Earth Month

April is Earth Month at NC State. This month-long emphasis on the planet, sustainability and how you can make the world a better place is hosted by NC State’s Sustainability Council and University Sustainability Office. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we anticipated having around 50 sustainability-related events on campus this month. Though those plans changed due to COVID-19, Earth Month continues through a digital platform.

All month long for Earth Month ideas and news

All month long for Earth Month ideas and news

Virtual Events

Wednesdays in April

The Nature Experience (Virtual Event)
Wednesdays at 12 p.m. EST
The Nature Experience is a space for students that provides a daily dose of time outside, which research has proven to be beneficial to overall well-being. It’s also a chance to connect with others and a time to be mindful. Learn more
Sponsored by the NC State Prevention Services

Thursdays in April (beginning 4/16)

Energy That Works Career Chats
Thursdays at 1 p.m. EST
Weekly video chats will include interactive discussions with speakers sharing their personal academic and work experiences. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions through an online chat. Learn more
Sponsored by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center

April 22

NC State Earth Fair (Online Resource)
Goes live on Earth Day
The virtual version of NC State’s Earth Fair comes online just in time for Earth Day. Learn about sustainability-related organizations and how you can get involved.
Sponsored by the University Sustainability Office

Earth Day Every Day Instagram Contest
Students in ES 100: Introduction to Environmental Science made small changes to their lifestyles that could have a big impact. To share what they learned, they are invited to post their final projects to Instagram, using the hashtags #NCStateES100 and #NCStateES100. Search the hashtags and like your favorites.

April 23

Compost Facility and Research Cooperative Virtual Tour
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Take a virtual tour of our on-campus Compost Facility and Research Cooperative. Led by Waste Diversion Coordinator Adam Bensley and Compost Site Manager Matt Ball, this online “tour” is a great time for you to learn how NC State closes the loop for organic waste management. RSVP For The Zoom Link
Sponsored by Waste Reduction and Recycling

April 24

B Corps Clinic Final Presentations (Virtual Event)
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join the NC State for the final presentations of the Spring 2020 B Corp Clinic, a program designed to connect students to purpose-driven companies to help them improve their impact. Learn More and RSVP
Sponsored by the Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative

Vermicomposting Workshop (Virtual Event)
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Join Rhonda Sherman from NC State Extension as she walks us through the amazing connection between worms, waste, and sustainability. Learn More and RSVP
Sponsored by NC State Recycles

April 28

Navigating Ethics, Leadership and Sustainability (Virtual Event)
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
This workshop is designed to explore the intersectionality of leadership, sustainability, and ethics. Learn more
Sponsored by the Leadership and Civic Engagement