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celebrating Earth during April

UC San Diego's Earth Month 2020

UC San Diego’s Earth Month celebration will look very different from past years, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be celebrating. Join us on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) for tips on implementing sustainable practices while at home, inspirational quotes to help you stay positive, interviews with campus sustainability champions and virtual events, like these.


Green Talks the Inter-Sustainability Council’s fifth annual TED-style talk event specifically geared towards environmental awareness

  • When: April 30 and May 13
  • We will post speaker presentations here on April 30 with a live Q&A session to follow on May 13. This year’s speakers:
    • Enid Partika, UC San Diego Graduate Student and Carbon Neutrality Initiative Research Fellow
    • James Danoff-Burg, Director of Conservation at The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens in Palm Desert, CA
    • Dr. Tony Pereira, Founder of the Institute for Sustainable Engineering (ISE)
    • Leah Thomas, Public Relations Coordinator at Patagonia
    • Sam Chereskin, CEO of Misadventure Vodka
    • Shawn Fettel, Education Programs Specialist at I Love A Clean San Diego
  • Watch promotional video

Second Annual Sustainability Research Symposium

  • May 18 and 25
  • The Inter-Sustainability Council will host their second annual, cross-disciplinary research symposium focusing exclusively on issues related to sustainability. The ISC Sustainability Research Symposium will serve to highlight the work of undergraduate researchers while also showcasing ways in which researchers at all levels can conduct research in a more sustainable manner. From poster presentations to Green Labs outreach, the symposium will be packed full of opportunities for students and researchers to learn more about how to get involved in the sustainability community on campus and about current research efforts seeking to address issues like climate change, pollution, environmental degradation and more. Recorded poster presentations and keynote presentation from Dr. Stephen Mayfield will posted here on May 18, along with a form to submit questions. A live Zoom Q&A session will be hosted on May 25 in which questions will be addressed.

2020 Sustainability Awards

  • When: May 27
  • UC San Diego Sustainability and the Advisory Committee on Sustainability will honor recipients for their efforts to share information about and prioritize sustainability in UC San Diego’s education, research, planning, operations and outreach programs in a video that we will e post at 3:30 p.m.