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UT Dallas Earth Week

April 18-23, 2022

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the international framework to guide sustainable development through 17 interconnected goals addressing environmental, social, and economic components of sustainability. Sustainability issues require collaboration and cannot be addressed in a silo. Solutions require the talents and expertise of many people working towards the common goal of a prosperous and sustainable future.

For UTD’s 11th annual Earth Week, the Office of Sustainability and the Office of Student Volunteerism want to highlight UN SDG 13, Climate Action, in support of climate change efforts at UT Dallas and in north central Texas. Below you can find a list of our in-person events to make your mark and find your place in sustainability:

* Registration Required

 

Bee Hive Installations

What: Join the Office of Sustainability and Dr. Scott Rippel to install new hives around UTD campus. These hives are maintenanced primarily by students, and the honey produced by the hives is sold 1-2 times a year. Observers will NOT be entering the apiary. Observers will watch from a safe distance outside the fence.

When:

  • Monday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., and
  • Wednesday, April 20, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Eco Hub Apiary

iNaturalist Workshop

What: Contribute to citizen science using the iNaturalist app! This app, essentially Shazam for plants and animals, will help you identify things just by taking a picture. These observations are uploaded and verified by people around the world. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use the app and identify common plant, animal, and insect species.

When: Monday, April 18, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: South Apiary Gazebo

Garden Workshops * [ Registration Required ] (links below)

What: Join us for an introductory Garden Workshop! Get a tour of the Community Garden and participate in some garden tasks to learn more about the Garden program and environmental programs on campus.

When:

Location: UT Dallas Community Garden (UV Phase 1 Parking Lot)

Earth O Rama

What: The Earth Week theme this year is Climate Action! Join us for a volunteering event creating signs calling for climate action that we will be displaying and photographing at Earth Fair on Thursday, April 21.

When: Tuesday, April 19, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: RHS 2.002

Sustainability at UT Dallas Training (Staff & Faculty)

What: Sustainability is one of the most important topics of this century. Join us to learn what the UT Dallas Office of Sustainability is doing on campus to promote a healthy planet and how you can incorporate sustainability into your work and personal life.

When: Wednesday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Virtual

Earth Fair

What: Hear from campus and community sustainability partners giving out more information about UTD and other local sustainability initiatives.

When: Thursday, April 21, 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: South Mall Plinth

Comet Composting Training

What: Join the Office of Sustainability to bring composting to your apartment at Northside, University Village, Canyon Creek Heights, or department kitchen! You will have the chance to watch the training and pick up your caddy on-site.

When: Thursday, April 21, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: SSA 12.471

Global Sustainability Experience Sustainable Business Plan Competition

What: The culmination of a series of JSOM [Naveen Jindal School of Management] webinars and workshops where student teams compete to develop business plans relevant to one or more UN SDG [United Nations Sustainable Development Goal] s.

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When: Friday, April 22

  • Business Plan Presentations - 9:30 a.m.
  • Winner Announced - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center

Campus Sustainability Bike Tour * [ Registration Required ]

What: Join the Office of Sustainability for a bike tour of campus sustainability! You will need to provide your own helmet, bike, and water for this event.

When: Friday, April 22, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: To be sent out to registrants (on campus)

VIVA Volunteer * [ Registration Required ]

What: Join teams of fellow students on this day of service! Projects will include indoor and outdoor service, each shift is one project team. Please only register for one shift!

When: Saturday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: We will meet and sign in at the SSA Gaming Wall (breakfast provided) and then split into the teams you register with for the service activity.

 

For those more comfortable participating virtually this year, below you can find our Earth Week digital resource library with content from our community members in order to share our passions, knowledge, talents, interests, and art with one another. We invite all to share and learn as we work towards sustainability!

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