Earth Week at the University of Utah

Earth Week at the University of UtahWhy celebrate the Earth for just one day? At the U, there will be a week’s worth of events that will focus on sustainability measures and environmental topics. Check out the schedule below:

Monday, April 15

Symposium: Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library; 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Faculty, staff, students, local government and environmental organizations discuss topics related to the environment and sustainability:
10:30 a.m. – Introductions and Coffee
11:00 a.m. – Clean Air
12:15 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Conservation
2:15 p.m. – Mingling and Coffee
2:30 p.m. – Steps forward for the U
Methods to promote sustainability: Dialogue, Community Action, Systems Revival
Topics: Organic Gardening, Alternative Transportation, Energy Use Reduction, Environmental Education & Stewardship, Social Justice, Urban Ecology, Climate Stability

Tuesday, April 16

SCIF Scavenger Hunt: Meet in the Gould Auditorium, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Guest Lecturer and Film: Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)
Talk at 5:30 p.m.; Reception at 6:45; film (Chasing Ice) at 7:30

Wednesday, April 17

Hinckley Forum: ‘Finance in the Global Economy: Insights into Capital Development’
Hinckley Caucus Room, 10:45 a.m. – Noon

Youth Outreach: Red Butte and Campus Gardens, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Red Butte and Campus Gardens workshop with K-12 students

Film and Webinar: Island President, Post Theatre, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 18

Earth Day Celebration: Union Plaza; 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Spoken word on sustainability and nature, slack lining, street performers
Wholesome/sustainable food stands and cooking demonstrations
Bike collective basic bike repair/maintenance workshop

Film: Chasing Ice, Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 19

E-Waste Recycling: 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Bring electronic waste to the University Services Building (1795 S. Campus Drive) — learn more at

Saturday, April 20

Environmental Stewardship Project: Environmental Action Team, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Please sign up at: