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An archive of Earth Week 2020 programs

April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in the United States in 1970, building upon centuries of environmental protection led by indigenous communities around the globe. This year is historic for another reason as a global pandemic reveals the emergent consequences of the erosion of living systems and the exploitation of communities on a planetary scale.

Many of us are learning, organizing, and volunteering remotely to honor Earth Day, Week, and Month. Now, just as it is imperative to stay home to protect ourselves and our neighbors, it is imperative to act together to work towards a livable future. Explore this page to learn more about the virtual events and opportunities hosted by organizations at UCI and around the world!


Remember to practice physical distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please refer to the latest guidance outlined at uci.edu/coronavirus


Earth Week 2020 Events

Meme Making Social 

5:00 PM PDT

Hosted by UCI CALPIRG

Join via Google Hangouts at meet.google.com/vaj-uhxm-nsi


Resilience Themed Council Conversation Café

7:00 PM PDT

Hosted by UCI Student Housing & Housing Sustainability

Join via Zoom at uci.zoom.us/j/465859946 Meeting ID: 465-859-946


Beehives & Business: Why sustainability leaders are bringing bees to work

10:00 AM PDT

Hosted by The Best Bees Company

Learn more at bestbees.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/275510/register

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Meme Contest Showcase

5:00 PM PDT

Hosted by UCI CALPIRG

Join via Google Hangouts at meet.google.com/tba-cedq-big


 

Resilience Themed Council Conversation Café

7:00 PM PDT

Hosted by UCI Student Housing & Housing Sustainability

Join via Zoom at uci.zoom.us/j/535838880 Meeting ID: 535 838 880


Reinforcing Responsible Sourcing

9:00 AM PDT

Hosted by The GREEN Program as part of the “Mobilizing Change” series.

Learn more at thegreenprogram.com/earthweek2020


We are all in this together: Why chemists and non-chemists must join forces to invent a future we can all be proud of

9:00 AM PDT

Hosted by Beyond Benign

Learn more and register at register.gotowebinar.com/register/13500209740558860


Climate Justice and Pandemics: A Roundtable on Reflections, Personal Experiences and What we do Going Forward

10:45 AM PDT

Hosted by The Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School.

Learn more and register at event.newschool.edu/climatejusticeandpandemic


Meme Making Social

11:00 AM PDT

Hosted by UCI Climatepedia

Join via Zoom at uci.zoom.us/j/94056196644


Film Discussion: Racing to Zero

12:30pm PDT

Hosted by UCI Libraries

Learn more and join at guides.lib.uci.edu/earthday50years 


Carbon Drawdown Now! Building to Combat the Climate Crisis

2:00 PM PDT

Hosted by the R.W. Kern Center

Learn more and register at www.eventbrite.com/e/carbon-drawdown-now-building-to-combat-the-climate-crisis-tickets-95913709487?aff=RWKCwebsite


Earth Day Kahoot Trivia

5:00 PM PDT

Hosted by UCI CALPIRG 

Join via Google Hangouts at meet.google.com/xqs-yvoh-qox


Film Screening & Discussion: The Story of Plastic

5:00 PM PDT

Hosted by The Post-Landfill Action Network

Join via Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/84570841396

The Pandemic Is a Portal: A Conversation with Arundhati Roy

9:00 AM PDT

Hosted by Haymarket Books

Learn more and register at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-pandemic-is-a-portal-a-conversation-with-arundhati-roy-tickets-102343167168?fbclid=IwAR2f3Z345IKLUutrK7fPBqoz_ZeZmZmgAmNePpklYqA04Xi4I3zxOb6TjIA


Rooting for Global Food Security

12:00 PM PDT

Hosted by The GREEN Program as part of the “Mobilizing Change” series.

Learn more and register at thegreenprogram.com/earthweek2020


Lunch in the Park – Live Virtual Tour of Yellowstone National Park

1:00 PM PDT

Hosted by CSUN Outdoor Adventure

Learn more and register at www.csun.edu/as/events/lunch-park-live-virtual-tour-yellowstone-national-park


Netflix Social – “Our Planet” Screening

7:00 PM PDT

Hosted by UCI CALPIRG

Join via Google Hangouts at meet.google.com/oxi-oyub-qnm

Talks for Future Panel

4:00 AM PDT*

Hosted by Fridays for Future

*Watch the recording later and catch up on past panels here
Learn more at www.instagram.com/talksforfuture/


Boots on the Ground: Turning Passions into Action

9:00 AM PDT

Hosted by The GREEN Program as part of the “Mobilizing Change” series.

