NC State University’s month-long emphasis on the planet, sustainability and how you can make the world a better place.

Sponsored by Coca-Cola and University Dining


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Events are being planned now and will be added here as event details are available. Hosting a sustainability-related event in April? Apply to have it included in Earth Month

Plant Walk Fridays
Fridays in April, Meet at the Belltower at 2 p.m.
Nothing says Happy Friday like getting outdoors in beautiful weather. Every Friday in April you can meet NC State’s most interesting plants on guided nature walks that tell-all about the wonders of the plant kingdom on campus.
Sponsored and led by NC State Stewards

Rubbage Ride
March 28, 8:30 am – 1 pm, Carmichael Gym
Clean up campus while riding your bike!  As a part of Service Raleigh and in coordination with the Great American Clean-Up, NC State University hosts the 6th Annual Rubbage Ride during which participants travel campus and the surrounding community by bike, picking up litter and beautifying campus along the way. Prizes and a free lunch are included. Register >>>

College of Vet Medicine Open House
March 28, 9 am – 3 pm, CVM Campus
This family-friendly event explores the “One Health” concept, which recognizes that the health of the environment influences the health of people and all animals. One Health is of great interest to doctors, public health officials, veterinarians — anyone, in fact, who is concerned with healthy life on a healthy planet. Learn what the concept means to you and your family while gaining an insider’s view into one of the nation’s top veterinary programs.

2015_green_brick_logoGreen Brick Awards Recognition Breakfast
April 17, 10 am
A celebration of campus sustainability achievements and the year’s most outstanding contributors to advancing sustainability at NC State. By invitation only.
Sponsored by the Campus Environmental Sustainability Team

The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Created the First Green Generation
April 20, 5:30 – 7 pm, Park Shops 201
Acclaimed historian Adam Rome offers a compelling account of the rise of the environmental movement. Drawing on his experience as a journalist as well as his expertise as a scholar, he explains why the first Earth Day was so powerful, bringing one of the greatest political events of the twentieth century to life.
Sponsored by Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Department of History, Southeast Climate Science Center

State Energy Conference
April 21-22, McKimmon Center
“Think and Do: Mapping a Sustainable Future for Energy in North Carolina” includes workshop tracks on solar and wind, bioenergy, new opportunities for traditional energy sources, advanced energy technology and innovations, and building energy efficiency. Attendees will benefit from more than 75 expert speakers, receive professional continuing education credits, and network with industry leaders. Registration is required >>>

2015_earth_fair_logoEarth Fair
April 22, 10 am – 2 pm, Brickyard
An epic, Earth-focused fair on Earth Day with dozens of exhibits, demonstrations and ideas on how you can make the world a better place. Register for a booth >>>
Sponsored by University Sustainability Office

Farm Feast
April 22, 4:30 – 8:30 pm, Outside of Fountain Dining Hall
A bountiful feast of local, sustainable food all hailing from the Carolinas. One of University Dining’s most delicious meals of the year.
Sponsored by University Dining

Pack N Give
Begins April 24, Various locations
The Wolf Pack N Give program diverts the materials often discarded from the large exodus of students at the end of each year. University Housing and NC State’s Waste Reduction and Recycling collaborate to reduce waste during this period. By collecting what would have gone into the landfill, organizing the valuable items, and donating them to local organizations, “re-use” becomes a win-win. More information >>>
Sponsored by Waste Reduction and Recycling and University Housing