Salem State's Earth Days celebration lasts all week from Monday, April 10-Friday, 14, 2023. The theme this year is Climate Crises: Actions for a Just and Livable World. All events are free and open to the public. Most events occur in the Ellison Campus Center Martin Luther King Jr. room on the second floor. See the SSU Campus Map.
Highlights for Tuesday April 11 include a conversation with Berry IOP Fellow Eugenia Gibbons on Climate Smart Healthcare, a showing of the film Stopping the Peabody Peaker Plant, an opportunity to view rooftop solar panels and participate in a ribbon-cutting to celebrate SSU's continuing commitment to solar energy, a kite flying demonstration of climate change-themed kites, and a chance to join a group bike ride on the bike path from campus to downtown. For additional events and related announcements, please see the Earth Days webpage, Instagram, and Facebook.
Earth Days Schedule for Tuesday April 11
11-12 pm, ECC, Martin Luther King Jr. room
LECTURE: Climate Smart Healthcare
Eugenia Gibbons, Berry IOP Fellow, clean energy and healthcare expert
12:15 – 1:30 pm, ECC, Martin Luther King Jr. room
FILM: Stopping the Peabody Peaker Plant
The film highlights local activists' push to shut down a new 55-megawatt fossil fuel “peaker” plant being built in Peabody, MA. Post-film Q&A with filmmaker Stephen Andrada and activists Susan Smoller, Leader of Breathe Clean North Shore, and Lilly Worthly, Massachusetts Climate Action Network.
1:30-2 pm, Alumni Plaza, rain location ECC Veterans Hall A
Solar Panel Ribbon-Cutting
Celebrate Salem State's two newest rooftop solar arrays on Meier Hall (121 KW) and on O'Keefe Athletic Center (245 KW, adding to existing panels on both O'Keefe and Gassett). Remarks by Vice President for Student Success Nate Bryant and others. Opportunities to view solar panels from Meier Hall rooftop at 1 pm and 2 pm.
2:30-3:30 pm, North Campus Quad; also on Friday April 14 at the same time
Kite Flying Exhibition
Students from SSU Form+Design classes will fly the climate change-themed kites they have created
4:30-5:30 pm, Bluebike Hub along bike path on Central Campus; rain date is Wednesday April 12, same time and location
Bike Ride from Campus to and from downtown on the bike path
Led by the City of Salem Bicycling & Shared Path Advisory Committee. Bring your own bike or rent a Bluebike while supplies last.
Ellison Campus Center, North Campus
1 Meier Drive, Salem, MA 01970
Alumni Plaza and Martin Luther King, Jr. Room
Tara A Gallagher