The University of Washington is celebrating Earth Day with a centerpiece large Red Square event on April 22, featuring exhibitors, music, speakers, sustainable food samples and more.
The Red Square festivities will be the most visible, but they are just one piece of the larger celebration at the University of Washington. Events around Earth Day start on April 13 and continue through April 23, when the UW Botanic Gardens and the Student Conservation Association host a work party at the Washington Park Arboretum.
In between there will be talks, film screenings, volunteer opportunities, career workshops, tours and more at all UW campuses. You can find the full event listing on the 2016 UW Earth Day events page at green.uw.edu/earth-day/events.
The Red Square celebration on Earth Day will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include talks and presentations by Barbara Clabots of the Surfrider Foundation; Nancie Weston, founder of Grayl; Earth Club president Aaron Tam; and UW professor Jessica Kaminsky. The band Wylderness will perform a solar-powered concert, and College of the Environment Dean Lisa Graumlich will present the Husky Green Awards in a ceremony starting at 1 p.m.
For more information and the day's full schedule, see green.uw.edu/earth-day