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Rubbage Ride

April 1, 9 am – 1 pm, 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

Service Raleigh

April 1, 7:45 am – 1:30 pm, Locations Vary
Many sustainability-related service opportunities are available at this annual day of service organized by NC State students. Learn more >>>
Sponsored by Student Government, IRC, Goodnight Scholars and Park Scholars

Zero Waste At The Kay Yow Spring Game

April 1, Time TBD, NC State Carter-Finley Stadium
As the Wolfpack gathers to watch the men’s football team face off in the annual Spring Game, volunteers will help interact, educate and assist fans in sorting waste through composting and recycling. Sign up to volunteer >>>
Sponsored by NC State Waste Reduction and Recycling

Poverty, Inc. Screening

April 3, 5 – 8 pm Witherspoon Student Center’s Washington Sankofa Room
Fighting poverty is big business, but who profits more? Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore. Learn More >>>
Sponsored by CSLEPS’ Leaders For Change Film Series

Earth Fair

April 5, 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. Sign up as a vendor >>>
Sponsored by University Sustainability Office

Textile Sustainability Forum

April 5, 4 – 6:30 pm, Hunt Library
Featuring speakers from apparel companies such as Hanes Brands and Patagonia. The speakers will discuss how the textile and apparel industry can move toward a more sustainable future and how their companies are currently make a difference.
Sponsored by the Greater Good Textile Group

Department of Landscape Architecture 10th Annual Charles H. Burger Memorial Lecture

April 5, 6 – 7 pm, Burns Auditorium of Kamphoefner Hall
Featuring Brian Davis, an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University, director of the Borderlands Research Group, and a member of the Dredge Research Collaborative. His research and teaching is part of the emerging field of fluvio-urban morphology; the study of form and process of rivers and cities, and they way they are related. He focuses on urban river systems throughout the Americas through both theoretical and technical research methods. His background and current work center on the overlap of urban design, water infrastructure, and public space.
Sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture

Coffee & Viz: Use of Immersive Virtual Environments

April 7, 9:30-10:45 am, Teaching and Visualization Lab at James B. Hunt Library
Perver Baran and Payam Tabrizian from NC State’s Center for Geospatial Analytics will describe how Immersive Virtual Environments (IVE) is being used to research topics spanning from the perception of safety in an urban park to identifying the most aesthetically appealing landscapes for agritourism planning purposes. Learn more >>>
Sponsored by NCSU Libraries

A/V Geeks at the Hunt Library – The Last Time We Were Green

April 7, 6 – 7 pm, Teaching and Visualization Lab at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library
NC State alumnus and founder of A/V Geeks Skip Elsheimer will be joined by NC State’s Dr. Bob Patterson, professor of crop science, to screen and discuss archival films that investigate the last time we tried to be ecologically friendly. Learn more >>>
Sponsored by NCSU Libraries

Gregg Museum Trip to Bayer Bee Center

April 11, 2 pm, Bayer Bee Care Center, 2 TW Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NCRegistration is required for this Gregg Museum-sponsored tip to the Bayer Bee Care Center. Due to a generous grant that Bayer awarded NC State’s Department of Horticultural Science, students were given the opportunity to design a pollinator garden for the new Gregg Museum. Register via email for additional event details>>>
Sponsored by NC State’s Gregg Museum

State Energy Conference

April 11-12, McKimmon Center
The State Energy Conference provides actionable insight into the business of energy, connecting technical innovation, diverse resources and industry opportunity to help drive North Carolina’s regional energy economy forward with national impact. Registration is required >>>

Cleantech Connect Career Fair

April 12, 3 – 5 p.m., McKimmon Center
The Cleantech and Energy Career Fair is focused on providing employers with a platform to promote job opportunities and career information to skilled professionals, job seekers and students seeking internships. Learn more >>>
Sponsored by Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster and Work in the Triangle

Building the Global Change Community Seminar Series

April 13, 3:30-4:30 pm, David Clark Labs Room 101
NC State’s Sankar Arumugam (Dept of Construction and Civil Engineering) presents on “Utilizing Climate Information for Improving Water, Energy and Ecological Management.”
Sponsored by the Center for Human Health and the Environment and the Southeast Climate Science Center

Design an Herb Garden at SOUL Garden

April 15, 10:30 am – Noon, SOUL Garden
Help design an herb garden at NC State’s SOUL (Students for Organic, United Living) Garden on Centennial Campus. Learm more and email SOUL Garden to RSVP >>>
Sponsored by SOUL Garden

Global Engagement Exposition

April 18, 11 am – 1 pm, Talley Student Union Piedmont/Mountains Ballroom
The Global Engagement Exposition celebrates achievements in international education at NC State. The event features an awards ceremony, poster session, networking and lunch. Learn more >>>
Sponsored by NC State International Affairs

Celebration of NC State Sustainability

April 20, 9:30 am, Talley Student Union Mountains Ballroom
A celebration of campus sustainability achievements and the year’s most outstanding contributors to advancing sustainability at NC State. Register >>>
Sponsored by the NC State Sustainability Council and Coca-Cola

Seminar: Food and Water: The Inseparables

April 20, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, David Clark Labs Room 101
Featuring speaker Dr. Kate Brauman of the University of Minnesota’s Global Water Initiative.
Sponsored by the Southeast Climate Science Center

Farm Feast

April 20, 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

State of the Sciences: Live at the Library

April 21, 6 – 9 p.m., James B. Hunt Jr. Library
A fun, family-friendly event in one of NC State’s most iconic buildings. The event will feature activities for all ages, including hands-on science demos, fun and informative science talks, rooftop stargazing with astrophysicists, tours of the library and its technology capabilities, along with food, wine and beer. The event will be part of the North Carolina Science Festival. Learn more >>>
Sponsored by the College of Sciences

Raleigh Civic Symphony: A River Runs Through It

April 23, 4 pm, Stewart Theatre in Talley Student Union
In conjunction with NC State Live’s presentation of The Nile Project and the NC State Sustainability Fund, the Raleigh Civic Symphony presents music inspired by rivers and water. Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Students, Children Under 12 Free. Learn More>>>
Sponsored by Arts NC State and NC State Sustainability Fund

Research Seminar: Research Strategies for Exploring the Landscape of Environmental Health

April 25, 4-5 pm, Toxicology Building Room 2104
As part of the Toxicology Seminar Series, Rick Woychik of the NIEHS presents.
Sponsored by the Department of Toxicology and the Center for Human Health and the Environment

Pack N Give

Begins late April, 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