When we imagine the place where we live, we often think of our city, our state, or even our country. But Earth is also our home. We need the planet for more than it needs us. Activist and scientist Vandana Shiva reminds us, “You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.” In celebration of our home, the University of Utah will host Earth Week 2017 from April 10-14. The events of the week invite us to connect to our home through education and volunteerism. Join the festivities!
Earth Week is hosted by the Sustainability Office, ASUU, the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Leadership Committee, U of U Tree Campus USA, and Urban Ecology and Sustainability Scholars.
Campus Tree Tour
Monday, April 10, 2-3:30 p.m.
Learn more about the trees at the University of Utah—part of the State of Utah Arboretum—on a tour led by campus arborist Suzie Middleton. Meet at the flagpole on Presidents Circle.
Tuesday, April 11, 11a.m.-5 p.m.
Marriott Library parking lot
Urban Ecology student group SCAPE will show us what a couple of parking spaces can do for pedestrians by orienting these auto spaces back toward the pedestrian.
Tuesday, April 11, 6-8 p.m.
Watch “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change” by award-winning documentary filmmaker Josh Fox (GASLAND). The film explores
Earth Fest: Party on the Plaza
Wednesday, April 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Marriott Library Plaza
Join on- and off-campus groups whose missions focus on the three pillars of sustainability: environment, social, and economic equity. Don’t miss the Lock It or Lose It program, where the U of U Police will give out U-bolt bike locks to those who register their bikes!
Place as Passion panel
Wednesday, April 12, 2-3 p.m.
Attend a panel discussion that explores the new and innovative discipline of Urban Ecology as both a design concept and a new paradigm.
Thursday, April 13, 12:30-2 p.m.
Gould Auditorium in the Marriott Library
Social Soup is a semesterly reflection on social, economic, and environmental issues surrounding food. Free soup provided by University of Utah Dining Services.
Hoop-La: Hoop House Inauguration and Last Frost Kick-Off
Friday, April 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Eat, garden, and be merry. Celebrate the beginning of spring growing season while inaugurating our new hoop house. Free lunch for volunteers at 1 p.m. by El Sillero. The Pioneer Garden is located south of the James Talmage Building (map).