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:

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.

Campus Cleanup

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

Location: Virtual

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.