Wednesday, April 3rd

Waterman Wetland Restoration

12 – 2 PM

Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory

Help the SENR Capstone remove invasive plant species at Waterman Wetlands! Make sure to bring your own waders and/or boots! Pizza and refreshments will be provided afterwards.

DIY Bandanas with Plant Dyes

2 – 4 PM

Hopkins Hall 340

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Join the Living Art and Ecology Lab to learn more about the world of plant-based color through this hands-on workshop! Participants will dye their own cotton bandanas using plant-based dyes such as indigo and madder root, creating unique patterns on their fabric via resist dyeing techniques. Throughout the crafting process they will also learn about the rich history of natural dyes and how humans have been making and utilizing plant colors for millennia.

Since the development of lab-synthesized pigments from coal tar in the mid-1800s, most of the fabrics we encounter are dyed using petrochemicals. In order to imagine a future divested from fossil fuels, LAEL seeks to put the tools for creating color back into the hands of artists, teaching about sources of plant-based pigments and providing opportunities for students to develop the skills necessary to harness them.

Note: Registration for this event is required. Participants are encouraged to wear clothes and shoes that they are ok with getting dirty as dyes can stain clothes.

Environmental Justice Dinner and Dialogue

6 – 7:30 PM

Blackburn House Victory Room

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The EJD&D is an evening to foster discussion on a topic of environmental justice over a catered dinner. There are 100 spots and sign-ups are necessary due to the limited space. There will be catering from Roots and Insomnia Cookies for attendees. The speaker is Kimberly Ordonez, a PhD student who is studying the adverse effects of climate change on Ohio Residents.

PERIOD. OSU x T4C: Sustainable Mensuration

6 – 7 PM

Enarson Classroom Building 209

Join us to learn about what sustainability looks like in the menstrual justice community, including managing menstruator’s periods more sustainably and the sustainable production of period products! We will also be having a giveaway of an INTIMINA menstrual cup at the event, so you don’t want to miss it!

Bee Sustainable!

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Enarson Classroom Building 304

Join us as we make Beeswax wrap and discuss the importance of bees within sustainability!

Boo Can Drive

3 – 4 PM

Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service 3094G 

Drop-off your empty aluminum cans to be recycled!