Earth Week

tree planting during earth week

Earth Week 2019 is Monday April 22nd to 27th!
 

Pre-Earth Week Events

Saturday, April 20th

Location: New Hall West, Suite 110        Hosted by: VT Engage

 

Earth Week 2019 events

Monday, April 22nd- Social & Environmental Justice Day

Location: Outside McBryde Hall        Hosted by: VT Environmental Coalition
Location: College Avenue        Hosted by: The Greens at VT
Location: Pamplin Hall Rm. 1001         Hosted by: VT Environmental Coalition

Tuesday, April 23rd- Clean Energy Day

  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Tabling for Clean Energy and Divestment
Location: TBD        Hosted by: VT Students for Sustainable Practices
Location: 1330 Perry St.        Hosted by: VT Alternative Transportation
Location: Rising Silo Brewery        Hosted by: VT Students for Sustainable Practices

Wednesday, April 24th- Food & Waste Day

  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM:Tabling with Food Justice 
Location: Outside Turner Hall        Hosted by: VT Food Justice Club
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: YMCA Pop-Up Thrift Store
Location: Drillfield        Hosted by: Blacksburg YMCA
Location: The Grove        Hosted by: VT Office of Sustainability

Thursday, April 25th- Nature & Conservation Day

  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Tabling Games with the EC
Location: Outside Turner Hall        Hosted by: VT Environmental Coalition
Location: 1800 Pratt Dr. (CRC)        Hosted by: Sustainable Blacksburg
Location: Blacksburg Library        Hosted by: Sustainable Blacksburg

Friday, April 26th- Community Day

  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Environmental Coalition Potluck
Location: GLC Lawn        Hosted by: VT Environmental Coalition
Location: New Hall West Training Room        Hosted by: VT Engage
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Office of Sustainability Water Team Tabling
Location: Drillfield        Hosted by: VT Office of Sustainability
Location: New Hall West, Suite 110        Hosted by: VT Engage
  • 12:00 - 5:30 PM: Pulaski Grow! Service Trip
Location: TBD        Hosted by: VT Engage

Saturday, April 27th- Service Day

Location: New Hall West, Suite 110        Hosted by: VT Engage

Post-Earth Week Events

Monday, April 29th

With the mission to “build a more just and sustainable community through education, action, and appreciation for our world,” Virginia Tech's annual Earth Week events are led by The Environmental Coalition at Virginia Tech, with support from nearly a dozen other groups, including:

Each day of Earth Week is themed around an important sustainability topic, like clean energy, waste and recycling, local food, social justice, and community. The particular events change each year, but the basic mission to take action for and celebrate a sustainable campus and beyond is carried through year to year. 

For more information on the Earth Week schedule, contact Kate Franczek at franczek@vt.edu.