Celebrate Earth Month with UNC Charlotte

Campus tree planting.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

April is Earth Month, and UNC Charlotte’s Office of Sustainability has published a listing of  campus and community events to celebrate.

Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to participate in Charlotte traditions such as the annual tree planting, campus cleanup, the Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale and student garden day. New events this year include a clothing repair workshop, a cooking demonstration and an architecture colloquia. And don’t miss the Earth Day Festival, Wednesday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Belk Plaza.

“Earth Day celebrations at Charlotte started over 50 years ago as a way for Niners to learn about their responsibilities on environmental issues,” said Mike Lizotte, university sustainability officer. “Today, we organize a month of events to cover the many ways our faculty, staff and students can express their care for the planet and its people.”

Below are a few of the events taking place during Earth Month. For a full listing of events please visit the Earth Month website.

Campus Tree Planting
Thursday, April 6, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Christine F. Price Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale
Friday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lot 5, Martin Village Road

Earth Day Festival
Wednesday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Bek Plaza

Campus Cleanup
Tuesday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lot 5A 

Teaching Kitchen: Build Your Own Earth Day Parfaits
Wednesday, April 19, 12:30 p.m.
UREC Demo Kitchen

Student Garden Day
Friday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

About the Office of Sustainability
The UNC Charlotte Office of Sustainability collaborates with faculty, staff and students to measure progress, propose solutions, initiate changes, develop skills and share experiences that create conditions contributing to environmental, social and financial dimensions of sustainability.