International Earth Day is April 22nd and marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in the United States in 1970. This modern environmental movement is built upon centuries of environmental protection led by indigenous communities around the globe. Every year, it is celebrated around the globe as a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes as we all fight for a clean environment, climate solutions, and social equity.
Each year, UCI student leaders, staff, faculty, and community members organize a variety of events during the entire week of April 22nd to inspire sustainability action on campus and in our wider communities. These events offer an opportunity to critically engage in dialogue and perspectives that direct us to make meaningful changes for the better of our communities.