Looking for ways to celebrate our planet?

The University of Washington will celebrate Earth Day with a large celebration on Red Square April 21, but there are events across the UW celebrating our planet and the environment during the entire Earth Week and beyond. Here is a sampling of some of the events happening around UW as part of the Earth Day celebration:

  • April 18: Constructing Our Future: Exploring the building blocks of regional climate resilience (HUB 250, 12 p.m.)
  • April 19: International Forestry Students Association Climate Change Simulation (Anderson Hall 207, 2:30-4:30 p.m.)
  • April 19: A Song to Save the Salish Sea: Musical Performance as Environmental Communication (Comm. 126, 3:30-5 p.m.)
  • April 20: Earth Day Forum: Urban Gardening (UW Tower Auditorium, 12 p.m.)
  • April 21: Volunteer Work Party: Society for Ecological Restoration Native Plants (Douglas Res. Conservatory, 12-3 p.m.)
  • April 22: Earth Day Service at Washington Park Arboretum (Washington Park Arboretum, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • April 22: UW Farm volunteer hours, (Center for Urban Horticulture, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

April 21: UW Earth Day Celebration 2017! Red Square is the site of UW’s central Earth Day festivities, including exhibitors, music, cultural art performances, speakers and the Husky Green Award presentations.

The Earth Day events can be a great way to learn more about organizations who are fighting for or environment, as well as ways to get involved with them. For more information on all these events, check out the UW Sustainability Earth Day page.

By Alison McCarty
Alison McCarty Career Counselor