Events with a sustainability focus occur year-round - Do you or your organization want to help tackle litter issues on campus, repurpose your old dorm room furniture and school supplies, assist our football stadium maintain its "zero-waste" distinction, or get your building involved with our Green Office program? Contact Tyler Sytsma for ways you can participate!

Upcoming Events:


10:00am, City.Building.Lab

The City.Building.Lab in the UNC Charlotte School of Architecture joins the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) Department of Interior Architecture and Center for Community-Engaged Design to present Urban Complexities: Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Erasure. This full-day symposium, scheduled for Friday, March 31, will be held at UNC Charlotte Center City.

Held in conjunction with the UNCG Novem Mason Symposium on Community-Engaged Design, the public symposium will be a full day of student workshops in local communities in Greensboro and Charlotte. Reports from their experiences and panel discussions will address issues of housing access, neighborhood history and urban development using community-engaged design methods that value local knowledge of place equally with professional expertise.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

April 5th - Tree Campus USA Day

Tree Campus USA Day is an inaugural event that will be taking place to kick off a series of events surrounding Earth Day. Students, staff, faculty, and anyone else interested will be able to attend a guest lecture from the founder of TreesCharlotte regarding their recent successes in introducing urban forestry, take a nature hike through our botanical gardens our knowledgeable caretakers leading the way, and for those of you wanting to get your hands dirty, a tree planting right here on campus. 

10:30-11:00am - Ceremonial Tree Planting (Near front entrance roundabout)
11:00-12:00pm - Volunteer Tree Planting (Near Laurel Hall)
12:20-1:30pm -  Lecture on Urban Forestry in Charlotte (Student Union 267)
2:00-3:00pm -   Botanical Garden Tour "In the Company of Trees"

April 12th - Campus Cleanup

Campus Cleanup is a tradition that occurs once a semester at UNC Charlotte. Students, staff and faculty take time out of their busy days to give back to our collective community and pick up litter. An excellent opportunity for individuals looking to complete service hours, or for groups of students looking to see how much they can accomplish in an hour or so! Do you have a place in mind that has been bothering you as you walk past it every day? Grab a friend, peer pressure a classmate, and help make this campus even more beautiful than it already is. 

April 19th - Earth Day Festival

10am-2pm, Belk Plaza

In 1970, the year Earth Day was established, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. At UNC Charlotte, we have been bringing Earth Day to our community through a variety of events, gatherings, and actions for over a decade now. This year, over 30 organizations (student, professional, non-profits) have been confirmed to be participating. This festival will be an excellent opportunity for people to gain some knowledge of what positive actions are taking place in our community and across the globe. Not sure of what you can do besides recycling? Swing on by and get pleasantly overwhelmed with many ways in which you or your organization can go out and make the world a better place. 

April 19th - Earth Day Red Cross Blood Drive

10am-2pm, Career Center

During the campus Earth Day Festival, the Red Cross will be holding a blood drive for those wanting to make a positive impact with a donation. Walk-ins are welcome, but to ensure that you get in and out as quickly as possible, we encourage you to make an appointment through this link