Greening Vermillion

Vermillion, SD 57069

PO Box 146

605.659.1889

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Earth Days Book Discussion 

Vermillion Public Library (Kozak Room)

1:00PM - 3:00 PM

Book: The Soil Will Save Us by Kristin Ohlson

Sponsoring Organizations:

Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

Living River Group of the Sierra Club

USD Earth Day Fair

Muenster University Center (MUC), USD

11:00AM - 2:00 PM

Sponsoring Organizations:

Sustainability Club

Library Event: Recycled Art

Vermillion Public Library

1:00PM - 3:00 PM

Sponsoring Organizations:

Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

Free Showing: Happy Feet

Coyote Twin Movie Theater

3:30PM - 5:00 PM

Sponsoring Organizations:

Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

Vermillion Downtown Cultural Association

Winona LaDuke & Annie Humphrey Performance

Building a Green Economy

Farber Hall (Old Main 111), USD

7:00PM - 9:00 PM

Event Description:

Winona LaDuke and Annie Humphrey will have a combined lecture and music performance celebrating Earth Day. LaDuke is a Native American activist and an advocate for environmental, women's, and children's rights and was Ralph Nader's running mate. Humphrey was named the 2018 Artist of the Year by the Native American Music Awards. LaDuke will give a lecture titled "Building a Green Economy: Indigenous Strategies for a Sustainable Future," and original music from Humphrey will be integrated into the event.

Sponsoring Organizations:

USD-HHMI Inclusive Science Initiative

Department of Sustainability and Environment

Native American Cultural Center

Center for Diversity and Community

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Native American Studies

Earth Days Activities at the Library

Kozak Room, Vermillion Public Library

3:30pm-4:30 PM

Sponsoring Organizations:

Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

USD School of Education

Earth Days Gala

MUC Ballroom 225, USD

5:00PM - 8:00 PM

Event Details:

This is a free event with free food, but tickets are required and can be reserved on the link provided: https://attendify.co/sustainability-gala-FBbr1hc. The Gala will be serving dinner, will have speakers, and activities throughout. Formal attire is requested.

Sponsoring Organizations:

Sustainability Club

Bus, Bike, or Walk to School & Work Day

Event Details:

Free transit rides for pre-scheduled trips . To schedule a ride, please call Vermillion Public Transit at 624-7433 and speak with the dispatcher to register for the service and schedule your ride(s). Rides are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis, so scheduling

rides in advance will give the best outcome.

 

Sponsoring Organizations:

Vermillion Public Transit

Earth Days Activities at the Library

Kozak Room, Vermillion Public Library

3:30PM-4:30 PM

Sponsoring Organizations:

Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

USD School of Education

Celebrate Sustainability: Free Concert

MUC Pit Lounge

7:00PM-10:00 PM

Event Details:

Would You Kindly is playing at 7pm, and BEARD is playing at 8pm. This is a free event and anyone can come enjoy the music!

 

Sponsoring Organizations:

Sustainability Club

Beard

Earth Days Activities at the Library

Kozak Room, Vermillion Public Library

3:30pm-4:30 PM

Sponsoring Organizations:

Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

USD School of Education

Vermillion Public Transit Open House

Vermillion Public Transit Building (604 High St.)

4:00PM - 6:00 PM

Sponsoring Organization:

Vermillion Public Transit

Green Day on the Platz

Downtown Vermillion

4:30PM - 6:30 PM

Includes something for everyone.

 

All are welcome to enjoy local famers' homegrown goodies kids crafts, clog dancing, PLOGGING- a litter pick-up event, samples from Hy-Vee, and pizza with topping from local, seasonal ingredients for $1/slice, from R-Pizza. Fiddler, Ingrid Lane, will play music during Green Day. Listen while watching USD gallery artists create a live chalk art piece at the Platz during the event.

PLOGGING participants can receive compostable garbage bags, then walk or jog and collect litter around downtown. 

For more information about plogging, please visit www.Kab.org.

The farmers market website is: Vafm.wordpress.com

Sponsoring Organization:

Vermillion Area Farmers Market

Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company

Vermillion Area Arts Council

HyVee

Greening Vermillion

Campus in Bloom

Meet on the west side of the MUC

5:00 PM

Two events will be happening simultaneously:

We will be plotting small plants for the inside of the MUC during finals week to lift spirits with a note about sustainability.

Chalking stations with ideas and facts will be set up for anyone who would like to chalk outside of campus to spread awareness.  

 

Sponsoring Organization:

Sustainability Club

Plant Some Trees

Multiple locations around Vermillion

 

Sponsoring Organizations:

City of Vermillion

University of South Dakota - Grounds

USD Biology Club

Vermillion High School

SESDAC

Night Sky Hike

Spirit Mound Historic Prairie

8:30 PM

Free transportation available to Spirit Mound will be provided by Vermillion Public Transit. If you would like a ride to Spirit Mound, please call 624-7433 to reserve a seat. The VPT bus will pick people up at 8pm in the MUC parking lot.

 

Sponsoring Organizations:

Spirit Mound Trust

SD Game, Fish & Parks

National Park Service

Vermillion Public Transit

Tour of Green Homes

Meet at Austin Whittemore House, 15 Austin Street

2:00PM - 5:00 PM

Event Details:

Join us for a bus tour of local "green" homes that save energy, re-use materials, save water, and use other sustainable materials and practices in home building and remodeling. We'll stop in to talk with several homeowners and see for ourselves how they have built green into their homes. With others, we'll see green on the outside of their homes from the bus.

Examples of green features including a "cooling widow's walk," passive geo-solar heating and cooling, solar panels, decks made of recycled plastic bags, geothermal heating and cooling, and more.

Snacks and beverages, including wine, beer, and hard cider, will be served midway at the home of tour guide Jim Wilson.

Space is limited, and the cost is low. Contact Jim Wilson at 605-920-6247 or whitewilson@msn.com to reserve a seat for $5. Be sure to mention if you need special accommodations. Reservations must be made by April 20.

Sponsoring Organizations:

Greening Vermillion

Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company

Vermillion Public Transit

Clay County Historic Preservation Commission

Annual Recycled Art from elementary schools

Displayed in Kozak Room of the public library

 

Sponsoring Organizations:

Vermillion Public Library

For more information about any of the Earth Days events, please contact Meghann Jarchow (Meghann.Jarchow@usd.edu), and she will put you in contact with the event coordinator(s).