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Earth Fest, Earth Week, Earth Month!

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Earth Month Schedule of Events
April 21: Seventh Annual UNT Sustainability Earth Week Awards 2015
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Eagle Point Duck Pond, near Apogee Stadium
  • Nominations accepted through March 13, 2015

In recognition of the champions and supporters of a more sustainable university, UNT Sustainability presents the annual Earth Week Awards April 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Eagle Point Duck Pond, near Apogee Stadium.

Six awards will be made to outstanding “sustainers” who make the university more sustainable through economic, social or environmental efforts.

Nominations are being accepted through March 10, 2015 for the following awards.

  • Unless Award and Tree-Planting Ceremony
  • Outstanding Student
  • Outstanding Faculty
  • Outstanding Staff
  • Outstanding Department or Office
  • Outstanding Student Organization!
Nominations are closed as of March 10, 2015.

April 22: UNT's Earth Fest • An Earth Day Celebration
  • 4-7 p.m., UNT Willis Library Mall

Students, faculty and staff will celebrate Earth Day at UNT's Earth Fest, April 22, 4-7 p.m. at Omstead Promenade of Willis Library in celebration of International Earth Day. "As Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, this could be the most exciting year in environmental history," according to organizers at Organizers worldwide are hoping to make 2015 the year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands, world leaders pass a binding climate change treaty, and citizens and organizations divest from fossil fuels and put their money into renewable energy solutions.

The celebration also will include information tables about sustainable practices from UNT Sustainability, performances by a local band, the Trashion Show, featuring "trashy" fashion, food delicacies and giveaway items, such as metal water bottles, t-shirts and more!

The UNT Earth Fest event is a collaboration of four departments, the University Program Council, Student Activities, UNT Dining Services and UNT Sustainability.

"The focus of UNT's Earth Fest is fun with a serious goal to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment," said Todd Spinks, Ph.D., director, UNT Sustainability.

Email to volunteer or to have a table at the event.

April 23: "To Divest or Not to Divest: Understanding UNT’s Investment Portfolio’s Relationship to Fossil Fuels," – A panel discussion, 4-7 p.m., Business Leadership Building, Room 080. Free, open to the public.

April 24: National Arbor Day
Observance of National Arbor Day – Planting of 50 Trees and Proclamation. To volunteer to plant a tree, please send an email to Anna Pechenina,

April 24-26: UNT Sustainability Booth at Earth Day Texas, Fair Park, Dallas, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Highlighting sustainability practices at UNT, academic degrees related to sustainability, and the Sustainable Communities Initiative for education, business and community engagement.