Earth Week 2018 Schedule

Keep Austin Beautiful West Campus Clean Up!

Sunday April 15 • 10am – noon • Co-op Food Truck court


Join CEC’s Green Greeks on Sunday morning to make west campus clean again! FREE breakfast tacos, coffee, service hours, and KAB T-shirts for volunteers!
This project is part of Keep Austin Beautiful Week around the city. Facebook event here.

Naturalist 101: Central Texas Ecology

Monday April 16 • 6pm • JGB 2.216


At UT-Austin, we’re lucky to live in the middle of the most beautiful landscape on Earth — Central Texas. Come meet Billy O’Leary and Kate Shirley, two Central Texas Master Naturalists, who will share their knowledge of Central Texas native and invasive species and the natural aspects that make our home unique. Plus, you’ll learn how to identify animals by scat and tracks!

Bring your plant and wildlife pictures and lots of questions! Facebook event here.

Trash to Treasure Sale

Tuesday April 17 • 9am – 2pm • Gregory Gym Plaza


Join us for our last Trash to Treasure Sale of the semester! As part of UT’s Zero Waste by 2020 goal, Trash to Treasure diverts tens of thousands of pounds of items from ending up in landfills by collecting a reselling would-be waste. Items come from our annual dorm move out donation drive and campus lost and found centers. Profits from the sale fund other Campus Environmental Center projects!

As always, everything sells for $1! Cash only, please. Items include gently used clothing, water bottles, shoes, accessories, school supplies, home goods, and more! Facebook event here.

Sustainability Tabling Fair

Wednesday April 18 • 10am – 2pm • Speedway Mall by Gregory Gym


We’ll be dishing out knowledge and swag at the Sustainability Tabling Fair, presented by the Office of Sustainability. There’ll be an amazing range of groups — arborists, beekeepers, engineers, gardeners, and more — and, of course, yours truly. Stop on by!

The Sustainability Showdown

Thursday April 19 • 5:30pm doors, 6:30pm show • Studio 6A (CMB)


Saddle up folks, the Showdown is a brewin’. Throw on your boots and head on down to Studio 6A for a night of hootin and hollerin.

12 professors from each of UT’s undergraduate colleges will come together to compete for a scholarship for their school. Each contestant will have 5 minutes to address the question: “How is your discipline integral to our sustainable future?” Audience members get to vote for the winner in real time! Facebook event.

Billion Acts of Green

Friday April 20 • 10am – 3pm • Speedway Mall (by Greg Gym)

Swing by our table to learn more about how you can support the Earth Day Network in their bid to complete 3 BILLION ACTS OF GREEN before the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. Make your own green pledge, send it out to the world via your favorite social media platform, and walk away with some cool new *earth friendly* swag from the CEC. If you can’t wait until Earth Week, you can learn more about the Earth Day Network at their website.

Waller Creek Clean Up

Saturday April 21 • 8am – noon • Meet at East Mall fountain


Join the CEC and Environmental Health and Safety as we celebrate our two favorite things: clean creeks and breakfast tacos. We’ll walk the length of Waller Creek on campus and pick up litter to help keep our local waterway happy and healthy! And we’ll have free tacos! Sign up here.

Earth Day! with local food and local friends at the Microfarm

Sunday April 22 • 5 – 7pm • 2204 Leona St.


Come learn about the benefits of urban agriculture at the Campus Environmental Center’s own Microfarm! We’ll have dinner provided by Wheatsville Co-op, fresh mint lemonade and other fun treats made with food from the farm, games, and music! Bring potluck sides or desserts if you’re able! Facebook event here.