Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. This is a day to celebrate our planet, to reflect on our progress and how far we have to go, to rally together and to plan for next steps forward, and to learn and expand our understanding of the impact we have on our environment.
However you choose to spend your Earth Day, the Office of Energy and Sustainability has put together ideas to help you plan your day and weekend.
The office will offer a scavenger hunt to encourage students to learn more about sustainability on and around campus. All students who complete the scavenger hunt by Monday, April 26, at 11:59 p.m. will be eligible to claim a Mitchell’s Ice Cream Scoop card. The first student who completes the hunt will receive a solar lantern and a bike light set, and all completing students will be entered into a raffle to win a Rolltop Backpack by Got Bag made from Ocean Plastic.
Those looking for quiet contemplation can host their own virtual on-demand Earth Day film fest using a list of more than 30 films compiled by the Office of Energy and Sustainability. The highlighted titles are available through popular streaming services and some titles are free. The film topics run the gamut of sustainability topics, including food and sustainable agriculture, animal rights, waste and plastic pollution, innovative climate action solutions, and more.
Members of the community also can engage in other opportunities, including casual cleanups, virtual workshops, TEDx talks and Earth Day yoga. Check the Office of Energy and Sustainability’s website to find out how to get involved with all of these opportunities.