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Campus Rec Earth Week

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Explore these events and join the Campus Recreation Center as we celebrate Earth Week!


Monday, April 19 – Sunday, April 25

Feel the Earth T-shirt

Participate in any of these events and win our Earth Week T-Shirt!


Check out the events that are happening during our Earth Week:

Date

Event

Thursday, April 1 – Friday, April 30 CAMPUS RECycling
Monday, April 19 – Friday, April 30 “Feel The Earth” 2 Mile Run/Walk
Tuesday, April 20 Rec Nights Terrariums
Wednesday, April 21 Planting Party with Outdoor Adventure
Thursday, April 22 Mountain Top Yoga
Friday, April 23 Tie Dye & Succulent Grab ‘n Go
Friday, April 23 Friday Night Fire Pit
Saturday, April 24 Bike Maintenance 101
Sunday, April 25 Trivia Challenge: Earth Day Facts vs Myths

Details and registration for each event:

 

CAMPUS RECycling
  • Date: Thursday, April 1 – Friday, April 30
  • Time: All Day
  • Location: Student Recreation Center Lobby
  • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Registration: Not Required

Details: Time for spring cleaning and recycling too! Clean out your closet of lightly used clothing and clean off your bookshelf of books read. Drop them off at the Student Recreation Center, and you will be helping the environment and those in need too.

How it works:

  • Pack your used clothing or books in a tied plastic bag – separate bags for clothing and books.
  • Bring your bag to the Student Recreation Center
  • Show your bag to the circle desk attendant to receive a raffle ticket
  • Put your bag in the appropriate bin
  • Every visit to donate items is equal to 1 raffle ticket for a “Campus Rec Earth Week” t-shirt! Drawings are weekly.

Your clothing and books will be donated to:

  • Bridges Outreach – A non-profit organization that collects and delivers donated clothing and necessities with compassion and respect to the homeless in Manhattan, Newark, Irvington and Summit.
  • New Legacy Books – Depending on the condition of your books, New Legacy Books will either resale the books to raise money for non-profit organizations in our community or recycle the books properly rather than have them end up in a landfill.

What to donate:

  • Clothing: jackets, sweater, t-shirts, any form of pants/shorts/jeans, socks, etc.
  • Books: notebooks, textbooks, novels, and any other paper-based booklets or items
”Feel The Earth” 2 Mile Run/Walk
  • Campus Rec Run Series
  • Date: Monday, April 19 – Friday, April 30
  • Time: All Day
  • Location: Google Form Submission
  • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Registration: Not Required

Details: Celebrate Campus Rec Earth Week with a 2-mile run/walk and earn a limited edition “Feel The Earth” t-shirt. Just record your 2-mile run/walk in the google link below with your name and address, and we’ll send you this one-of-a-kind t-shirt! So easy! T-shirts are only available to the first 50 students that participate.

How to record your run/walk:

  • Take a pic of your fitness app or a pic of yourself on the run/walk.
  • Upload your pic onto this google form: Google Form
Rec Nights Terrariums
  • Date: Tuesday, April 20
  • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Location: Student Recreation Center MP2
  • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Registration: Not Required

Details: Celebrate Earth Day a little early this year! We will provide all the tools, plants, and materials needed to make your own plant environment. You will select your succulent or cactus, your glass globes that house plants, and decorations. Now, you can create your very own terrarium even if you think you don’t have a green thumb.

Planting Party with Outdoor Adventure
  • Date: Wednesday, April 21
  • Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Location: Montclair State University Community Garden
  • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Registration: **All students have an ActiveNet account to register for Campus Recreation Trips/Events. To access your account, use Forgot my password and use your email in the mail.montclair.edu format. Register Online

Details: What better way to welcome spring and celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day than to have a planting party! Join Outdoor Adventure at Montclair State’s own community garden where you can plant in the plots or take your own starter kit home! Pre-register to secure your planting starter kit.

Mountain Top Yoga
  • Date: Thursday, April 22
  • Time: 6 – 7:45 p.m.
  • Location: Mills Reservation
  • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Registration: **All students have an ActiveNet account to register for Campus Recreation Trips/Events. To access your account, use Forgot my password and use your email in the mail.montclair.edu format. Register Online

Details: Get grounded and feel the earth by joining this yoga class on the mountaintop in the nearby, wooded Mills Reservation. Take part in this special outdoor experience by hiking a short trail to the reservation and rolling out your yoga mat before a scenic, mountaintop overlook. We all will meet at the Student Recreation Center and walk together to the location.

Tie Dye and Succulent Grab ‘n Go
  • Date: Friday, April 23
  • Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Location: Student Recreation Center Front Lawn
  • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Registration: Google Form

Details: Let’s celebrate the earth with our limited edition earth appreciation shirts! Come tie-dye your shirts in the colors of our earth and grab a succulent while supplies last!

Friday Night Fire Pit
  • Date: Friday, April 23
  • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Location: Student Recreation Center Back Patio
  • Registration: **All students have an ActiveNet account to register for Campus Recreation Trips/Events. To access your account, use Forgot my password and use your email in the mail.montclair.edu format. Register Online

Details: Join us for our Friday Night Fire Pits- social distancing style! To coincide with proper health and safety guidelines, all patrons must pre-register for their own time slot on ActiveNet. The usual free s’mores will be offered in your own personal kit to use around the fire with your friends! Enjoy Friday Nights around the fire!

Bike Maintenance 101
  • Date: Saturday, April 24
  • Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Location: Student Recreation Center Patio
  • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Registration: Not Required

Details:

 

  • Spring is a great time to get out on a bike and enjoy the warm, sunny days! Join a “Hawk on Wheels” bicycle mechanic as they go over the basics of routine bicycle maintenance to get your bike running smoothly.
  • There will be repair stands and tools available to use. If you have a personal bike that needs tuning up, bring it along! “Hawk on Wheels” bikes will also be available for you to practice on and to learn the skills to work on your own bike at home.
  • Don’t need to work on a bicycle but just want to talk bikes? The mechanic will be happy to answer any bicycling questions and provide a number of resources, such as comparing the different types of bikes out there, recommending routes locally and throughout the state, giving tips for being safe on the road, and answering any other questions that you may have.
  • Be kind to the earth with sustainable transportation, such as bike riding!

 

Trivia Challenge: Earth Day Facts vs Myths
  • Date: Sunday, April 25 – Monday, April 26
  • Time: Kahoot opens at 12 p.m. Sunday and closes at 12 p.m. Monday
  • Location: Kahoot
  • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Registration: Not Required

How to play:

  • The Kahoot will open at 12:00pm on Sunday and close at 12:00pm the next day, Monday.
  • The GAME PIN will be available on Engage and Campus Recreation Social Media.
  • Students must use their NetID as their nickname.
  • Students can only play the trivia one time per challenge.
  • There will be a winner for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place each week and the prizes vary.

Prizes

  • 1st Place:  Garden Kneeler & Tools and Hammock (Choice of Color)
  • 2nd Place: 40 oz Hydro Flask Water Bottle
  • 3rd Place: Bonsai Starter Kit