Earth Day

A More Secure Future for All

Earth Day is an important opportunity to celebrate and strengthen UGA’s commitment to research, teaching, and service focused on healthier people, stronger communities, and a more secure future. We all depend on a healthy environment, and we can all contribute in meaningful ways.

UGA Earth Day

Featured Activities

Calendar of 2024 Earth Day-Related Events 

Ongoing Events

April 6 - 15 Rescue: Waste and Redemption Art Exhibit 10:00am - 8:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10:00am-5:00pm Mon, Wed, Fri. Lyndon House Arts Center Event Details

Individual Events

April 3

Farm to Campus Market

12:00 - 3:00pm Tate Center Event Details
April 5-7

Southeast Student Sustainability Conference

6:00 - 8:00pm Friday, 9:00am - 6:00pm Saturday, 8:00 - 11:30am Sunday Delta Innovation Hub / Miller Learning Center Event Details
April 7

Turtle Trot 5K for Birkley Heynen

8:00am UGA Chapel Event Details
April 9

Rescue: Waste & Redemption

6:00pm Lyndon House Arts Center Event Details
April 10 Farm to Campus Market 12:00 - 3:00pm Tate Center Event Details
April 11 Global Georgia / Odum Environmental Lecture: Mary Reynolds 5:30pm Jackson Street Building, Room 123 Event Details
April 17 Farm to Campus Market 12:00 - 3:00pm Tate Center Event Details
April 19 Climate & Water Research Slam 1:00 - 5:00pm Miller Learning Center, Room 213 Event Details
April 19 Volunteer with Zero Waste Athletics: Softball vs. Missouri 5:15 - 9:00pm Turner Complex Event Details
April 22-26 UGA Campus Pollinator Census Anytime See Pollinator Garden Locations Event Details
April 24 Earth Day Fair & Market 12:00 - 3:00pm Tate Center  
April 30 Spring 2024 Sustainable UGA Semester in Review 11:00am - 1:00 pm Georgia Museum of Art Event Details

History of Earth Day at UGA

On April 22, 1970, Earth Day was observed for the first time across the United States. Conceived in the wake of environmental disasters like the Cuyahoga River catching fire and a massive oil spill off the coast of California, Earth Day harnessed growing public alarm about pollution to put environmental protection on the national agenda. Students and faculty at the University of Georgia took part in the nationwide event, organizing a daylong, public teach-in on the environment featuring lectures, discussions and exhibitions. After more than 50 years, UGA remains committed to ensuring healthy people, strong communities, and a secure future for all.