Events with a sustainability focus occur year-round. Contact Tyler Sytsma for ways you can participate, or add your event to this page.
Hike and Seek (Trash)
Sunday, March 7, 9:00-12:30pm
Location: Venture Gravel Lot
Get connected to other students while giving back to our local greenway! The Toby Creek/Mallard Creek Greenway is a wonderful resource for UNC Charlotte, and after meeting on campus and breaking the ice with the group, we'll spend the morning cleaning up the greenway. Join Venture for a morning of getting to know fellow students and serving our natural environment.
Sat. March 27. Time: 10:00-4:00pm
This semester's summit will include workshops, break-out rooms and discussions led by local experts on a variety of local sustainability issues, with keynote remarks at the opening and closing session. This semesters summit will be online and will include...to register click here.
Campus Tree Planting
Mon. March 29. Time: 11:00-1:00pm
Location: Between Martin Hall and Lot 5
Volunteers are needed to plant ~70 trees and shrubs behind Martin Hall as a part of Earth Week. 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.
Tue. March 30. Time: 10:00-2:00pm
Locations: CHHS side of Student Union and between the front enterances between Hunt Hall and Scott Hall.
In keeping with this semesterly tradition, the Recycling Department will be hosting a campus cleanup this spring 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 social distancing as possible, we ask that volunteers sign up for tiume 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
Wed. March 31
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, rejuvienate, and plant the gardening spaces we have around campus. The volunteer 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.
2021 NC Breathe: Health, Equity and the Climate Crisis in North Carolina
April 6-7, 1-5pm
Hosted by Clean Air Carolina's. From exposure to extreme weather to worsening air pollution, climate change is a health crisis. And while the climate crisis impacts all North Carolinians, it disproportionately harms the health of low-wealth communities and people of color. We need climate change solutions that advance both health and equity in our state. That's the goal of NC BREATHE 2021. Click here to RSVP.
Note: Spring plans are in the works; see Earth Week 2021 for events specific to that week and a full agenda.