We are so excited to welcome you to Earth Week 2022! Join us in a collaborative campus-wide program to celebrate nature, the preservation of our planet and the Georgia Tech community’s contributions to campus sustainability.
Earth Week Events
Earth Week Celebration and Keynote With VP of Infrastructure & Sustainability
April 18, 11:00 a.m. – Virtual
Hear from Maria Cimilluca, Georgia Tech’s inaugural VP of Infrastructure & Sustainability, about her robust and inspiring vision for the future of sustainability at Georgia Tech. Join us in celebrating student sustainability leadership as we also present the winner of the Student Sustainability Champion Award. Register here!
Sponsor: The Office of Campus Sustainability & Partners
Hard to Recycle Materials & Clothing Swap
April 18-21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – The Kendeda Building
Donate electrons, hard to recycle items, or clean clothes that you no longer want or wear.at The Kendeda Building. that you no longer want or wear.Visit the clothing swap shop to pick up free fashionable second hand trends.
Clough Commons Waste Audit
April 19, 10 a.m.-noon – near Tech Green
Join the Office of Solid Waste Management & Recycling and the Student Government Association Sustainability Committee in conducting a waste audit of the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons. Learn about the make-up of the building’s waste stream and see the impact of how recycling and composting services support Georgia Tech’s goal to achieve Zero Waste!
Group Bike Ride
April 19, 5:30 p.m. – Campus Recreation Center (CRC)
Check in will begin at 5:30 pm and the ride will leave at 6:30 pm from the front of the CRC. Helmets are strongly encouraged.Free helmets are available through the Ride Smart Bike/Scooter Safety Class or can be purchase from the Parking and Transportation's customer service center in Tech Square.Register here, free of charge!
Sponsors: Campus Recreation, GTPD , & PTS
Earth Day Celebration Bird Walk
April 20, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – The Kendeda Building
Join us for a bird walk and learn about the urban domiciles of the region’s birds. You'll pair up with an expert leader to observe birds on Georgia Tech’s campus. This event is a partnered collaboration between Georgia Tech, via The Kendeda Building, and Georgia Audubon. Register Here!
Sponsor: The Kendeda Building and Georgia Audubon
Campus Sustainability Fair
April 20, 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – The Kendeda Building
Sustainability takes a village! See and learn about what Georgia Tech’s sustainability organizations and departments are doing to advance sustainability and how you can get involved! To the view list of tabling organizations click here.
Featuring second-hand t-shirt screening printing of the 2022 Earth Day Design, King of Pops with Hefty Energy Bag wrapper recycling, and highlighting the clothing swap, Kendeda Revolving Closet and Hard to Recycle Drop-off! Bring your own 100% cotton shirt, sweatshirt or bag for screen printing, items must be used to promote reuse, don't go buy something new!
Equity and Sustainability Tour
April 21, 11 a.m.-noon – North Avenue Apartments Roundabout
Join the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain for a tour of sites relating to equity and social sustainability on and around Georgia Tech's campus! This tour will discuss historical points relating to equity as well as current efforts by the Institute and student groups to further equity and social sustainability at Tech. Register here!
Tree Planting Volunteer Event
April 21, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. – Krone Engineered Biosystems Building/Tree Nursery
This year we will be replanting the tree nursery to house trees until they are ready to be planted around campus. Sign up for your slot!
Earth Week 'T' Scavenger Hunt
April 18-22, ongoing – The Kendeda Building and EcoCommons.
Every day during the week, clues will be posted online for the location of wooden letter T’s made of scrap wood from the construction of The Kendeda Building. Lucky 'T' finders will receive an invite to join us on April 22, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. for and "Earth Day Paint & Chill" celebration. Meet the Kendeda Fellows, create Earth Day inspired art and enjoy a zero-waste meal. For scavenger hunt rules and details click here.