Learn more at thegreenprogram.com/earthweek2020


Film Discussion: A Fierce Green Fire

6:00 PM PDT

Hosted by UCI’s Anthro Club

Watch the film in advance at drive.google.com/drive/folders/1XSQYSNJcHMecngmp0uoFf6-JpWv7oH03

Join the discussion via Zoom at ucisocsci.zoom.us/j/98934878898


Bee Movie Netflix Party

7:00 PM PDT

Hosted by UCI CALPIRG 

Join via Google Hangouts at meet.google.com/cna-bnbo-tge

Sunrise School

Tuesdays through Fridays with multiple time slots

An online community e building the skills and power we need to confront the crises we currently face hosted by Sunrise Movement.

Learn more and register at www.sunrisemovement.org/sunrise-school


Happiness & Sustainability Around the Earth

A 24-hour webinar event, broken into two 12-hour events. Begins 6:00 PM PDT on April 21, 2020.

Hosted by Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the program will explore the Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of well-being and happiness.

Learn more and register at www.unsdsn.org/24hour-webinar


EarthXConference

April 22-27, 2020

Hosted by EarthX, the sessions cover topics including energy, oceans, law, women in the environment. 

Learn more and register at earthx.org/conference/#green-speaker-banner

Earth Week 2020 Opportunities

 

50 Actions for 50 Years of Earth Day

A list of 50 actions you can take in honor of the last 50 years of the environmental movement compiled by the American University Office of Sustainability.

Learn more and take action at spark.adobe.com/page/XqflIzQqhgqe1/


Join Team Anteater in the Earth Day Eco Challenge

Select and complete challenges in areas you’re most passionate about (like water, wildlife, people, climate) to show how individual actions can create amazing collective impacts.

Learn more and take action at bit.ly/TeamAnteater-EcoChallenge20

Virtual Sustainable Art Gallery

A collection of virtual art exhibits featuring art and artists that cover topics related to sustainability hosted by the UCI Sustainability Resource Center. 

Learn more and get creative here sustainability.uci.edu/sustainable-art/


Call for Artists “What does sustainability mean to you?” 

Submit your art to be displayed in a special Sustainable Anteater Exhibit in the Virtual Sustainable Art Gallery  above. Hosted by the UCI Sustainability Resource Center.

Learn more and get creative at forms.gle/7DWwDnPAjYPRJdzs6


Writing/Creating Position at In the Green

In the Green is launching an education platform and is seeking students who are passionate about writing, journaling, and educating about sustainability, especially in the business world, to join our organization. If interested, email your resume at inthegreenuci@gmail.com.

Learn more and get creative at inthegreenuci.org.


Environmental Film Festival 

Stream 70+ environmental films in this virtual film festival

Learn more and get creative at dceff.org/2020online/

UCI Libraries Celebrating Earth Day

50 years: From Silent Spring to COVID-19, a collection of books, articles,  and more on 50 years of Earth Day: From Silent Spring to COVID-19 hosted by UCI Libraries.

Learn more and dive deeper at guides.lib.uci.edu/earthday50years


A Virtual Visit with Biological Sciences Experts

Hear from Dean Frank LaFerla and BioSci faculty as they discuss current research related to climate change and effects on the environment. A video series hosted by UCI BioSci.

Learn more and dive deeper at www.bio.uci.edu/earth-day-2020


Curated Links on the intersection of COVID-19 and Sustainability 

A collection of reports,  articles, and stories on topics ranging from media literacy to food systems during COVID-19 hosted by the UCI Sustainability Resource Center.

Learn more and dive deeper at bit.ly/Links-Covd19-Sustainability


Little Ants Nature School

A new virtual activity guide for little ants featuring baking, story-time, arts and crafts, and more hosted by UCI Housing Sustainability.

Learn more and dive deeper at bit.ly/UCI-LittleAnts


Talks for Future Panel

Weekly webinars and discussions with scientists, journalists and activists as well as other international high-level experts hosted by Fridays for Future

Learn more and dive deeper at www.instagram.com/talksforfuture/

HABITAT: Protecting habitats protects life hosted by Smithsonian Gardens

Learn more and explore at gardens.si.edu/exhibitions/habitat/


Live Cams hosted by San Diego Zoo

Learn more and explore at animals.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams


The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks hosted by National Parks Service 

Learn more and explore at artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/


Nature’s WitnessVirtual Exhibit hosted by the National Wildlife Federation

Learn more and explore at www.nwf.org/virtualwildlifeexhibit


Virtual Dives hosted by NOAA

Learn more and explore at sanctuaries.noaa.gov/vr/


Nature Live Cams hosted by Explore

Learn more and explore at explore.org/livecams

If there are additional events or opportunities you would like featured on this page, please email details to                    sustainability-center@uci.edu with “Earth Week Webpage Content” in the subject line.