Earth Month Celebrations

Earth Day is April 22nd, and UMD is celebrating all month long!

 

Earth Day Festival from the UMD SGA: 

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Pines on Parade: Partnership with Inauguration Week!

Wed, April 21, 4pm – 6pm

Come out to meet President Pines as he goes on parade, and meet the SGA Sustainability committee at each location! Eat your free Maryland Dairy Ice Cream with our free reusable utensil kits to celebrate. Learn more 

Earth Day Fest Kickoff!

Thu, April 22, 12:00pm – 12:15pm

Join us over zoom for our virtual Earth Day Fest! In our kickoff event, we will provide a rundown of our plans for the day, as well as some resources for asynchronous sustainability activities you can do anytime during the day. Join via your UMD zoom.

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Plant Parenthood Information Session

Thu, April 22, 12:15pm – 1:15pm

Join us to learn about how to take care of common indoor houseplants! Join via your UMD zoom.

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Tiny house tour + Q&A: 1:30 – 2:30pm

Get the inside scoop on tiny house living, construction, and more with Jill Kanto from Choose Tiny! Learn more and volunteer with Choose Tiny at searchtinyhousevillages.com

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Yoga with RecWell: 3:00-3:30

Grab a mat, get outside, and join RecWell for a virtual yoga session on Earth Day!

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Vegan Cook-Along: 4:30-5:15

Join Ashlyn from @terrapineats on instagram to learn to make plant-based meals! Ashlyn Liverman is a junior Kinesiology major who currently runs her own health and wellness account (@terrapineats) on Instagram.

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Teleparty Movie Series: The Lorax

Thu, April 22, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Welcome to the SGA's Teleparty Movie Series Events! About an hour before the start of the event, we will share the link to join the Netflix teleparty. In the meantime, be sure to add the teleparty plugin on chrome to join the fun! 

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Environmental Tech Teach-in ft. AEES

Fri, April 23, 3pm – 4pm

Join UMD's chapter of the American Ecological Engineering Society in learning about the various ways environmental tech can be utilized to improve sustainability! 

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Upcoming Events: 

 

Environmental Racism: Continuing the Fight & Restoring our Earth

April 22, 4-5 PM

Dr. Sacoby Wilson of the UMD School of Public Health will discuss ways to fight environmental racism in the midst of the current climate crisis. Hosted by UMD MANRRS. Learn more

 

Carbon Dioxide Removal- A Call to Action

April 23, 1 PM

Join the Maryland Energy Innovation Earth Day Event for a lively discussion of technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and the ocean and permanently sequester carbon to slow and reverse the impacts of climate change. Hosted by Maryland Energy Innovation Institute. Learn more

 

 

UMD Earth Month Calendar of Events: 

Event: 

Date/Time: 

Description:

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Campus Creek Clean Up: 

All Month

Clean up litter, post pictures, and enter into a raffle for sustainable prizes! Learn more

Arboretum, Nature Rx and SustainableUMD

Energy Sustainability Video Contest

Due 4/18

Four prizes of $1500 per prize will be awarded to the top videos answering "How can energy innovation solve societal issues?". Learn more

Maryland Energy Innovation Institute 

SGA Sustainability Movie Nights

4/1, 7:30 PM

4/8, 7:30 PM

4/15, 7:30 PM

4/22, 8:00 PM

Netflix Teleparty events: Thursdays

4/1: David Attenborough’s A Life on Our Planet

4/8: The Bee Movie

4/15: Cowspiracy

4/22: The Lorax

Add the teleparty plugin at netflixparty.com. Links to the teleparty will be shared ~ 1 hr before event

SGA 

Family Friendly Nature Earth Day Celebrations

Multiple times throughout April

April 8-19: Virtual Scavenger Hunt

April 15 6-7 PM: What a Warming World Means for Plants, Pests, and Their Natural Enemies

April 22, 6-7 PM: Weird, Wild and Wonderful: Exploring MD's Biodiversity 

April 22, 7-8 PM: Slideshow finale and raffle drawing

Learn more

Woodland Stewardship Educators (UMD Ag Extension)

Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series


 

March 30, April 13, April 20, May 4,

6-7 PM

Sustainability and the role of agriculture in environmental, social, and economic issues, with a heavy emphasis on the food we consume in our everyday lives. This year is centered around topics of food security and equity, with a theme of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect for all in sustainable agriculture.Learn more

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Transform Your Lawn Into a Wildlife Friendly Space

April 6. 1:30-2:30 PM

Wildlife friendly plants, easy projects, and steps that you can take to help make your outdoor space more welcoming to our wildlife friends. Learn more

UMD AGNR

Our Food, Our Future: Growing a Healthy Food System in a Pandemic World

April 8, 1-3:30 PM

Online discussion to address the challenges of making healthy food accessible to vulnerable populations during a pandemic- community dialogue “Eat. Learn. Council: A Day of Civility” Learn more

UMD Extension Western Maryland Food Council

Conservation Teach-in

April 9th 3:30 PM

Join SOA (Sustainable Ocean Alliance) to learn about conservation and ocean health

SGA SSC + SOA

Global Spotlight: Snow, in the context of Climate Change

April 14, 12 PM

Learn about international scholars' research on remote sensing snow precipitation using satellites to improve snow retrieval algorithms.  Learn more

International Student & Scholar Services, Office of International Affairs

UMD Tree Planting

April 15, 2 PM

Plant trees at UMD as part of a campus reforestation project! With UMD Aboretum & Botanical Garden! Sign up & Learn more

Green Terp, SustainableUMD, UMD Aboretum

Advocacy Teach-in

April 16th 3 PM

Join MSCAC (MaryPIRG Student Climate Action Coalition) to learn about environmental advocacy, and how you can advocate for change in your community

SGA SSC + MSCAC

Nature, Race, and Relational Trauma

April 16, 12 PM

This talk with psychotherapist and ethnographer Beth Collier explores the relational trauma in being disconnected from nature through the lens of Nature Allied Psychotherapy. Learn more

NatureRx@UMD

Choosing Apples & Pears Trees: What Home Gardeners Need to Know

April 20, 1:30-2:30 PM

This course will walk you through important terms, provide tips on choosing trees, and help you plan for a successful harvest. Learn more

UMD Extension

Water Gardens and Management

April 21, 12-12:45 PM

Water gardens can be an enjoyable feature of homes, providing a relaxing area with water sounds, fish and varied colored plants and flowers. Learn more

AGNR

Creating a Bird Friendly Yard

April 21, 12-1:15 PM

During this program we’ll take a peek into the lives of backyard birds and learn about things we can do to invite them into our yards and help them thrive. Learn more

Woodland Stewardship Education Program

Climate Action in the State of Maryland

April 21, 12-1 PM

Explore Climate Action in the State of Maryland and the fight to reduce greenhouse gases, address climate change, and clean up the Chesapeake Bay with Senator Paul Pinsky. Learn more

Center for Global Sustainability

Pines on Parade 

April 21, 4-6 PM

President Pines will be stopping at multiple points on campus to hand out ice cream, and SGA SSC will be tabling and handing out reusable utensils as well as publicizing earth day calendar.

SGA & President’s Office

SGA Earth Day Celebrations

April 22, all day

Full Earth Day Event starts at noon. These include:

 

Environmental Racism: Continuing the Fight & Restoring our Earth

April 22, 4-5 PM

Dr. Sacoby Wilson of the UMD School of Public Health will discuss ways to fight environmental racism in the midst of the current climate crisis. Learn more

UMD MANRRS

Carbon Dioxide Removal- A Call to Action

April 23, 1 PM

Join the Maryland Energy Innovation Earth Day Event for a lively discussion of technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and the ocean and permanently sequester carbon to slow and reverse the impacts of climate change. Learn more

Maryland Energy Innovation Institute

Eco Tech Teach-in

April 23 3 - 4 PM

Join AEES (American Ecological Engineering Society) to learn about green tech

SGA SSC + AEES