Earth Day 2012


9-9:30 Garry Ruliffson from OPPD -- "Energy Savings in your Future" (Skutt 104)


9:30-10 Robert Byrnes -- Living off the grid (Skutt 104)


12:30-1:30 Green Bag Lunch and Learn Series: students present on: “Climate Refugees: A Humanitarian Cause”.  (Harper Center, Room 2060)

Clothing Dropoff Locations

Murphy Building                                

Controller’s Office, Linn Bldg                                   

Labaj Bldg             

Wareham Building, Garden Level and 2nd Floor by Elevator         

All Residence Halls                                              

DoIt – Old Gym                                 

Schneider Hall         

Russell Child Development Center               

KFC, Outside of Campus Rec Offices             

Reinart Alumni Library                         

Graduate School, University College            

Pharmacy Skills Lab-Brandeis                   

Vice-President for Health Sciences, Criss II

Pharmacy – 1st floor Hixson-Lied   

Dental School – Boyne Building                       

OT/PT – Boyne Building                         

Sarah’s Place - Boyne Building

Cardiac Center                                 

CUMC 4th Floor, 4600 Telemetry     

CUMC Carol McCormick

April 18, 2012 in the Skutt Student Center

Or on the mall, weather permitting!

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Highlights include:

  • Giveaways! Shopping bags, eco-friendly pens, and more!
  • Carpool information from MetrO! Rideshare and MAPA
  • Vote for the Campus Tree of the Year and learn about Creighton's quest to become an arboretum
  • Drop off your old and unused pens for recycling
  • Echo Lighting's display of LED and other energy-saving light bulbs
  • Information on recycling at Creighton including a display of recyclable items
  • The world-famous popcorn machine
  • Clothing drive
  • Facilities Management's own electric truck and GEM Car


oneShirt Clothing Drive

Colleges and universities from every state will be competing against each other for the title of “BIG SHIRT ON CAMPUS!” and national bragging rights. The school that works with their community to collect the most clothes during Earth Week 2012 (April 16-21) will be declared the winner.

Creighton University is now registered to participate in the oneShirt Challenge. Please go through your clothes and donate all that you can. During Earth Week, boxes will be placed around campus for your contributions (shoes and coats also will be accepted). As the oneShirt Clothing Challenge nears, more information, including drop-off locations, will be provided.

(Note: On Wednesday, April 18, Creighton is celebrating Earth Day. A box for donations will be in the Student Center fireplace area that day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The following Monday, clothes will be weighed and calculations sent to the organizers of the challenge. Clothing will be donated to the Siena/Francis House, and then distributed to various shelters.)

Questions: Contact Cheri Annin, Sustainability Council, at 402.280.5935 or


Garry Ruliffson, OPPD's Energy Advisor, will talk about “Energy Savings In Your Future" -- how to save energy here and at home from 9:00am to 9:30am on April 18 in Skutt 104.

Robert Byrnes, Nebraska's Mr Energy, will present at 9:30 on Apr 18 in Skutt 104. This article will give you much more information but know that Mr Byrnes has developed the technology on his farm to essentially be off the energy grid. He generates electricity and fuel to conduct his daily life and enterprises.

Having Mr Byrnes present will likely be of interest to many environmental clubs, environmental science students, students of alternative energy and those interested in sustainability. Please share this information with those you know might wish to attend.

Join us in the third Green Bag Lunch and Learn Series as students present on: “Climate Refugees: A Humanitarian Cause”. Wednesday, April 18th, 12:30 - 1:30 pm. (Harper Center, Room 2060)

GreenJays events

On Tuesday, April 17th, we will have a sidewalk chalk event were students can write their Earth Day promise for everyone to see.  We will also give out popsicles or ice cream treats. 

On Wednesday, April 18th we will have a bike day. 

On Thursday, April 19th we will have an information table on the mall about recycling, gardening, and composting.

Earth Day Prayer

The Campus Ministry Interns will lead a Prayer Service honoring and praying for all of God's created world.

Where:  Jesuit Gardens (Rain location:  St. John's Church)

When:  5:30 p.m.

Creighton's ZipCar

One of Creighton's ZipCars will be parked on the mall.  Come learn more about how to check one out, how they are environmentally friendly, and more!

Here's a 5-minute video that describes the cars.


MUD's Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered car

For more information

Please contact Mary Duda or George Tangeman