In honor of Earth Day, AASHE invited the higher education sustainability community to submit photos to the Campus Sustainability Hub depicting how campuses celebrated. Thirty-three colleges and universities across Canada, Egypt, Mexico and the United States took a moment to share a snapshot of their recent campaigns and celebrations. We were inspired by these contributions and wanted to share the story of Earth Day through the Hub image gallery. We hope you enjoy the learning about these institutions’ Earth Day stories as much as we did! Below are some of the highlights.
Willie the Wildcat helped promote recycling during Northwestern University’s Earth Month celebrations. Photographer credit: sustainNU
A young Iowa City girl makes a bike-powered smoothie at the Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility Earth Day event in Iowa City. Photographer credit: George McCrory
One of the models for the Appalachian State University Trash Fashion show in a dress made from magazine advertisements.
Students looking for a green job at the Suffolk County Community College Green Industries Career Fair.
Judy Bluehorse Skelton during her post presentation entitled “Re-Indigenizing Cully Park” on a campus walk talking about plant medicine to students from the Individual Sustainability class. Photographer credit: Joe Culhane
Host artist Miguel Barros presented Transparency, depicting glacial melting. The interactive display highlighted Indigenous perspectives on climate change, examined the intimate relationship between humans and the natural world, and explored the topics of environmental justice and social sustainability. Photographer credit: Alana Brennan
DePauw University’s Earth Week keynote, Ian Cheney, filmmaker and founding member of FoodCorps, talking with second graders in the Greencastle community.
As part of Earth Week, UW-Madison Office of Sustainability and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated partnered to present a documentary screening of Slawomir Grünberg’s “Fenceline: A Company Town Divided.” Standing (left to right): Noemy Serrano, Scout Umnus, Mayra Madrigal, Alma Sida Sitting (left to right): Victoria Soto, Aracely Becerra
DIY vegan burgers at UDEM as part of Earth Week activities. Photographer credit: Samantha López
The World’s Challenge Challenge calls on students to solve some of the problems facing the world. UB Sustainability partnered with Blackstone Launchpad UB and International Student and Scholar Services to bring together six teams that shared their world changing ideas. The first place team, ElevateHER developed a career training program for women in developing countries.
Texas A&M University Corp member engaging with an Office of Sustainability Intern at the university’s Earth Day Event. Photographer credit: Leon Contreras
Earth Week 2018 programming at American University in Cairo included a Green your Commute activity. Photographer credit: Calvin Harrison
Undaunted by grey skies and cold temperatures, about a dozen hardy UVM students, faculty and staff helped launch Phase I of Greenride Bikeshare, the first public bikeshare program in Chittenden County. Supporters mounted spiffy new bikes and rode down College Street to Ben & Jerry’s for the launch event. Photographer credit: Brian Jenkins
Students, faculty, staff, and friends from the community worked together to remove leaf litter and tree limbs from the Wake Forest cross-country trails on Friday, March 23, as part of the Office of Sustainability’s Earth Week celebration. Photographer credit: Julia Means