your T-shirt! (bring your own shirt; we supply all other materials) mannUfactory makerspace
- 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Make your own reusable snack bag, mannUfactory makerspace
- 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Film screening: “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garden Patch” Room 160
Friday, 4/26 2:00 – 4:00 pm:
- Look for the Mann & Manndible Café table at CALS Day. Info, tips and prizes to help you shrink your pawprint on the Big Red campus.