Events with a sustainability focus occur year-round. For Spring 2020, in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, UNC Charlotte events will constitute an "Earth Semester". For more information and a calendar view of Earth Semester events, go to earthsemester.uncc.edu. Contact Tyler Sytsma for ways you can participate, or add your event to this page.
Presented by Catrine Tudor-Locke, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. After the film screening, a panel will discuss the controversial nature of this documentary from health, sustainability, social justice, persuasive communication, and business perspectives.
EPIC ENERGY SEMINAR SERIES: Emerging eT&D Grids: Energy Storage, Electrification, and the Increasing Role of Power Electronics
Presentation by Babu Chalamala of the Sandia National Laboratory.
SPEAKER SERIES: Understanding Disparities in an Urbanizing World Speaker Series
URBAN ROOTS: Transforming the Urban Landscape
The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens invites you to join them for the third Botanical Gardens’ symposium. This year’s symposium will investigate many important topics for the urban and suburban environment, including urban ecosystems, urban farming, regenerative agriculture and permaculture and more. Registration required.
Presentation by Jennifer Munroe of the Department of English. Open to the public without charge, but registration is required. There will be a reception from 6–7 pm, the program starts at 7 pm, with a dessert reception and book-signing following the author’s presentation.
EPIC ENERGY SEMINAR SERIES: Electrification of Transportation in Rural North Carolina
Presentation by Thomas Golden of EnergyUnited EMC.
GANACHE IN THE GARDENS: a Chocolate Celebration
Free and open to the public! Join the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens for a celebration of chocolate just in time for Valentine’s Day. Learn about the cocoa tree and how its fruits are processed into delectable confections. Romantic music, a movie, and free samples will enhance your experience. Be sure to visit our orchid display in its annual flowering glory! And don’t forget to bring your sweetie! Free chocolate samples. Free hot cocoa. Free Presentations and Performances. Plus, the annual Orchid Sale will run from February 8-14, 2019, during normal Greenhouse operating hours, while supplies last.
DARWIN DAY SYMPOSIUM
Join us for the Darwin Day Symposium (with an Earth Semester theme).
EPIC ENERGY SEMINAR SERIES: Energy Policy
Presentation by Steve Kalland of the NC Clean Energy Technology Center.
GEOGRAPHY & EARTH SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES: Schools Saving Species: From the Rural South to the Southern Hemisphere
Presentation by Dr. Luke Dollar, Professor and Chair of the Environment & Sustainability Program at Catawba College. Dr. Dollar is a wildlife biologist and conservationist, and a National Geographic Explorer. His scientific research focuses on carnivores including big cats and satellite analyses of their habitat. He has contributed to grassroots education and sustainable employment programs for local people sharing space with Africa’s predators.
EPIC ENERGY SEMINAR SERIES: NC Renewable Transition
Presentation by Sasha Weintraub, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Natural Gas Business Unit at Duke Energy Corporation
Join Dr. Fatma Mili, College of Computing and Informatics Dean, for a FREE screening of "The Great Hack," which Rolling Stone said will leave you with, "...a very clear sense of how one company aided and abetted the selling of democracy down the river, not to mention having your fingernails chewed down to the quick." The screening will be followed by an interactive panel discussion of the film, how data is - and can be - weaponized for political gain and what it means for the future of democracy.
Re-use cuts waste! Large selection of duplicate and carefully selected items including academic monographs, paperbacks, children’s literature, LPs, and DVDs. Details will be announced soon.
Live art performance meets environmental science. Along with our partners, Clean Air Carolina, Andrea Polli's installation "Particle Falls: Air Made Visible" returns to Charlotte.
TREE CAMPUS USA DAY
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Meet 50+ community, state, and campus organizations working for a sustainable world. If you missed it last year, it will be bigger and better for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020!
Organized by the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling. Volunteer as an individual or bring a group. This is a great way to give back to your UNC Charlotte community, gain service hours, or get some exercise walking around campus. Snacks will be provided for volunteers, as well as gloves, bags, and litter sticks to get the job done. Multiple locations around campus.
Shop from an exceptional array of plants at our largest sale of the year! This is a great opportunity to ask our knowledgeable staff lots of questions! All proceeds support the operations of the gardens and greenhouse, where admission is always free.
Hosted by Mecklenburg Audubon Society. Join the flock at the 2020 Audubon North Carolina Summit for workshops, field trips, and social events. Paid registration is required; scholarships are available for college students in North Carolina.
EARTH OPTIMISM 2020 CLT
For the third year, the UNC Charlotte English Department is co-sponsoring with the Botanical Gardens the popular “Gardens and Verses”, performances that focus on the relationship between humans and the nonhuman world.
PARTY FOR THE PLANET
Student Gathering sponsored by the Earth Club. Capping off Earth Semester and our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!