Mines Earth Day Fair

Mines Earth day Fair 2020 – Going Digital!

April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Even with all non-essential events being physically cancelled, you can still participate online! Let’s celebrate Earth Day together!

Winner of the Mines Solar Challenge (visit section below)

ZOOM EARTH DAY LUNCH MEETING – WIN A PRIZE!

Mines students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the Sustainability Office and Mines Green Team for a zoom lunch meeting. We will announce the winners of the Mines Solar Challenge, give brief updates on the state of sustainability at Mines, and give away an annual state park pass to one lucky attendee. Mines Assoc. Professor Tim Ohno will talk about Solar Decathlon! You must register to attend and be present during giveaway to win.

When: Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day). 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time

REGISTER HERE!

Virtual FAIR (Pick one or do them all!)

Get Involved!
environmental films

Environmental Film Festivals

ENVIRONMENTAL Ted Talks
Green Chemistry and Environmental Webinars

 

American Chemical Society

Environmental Webinars

TAKE AN ART, COOKING, OR YOGA CLASS

 Painting and Cooking 

Yoga class (free)

 

Virtual Earth Day Fairs (national)
Congratulate the Mines Solar Challenge Winners!

Mines Solar Challenge Winners:

1st Place: LiveLot Goes Solar

A parking space finder app that uses solar powered cameras in the Mines parking lots to help the Mines community find parking spaces and reduce carbon emissions. Team: Riley Miller (Lead), Connor Baker (Developer), Maddie Rogers (Developer), Zach Peterson (Project Manager), Colin Peter (Mechanical Engineer/design), Forrest Denham (Business Development/financials).

2nd Place: Our Campus Our Solar

A large solar array on the new Spruce Hall residence hall building. Team members: Joanna Bomber (Civil Engineering), Jessica Richman (Materials and Metallurgical Engineering), Jonathan Salas (Mechanical Engineering), Joe Block (Electrical Engineer), Energy Systems and Power Electronics.

3rd Place: Ultra-Thin Solar Micro Inverter for Residential Solar Panels

Design a very thin micro inverter that can be seamlessly mounted on a solar panel and allows them to be individually mounted on lighting poles, building entrances, and other places. Team members: Abdulhakeem Alsaleem.

Tell us what you learned!

When you’re all done checking out these virtual Earth Fair resources, email us, message us on Instagram, or tweet at us about what you learned!