• About Earth Week

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    About Earth Week

    This year, UNT’s Earth Week 2014 celebrations begin April 21, 2014. A week of great events, such as festivals, film screenings, lectures, an art show, and our Annual Award Ceremony and Commemorative Tree Planting will give stuents, faculty, and staff plenty of great opportunities to learn about ways that they can be more sustainable. Check out the schedule below for details and make sure to check back often to stay updated!

    Want to get involved? If you'd like to host an event, let us know! Send an e-mail to WeMeanGreen@unt.edu for more information on how you can be a part of Earth Week 2014!

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

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    Be an Earth Week Sponsor

    As the region’s #1 university in sustainability, UNT’s Earth Week 2014 includes many events such as a public film screening, Green Carpet Awards ceremony, artist exhibitions, annual EarthFest celebration, panel discussions, and more! During the week, thousands of students, faculty, staff, and visitors come out to enjoy the festivities and learn more about sustainability issues, products, and services. As part of the weeklong celebration, YOU have the opportunity to showcase your business, non-profit organization, program, or group by becoming an official sponsor and/or vendor!

    Our events make an enduring difference in the lives of our community while leaving a legacy of sustainability for the future. However, these efforts are not possible without the continued support from our valued friends on campus and from the communities in which we work and live. So, contact us today and sign up to become a vendor and/or official sponsor of UNT’s Earth Week 2014!

    Dr. Todd Spinks, Director

    Sponsorship Levels

    • Platinum: $5,000
    • Gold: $2,500
    • Silver: $1,000
    • Bronze: $500
    • EcoTrans: $300
    • EarthFest Vendor: $100

    Interested in being an EarthFest Vendor or an Earth Week Sponsor? Click here to start the simple online form. Thank you for the support in bringing these amazing educational opportunities to the UNT community!

    Become a sponsor today!
  • Earth Week Awards

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    2014 Earth Week Awards

    Every year, we like to give a special "thank you" to those on campus who have made an exceptional difference in making UNT a more sustainble university. Help us recognize those that go above and beyond, by nominating a person or group for an Earth Week Award:

    • Outstanding Student
    • Outstanding Faculty
    • Outstanding Staff
    • Outstanding Department
    • Outstanding Student Organization

    Tree Planting Ceremony

    In addition to our Earth Week Award winners, every year UNT Sustainabilty plants an honorary tree to celebrate a legacy that has been left behind. This year, we'd like to thank Charlie Jackson for his exceptional effort in sustainability infrastructure projects and energy saving initiatives.

    Please join us in honoring Charlie Jackson and our Earth Week Award Winners by attending the Award Ceremony on Monday, April 21st at 12pm. Location to be determined, check back for more information!

    Nominations are due Friday, March 14th, 2014! Click on the button below to fill out our nomination form and help us recognize member of the campus community for their efforts in sustainability!

    Fill out the nomination form!
  • Volunteer Opportunities

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    Volunteer Opportunities

    Earth Week events would not be nearly as successful without the help of our volunteers. If you or your student organization need service hours, please e-mail us at WeMeanGreen@unt.edu with a subject of "Earth Week Volunteer Opportunities" for more information about our needs for the week.

    Volunteer duties include:

    • Waste Diversion, ensuring as much materials at our events are recycled as possible.
    • Setting up and breaking down for events.
    • Checking attendees into events (were applicable).
    • Help planting trees or other beautification efforts.
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Earth Week 2014

See the Schedule of Events below to see what exciting events we have planned so far for EarthWeek 2014. Check back for more details, new events and updates.
 
Schedule of Events
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3arthWurx Art Exhibition
  • Location: SCRAP Denton
  • Opening Reception: First Friday, April 4th, 6-9pm
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EarthFest @ Discovery Park
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Location: Discovery Park, Back Picnic Area
  • Free lunch, goodies and fun activities!
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Earth Week Awards Ceremony and Commemorative Tree Planting
  • Join us in celebrating UNT eco-champions and a legacy of sustainability!
  • 12pm-1pm, Gateway Lawn
  • Free refreshments and a tree planting!
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  • Film documenting Texans on a journey to Washington D.C. to stop the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline project.
  • 5pm-6:30pm, Eagle Student Services Center 255
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EarthFest
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  • Time: 5-6pm
  • Location: Environmental Science Building 125
  • Educational event about the process of hydraulic fracturing and the natural gas industry. Learn more about this controversial topic and be a part of the conversation.
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Celebrity Chef Mikel Lawrence: Vegan Sliders Demo
  • Time: 11am-1pm
  • Location: Mean Greens Cafeteria
  • Join us as we watch local celebrity chef Mikel Lawrence of The Sky Diving Restaurant do a fun demonstration of a delicious vegan sliders recipe.
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  • Time: 7-9pm
  • Location: Chilton Media Library room 111
  • Mean Green for Animals is happy to host a screening of the wonderful film, Speciesism: The Movie at UNT. Join us and the creator of the film, Mark Devries, as the topic of human superiority and the making of the film is discussed after the screening.
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  • Time: 9am-11:30am
  • Location: Business Leadership Building 285
  • Tuition: $25
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Arbor Day Tree Planting
  • Time: 12pm-2pm
  • Location: Lawn area in front of Murchison Performing Arts Center
  • Plant trees on campus! Volunteer by e-mailing WeMeanGreen@unt.edu!