Connect with us

All Articles

Your Food Goes Green for Earth Day

As if John Jay’s courageous tray-elimination weren’t enough! Dining goes the extra mile today with “Green Dinners” for Earth Day in John Jay and Hewitt.

You should probably proceed with the usual caution, avoiding all meats and carbohydrates that appear green, but on your way out you might stop by a few of the student environmental groups that’ll be tabling at the events. And, in all fairness, the “locally grown food” might be pretty good.

If green food and the EcoReps’ guilt-inducing waste buckets don’t fulfill your earth friendly quota for the day, you could turn off some lights or something. Plus, Greenspiration, a series of events sponsored by various campus groups, will be running earth-related activities from now until Sunday. There are also Earth Fairs going on throughout the city this weekend – Friday and Saturday at Grand Central and Sunday in Central Park. There will be musical performances, tons of info on how to do good by Mother Earth, and probably some free stuff.

Of course, if you want to feel like you’ve really done something really important, you should head to Times Square today to see New York City’s best effort to diminish it’s carbon footprint – The Green Ball Drop. Yes, we’re talking about a big ball of green lights, all bright and shining, dropping at 12 noon to celebrate Earth Day.  They’re energy saving lightbulbs, but still. 

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published.



  • So... says:

    @So... New York’s solution to reducing its carbon footprint is to illuminate a gigantic green light ball? Hey cool, I’m celebrating Earth Day by leaving my two traditional home ovens on all day. Woo!

  • oh man says:

    @oh man i can’t wait to eat local vegetables massacred by john jay food preppers

  • ZOMFG says:

    @ZOMFG Bwog! Its time for a Gossip Girl update!

    Nate chooses Columbia over Yale and NYU is a place for lesbian experimentation!


    1. now what says:

      @now what the hell are they going to do? Show Yale as Columbia?

  • Have Your Say

    What should Bwog's new tagline be?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

    Recent Comments

    I would recommend CUNY professor William Helmreich's "The New York Nobody Knows." It's a great work of urban sociology (read more)
    What To Listen To, Read, And Watch If You Miss New York
    March 31, 2020
    how did the group name 'beta fish fight club' not make this list (read more)
    March Madness: Housing Edition
    March 30, 2020
    Every Ivy had a decline in applications. There are fewer high school seniors every year as well as fewer international (read more)
    Class Of 2024 Regular Decision Results Have Been Released
    March 30, 2020

    Comment Policy

    The purpose of Bwog’s comment section is to facilitate honest and open discussion between members of the Columbia community. We encourage commenters to take advantage of—without abusing—the opportunity to engage in anonymous critical dialogue with other community members. A comment may be moderated if it contains:
    • A slur—defined as a pejorative derogatory phrase—based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or spiritual belief
    • Hate speech
    • Unauthorized use of a person’s identity
    • Personal information about an individual
    • Baseless personal attacks on specific individuals
    • Spam or self-promotion
    • Copyright infringement
    • Libel