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 2022

Featured Activities

Calendar of 2022 Earth Day-Related Events 

Ongoing Events

April 1 - 30 Exhibit: At War With Nature: The Battle to Control Pests in Georgia's Fields, Forests, and Front Yards 8:00am - 5:00pm daily Special Collections Libraries Event Details
April 1 - 30 Exhibit: Natural Engagement: The Birdwing Butterflies of Papua New Guinea 8:00am - 5:00pm daily Odum School of Ecology Building Atrium Event Details

Individual Events

April 1 Take Back the Night 2022: Fundraiser for Project Safe & The Cottage 5:00pm Nuci's Space Food, Music, Speakers, Collective Art Projects
April 5 Ecology Seminar: Andrew Kahrl 4:00 - 5:00pm Ecology Building Atrium Event Details
April 6 Rebecca Kamen Lecture: Making the Invisible, Visible: The Art of Reimagining Scientific Discovery  12:00 - 1:00pm  Virtual (with pre-registration) Event Details
April 6 Farm to Campus Market 11:00am - 3:00pm Tate Plaza Event Details
April 8 Environment + Design Seminar: Tom Jones 12:30 - 1:30pm Jackson Street Building, Crit Space (Room 130) Event Details
April 9 International Street Festival 12:00 - 5:00pm Tate Student Center, Tate Plaza and Lawns Event Details
April 12 Ecology Seminar: JoAnn Burkholder 4:00 - 5:00pm Ecology Building Atrium Event Details
April 13 Farm to Campus Market 11:00am - 3:00pm Tate Plaza Event Details
April 14 Ecology Non-Academic Careers Panel 4:00 - 5:00pm Virtual Event Details
April 14 Earth Day Art Challenge - Submission Deadline Midnight Virtual Event Details
April 18 Earth Day Fair & Market 10:00am - 2:00pm Tate Plaza Engage with sustainability-focused campus and community organizations
April 18 Odum Environmental Ethics Lecture: Ryan Emanuel 4:00 - 5:00pm Virtual Event Details
April 19 Ecology Seminar: Ricardo Holdo 4:00 - 5:00pm Ecology Building Atrium Event Details
April 20 Can Tech Save The World? Clean Tech Symposium 12:00 - 7:00pm Delta Innovation Hub Event Details
April 21 Student Documentary Film Screening and Discussion:  Plastics...from Athens to the Atlantic  6:00 - 7:00pm Miller Learning Center (MLC), Room 150 Learn how plastics enter our waterways and discuss strategies for systemic change
April 21-22 Campus Pollinator Census 1:00 - 4:00pm Check-In tables at Herty Field (North Campus) and DW Brooks Mall near the UGA Creamery (South Campus) Enjoy observing nature - and help build a database of pollinator activity on campus!
April 22 (Earth Day) Earth Day Art Challenge - Exhibit 12:00pm Virtual Online Exhibit
April 22 (Earth Day) Global Community Clean Up 5:00 - 6:00pm UGA Legion Field (& beyond) Event Details
April 22 (Earth Day) Earth Gay Film Screening & Awards

6:00 - 9:30pm

UGA Lake Herrick Pavilion

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April 22 (Earth Day) ACC Green Life Hoppy Hour & Awards Ceremony

4:00 - 7:00pm

Terrapin Beer Co.

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April 23 Sip, Shop, & Sew

11:00am - 3:00pm

DIVAS Freedom Boutique

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April 23 Sustainabity Capstone Project: Earth Day Benefit Concert for Marigold Market

6:00 - 10:00pm

Southern Brewing Company

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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.