Earth Week 2017 — Check Out the Schedule of Events

The third week of April (April 17 – 21) is Earth Week, and student leaders from UCI’s Sustainability Co-Curricular Working Group* have coordinated with campus organizations and departments to offer a week of free giveaways, games, and special events.




The most up-to-date schedule is below. Please check back for updates and changes.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Reuse Art Competition
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Student Center Terrace
UCI Facilities Management Sustainability Team and partners will be holding a Reuse Art Competition where participants will demonstrate the viable use of waste as an art and compete utilizing the best form of art and material use.

Bike Better UCI Info Session (CANCELED)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Buckleburry at Middle Earth
Join UCI Transportation and Distribution Services to learn what you need to know to plan your 2nd year commute at this lively presentation and become a more visible, predictable, prepared, and confident cyclist.

Arroyo Vista Tree Planting 
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Arroyo Vista Housing
Help plant trees and beautify Arroyo Vista!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sustainability Fair
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Student Center Ring and Terrace
This information fair will serve to promote sustainability on our campus and provide our students and staff the opportunity to become involved in sustainability (both on and off campus).

New Narratives: Standing Rock is Everywhere
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Emerald Bay CD, Student Center
The New Narratives series has invited a panel of experts to reflect on their work at the heart of Indigenous, environmental, racial, and social justice.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hang in There
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Aldrich Park (near Langson Library)
Connecting environmental sustainability and mental health awareness, join Global Partners for Sustainability (GPS) for art therapy, fun workshops and informative discussions on the restorative aspects of nature! Snacks and hammocks provided!

Cultivating Solutions: Food Access & Nutrition Workshop
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SBSG 1517
As part of Earth Week and Global Poverty Action Week, the UC Irvine Blum Ambassadors Council is hosting the event to address issues of student food insecurity and nutrition.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sustainable Foods Fair
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Gateway Plaza
Join over 20 clubs, departments and sustainable vendors in celebrating the many facets of sustainable foods, with tasty sustainable samples, local edible plants, activities, raffle prizes and more!

Water UCI Colloquium Series: The Local Water Transition for California Cities
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Doheny Room CD, UCI Student Center
This talk will focus on local water supply options that might serve as cost-effective alternatives to imported water that are consistent with local values. 

Green Career Panel and Info Session
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mesa Court Community Center
The Green Career Panel and Info Session will allow UCI student job seekers the opportunity to learn more about potential employers and the opportunities available in an informal setting.

Patrimonio: A Documentary of the Environmental Impact of Development in Baja California 
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McCormick Screening Room
Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Lisa Jackson and community leader Quirino Coto.

Friday, April 21, 2017

 Currently there are no events scheduled on Friday.

Ongoing Library Exhibits

Ongoing through April 2017
Langson Library Muriel Ansley Reynolds Gallery 
During regular library hours
Orange County is the smallest county in southern California, yet it is the richest in public lands – home to over 55,000 acres of open space.  Yet it is no coincidence that Orange County sets aside so much land for public access.  Striking a Balance chronicles the story of how residents, private land owners, and state and local government have compromised, collaborated, and committed to the preservation and conservation of some of the most treasured greenbelts, parks, preserves, and beaches in the state – each one celebrated for its immense beauty and precious ecosystems.
Ongoing through June 2017
Science Library, Second Floor 
During regular library hours
Out of all the states, California has the most National Parks with nine in total, each representing an incredible diversity of environments and landscapes. While we now find enjoyment from their recreational use in activities ranging from hiking and bouldering to camping and picnics, the appeal of these landscapes has a long and storied history that is uniquely bound to the history of California. 

*The UCI Sustainability Co-Curricular Working Group (SCWG) is a diverse group of campus representatives that include students, staff and faculty. For information, please contact Tyler Valdes at