Earth Week 2019

April 15-22, 2019

Earth Week is an opportunity to celebrate as well as critically examine our complex human relationships with the natural environment—and with each other.

See below for our full calendar in jpeg format, followed by a text listing of events.

Earth Week 2019 calendar



Our Partners

  • ASM Sustainability Committee
  • Bloom Bake Shop
  • Campus Women’s Center
  • Campus Leaders for Energy Action Now (CLEAN)
  • Facilities Planning & Management
  • Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Gamma Mu Chapter
  • Latinx Student Union
  • Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
  • REthink Wisconsin
  • Sierra Student Coalition, UW-Madison Chapter
  • Slow Food UW
  • University Bicycle Resource Center
  • University Housing
  • Wisconsin Alumni Student Board (WASB)
  • Wisconsin Hoofers
  • WSUM Earth Speak Radio
  • WUD Cuisine
  • WUD Film
  • WUD Society and Politics

Earth Week Events Listing

Monday, April 15

All Campus Party Breakfast with Bucky + Office of Sustainability
8:00am-11:30am, Bascom Hill, Engineering Mall, Van Hise, East Campus Mall
Check out the Office of Sustainability table to learn more about Earth Week events, and pick up a reusable straw!
Partners: Wisconsin Alumni Student Board, UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, American Cetacean Society Student Coalition-UW Madison
RSVP here: [link coming soon!]

WUD Society and Politics Earth Day Conversation
7:00pm-8:00pm, Memorial Union
WUD Society & Politics will be hosting a discussion about Earth Day, the environment, and what climate change effects means for the future.
RSVP here:

Slow Food UW Dinner + Office of Sustainability
6:30pm-8:00pm, The Crossing
Join us to eat a delicious meal and learn more about food sustainability and justice.
Partners: Slow Food UW-Madison, UW-Madison Office of Sustainability
RSVP here:

Live Conversation with Earthspeak Radio on WSUM
Tune-in to WSUM 91.7 FM to hear members of the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability chat on Earth Speak Radio!

Tuesday, April 16

All Campus Party Day of Service + Office of Sustainability
11:00am-2:00pm, Library Mall
The Office of Sustainability will be providing information about community engagement opportunities for those interested in sustainability.
Partners: Wisconsin Alumni Student Board, UW-Madison Office of Sustainability
RSVP here:

Sustainable Menstruation Workshop
5:30pm-6:30pm, Red Gym
Sew a reusable menstrual pad and learn about environmentally-friendly menstruation methods at this workshop.
Partners: Campus Women’s Center and Gamma Mu Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
RSVP here:

The Trash Challenge Clean Up
6:00pm-7:00pm, Latinx Cultural Center in the Red Gym
The Latinx Student Union will kick off a week of “trash tag” by cleaning up an area on campus and nominating other student organizations to do the same!

Wednesday, April 17

All Campus Party Badgers Chalk the Block + Office of Sustainability
10:00am-3:00pm, Library Mall
Join REthink Wisconsin to paint a pot and the Office of Sustainability to plant a succulent and learn about our college student guide to sustainable living in dorms and apartments!
Partners: Wisconsin Alumni Student Board, REthink Wisconsin, UW-Madison Office of Sustainability
RSVP here:

WUD Film Screening and Discussion: “Wasted!”
6:30pm-8:30pm, Marquee Theater
Before or after the film, come chat with student organizations to talk about the film and learn more about food accessibility/justice/sustainability on campus!
Partners: UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, WUD Cuisine, Campus Food Shed, Food Recovery Network, The Campus Kitchen at UW-Madison
RSVP here:

Thursday, April 18

Leave No Trace Workshop
5:00pm-6:00pm, Memorial Union
Check out this Hoofers and Sierra Student Coalition-led workshop to learn more about engaging with nature through low-impact techniques.
Partners: Wisconsin Hoofers and Sierra Student Coalition – UW Madison
RSVP here:

Environmental Justice Workshop
6:30pm-7:30pm, Memorial Union
Join the Office of Sustainability to learn about environmental justice, including how it manifests in our local community.
RSVP here:

Friday, April 19

Fix It Friday!
1pm-5pm, Library Mall
The Office of Sustainability, along with the University Bicycle Resource Center, is providing guidance on clothing repair and bicycle maintenance – come check us out! Also, coffee and treats from Bloom Bake Shop will be provided!
Partners: UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, University Bicycle Resource Center and Bloom Bake Shop
RSVP here:

Campus Clothing Swap
12:00pm-3:00pm, SAC Caucus Room
Clean out your closet and pick up some new clothes at this secondhand clothing swap, plus grab a reusable straw thanks to American Cetacean Society Student Coalition-UW Madison!
Partners: ASM Sustainability, Sierra Student Coalition – UW Madison, American Cetacean Society Student Coalition-UW Madison
RSVP here:

Renewable Energy Student Activist Workshop
6:00pm-7:00pm, Memorial Union
Join CLEAN UW-Madison to learn how to effectively advocate for renewable energy on campus.
RSVP here:

Saturday, April 20

Earth Week EcoFair
11:00am-3:00pm, Library Mall
Chat with Hoofer committees and other groups to learn about creating equity in the outdoors and what you can do to get involved!
Partners: UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, ALPs, Ice Age Trail Alliance, UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve, Clif Bar, Guayakí Yerba Mate, #IamUW
RSVP here:

Sunday, April 21

For Love Of Earth
1:00pm-2:30pm, UW-Madison Arboretum
Honor Earth Day on an early spring walk to search for signs of renewal in the gardens and woodlands. Free, no registration required. Meet at the Visitor Center.
RSVP here:

Monday, April 22

13th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
9am-5pm, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
More information:


BUT WAIT… there’s more! Here are other great, sustainability-centered events occurring this week:


Aldo Leopold: Life, Land, and Legacy
976 Memorial Library/Department of Special Collections
Come check out the first-ever, large scale exhibit of Aldo Leopold’s manuscripts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison exploring his life and work.
More information:

Monday, April 15

Sustainable Energy Seminar Series, “Energy, Climate, and Health”
3:30pm, 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute
Population Health and Environmental Studies Professor Jonathan Patz will speak about the connections between energy, climate change, and human health.
More information:

Tuesday, April 16

2019 Global Health Symposium “Health in the Balance: Acting Now for a Healthy Tomorrow”
4:00pm-9:00pm, Health Science Learning Center (HSLC)
Threats to health continue to increase, from emerging diseases to a warming planet to humanitarian crises. The UW-Madison Global Health Institute – GHI explores 21st century challenges and solutions.
RSVP here:

Wednesday, April 17

How Solar Energy Became Cheap
12:30pm-1:30pm, La Follette Conference Room
La Follette School Professor Greg Nemet will discuss how solar energy became inexpensive and how that path can serve as a model for other low-carbon technologies.
More information:

Thursday, April 18

Agronomy 377 (Cropping Systems of the Tropics) open class
9:30 am, 351 Moore Hall
Students will present sustainability assessments of food production in different regions of the world (Africa, Asia, and South America).

Tuesday, April 23

Earth Day Trivia Night
7:00pm-9:00pm, Der Rathskeller
RSVP here: