Earth Week at the University of Utah was a huge success! What a wonderful way to celebrate the planet on which we all live. The U hosted its Earth Week from April 7-11. Events included a talk by climate activist Tim DeChristopher, a dinner to celebrate the diverse nature of sustainability, an outdoor celebration with booths from both on- and off-campus organizations, and an electronics waste collection. Check out photos from the week below.
Still feeling like celebrating the Planet Earth? Multiple organizations are hosting events, including Salt Lake City and the Bennion Center’s annual Bend in the River service project, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and Hogle Zoo’s Party for the Planet.
Sustainability intern Jai Hamid Bashir introduces the keynote speaker for Earth U: Sustainability in Diversity Mentorship Dinner. Bashir developed and organized the event.
Architecture Professor Jose Galarza delivering the keynote for Earth U: Sustainability in Diversity Dinner.
U of U Interim Chief Sustainability Officer Amy Wildermuth introduces the Earth U: Sustainability in Diversity Mentorship Dinner, an event aimed at bring new voices and ideas to the conversation.
Elementary students visiting campus through the Bennion Center’s Project Youth taste herbs in the Edible Campus Gardens.
Bradley DeHererra talks to elementary students with the Bennion Center’s Project Youth learn about organic gardening in the U of U Edible Campus Gardens.
Assistant Vice President Sandi Pershing tastes honey from the University of Utah Beekeepers Association, a student group, at Earth Fest.
Natalie Allsup-Edwards talks to elementary students with the Bennion Center’s Project Youth learn about growing shallots in the U of U Edible Campus Gardens.
Environmental Humanities Graduate Assistant Laura Schmidt teaches students about the intricacies of recycling during Earth Fest.
A student picks up a free book at the Marriott Library’s Earth Fest booth.
Promoting Smart CommUte at Earth Fest to educate the campus about PM 2.5s.
Stephen Stanko of the University of Utah Beekeeper’s Association, a student group, shows off some combs from their hives around campus at Earth Fest.
Metech Recycling loads electronics on the truck at the U’s annual e-waste collection.
E-Waste piles up at the U’s annual e-waste collection.
Eric from Salt Lake County Health loads an old iMac into a box at the U’s annual e-waste collection. The collection is a partnership between the U of U, Salt Lake County, and Samsung.