Events

 

Events with a sustainability focus occur year-round.   Contact Tyler Sytsma for ways you can participate, or add your event to this page.

Upcoming Events:

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SDS Fall Webinar Series: Racial Injustice and Inequality In Applications of Data Science

Friday, September 18, 12:00-1:00pm

Location: Virtual Event

Join the School of Data Science and Dr. Ruha Benjamin, as she explores a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity -- what she terms the “New Jim Code.” This presentation takes us into the world of biased bots, altruistic algorithms, and their many entanglements, and provides conceptual tools to decode tech promises with historically and sociologically-informed skepticism. In doing so, Ruha challenges us to question not only the technologies we are sold, but also the ones we manufacture ourselves. To join this virtual event, click here

Sustainability Office Gold Rush

September 17 - October 8 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday),11:00am

Location: Online via Google Meet

This online session will give you an overview of sustainability efforts on campus, events, related student organizations, and how you personally can get involved. To access this event, you can join the presentation by downloading the DestiNation app, or by clicking on this link

Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale

(For Members)

September 19 - 23 - Online Ordering

September 24 - 28 - Plant Pickup (No Sunday Pickup)

(Non-Members)

September 26 - 30 - Online Ordering

October 1 - 5 - Plant Pickup (No Sunday Pickup)

Location: McMillan Greenhouse

We are known for our selection of Native Plants and even though our sales will be online this year, that will not change! You’ll find an outstanding selection of native and non-native hardy shrubs, trees, perennials, wildflowers, and ferns. A list of plant material is located herePickup will be touch-free — we will load your car for you! For the best selection, become a member here

SDS Fall Seminar Series: What is Knowledge Production? Racism and Research in the Academy With Dr. Lewis Gordon

Wed., September 30, 4:00-5:30pm

Location: Virtual Event

UNC Charlotte's School of Data Science and the Center for Applied Ethics is excited to host two webinar events, focused on students and faculty. These events will address the role of data science in some of the most pressing issues facing society. To join this virtual event, click here.

Photography for Social Change: What is Artivism? What is a Citizen Journalist? 

Thurs., October 8, 2:00pm

Location: Zoom

During times of intense social change, documentary photography is one way in which people, particularly those from underrepresented groups, can be empowered to tell their own stories and those of their communities. Are you interested in learning about the techniques and ethical considerations involved in taking photographs in the context of social justice? We invite you to join Atkins Library for a series of three workshops, led by acclaimed photographer and “artivist” Alvin C. Jacobs, in October. The workshops will cover techniques for safely taking pictures on the street and during demonstrations, ethical and captivating portraiture, and how students and community members can engage in recording historical moments themselves in real time. To join, click on this link.

SDS Fall Webinar Series: Data Science in the Fight for Civil Liberties

Friday, October 16, 12:00-1:00pm

Location: Virtual Event

Join the School of Data Science and Dr. Ruha Benjamin, and Featuring WiDS keynote Lucia Tian, Chief Analytics Officer at the ACLU, as they explore a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity -- what she terms the “New Jim Code.” This presentation takes us into the world of biased bots, altruistic algorithms, and their many entanglements, and provides conceptual tools to decode tech promises with historically and sociologically-informed skepticism. To join this virtual event, click here

Understanding Diversity Issues in Research

Wed., October 21, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Location: Virtual Event

Join us as we present and discuss issues that students from diverse backgrounds may encounter in pursuing research endeavors. You must register for this event in advance. 

BIKETOBERFEST

Sat. & Sun. Oct. 24-25

Location: Charlotte

During the weekend of October 24-25, Sustain Charlotte, an entity UNC Charlotte is a member of,  will provide multiple routes for a "Choose Your Own Adventure" themed event. They are excited to be able to provide routes in different areas of Charlotte for you to explore. The routes will be announced in September. More information can be found here

#WALKCLT

Fri. Dec. 4, 5-8pm

Location: Charlotte

Hosted by Sustain Charlotte, an entity that UNC Charlotte is a member of. Using wayfinding signs, this initiative encourages residents and visitors to walk, rather than drive to destinations in their area. #WalkCLT is powered by OrthoCarolina and raises awareness of the role that walking can play as a mode of transportation and the many social, environmental, and economic benefits walking generates for ourselves and our community. More information can be found here.

Note: Fall plans are in the works; see Campus Sustainability Week 2019 for examples.