Ohio Dominican Welcomes Public to Main Campus for Earth Week Events



COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio Dominican University welcomes members of the community to celebrate Earth Week 2009. There are several events scheduled at the University’s main campus 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. Free parking is available in the visitor’s lot west of Sunbury Road.

The events include:

Wednesday, April 22
Earth Friendly Food in Hamilton Hall - all day. Serving food with the Earth in mind.

Green Fair – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Oval (rain location Panther Plaza in Erskine Hall). The Green Fair is open to the general public and they are encouraged to come and learn more about the eco-friendly businesses in Columbus.

Thursday, April 23

Buy Nothing Day - all day. Take the pledge to reduce your impact on the earth and buy nothing today.

Keynote Speaker – 11:00 a.m., Colonial Room. Leanne Jablonski, Director, Marianist Environmental Education Center (MEEC).  Learn about the connection between ecology and theology.  

Keynote Speaker Brown Bag Lunch - Noon, Colonial Room in Sansbury Hall. Q & A session with the Keynote Speaker, Leanne Jablonski.

Friday, April 24

Tour of Shepherd's Corner - 1:30 – 4:00 p.m., meet at backdoor of Erskine Hall. Shepard’s Corner is an ecological ministry supported by the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs and offers a place for people of all backgrounds to reconnect with the natural environment, themselves, and one another. For more information about Shepard’s Corner visit there website at http://www.shepherdscorner.org.

These events are sponsored by Ohio Dominican University’s Sustainability Council which is a group of students, faculty, and staff that work to model institutional practices that build the common good, enriching the environment and building a society where all persons have a right to the basic social and ecological conditions necessary for life and dignity, as described in Catholic Social Teaching.