April 22, 2021, marks the 51st 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. Many of us are learning, organizing, and volunteering remotely to honor Earth Day, Week, and Month.


Download Lineup

The lineup outlines a summary of events hosted by campus departments and organizations across UCI. Click through the dates below for additional activities, event details, and registration links.

Access Passport

Complete this Earth Week Passport to enter the raffle. Head to the “Passport & Raffle Prizes” section below for more information on the “Seed” and “Sprout” level raffles.

Conversations with Dr. Kathleen Treseder

11:00AM – 12:00PM
Join our Q&A session to discuss environmentalism, career-building, the climate crisis, and more with Professor Treseder.
Hosted by UCI’s Bee-Friendly Committee and CALPIRG. 

Register here

Delivering Engaging Talks: Tips for Science Communication

2:30PM – 3:30PM
Bri McWhorter, Founder and CEO of Activate to Captivate, hosts a workshop for communicating your science with anyone. Hosted by Student Housing Sustainability and Sustainability Resource Center.

Register here

Little Ants Nature School

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Come along on a scavenger hunt and read with your nature school teachers and friends in a 1 hour live online hang-out! Read aloud story and dancing while learning about Earth Day. Using construction paper, leaves, glue, and markers, we will make some leaf art.

Find out more here and register here

Peter’s Planting and Pot Painting Party

5:00PM-6:00PM

Celebrate UCI’s Bee Campus Certification at the Ants in Your Plants Garden to plant pollinator-attracting plants

Fair Trade Chocolate Table

11:00AM – 1:00PM at Brandywine and Anteatery

Hosted by UCI Dining

Naturescape & Wellbeing at UCI: An Exploration of Open Spaces and their Influence on Health & Wellbeing

12:00PM – 1:00PM
Informative session about current and upcoming campus initiatives to create a more holistic and health-promoting built environment. Hosted by Campus Physical and Environmental Planning, Student Wellness and Health Promotion, UCI Nature, Student Housing Sustainability, and Sustainability Resource Center.

Register here

 

 

Pollination Day of Action

3:00PM – 4:00PM
Join a nationwide effort to establish pollinator-friendly practices at garden centers and nurseries. Hosted by UCI’s Bee-Friendly Committee and CALPIRG.

Register here.

Zero to Hero: Zoot Your Zot at a Sustainable Lifestyle

4:00PM – 5:00PM
This event raises awareness on the practicalities of a sustainable lifestyle while highlighting B-corp innovations. Hosted by ASUCI Sustainability Project and Garden Commission and In the Green.

Join Zoom here.

 

Peter’s Planting and Pot Painting Party

5:00PM-6:00PM

Celebrate UCI’s Bee Campus Certification at the Ants in Your Plants Garden to plant pollinator-attracting plants

The Future of Energy and the Environment

9:00AM – 10:00 AM

Don Blake, Distinguished Professor Department of Chemistry; Paulo Brando, Assistant Professor Department of Earth System Science; Eric Saltzman, Distinguished Professor Department of Earth System Science discuss how we can restore our earth through global environmental change. Hosted by the School of Physical Sciences.

CalPlug Workshop

9:00AM – 12:00PM

A virtual lively discussion about innovative energy solutions to contribute to the restoration of the environmental balance. Hosted by UCIALIT2 CalPlug.

Register here

UC Center for Climate Justice Launch Event

9:00AM – 1:30PM

Celebrating launch of the new UC initiative to address climate change as a social justice and equity issue. Hosted by UC Center for Climate Justice.

Register here

California Climate Action Summit

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

A full day of action with speakers – from climate scientists, to politicians, to artists and front line community members. Hosted by CALPIRG.

Register here

 

Confronting Eco-Grief and Climate-Anxiety in the Undergraduate Classroom

1:00PM-2:00PM

Dr. Jessica Pratt will discuss recommendations from the American Psychological Association (APA) and the recently published A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety (Ray, 2020) to build personal attributes and social support among students that will help them prepare for and recover from mental health trauma related to climate change. Hosted by the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation.

Register here

Live from Greenland

Glaciologist Eric Rignot will be broadcasting live from Greenland, answering your questions about everything from climate change to ice sheets. Hosted by UCI School of Physical Sciences. 

Register here.

 

Peter’s Planting and Pot Painting Party

5:00PM-6:00PM

Celebrate UCI’s Bee Campus Certification at the Ants in Your Plants Garden to plant pollinator-attracting plants

In the Green: B-corp Panel

5:00PM – 6:00PM

Hear from Arbonne, Burnham Benefits, and Aspiration Bank on business sustainability and the impact of becoming B-Certified. Hosted by In the Green.

Register here

UC Center for Climate Justice Launch Event

9:00AM-2:30PM

Celebrating launch of the new UC initiative to address climate change as a social justice and equity issue. Hosted by UC Center for Climate Justice. *Tune in at 9:00AM to catch UCI’s very own Neda Ibrahim share about her experiences and work towards climate justice.

Register here

Employee Connection Meals

11:00AM – 4:00PM

Employees will be coming up with their own recipes that are Earth friendly and be featured on the digital menu boards at both Bandywine and Anteatery. Hosted by UCI Dining.

Leave No Trace at UCI

4:00PM – 5:00PM

Learn about 7 principles of Leave No Trace Wilderness Ethics. Use the #earthweeklnt on Instagram to share how you practice lnt principles. Posts with the most likes will win outdoor swag! Hosted by UCI Outdoor Adventures.

Join the zoom at 4pm here.

Leave No Trace at UCI banner

Climate Change 101

Infographics will be posted on the ASUCI Instagram (@asuci_) every day throughout Earth Week. Hosted by ASUCI Sustainability Project and Garden Commission. Find out more here.

“Seed” Level

To enter the “seed” level raffle, participants must…

    1. Attend 5 or more events hosted by UCI departments and organizations throughout Earth Week
    2. Complete and Submit the Earth Week Passport by Monday, April 26.

“Sprout” Level

To enter the “sprout” level raffle, participants must…

    1. Attend 5 or more events hosted by UCI departments and organizations throughout Earth Week
    2. Complete and Submit the Earth Week Passport by Monday, April 26.
    3. Submit a brief reflection (200-300 words) about your experiences during the Earth Week events you attended to be shared on The Sustainability Spot Blog. Please email your reflections to sustainability-center@uci.edu by Monday, April 26

       

At the Sustainability Resource Center (SRC), every day is Earth Day! Check out the events calendar and sign up for our Weekly Sustainability Digest for updates on activities taking place through the year.

Want your event featured on the Earth Week website? Email sustainability-center@uci.edu with event details.

Please refer to the latest COVID-19 guidance on gatherings outlined at uci.edu/coronavirus