The Nicholas School of the Environment invites all of Duke to come celebrate Earth Day in the Levine Science Research Center (LSRC) courtyard! There will be live music, free food, tables, and tons of earthy festivities for all to enjoy.

Local Businesses and Student Groups

Student groups will also be hosting activities and information at tables surrounding the courtyard of the LSRC, so educate yourself on the programs going on right here at the Nicholas School and greater Duke! Local farms and businesses will be contributing to Earth Day with donations to the raffle or tables carrying their wares so be sure to check them out too!

Entertainment and Activities

Activities include a dunk tank, face painting, yoga sessions, puppy adoption, a bike blender station, tug of war, and fat suit wrestling. All proceeds from dunking professors and faculty members will go towards the Nicholas School Environmental Internship Fund. Additionally, there will be a raffle with prizes that include bike gear, gift cards to Durham restaurants, tents, and more–all to the sweet sounds of live, local music with a regional flair. Bring your ID’s if you wish to partake in any adult beverages.

Environmental Education and E-Recycling

We will be holding an education scavenger hunt around the festivities and a Life Cycle Assessment Quiz show. Completing these activities will earn you a free raffle ticket which will increase your chances of winning one of many awesome raffle prizes. Additionally, we will be having an E-Waste (electronic waste) collecting and education station that will explain to you how to curb your E-waste production and how to recycle all that you have already accumulated! Bring your old cellphones!

The Earth Day 5k 

Don’t forget to register for the Earth Day 5k fun run. It will take place on Duke University’s West Campus on April 21st starting @ 1:00pm (rain or shine). All proceeds from the race will go to a Health Clinic Expansion project in San Luis Planes, Honduras. This race will be limited to 150 runners. Early registration will be $25 and will stay open until April 17th or until we reach 150 runners. After the 17th, registration will be $30. The race will officially end at 2:00pm. Prizes will be given to the overall first place female and male and all participants will be entered into a raffle for additional prizes. Snacks will be provided following the race.


Duke Green Event Certified


Due to efforts to conserve energy and reduce waste, Earth Day 2013 has received Duke’s Green Event Certification.






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