Northern Michigan University's EcoReps student organization has planned a series of events to mark "Sustainability Week: Facing the Future" Monday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 16.
The schedule follows (all events outdoors on the academic mall, unless otherwise indicated):
Monday: Collaborating with Indigenous People's Day. Opening ceremony at 10 a.m., keynote speaker Frank Ettawageshik from 6-9 pm. via Zoom (http://cglink.me/r823529).
Tuesday: Sustainable Self and Health. Yoga at noon, followed by a Health and Wellness Info Fair from 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday: Markets and Gardens. Mini farmers' market from noon to 4 p.m., followed by a Harvest Party at the NMU Community Gardens (by the Lincoln Street apartments).
Thursday: Resilient Communities, with a focus on community and advocacy, noon to 4 p.m.
Friday: Sustainability Summit. NMU's Sustainability Audit Update delivered by Sustainability Advisory Committee reps at noon via Zoom link https://nmu.zoom.us/j/94667563546, followed by another Harvest Party at the NMU Community Gardens from 1-3 p.m.
EcoReps is a student sustainability peer-to-peer education program. It is designed to give students the resources and knowledge to solve environmental, economic and social sustainability issues. Reps function as the student branch of the Sustainability Advisory Council, and work together to organize campus-wide programming, carry out collaborative projects and represent the program at various on- and off-campus events. Reps are introduced to new topics, help plan activities and implement actions that will improve sustainability on campus and in the community.