Events with a sustainability focus occur year-round - Do you or your organization want to help tackle litter issues on campus, repurpose your old dorm room furniture and school supplies, assist our football stadium maintain its "zero-waste" distinction, or get your building involved with our Green Office program? Contact Tyler Sytsma for ways you can participate!

Upcoming Events:

Latin American Environments: Approaches from the Sciences and the Humanities

April 5-6th, Start @ 9:30am, Friday Building room 111

This Friday and Saturday the Latin American Studies Program is carrying out its Annual Brown Conference in Latin American Studies, which will interrogate multi-disciplinary Approaches to Environmental Studies. 

Outdoor Film Screening

April 10th, 8:00pm

Location: Belk Plaza

With Venture being the sponsor of this event, a film screening of the Academy Award winning Best Documentary Free Solo will be taking place in Belk Plaza. The sun sets at 8pm, so that’s when we are going to kick off! The first 25 people who arrive will be given UNC Charlotte blankets to sit on, and there will be plenty of pizza for the audience. One of the three dates will be selected once the weather forecast shows no rain. 

Campus Cleanup

April 11th, 10:00-2:00pm

Location: Center City, McMillian Greenhouse, Belk Plaza, South Village (Laurel Hall Lawn)

In support of Earth Month (taking place from late March through April), the University is conducting the Spring tradition of holding a campus cleanup! Whether you are looking for some volunteer hours, or if you are just wanting to make the campus and environment a better place, this event is open to you and any friends you can convince to come lend a hand. To here to register for this event beforehand.

Spring Plant Sale

April 11-13th

Location: McMillan Greenhouse

Come on over to, and support, the McMillan Greenhouse April 11-13th! Every flower, shrub, and tree need you may have will be able to be addressed!

Zero Waste Football Spring Game

April 13th, 4:00 - 8:00pm

Location: Jerry Richardson Stadium

All of our football games have been zero waste since the first season in Richardson Stadium, but that doesn't mean we don't need help! If you want to find out what it takes to be zero waste, or if you want to volunteer, please fill out this google form and get involved! To register: For any questions regarding what will be taking place, or how you can get involved, please contact Tyler Sytsma at

EPIC Energy Seminar: Panel Discussion on Utility Scale Solar from a Developer's Perspective

April 16th, 5:00-6:30pm

Location: EPIC, room G287

Panelists at this EPIC Seminar will offer their perspective on the solar industry and will discuss all aspects of utility-scale solar projects from siting, designing, permitting, constructing, utility interconnecting, and operating solar facilities and how energy markets and policy play a role in these types of installations. To register, click here.

E-Waste Collection

April 17th, 9:00-3:00pm

Location: Lot 5A

Innovative Technologies will be the sponsoring entity of this drive, and the Jamil Niner Student Pantry will be teaming up with them as Innovative Technologies gathers up all your old, broken and/or unwanted computers, cell phones, remote controls, and anything else that can be powered up. All data is erased by certified, insured data handlers. The pantry will be collecting any canned goods you'd like to donate to them, in addition to unwanted interview attire for students in need.