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In celebration of Earth Day, AASHE invited the higher education sustainability community to submit photos to the Campus Sustainability Hub depicting how campuses celebrated. Eighty-five colleges and universities across Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, Mexico and the United States took a moment to share a snapshot of their recent celebrations! We were inspired by your contributions and wanted to share the story of Earth Day with all of you through the new Campus Sustainability Hub image gallery feature! We hope you enjoy the image gallery as much as we enjoyed putting it together!

Explore Earth Day Photos – Campus Sustainability Hub

Earth Day celebrations at colleges and universities involved advocacy, calls to action and more. Following AASHE’s endorsement of the March for Science, we received a number of images related to the Science March in Washington as well as numerous sister marches across the country.

Earth Day at colleges and universities across North America involved celebration, advocacy and calls to action. Following AASHE’s endorsement of the March for Science, we received a number of images related to the Science March in Washington as well as numerous sister marches across the country. Many institutions shared images and stories of campus events, festivals and other celebrations, while other institutions engaged in actions to promote sustainability through student engagement projects and community service. Below are some of the highlights.

We hope these photographs and stories provide inspiration and ideas for next year’s Earth Day planning. Thanks to everyone that contributed to this year’s image gallery!

March for Science

March for Science
On Saturday, April 22, 2017, The GREEN Program team, partners and GREEN Alumni (with honorary team member, Captain Planet), took to the streets of Philadelphia to March for Science.
Stand for Science
University at Buffalo students traveled to DC for the People’s Climate March.

Arts, Culture and Design

Climate Art
Artist Alisa Singer installs art inspired by climate data in Norris University Center during April as part of Northwestern’s Earth Month celebrations. Photo credit: sustainNU

Clean-up Efforts

Clean up
500 SUNY Cortland students volunteered at The Big Event picking up trash, sprucing up yards, and making some minor home repairs in the Cortland community.

Tree Plantings

Tree Plantings
Students Planted trees, in coordination with Tree Campus USA, during Florida Gulf Coast University’s Earth Day celebration.

Garden Plantings

Garden Plantings
Campus Farm members weeded raspberry bushes at the one-acre DePauw University organic farm.

Wildlife Conservation and Awareness

Wildlife Conservation
Lehigh University’s annual Earth Day Fair included a live wildlife demonstration.

Kid- and Family-friendly Events

Kid Friendly
Observing solar sun spots at University at Albany Family Earth Day. Photo credit: Mary Ellen Mallia

Bike-friendly Initiatives

Bike Friendly
University of California, Irvine celebrates National Bike Month.

Speaker Series

Speaker Series
At DePauw University, climate change activist and youth director of Earth Guardians, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez met with a small group of student leaders for a lunch discussion and inspired an audience of more than 100 at Peeler Auditorium in the evening.

Campus Awards

Campus Awards
University of Alberta Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards presented in the new Agriculture-Forestry Atrium. Photo credit: Trevor Chow-Fraser

People-Powered Smoothies

People Power
Bentley University’s Earth Fest celebration included a smoothie bike. Photo credit: Natalie Berland

Waste Audits

Waste Audits
2017 Dumpster Divers Lee Rasch and Jay McHenry, Western Technical College. Photo credit: Amy Green

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