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:

TreesCharlotte: 7th Annual Big Tree Summit

February 5th, 4:30-8:30pm

Location: CPCC Harris Conference Center

This free event will share the results of the latest tree canopy survey, offer tree care classes and feature a keynote address from the president of the Arbor Day Foundation. To register, click here.

Botanical Gardens Orchid Sale

February 9-14th

:Location: McMillan Greenhouse

The 2019 Botanical Gardens Orchid Sale, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, through Thursday, Feb. 14, is an opportunity to purchase one or more of these elegant flowers. Orchids will range in price from $10 to $25. Sale hours coincide with the greenhouse’s normal operating hours.

Lecture: Maria Aiolova, Terraform One

February 18th, 12:30pm

Location: Center City Building

Aiolova is co-founder of Terreform ONE [Open Network Ecology]. Working at the intersection of technology, design and biology, Terreform ONE is a nonprofit architecture and urban design research and consulting group that promotes smart design in cities.

Sustainable Gardening Workshop

March 11th, 7pm

Location: McMillan Greenhouse

Earth Day Festival

April 3rd, 10:00-2:00pm

Location: Belk Plaza

Come on out to the newly rennovated Belk Plaza and join in on the early celebration of the 49th annual Earth Day! Artists, food trucks, and organizations from across the campus and the greater North Carolina region will be on hand to help you discover ways in which you can be a better steward of the planet. 

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. 

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!

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.