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Calendar of Events

Mark your calendar and take advantage of these events designed exclusively for you.

 

PAST EVENTS: August 2018

Date: Tuesday, August 21
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Green Quad Learning Center

Eager to meet people in Green Quad and also in your major?  Well this is your chance!  We'll gather as a group to start and then break off by major.

Date: Wednesday, August 22
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Place: Green Quad Learning Center - Joe's Office

Best thing about Joe, is you never know when he's going to bring some farm animals to the Learning Center!  Join him for a cup of coffee and hang out with the cutest little day old baby chicks you'll ever see!  Maybe they'll imprint on you and you'll have a new friend for life :)

Date: Wednesday, August 22
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Place: Green Quad Learning Center

Join us for food, fellowship, and fun!  Meet your fellow residents and enjoy a meal on us!

Date: Thursday, August 23
Time: 7:30-10 a.m.
Place: Green Quad Terrace

Start your First Day of Class off on the right foot, bring your own travel mug for a cup of coffee and last minute help finding your classes.

Date: Friday, August 24
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Willy B Stadium! (Meet in Learning Center and we'll shuttle over)

Will Joe score the winning point? You’ll have to be there to be sure!  You'll be get a behind the scenes look at the coolest stadium in the country - we'll also drop a little sustainability knowledge too.  It's what we do.

RSVP Here!

Date: Thursday, August 30
Time: 6:30 p.m. 
Place: GQ Learning Center

Green Quad is officially going to be an ANGSTY teenager - we're turning 14!  Join us for some goodies and birthday fun in the Learning Center.

Date: Friday, August 31
Time: 7 p.m. (meet in Learning Center at 6:30 p.m.)
Place: Meet in Green Quad Learning Center

The first USC v Clemson game of the season!  Join Joe and his family for this epic Men's Soccer Game.  You know you love those loyalty points, and it's a great chance to meet more people in GQ!

RSVP Here!

 

September 2018

9/5: Gardening
9/5: Cooking Demo

9/9: Rocky Branch Clean-up
9/12: Plarning
9/14: Gardening
9/14: Plarning

9/16: Rocky Branch
9/17: Plarning
9/20: Gardening

9/24: Rocky Branch
9/27: Gardening
9/28: Plarning

 

More information about Edventures:

GARDENING: Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes! You’ll be getting your hands dirty in our garden located behind Green Quad. You’ll be learning tons about horticulture, organic food production, the importance of pollinators, and how hydroponic systems work. Make sure you bring a water bottle, sunblock, and a hat if you’d like.

Meet in the Green Quad Learning Center

RIVER CLEAN-UPS: What happens in Five Points doesn’t stay in Five Points.  Discover the impact of surface pollution and how trash ultimately travels to our oceans.  During this Edventure, you’ll hop in the Rocky Branch creek (or work along the banks) to clear pollutants from this beautiful stretch of nature. Make sure you wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (chacos for the win!) & your Edventure Guide will supply everything else you’ll need!

Meet in the Green Quad Learning Center

PLARNING: Plarn is short for “plastic yarn.” Plarn is made by cutting plastic grocery bags into strips, which are then strung together into a single long strand. You can use plarn instead of regular yarn to crochet sturdy, reusable tote bags, purses, doormats, and more. We'll be making plarn bed rolls and using it to donate to homeless shelters in the area. Come hangout with us in the GQ Lounge & get your service hours on! 

Meet in the Green Quad Learning Center

Date: Saturday, September 8
Time: 9:30 a.m.

Get to know your new city (and new Faculty friend!) and take part in the greatest Saturday morning adventure in Cola... the Soda City Farmer's Market!  Joe will lead a pillgrimage to the market and give some pro-tips on the best booths to hit.

RSVP Here!

Date: Friday, September 14
Time: 3 p.m. 
Place: Riverbanks Zoo (meet in Learning Center)

Did you hear we have new lion cubs at the zoo AND a new baby gorilla.  CUTE OVERLOAD.  Join Joe for an adventure you'll never forget - to the Riverbanks Zoo!

RSVP Here!

Date: Friday, September 21
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Place: Green Quad Terrace

Celebrate our dear mother nature and the official beginning of fall.  Beautiful leaves, yummy apples, and crisp (eventually) weather - what's not to love?  We'll have music and entertainment out on the terrace.

Date: Wednesday, September 26
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Place: Russell House Ballroom

Each year Sustainable Carolina features inquisitive students and faculty during their mini research fair.  This is a great opportunity to learn and connect with cool things happening in sustainability on campus and in the community!

 

October 2018 

RSVP for Edventures Here!

Wed 10/3: Hands-on-Cooking Demo, 5-6:30 p.m.
Fri 10/5: Gardening, 9-10 a.m.
Sun 10/7: Riversweep, 2-3:30 p.m.

Mon 10/8: Plarning, 3-4 p.m.
Wed 10/10: Gardening, 4-5 p.m.
Fri 10/12: Plarning, 1-2 p.m.
Fri 10/12: Sustainable Toothpaste, 3-4 p.m.

Mon 10/15: River Clean-up, 3-4 p.m.
Tue 10/16: Gardening, 9-10 a.m.

Mon 10/22: Plarning, 3-4 p.m.
Wed 10/24: Plarning, 4-5 p.m.
Fri 10/26: River Clean-up, 1-2 p.m.
Sun 10/28: Movie Plarn Night, 7-8p.m.

Mon 10/29: Plarning, 3-4 p.m.

More information about Edventures:

  • GARDENING: Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes! You’ll be getting your hands dirty in our garden located behind Green Quad. You’ll be learning tons about horticulture, organic food production, the importance of pollinators, and how hydroponic systems work. Make sure you bring a water bottle, sunblock, and a hat if you’d like.

