Traditionally, UNC Charlotte has celebrated the entire month of April as "Earth Month." Due to current restrictions for in-person events, we have a reduced agenda of outdoor and online opportunities concentrated as Earth Week. Additionally, to ensure that the trees we plant have the highest ability of surviving, the end of March is the ideal time to plant them.
If your department or campus organization has events that align with Earth Week, please contact Tyler Sytsma at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Student Sustainability Summit
Date: Sat. March 27
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Online, Registration Required.
This semester's summit, sponsored by the Student Government Association, will include keynote remarks from campus leaders and break-out room discussions led by campus experts on a variety of sustainability topics. The draft Agenda is posted here. This event will be online and registration is required to receive the event link. Please register here.
Campus Tree Planting
Date: Mon. March 29
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Between Martin Hall and Lot 5
Volunteers are needed to plant approximately 30 trees and 30 shrubs near Martin Hall as the campus observation of Arbor Day, part of our commitment to Tree Campus USA. All the materials that you will need to plant will be provided. Come on out and help make the campus landscape a more beautiful feature! Please RSVP if interested by filling out this Google Form.
Date: Tue. March 30
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Locations: Near Student Union (CHHS Plaza entrance) and between the front entrances of Hunt Hall and Scott Hall.
In keeping with this semesterly tradition, the Recycling Department will be hosting a campus cleanup as a part of Earth Week. All supplies (litter sticks, bags, gloves, hand sanitizer, etc.) will be provided to volunteers. In an effort to maintain as much physical distancing as possible, we ask that volunteers sign up for time slots of when they will arrive at the stations and begin volunteering. To register for this event, please fill out this Google Form.
Student Garden Day - POSTPONED ONE WEEK
Date: Wed. April 7 (original date was March 31)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Locations: Behind McEniry, Student Gardens behind Storrs, Staff Gardens near Niner House, and gardens at Jamil Niner Student Pantry
With the spring season emerging on campus, volunteers are needed to help repair, rejuvenate, and plant the volunteer garden areas we have around campus. These gardens were established to encourage pollinators on campus, grow food for consumption, and to plant as educational experiences. Food and refreshments will be provided to volunteers. To register for this event, please fill out this Google Form.
NOTE: If outdoor events are canceled due to weather, they will be rescheduled. Registered participants will be notified.