anderton earth week

Happy Earth Week!

Students from several organizations across campus have organized a suite of activities for April 18–23, 2022 to help us celebrate Planet Earth and learn about ways to leave a lighter footprint. Please check out the poster and the full schedule (updated in real time) for further descriptions and links to virtual events. At noon on Wednesday, April 20, the participating groups will hold an Earth Week Fair in the first-floor atrium of Jamrich Building. Stop by their tables, and participate in any of the other events held throughout the week.

We hope that you will attend at least one Earth Week session as a welcome study break during the last week of classes.

Schedule of Events

For a live, updated schedule that may not be reflected below, click here.

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Nashville Hot Chickenless Nugget Sampling, Northern Lights Dining
Sponsored by Animal Club

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Poster-making session
Sponsored by Divest NMU

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Anderton's Earth Week Reusable T-Shirt Bag Workshop
Sponsored by Gamma Theta Upsilon

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Plogging Event
Sponsored by EcoReps, in collaboration with Queen City Running

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Earth Week Fair, Jamrich atrium, first floor

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Movie screening
Hosted by EcoReps

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clothing Swap, Jamrich atrium
Sponsored by EcoReps

4:00-5:30 PM
Northern Beekeeping presentation with Joel Lantz
Sponsored by NMU Apiculture

7:00-8:30 PM
DivestED speaker, fossil fuel divestment
Sponsored by DivestNMU

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Birdfeeder Making Workshop
Sponsored by EcoReps, in collaboration with Great Start Collaborative

12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Climate Action March, speaker, and tabling
Sponsored by DivestNMU

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Trash Pick-up
Meeting in the Marquette Commons
Sponsored by Marquette Citizens' Climate Lobby, NMU Conservation Corp, and SHI

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5K Event (run, bike, walk)
Clark Lambros Park
Sponsored by NMU Conservation Corps

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Anderton's Earth Week Hike, NCT Songbird Trail
Carpooling available at Outdoor Learning Area Pavilion beginning at 10:45 AM
Sponsored by Gamma Theta Upsilon


More Information


dr. john anderton


Anderton’s Earth Week honors the memory of Dr. John B. Anderton, an NMU alumnus, professor, and former department head of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences who passed away unexpectedly in March 2014 at age 49. Students of NMU’s Eta Chi Chapter of GTU International Geographical Honor Society started the first Anderton’s Earth Day to remember Dr. Anderton and the lessons that he had taught students about Mother Nature.