Earth Month at PSC

Earth Month at PSC

Date/Time Name Description Links
Monday, March 29 Sustainable Food Challenge Submissions Due Students are invited to submit recipes for sustainable dishes for a digital “sustainable cookbook” that’s being sourced across several southland colleges and universities. Challenge participants will be invited to attend a sustainable food webinar on April 16 where they will meet other participants and learn about how to eat and cook more sustainably.

Instructions here

Submission form here

April 1 - 30 Trash Bash Get outside and pick up some litter! The Student Sustainability Club is sponsoring this week-long virtual trash pickup and this year PSC is competing against other SMHEC institutions to see who can pick up the most! Download the Litterati app and use project code “PSCSP2021” to ensure that your efforts count towards PSC’s total!

Litterati app

Use PSC's project code: PSCSP2021

Thursday, April 1 at 4 p.m. Sustainability Film Series: Renewable Energy Join the Student Sustainability Club as they host April’s Sustainability Film Series discussion. For Earth Month, the topic will be renewable energy. Watch the film ahead of time and join on Google Meet to participate in the virtual discussion.

Video link

Film discussion link

Tuesday, April 6 at noon Beehive Tour PSC’s resident beekeeper and Economics professor Michael Massengill will give a virtual tour of the campus beehive.

Go to PSC Sustainability’s Facebook page at noon (or later) to watch!

Wednesday, April 7 Citizen Science Kickoff Science isn’t only for researchers in the lab! Biology professor Christa Adam will show you one way that anyone can support scientific efforts: citizen science. At the end of the month, join for a live webinar where we’ll debrief and discuss the impact we had and what we learned! Tutorial/Intro Video
Tuesday, April 20 at 10:45 a.m. OR Wednesday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m Workshop: Sustainability in Curriculum Sustainability isn’t the fringe topic it once was. It has permeated small and large businesses, federal and local governments, and yes, higher education. This workshop will help faculty of any discipline to integrate themes of sustainability into their curriculum, and to help students interested in sustainability to meet their educational goals! Contact Joel Nightingale or Andy Schott if you have questions.

Please RSVP to Joel Nightingale at or Andy Schott at if you plan to attend.

Tuesday workshop link

Wednesday workshop link

Friday, April 23 at noon Residential Solar Webinar Loads of Illinois residents are “going solar” these days. Whether you’re in it for the environment, or to cut your energy bill, this session is for you. Speakers from Will County and the Citizens Utility Board will talk about the two most popular options: residential rooftop solar and community solar. You’ll come away feeling ready to take the first steps to “go solar” in whichever way you choose!

Register FREE here!

Thursday, April 29 at 1 p.m. Citizen Science Debrief and Discussion After working on the citizen science project throughout the month, come together to discuss what you learned with Professor Christa Adam and other participants. (See kickoff video from April 7, above)

Google Meet link