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 and sponsored by NC State Campus Enterprises. Earth Month is a month-long series of programs that educate the campus community about sustainability. The purpose of Earth Month is to:

  • Introduce the campus community to sustainability efforts
  • Increase awareness and understanding of sustainability
  • Create opportunities for engagement, actions and activities that further sustainability
  • Encourage event attendees to examine their role in improving sustainability

The University Sustainability Office invites the campus community to submit events for inclusion in NC State’s Earth Month.

2020 Earth Month Events

Events are being added as final details are made available.

Wednesday, April 1

Celebration of NC State Sustainability
9:30 am – 11 am | Talley Student Union Coastal Ballroom
Join NC State in celebrating a year of sustainability accomplishments from recognizing this year’s sustainability progress to announcing winners of NC State’s annual Sustainability Awards. Learn more and RSVP
Sponsored by NC State Sustainability Council and Coca-Cola

Thursday, April 2

Eco-Fest
5 pm – 7 pm | Stafford Commons
Learn about sustainable practices and network with like-minded students and groups at this outdoor expo. Eco-Fest will incentive green behavior and create visibility for environmental organizations on campus.
Sponsored by National Parks Club and NC State Stewards

Saturday, April 4

Service Raleigh: Great STATE Waste Audit
8:30 am – 1 pm | Waste Reduction and Recycling Office (Motor Pool Street)
As part of Service Raleigh, NC State University will host the Great STATE Waste Audit. Volunteers for this project will have the opportunity to meet new people and make a difference, for our community and our planet
Sponsored by Service Raleigh and NC State Waste Reduction and Recycling

Sunday, April 5

Environmental Justice Symposium
Details Coming Soon

Tuesday, April 7

Farm Feast
4:30 pm – 8 pm | Fountain Dining Hall
It’s one of NC State Dining’s most delicious meals of the year, and it’s all local food. A live band and other activities are also part of this annual event.
Sponsored by NC State Dining

Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society: Thomas Hager
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Coastal Ballroom, Talley Student Union
Hager, an award-winning author whose writing has focused on climate change, medicine, clean energy, and the future of food. The lecture, entitled “How to Talk About Science in a Post-Truth World,” will be followed by a reception. Learn More
Sponsored by Park Scholars

Global Film Series: Grazing The Amazon
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Witherspoon Cinema
This award-winning documentary explores deforestation and cattle industry in the Brazilian Amazon. RSVP
Sponsored by College of Natural Resources

Wednesday, April 8

Save Your Green By Going Green
Noon – 1 pm | Talley Student Union Room 3285
Going green is good for the planet and can also be good for your wallet. The University Sustainability Office shares tips on sustainable actions that can save money.
This event is part of Financial Literacy Month

Monday, April 13

Earth Fair
10 am – 2 pm | Stafford Commons at Talley Student Union
Celebrate Earth Day with the Wolfpack. Earth Fair is an Earth-focused fair with exhibits, demonstrations and ideas on how you can make the world a better place. Learn more
Sponsored by NC State Sustainability Office

Thursday, April 16

Geospatial Forum
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Jordan Hall Room 5103
Dr. Sarah Gergel of University of British Columbia speaks about “Tropical Forests and Their Role in Food Security: Mapping Patterns and Change.” Learn more
Sponsored by Center for Geospatial Analytics

Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day)

Centennial Campus Electric Car Show
11 am – 2 pm | Venture Plaza on Main Campus Drive
Celebrate Earth Day with an electric car display, electric car test drives, food trucks and more.
Sponsored by University Real Estate and Development, NC Clean Energy Technology Center and NC State Sustainability Office

Friday, April 24

Picnic and Planting
11 am – 3 pm | Centennial Campus
Last year NC State Textbook Department’s new All-In program encouraged e-textbook use. As a result, we saved 31,114 pounds of books from being printed — the equivalent of savings 35 trees from being cut down. On the last day of classes for spring 2020, we are hosting a picnic where we plant 35 trees on NC State Centennial Campus. Join us by volunteering to plant our trees, or by bringing donations for the Arbor Day Foundation.
Sponsored by NC State Bookstores

Tuesday, April 28

State Energy Conference
All Day | McKimmon Conference and Training 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. Register
Sponsored by NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Wednesday, April 29

State Energy Conference
All Day | McKimmon Conference and Training 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. Register
Sponsored by NC Clean Energy Technology Center