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Earth Month 2019

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. Check this page for additional updates regarding Earth Month 2019. 

Earth Day Fair

Tuesday, April 23

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wildcat Room 101, Norris University Center

Please join us for our inaugural Earth Day Fair which will be held on the Evanston campus, April 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Norris University Center, Wildcat Room. 

All on campus are invited to attend this first Earth Day fair. The Fair will offer an opportunity to learn what the University, our student groups, and vendor partners are doing to make a difference and advance social justice and sustainability at Northwestern.

Snacks, giveaways to help you reduce your consumption, and a raffle for two sets of AirPods will be available for attendees. 

We hope you will be able to stop by celebrate this important national event. 

Local Markets

Thursdays in April 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Norris Ground Floor

Join Northwestern Dining in a campus Farmers Market. Enjoy fresh produce and other goods from our local vendors.  

Arbor Day Tree Planting

Friday, April 26th

9:30-11:30 am; 12-2 pm (two shifts)

The Rock

Help plant a tree and learn about our urban forest with the professionals who care for the trees, plants, and landscapes on campus. There will be two, 2-hour sessions, with the first starting at 9:30 a.m. and the second starting at 12:00 p.m. Join for as much time as you have available. We will be planting willow trees in the Sculpture Garden and on the Lakefill lagoon bank, and some oak trees, in the oak groves. Please wear clothes and shoes that are appropriate for digging. Lunch will be available for participants in between sessions. Meet at the Rock, near the entrance to University Hall. The event is open to Northwestern students, faculty, and staff members.

Please support reuse and waste reduction by bringing your own water bottle! No bottled beverages will be supplied.

This event is sponsored by sustainNU and One Book One Northwestern. Special thanks to Facilities Grounds Services for providing the trees and supporting the effort.



Clean Up, Evanston!

Saturday, April 27th

8:30 am - 11:00 am

Clark Street Beach, 1811 Sheridan Road

Celebrate Earth day by giving Evanston a little love. The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is sponsoring the clean up of Clark Street Beach. Volunteers will be treated to bagels and beverages at 8:30 am. 



Check out our Earth Month 2018 highlights below. 

Earth Month 2018 Highlights


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