DuEarth Week Returns to Campus on Saturday

Loras College will host its annual Du-Earth Week, from March 27 to April 1, featuring various events for students to become more active and educated in sustainability efforts on campus and in the Dubuque community.

Du-Earth Week has been a collaborative effort arranged by Loras Sustainability, Loras Peace and Justice, Student Union, and Loras Environmental Action Forum (LEAF).

The week kicks off at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, with DuEarth Hour as the Peace and Justice House as participants can unplug their lights and enjoy a bonfire.

From 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 28, students will team up with Loras Student Union for Beautify Loras. This event is Student Union’s largest of the year and has seen high attendance in past years.

A Fair Trade webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m., discussing what fair trade is all about and the path that Loras College took to become a fair trade campus.

March 31 is Eco Craft and Documentary Night, as students will have a chance to create tin luminaries and dryer balls while learning more about sustainable practices through various documentaries. The night of activity kicks off at 6 p.m. in the Loras Pub.

Beginning on March 29, the Fr. Ray Herman Peace and Justice Center will host a thrift sale in the ACC Concourse through April 1. All proceeds from the sale will go to combat food insecurity in the Dubuque area.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).