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Earthfest - 25th Anniversary Week

Event Type
Center for Sustainable Systems
School for Environment and Sustainability
Office of Campus Sustainability
Student Life
Graham Sustainability Institute
September 14, 2020 9:00am - September 18, 7:00pm

Earthfest celebrates sustainability initiatives across U-M and the surrounding communities, while providing an inclusive platform to educate and engage the campus community on opportunities to support sustainability on campus and in our daily lives.

Typically, Earthfest is a bustling event on the Diag. Due to the pandemic, this year⁠—the 25th anniversary of Earthfest⁠—we’re embracing a fully virtual experience. Earthfest is organized by representatives from the Office of Campus Sustainability, School for Environment and Sustainability, Student Life, and Graham Sustainability Institute.

Join us for the events and activities below to celebrate sustainability at U-M the week of September 14-18, 2020!

On The Cusp Of Change - A Talk By Guy O. Williams
Monday, Sept. 14, 5:00 pm EST
Guy O. Williams will share his experience and encouragement on facing tough issues such as environmental justice, climate change, and racism.

President’s Commission On Carbon Neutrality Analysis Team Panel
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 3:00-4:30 pm EST
This panel provides the chance to hear from student researchers on the U-M President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality (PCCN) analysis teams.

Gaining Traction With Green Teams
Thursday, Sept. 17, 12-1 pm EST
Guided by input from our amazing sustainability champions around campus, the Office of Campus Sustainability is proud to present new resources for staff Green Teams on campus.

Scavenger Hunt
The Earthfest Scavenger Hunt brings together everything about this year’s virtual event into one fun learning adventure!

Sustainable Eating: A Demo With Chef Tony Picinotti
Chef Tony demonstrates how to prepare some healthy, sustainable recipes that are delicious, made with local ingredients, and easy to make.

Skillshare Videos
Want to learn a new skill? Student and community sustainability organizations have produced short videos teaching a skill related to their passion and area of expertise.

Student And Community Organization Meet And Greets
Connect with student groups, departments, and community organizations via interactive meet and greet sessions.

Student And Community Organization Showcase Videos
Looking for a flexible way to learn about groups? Check out the videos they made to introduce their organization to you!

History Of Earthfest Photo Journal
This year is the 25th anniversary of Earthfest! This photo journal will highlight the history of Earthfest.