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Every Day is Earth Day

Earth Day began in 1970 as a time for people across the nation to learn about the environment and take action to protect it. Because environmental stewardship is a priority for University of Richmond, we are not celebrating just a single day. Instead, we are celebrating all week! Take a look at the facts, events on campus, and tips below.

Earth Week: April 18-22, 2022

Prioritize Plant-Forward Meals

Now's a great time to try eating lower on the food chain. 8:15, Lou's, and Passport have innovative vegetarian and vegan specials this week. Check out the specials! Be sure to compost your food scraps at compost bins in dining locations across campus. 

Learn about the impact the food you eat has on the planet by looking at our food fact sheet

Shop Responsibly

The Spider Shop will feature items from sustainability-minded companies and certified B Corps, including products from 4ocean and Soapbox. Stop by ETC to check out reusable utensil sets and local snacks. Don't forget to bring your reusable shopping bag! 

Learn about the impact of the B Corp Movement

Get Outside

Wednesday, April 20 at Noon

Get outside and join us for a walk along the Eco-Corridor. Learn about the restoration of Little Westham Creek, pollinators, invasive species, and stormwater management.

Please plan to meet us at the entrance across from the Steam Plant. 


Environmental Studies and Geography Student Projects

Wednesday, April 20 from Noon-1:15 and 1:30-2:45
Mezzanine Lounge, Tyler Haynes Commons
Projects from GEOG 210 Planet Earth: People and Place

Thursday, April 21 from Noon-1:15
Mezzanine Lounge, Tyler Haynes Commons

Projects from GEOG 201 Introduction to Sustainability

Dr. Mary Finley-Brook's students will be displaying class projects, including storymaps, about sustainability and the environment.  

Yoga in the Eco-Corridor

Thursday, April 21 at 2:00
Eco-Corridor Beach (open field on front-end of the Eco-Corridor across from the Steam Plant)

Join us in celebrating Earth Week with yoga in the Eco-Corridor! Mats will be provided or you may bring your own.


Support Pollinators

University of Richmond is a Bee Campus USA affiliate and has a commitment to supporting pollinators. As the weather gets warmer, we encourage you to "bee-friendly" by planting native species and pollinator-friendly plants at home! 

Here are some resources to help you get started:

- Bee-Safe Nursery Plants

- Regional Plant List 

- Protecting Pollinators at Home