Campus Sustainability Week (PAST 2019)

For more information about Sustainability Week, or to suggest an event to add to this page, please contact the Sustainability Office Project Coordinator, Tyler Sytsma

Get Outside, It's Movie Night!: An American Ascent

Mon., October 14, 7:15-10:00pm
Belk Plaza

Hosted by Venture Outdoor Leadership.  Join us on the Belk Plaza lawn for an outdoor film screening of An American Ascent, a documentary film about the first African-American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali. There will be free pizza, and Venture will supply camping pads for lounging under the stars. If rain is forecast, the alternate date is Thursday 10/17 at the same time.

Transportation Fair

Tues., October 15, 10am-2pm
CHHS Plaza

The annual Transportation Fair invites dozens of organizations to provide information on transportation options, as well as affordability, safety, and advocacy issues.  Learn about new services coming to UNC Charlotte and the city, and get your transportation questions answered.  

Yoga in the Gardens (Rained out -- moved to Friday 10/18)

Wed., October 16, 10am

University Recreation leads an outdoor yoga session in the Botanical Gardens. This session will be standing yoga, so no mats needed. Chartwells Dining Services will provide beverages and food for participants. To register, click on this link.

EPIC Energy Seminar Series: NC Clean Energy Plan

Wed., October 16, Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
EPIC Building, Auditorium G256

Presentation by Sushma Masemore, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and State Energy Director of NC Department of Environmental Quality

Student Gathering

Wed., October 16, 6-8pm
Student Union Back Patio

The third annual Student Gathering, sponsored by the Charlotte Green Initiative (CGI, your student green fund). Join them for pizza eating and pumpkin carving. This event brings together student organizations and interested students to meet and discuss projects to make the campus more sustainable.  CGI will share their proposal process as they head into their 10th year.  To register, click on this link.

Plants, Palettes, and Pixels

Thurs., October 17, 9am-Noon
Botanical Gardens

Plants, Palettes, and Pixels is a weekly opportunity for artists to utilize the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens for their drawing, painting, etc.  Bring your easel, your canvas, or your sketchbook. Artists are welcome to stay later than noon, and are encouraged to bring their lunch and gather informally with other artists at the picnic tables in the Idesia Grove of the Harwood Garden.   No pre-registration required; $10 donation requested. Please sign in at the McMillan Greenhouse across from the outdoor gardens. 

Campus Cleanup

Thurs., October 17, 10-2pm (with extended hours to 6pm at Holshauser and Lynch locations for student residents)
McMillan Greenhouse, Motorsports Lab, or Holshouser Lawn

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. To register, please fill out this Google Form.

Yoga in the Gardens

Wed., October 16, 10am

University Recreation leads an outdoor yoga session in the Botanical Gardens. This session will be standing yoga, so no mats needed. Chartwells Dining Services will provide beverages and food for participants. To register, click on this link.

In the Company of Trees Garden Tour

Sat., October 19, 1 pm and 
Mon., October 21, 2 pm
McMillan Greenhouse

Join environmental educator, Carla Vitez for a unique tour in the Van Landingham Glen. Get to know eight of our most majestic native species through the words of naturalist Donald Peattie as Carla’s interpretation blends botany, history, and the human connection to these forest icons. This program is FREE but registration is required to reserve your spot: Email Wendy Wilson at wwilso35@uncc.edu.