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:

Note: see Earth Week 2021 for events specific to that week and a full agenda.
Student Sustainability Summit

Date: Sat. March 27, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Online, Registration Required. 

This semester's summit, sponsored by the Student Government Association, will include keynote remarks from campus leaders and break-out room discussions led by campus experts on a variety of sustainability topics. The draft Agenda is posted here.  This event will be online and registration is required to receive the event link.  Please register here.

Campus Tree Planting

Date: Mon. March 29, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Between Martin Hall and Lot 5

Volunteers are needed to plant approximately 30 trees and 30 shrubs near Martin Hall as the campus observation of Arbor Day, part of our commitment to Tree Campus USA. 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

Date: Tue. March 30, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Locations: Near Student Union (CHHS Plaza) and between the entrances of Hunt Hall and Scott Hall.

In keeping with this semesterly tradition, the Recycling Department will be hosting a campus cleanup 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 physical distancing as possible, we ask that volunteers sign up for time 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 - POSTPONED

Date: Wed. March 31 - POSTPONED to April 7 (see below)

Spring Plant Sale

Date: Mon. April 5, the sale website opens at 7 a.m.

Location: online at this website.

This year’s sale is by online ordering with scheduled in-person pickups. The link to order will go live on the website at the time listed above and the links to sign up for a pickup time will be emailed after you checkout.  You’ll find an outstanding selection of native and non-native hardy shrubs, trees, perennials, wildflowers, and ferns. We have a limited supply of some of our favorite annuals, houseplants, succulents, and tropicals!

NC Breathe Conference: Health, Equity and the Climate Crisis in North Carolina

Date: April 6-7, 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Online, Registration Required

Clean Air Carolina’s annual NC BREATHE Conference brings together a diverse group of North Carolina stakeholders to learn about current issues at the intersection of health, equity, and climate change and, using sound science, make recommendations to decision-makers aimed at protecting those most vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change. The two-day event will feature distinguished speakers, interactive breakout sessions, and student posters. Click here to RSVP.

Student Garden Day 

Date: Wed. April 7

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, rejuvenate, and plant the volunteer garden areas we have around campus. These 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. To register for this event, please fill out this Google Form.

TIAA lecture: Elizabeth Kolbert

Date: April 13, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m.

Location: Online, Registration Required

Elizabeth Kolbert is an American journalist best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, and as an observer and commentator on environmentalism for The New Yorker magazine.  Kolbert’s New Yorker pieces have included political profiles, book reviews, comment essays, and extensive writing on climate change. She is the author of The Prophet of Love: And Other Tales of Power and Deceit and Field Notes from a Catastrophe. To register for this event, please click on this link.

Farmer's Market

Date: April 19 - 24

Location: The Market on Craver and the SoVi Market & Bakery

UNC Charlotte's Dining Services is hosting a Farmer's Market at the Market on Craver and the SoVi Market & Bakery from April 19 through April 24. There will be a variety of local produce, jams, honey, and baked goods available for purchase.