EarthFest - Party for the Planet 2017

Event Type: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Central Campus Diag
Event Sponsor: 
Center for Sustainable Systems
U-M Planet Blue

Every fall since 1996 University of Michigan has held an event to celebrate all of the environmental and energy initiatives throughout the University and the Ann Arbor community. The event originated as Energy Fest but since 2010 has been known as EarthFest: Party for the Planet! Prior to the 2011 event, President Mary Sue Coleman delivered a major announcement in the area of sustainability. The format changes slightly each year but you can always count on free food, entertainment, activities and you might even learn some things about sustainability at U-M that you didn't know. The event is organized around the four themes of our Campus Sustainability Goals; Climate Action, Waste Prevention, Healthy Environments and Community Awareness.

We encourage all members of the U-M community to get involved! EarthFest is designed to engage, entertain, and educate University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff on all aspects of sustainability. U-M student organizations, U-M departments and community groups focused on sustainability will promote their work on campus and in the greater University community. EarthFest focuses on the four key areas representing the 2025 goals: climate action, waste prevention, healthy environments and community awareness.

Come browse dozens of booths with information on how to get involved in sustainability on campus and beyond. Enjoy free healthy food, chef demos, live entertainment, and sustainability-related games with prizes! You'll also have the chance to make a photo pledge to sustainability, and an opportunity to win sustainable foods basket by sharing your photo on Planet Blue Facebook or Twitter.