International Earth Day is April 22 and marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. 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, UC Irvine student leaders, staff and faculty organize a variety of events during the entire week of April 22 to inspire sustainability action on campus and in the wider community. Sustainability Co-Curricular Working Group (SCWG) meetings organized by the UCI Global Sustainability Resource Center brings together campus leaders to strategically plan the week’s events. Earth Week events often include tree plantings, sustainability fairs, political advocacy, beach cleanups, educational sessions and more!