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April 2023

The University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire holds events during April to promote the importance of sustainability and get students involved in new initiatives! These events provide hands on experiences for students, staff, and faculty to enjoy and learn through. Green Week provides a range of fun activities during the month of Earth Day (April 22nd).

Green Week Events.

All Week

Walk/Bike/Roll to Campus 

  • During the week of April 18th we encourage students, staff, and faculty to walk/bike/roll to class. Using these transportation alternatives to campus will not only improve your physical and mental health, but also improve the health of the planet. 

Earth Week Sustainable Challenge 

  • Join the Administrative Office of Sustainability for a fun app-based hunt April 24th – 28th. This search and find activity is a fun way for students, faculty, and staff to get involved in our Earth Week celebrations and have the chance to win a prize. Join the challenge by downloading the “Goose Chase” app on your phone and enter code KM71BK to begin. Earn points by completing tasks including Q & A, photo submissions, and attending Green Week events. The individuals with the most points will be eligible to receive a prize!! (Random drawing for ties) Disclaimer: the "Goose Chase" app will require participants' name. Your name will be displayed on the scoreboard and other players will be able to see your name. Please use your first and last name when entering your game name. The game opens at 8 am on April 24th and closes on April 28th at noon. Winners will be contacted on may 1st via email. For questions, please contact

Makerspace Open House

  • The Blugold Makerspace table at Earth Claire will have repurposing / eco craft ideas and our power tool petting zoo! All UWEC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to come make with us throughout Earth Week during our open hours, 11am-6pm Monday – Friday in the Blugold Makerspace, library lower level, room 109.

Soles4Souls Kickoff 

  • McIntyre Library has once again partnered with the Student Office of Sustainability to host our 5th annual Soles4Souls new and used shoe drive!Any shoes, any size, any style can be dropped off in the 1st floor collection bin at the library between April 24th- May 19th.
Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Employment and Career Paths of UW-Eau Claire Economics Alumni With Highlighted Connections to Sustainability and Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity  - Main Campus

  • Room 1614 of Centennial Hall, with the panel from 4:30-5pm
  • Lily Strehlow, a sustainability specialist in Risk Management, Safety and Sustainability, and a 2020 UW-Eau Claire economics and liberal studies will be joined by Helue Vazquez Valverde, a 2016 economics and business finance graduate, and Wyatt Pajtash, a 2020 economics and geography graduate. All are welcome.

Sustainability Module Trial & Reusable Bag Giveaway- Barron County Campus

  • Students will be able to try out the 1st year Sustainability Training starting April 20th on the Barron County Campus

Thursdays at the U:Backyard prairie Plants - Barron County Campus

  • Dr. David Caithamer will be presenting a public lecture on backyard prairie plants at the Barron County campus
Monday, April 24th, 2023 - Earth Claire Celebration!

Earth Claire from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm - Main Campus

  • Earth Claire is a festival-like event with representation from many different environmental and sustainability-focused organizations, on-campus and from the community. There will be games, food, giveaways, music, demonstrations, and more! Basically, this will be an opportunity for UW-Eau Claire students to learn about and possibly get involved with some of these organizations, while having fun!  The event will take place outside in the Campus Mall area and the rain location will be in Dakota Ballroom (3rd floor of Davies Center).

Beaver Creek Pollinator Run/Walk

  • As part of the Earth Week Challenge this year, Beaver Creek Reserve is hosting a Pollinator Run/Walk to bring awareness to native plants and their pollinators. Participants will plant & spread native plant seeds around the Reserve as a way to increase diversity and pollinator habitats at Beaver Creek. More information: 

Sustainability Module Trial

  • Students will be able to try out the 1st year Sustainability Training starting April 24th on the UWEC campus

Campus Closet Clothing Drive - Main Campus

  • The Campus Closet is gathering donations of gently used clothing to distribute during the Earth Claire event. Recycling clothing is one easy way to minimize the environmental impact of manufacturing clothing.  Save the planet and some money – check out the Campus Closet station at Earth Claire and pick up some free items for your wardrobe.

Campus Clean-Up - Main Campus

  • On April 24th, from 11am to 4pm the UWEC Grounds Department will be hosting a campus clean up in the campus mall outside of Schofield Hall. They will have a table with supplies for students and staff to come use to help clean up trash. 
Thursday April 26th, 2023

Sate of Sustainability: The County Materials Complex & Sonnentag Events Center & Sustainability at UWEC

  • April 26th.
  • Presentation: 12pm-1pm.
  • If you are signed up in advance for lunch, please arrive at 11:30.
  • Join Rebecca Rice from Greenwood Group, student experts on LEED, and Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration Grace Crickette for a presentation on sustainability at UWEC, with particular emphasis our new buildings. 
  • Student Office of Sustainability
  • McIntyre Library
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