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, and U of U Tree Campus USA.
Campus Tree Tour
Monday, April 10
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
Watch “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change” by award-winning documentary filmmaker Josh Fox.
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.
Thursday, April 13
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
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.