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

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Sustainability-related organizations and/or NC State researchers: Sign up to host a booth at Earth Fair



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


State of the Sciences: Museum Takeover
April 8, 6 pm, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Celebrate the fascinating work of NC State scientists with private tours, local craft beer and hands-on demonstrations at the College’s annual State of the Sciences event. The 2016 edition will be a family-friendly takeover of the Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences featuring stargazing, laboratory tours and interactive experiments for science lovers of all ages. The event will be open to the public and free for College of Sciences alumni. More details >>>
Sponsored by the College of Sciences


Rubbage Ride
April 9, 8:30 am, NC State Carmichael Recreation Center
Help beautify campus by bike as part of this unique litter pick up event. More details >>>
Sponsored by Service Raleigh, NC State Waste Reduction and Recycling, and University Sustainability Office


Sustainability in Research Seminar Series
April 12, 3 – 4 pm
Joel Gehman, Assistant Professor Strategic Management & Organization at the University of Alerta’s Alberta School of Business, speaks on B Corporations.
Sponsored by Poole College of Management’s Business Sustainability Collaborative


2015_earth_fair_logoEarth Fair
April 13, 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


2015_green_brick_logoGreen Brick Awards Recognition Breakfast
April 15, 9 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


Great Animal Orchestra
An exciting, thought-provoking and moving look at humans, animals, the environment and the relationship between them all. NC State’s music department and Raleigh Civic Symphony team up for this special concert. More details >>>
Sponsored by Arts NC State


State Energy Conference
April 20-21, McKimmon Center
“Connecting NC’s Diverse Energy Economy” 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 >>>


Farm Feast
April 21, 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


College of Veterinary Medicine Open House
April 23, 9 am – 3 pm, 1060 William Moore Drive (CVM Campus)
Visit NC State Veterinary Medicine for a day filled with animal friends, fun and interesting information about the connections between animal and human health. Learn more >>>
Sponsored by College of Veterinary Medicine


Pack N Give
Begins April 20, 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