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 Fair

April 23, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ethnic Cultural Center

2024 UW Earth Day Fair logo

Connect with UW student groups, departments and other organizations dedicated to sustainability. Stop by and discover sustainability tips, learn about UW's efforts and find ways you can get involved.

Decarbonization at UW

Decarbonizing our Energy System

April 25, 10 a.m.
This online presentation will cover how the UW is working toward decarbonization. Register for Zoom link.
Decarbonization at UW

Climate Conversations & Connections

April 25, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
UW undergraduates from all campuses are invited to unite for a transformative half-day event at the HUB. See the full details.
Transforming Climate Anxiety flier (with image of a cartoon globe with a face whistling)

Transforming Climate Anxiety to Clarity to Action

April 30, 4-6 p.m.
UW LiveWell hosts a workshop on managing climate anxiety and ways to make change, along with tabling by student groups. Learn more.

Submit your Husky Sustainability Award Nominations

Husky Sustainability AwardsHelp us recognize the students, faculty, staff and groups who have made an impact for sustainability at the University of Washington. The Husky Sustainability Awards rely on nominations from the UW community, and nominations are due by May 1st. Let us know about students, faculty, staff and groups at all three UW campuses who deserve to be recognized for their sustainability impact, leadership & dedication.

Submit your nominations

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 Earth Day 2024