UW Earth Day 2021

April 22, 2021

Events Challenge Submit a video

2021 UW Earth DayThe University of Washington's 2021 virtual Earth Day celebrations will include events hosted by departments and student groups on all three UW campuses during Earth Week and beyond. Although the pandemic keeps us physically distant, our shared values of sustainability and environmental justice can connect us. The UW's Earth Day events provide opportunities for connection as we explore the many aspects of sustainability.

Earth Day events calendar

Earth Day is April 22, but events organized by UW groups are happening throughout the month of April. Visit our full events listing to see all the details.

Earth Day events

Take the April Sustainability Challenge

30 day sustainability challenge

Join The Whole U and UW Sustainability for a fun, 30 Day Sustainability Challenge during Earth Month. Each day, challenge yourself to follow a sustainable tip and expand your knowledge on how to be more environmentally conscious. Do them on your own or with a friend or family member. The connection that we have to nature, plants, and the land is integral to our health and all that we are. Earth Month reminds us to take care of our planet—whether it’s cleaning up litter, planting more trees, recycling and repurposing, or going on a walk in a green space amidst the wildflowers. Take this time to consiously think about your consumption habits and form new and sustainable practices to help keep our world green.

Register (NetID required)

Earth Day video project

Share your videos!UW Sustainability is working with UW groups to produce a series of videos demonstrating ways you can recognize Earth Day. We will be posting the videos here to provide ideas for your sustainability practices.

If you would like to contribute a video, let us know! Videos can be any length, and posted on YouTube or a social media platform. UW departments, student groups and individuals are all welcome to be a part of this project. See the full details here.

Email Toren Elste at tee10@uw.edu with links to videos or any questions.

Resilience Seed Grants

Resilience Seed Grants flyerThe UW Resilience Lab and the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) are pleased to announce the fourth annual Resilience and Compassion Seed Grant cycle. These small grants support efforts to promote resilience, compassion and sustainability and foster connection and community at the UW. Seed grants support impactful activities, programming, projects and/or applied research that align with the goals of the Resilience Lab and the CSF.

Full details and application

Learn about the Sustainability Action Plan

UW's Sustainability Action PlanIn July 2020, the UW adopted a five-year Sustainability Action Plan. The plan sets out 10 measurable targets to reach by 2025, along with annual actions we will take to meet those goals.

Learn more about the plan, the actions we've been taking and how you can get involved on the Sustainability Action Plan webpage.

See the Sustainability Action Plan