    Meet in the Green Quad Learning Center

  • RIVER CLEAN-UPS: What happens in Five Points doesn’t stay in Five Points.  Discover the impact of surface pollution and how trash ultimately travels to our oceans.  During this Edventure, you’ll hop in the Rocky Branch creek (or work along the banks) to clear pollutants from this beautiful stretch of nature. Make sure you wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (chacos for the win!) & your Edventure Guide will supply everything else you’ll need!

    Meet in the Green Quad Learning Center

  • PLARNING: Plarn is short for “plastic yarn.” Plarn is made by cutting plastic grocery bags into strips, which are then strung together into a single long strand. You can use plarn instead of regular yarn to crochet sturdy, reusable tote bags, purses, doormats, and more. We'll be making plarn bed rolls and using it to donate to homeless shelters in the area. Come hangout with us in the GQ Lounge & get your service hours on! 

    Meet in the Green Quad Learning Center

Date: Friday, September 5
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Place: Green Quad Learning Center Lounge

We love you and we know we'll love your parents - bring them by the lounge so they can meet us and say hi!  We'll have light refreshments for you to enjoy.

Date: Sunday, October 14
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Place: Doko Farm (2101 Cedar Creek Road, Blythewood)

Join us for a tour of Joe's farm - you'll see pigs, chickens and goats... oh my!

RSVP Here!

Date: Monday, October 22 - Friday, October 26
Time: TBA
Place: University of South Carolina 

No Impact Week is signature week of events that challenges participants to think about the impact their every day actions have on the environment.

Date: Tuesday, October 23
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (exact start time TBD)
Place: Greene Street at the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market

Sustainable Carolina's putting student designers to the test with a true sustainability challenge: create outfits out of recycled and upcycled materials. Any student or student group can participate as a designer or model.  Apply to participate or show up to cheer on the amazing designers! 

Date: Thursday, October 25
Time: 6 p.m. 
Place: Sustainable Carolina Garden (behind Green Quad Bldg C)

Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and come out for our outdoor viewing of No Impact Man (in honor of No Impact Week, obviously!).  We'll have a big screen set up just next to the garden and will have popcorn for all to enjoy!

Date: Wednesday, October 31
Time: 8-10 a.m.
Place: Sonoco Pavillion, Darla Moore School of Business

Join us for good food and intriguing conversations about sustainability. Each year, we bring together students, faculty, staff and community partners to discuss current events, future collaborations and potential career/research opportunities in sustainability.

Registration opens Fall 2018.

 

November 2018

RSVP for Edventures Here!

Thu 11/1: River Clean-up, 3-4 p.m.
Fri 11/2: Sustainability Board Game Night, 5-6 p.m.
Sat 11/4: Hiking Trip, 9-1 p.m.

Mon 11/5: Kahoot & Cookies, 9-10 p.m.
Tue 11/6: River Clean-up, 3-4 p.m.
Thu 11/8: Plarning, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Fri 11/9: Sustainablity Scavenger Hunt, 4-5 p.m.

Mon 11/12: Plarning, 1-2 p.m.
Thur 11/15: Plarning, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Mon 11/19: Plarning, 1-2 p.m.

Mon 11/26: Plarning & Hot Cocoa, 2-3 p.m.
Thu 11/29: Plarning, 1-2 p.m.
Fri 11/30: Creative Writing & Coffee, 1-2 p.m.

More information about Edventures:

  • RIVER CLEAN-UPS: What happens in Five Points doesn’t stay in Five Points.  Discover the impact of surface pollution and how trash ultimately travels to our oceans.  During this Edventure, you’ll hop in the Rocky Branch creek (or work along the banks) to clear pollutants from this beautiful stretch of nature. Make sure you wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (chacos for the win!) & your Edventure Guide will supply everything else you’ll need!

    Meet in the Green Quad Learning Center

  • PLARNING: Plarn is short for “plastic yarn.” Plarn is made by cutting plastic grocery bags into strips, which are then strung together into a single long strand. You can use plarn instead of regular yarn to crochet sturdy, reusable tote bags, purses, doormats, and more. We'll be making plarn bed rolls and using it to donate to homeless shelters in the area. Come hangout with us in the GQ Lounge & get your service hours on! 

    Meet in the Green Quad Learning Center

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: Meet in GQ and walk up to Horseshoe

Join us for a semi-spooky look at the history or our gorgeous Historic Horseshoe.

RSVP Here!

Date: Thursday, November 8
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: GQ Learning Center Classrooms 102&103

We will have a USC alum and some upperclassmen here to help you prep for registration, talk through classes, how to fit in study abroad, whatever is on your mind!  You'll leave feeling prepped and ready for registration.

Date: Friday, November 9
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: Meet in GQ and walk up to State House

Get your culture on and join Joe for a tour of our lovely and extravagant State House.  This is where decisions are made for our beautiful state, and it's worth checking out in person.

RSVP Here!

Date: Saturday, November 10 - 11
Time: all-day, return Sunday @ 10 a.m.
Place: Sesquicentenial State Park

Join us for an overnight adventure in one of our local State Parks, Sesquicentenial.  We'll learn about outdoor rec, play some classic night games, and, of course, there will be smores!  Spaces are limited so RSVP early!

RSVP Here!

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 1-2 p.m. 
Place: Greene Street at the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market

Sustainable Carolina's putting student designers to the test with a true sustainability challenge: create outfits out of recycled and upcycled materials. Any student or student group can participate as a designer or model.  Apply to participate or show up to cheer on the amazing designers!

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 3 p.m. 
Place: Riverbanks Zoo (meet in Learning Center)

Did you hear we have new lion cubs at the zoo AND a new baby gorilla.  CUTE OVERLOAD.  Join Joe for an adventure you'll never forget - to the Riverbanks Zoo!

RSVP Here!


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