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

Earth_Day_StressbusterEarth Day Stressbuster
Tuesday, April 22, 4-7 p.m., Centennial Campus
Unwind outside with fun activities on the Oval and Lake Raleigh. (Sign up to volunteer)


30_Days_30_Ways30 Days, 30 Ways
Online All Earth Month
Try these tips on how you can Change Your State, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win prizes.



Upcoming Earth Month Events

  • NC State Commute Challenge  // April 1 – May 31
    Take the challenge to reduce your commute and you could win.
  • Tri-Towers Energy and Water Challenge // April 1-28
    Bowen, Carroll and Metcalf residence halls compete to reduce energy and water use.
  • Free Screening of Semper Fi  // Monday, April 21
    Documentary film about the impact of water contamination at Camp Lejeune. 6-8 p.m., Park Shops Room 210
  • Poole College Sustainability in Research Seminar // Wednesday, April 23
    Featuring speaker Lawrence Ausubel of the University of Maryland, 3:00 – 4:15pm, Nelson Hall 4210
  • Net Impact Lunch and Learn // Wednesday, April 23
    Featuring speaker Maria Kingery, NC State alumna and CEO & Co-founder of Southern Energy Management. Lunch provided by RSVP needed12 – 1pm, Nelson Hall 2111
  • Free Screening of Who Cares  // Thursday, April 24
    A new acclaimed documentary on social entrepreneurship. 7 p.m., Caldwell Lounge
  • Pack N Give  // April 25 – May 11
    Moving out of residence halls is the perfect time to give back. Recycle or donate any unwanted materials to local nonprofits through convenient on-campus donation stations.
  • Medication Drop Off  // Saturday, April 26
    Student Health Services and Campus Police host this annual event to promote the safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications to help keep our water systems and landfills safe.  Free and open to campus and the public. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Student Health Center (off Dan Allen Drive)
  • Cates Utility Plant Tour // Tuesday, April 29
    Take a behind-the-scenes look at how NC State makes its own electricity through cutting-edge cogeneration technology. RSVP required and space is limited. 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Cates Utility Plant

Completed Earth Month Events

  • College of Veterinary Medicine Open House
  • Rubbage Ride  (photos)
  • More Than Money Career Workshop
  • Net Impact Lunch and Learn with Jacob Traverse
  • Poole College Sustainability in Research Seminar with Joshua Rauh of Stanford University
  • State of the Sciences with Neil deGrasse Tyson (photosstory)
  • Cates Utility Plant Tour (photos)
  • Pack 30 Hour Famine
  • Global Environmental Change Speaker Series
  • Food for Thought: A Compelling Conversation
  • Earth Fair (photos / story)
  • If Your Clothes Could Talk  (story)
  • Global Engagement Exposition
  • The History of the Universe from Beginning to End (story)
  • Zero-Waste Kay Yow Spring Game  (photos)
  • Live & Local on Hillsborough Street
  • College of Sciences Seminar: Iain Couzin (story)
  • Farm Feast and the Green Brick Awards (story)
  • Salsa Up:  Change Your State of Wellness