UW Earth Day

The University of Washington has participated in Earth Day celebrations since the very first observance in 1970. This year there are events, volunteer opportunities and other ways to recognize Earth Day happening on all three UW campuses, organized by many different groups and units across our university. See the full Earth Month calendar here.

Featured events

Earth Day Fairs

Earth Day Fairs

April 14, Ethnic Cultural Center
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Theme: "Equity & Sustainability"

April 19, HUB
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Theme: "Decarbonization"

The Earth Day Fairs will feature departments, organizations and student groups from across the University of Washington who are working for sustainability. Stop by and discover sustainability tips, learn about UW's efforts and find ways you can get involved.

Many other events are happening across the University of Washington throughout April in recognition of Earth Month, included these featured events. See the full list on our Earth Month event calendar.

Decarbonization at UW

Steps to decarbonization at UW

April 18, 11 a.m.
This online presentation will cover how the UW is working toward decarbonization. Register for Zoom link.
Mother Earth & Indigenous Lands

Mother Earth and Indigenous Lands

April 15, 11:30 a.m.
This Women's Center Leadership Academy event will explore the impacts of wellness, food justice, and land reclamation on the lives of first nation women in the state of Washington.
students at the UW Farm

Volunteer during Earth Month

throughout April
Learn about volunteer opportunities with the UW Farm, Society for Ecological Restoration, Arboretum and more.

April Sustainability Challenge with the Whole U

The Whole U 30-day sustainability challengeThe UW Sustainability Challenge is an annual event that brings together University of Washington faculty, staff, and community members to tackle pressing sustainability issues facing our world. Each day, challenge yourself to follow a sustainable tip and expand your knowledge on how to be more environmentally conscious. Do them on your own, as a work unit, or with a friend or family member.

Register to receive the daily challenges. UW NetID is required.

Register here

UW Tacoma Sustainability Film Festival

The UW Tacoma Sustainability Film Festival aims to promote awareness and engagement with sustainability issues that our community faces while providing a platform for marginalized voices to share their story.

All local (Western Washington) creators are invited to submit their short films. Submissions are open to students as well as professional creators. Submissions are due April 17. The festival screening will be April 28 in UW Tacoma's Carwein Auditorium.

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