Earth Week 2015
Earth Week begins on April 19th with the Community Garden Big Spring Thing, followed by Sustaina Supper and the Earth Week Expo an exhibition featuring sustainable CIOs and organizations in the community and local area. Other events include a keynote address called Hoos’ Talking Green, Sustaina Banquet, Critical Mass UBike, and much more! Scroll down for a current list of events and check back frequently for more updates. To register an event as part of U.Va.’s Earth Week, please fill out the Earth Week Event Form.
The marquee event is the U.Va. Earth Week Expo on Wednesday April 22, at 10:00am – 2:00pm in Newcomb Hall Ballroom. The Expo includes presentations and a panel discussion from five thought leaders, exciting exhibits from across Grounds and the community, a poster competition, and an update on sustainability at U.Va. A free lunch will be provided by U.Va. Dining.
As part of the expo, exhibits highlighting U.Va.’s innovative sustainability research & practices will be on display from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00pm. in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom. A complimentary luncheon featuring local food will be available during the talks and exhibit hours.
Another expo component, the seventh annual U.Va. Student Sustainability Project Competition, will be held from 11:00am. to noon in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom. The competition showcases student-proposed and student-led efforts to achieve a sustainable future on Grounds.
Immediately following the expo will be an UBike Critical Mass, hosted by Blue Ridge Cyclery. The ride begins at Newcomb Plaza. Bring your friends, bring your helmet, and get ready to ride!
For more information on all Earth Week events on Grounds, be sure to Visit the Earth Week Webpage!