Earth Week

First observed over 50 years ago, Earth Day gives the global community a day to recognize and honor the planet. Here at Utah State, we plan a whole week of activities and events! Join us this year as the Aggie community celebrates Earth Week April 16-22. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating our Earth!

History Of Earth Week

The first Earth Day was celebrated April 22, 1970 after a Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson was inspired to spread awareness about environmental protection after witnessed the impacts of a Californian oil spill in 1969. Now about 200 countries celebrate Earth Day in some form and the resulting Earth Day Network reaches many communities through conservation and education. You can join the global community in celebrating this holiday by taking an Earth Day Pledge.

Events Schedule

Monday April 8th

True Blue Reuse & Repair Clothing Swap | QCNR ATRIUM | 4-6 PM
Clean out your closet, grab some friends, and come join us in an earth week clothing swap! Bring clean unwanted clothing, shoes, and accessories, and pick out some new-to-you goodies! Participants must bring items to contribute in order to "shop" the swap. Leftover items will be donated.
Partnered with the True Blue Reuse and Repair

Tuesday April 9th

Welcome to Earth Week Coffee Hour | QCNR ATRIUM | 10-11 AM
Partnered with the Quinney College of Natural Resources

Recycled Birdhouses | ENGR 201 | 3-4 PM
Partnered with the Engineering Math Resource Center

Earth Centered Yoga | HPER | 6 PM
Partnered with the Yoga Club

Wednesday April 10th

Bike to breakfast | Aggie Blue Bikes | 8 AM until food is gone
Free catered breakfast from Dining Services, available to anyone who bikes, walks, or rolls to Aggie Blue Bikes - just make sure to bring your own plate, mug, and utensils.
Partnered with Aggie Blue Bikes

ABC Night | Aggie Blue Bikes | 5:30-7 PM
Partnered with Aggie Blue Bikes

Thursday April 11th

Beeswax Wraps & Plants | QCNR ATRIUM | 4-6 PM
Make reusable beeswax wraps to take home. These are a great alternative to plastic wrap and can be used to store food, cover bowls and are completely food safe

Friday April 12th

Community Fair | QCNR Atrium or weather permitting QCNR Patio | 11 AM - 2 PM

Creation Care the Biblical Perseptive on Stewardship | Life Science Building room 133 | 3 - 4 PM
Partnered with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Monday April 15th

Impact Art Exhibition & the Annual Sustainability Awards | In Nehma | 6-7 PM

Saturday April 20th

Garden Service Day | The Flores Family Community Garden & UCC Organic Farm | 11 AM-1 PM & 2:30-4 PM

PoBev | TSC Lounges | 8-11 PM
Poetry and a Beverage is a monthly open mic night where the students at Utah State University are able to showcase their talents. Join us to enjoy some live entertainment, a free treat, and a beverage.

Monday April 22nd

Earth Week Wrap up | TSC Lounges | 5:30-6:30 PM

Eco Hunt


We are so excited to kick of the 2024 Earth Week Eco Hunt! We have amazing prizes for our winners including a National Parks Pass for the person with the most points!

How to Earn Points

  • Attend USU Earth Week Events
    • Scan your student ID (5 pts)
  • Post a picture to your Instagram story and tag @usu_COSAS and use the #USUEcoHunt2024       (5pts)
    •  If your Instagram is private screen shot it and send it to us!
  • Earn Extra points by practicing daily sustainability (limit to 1 pt per item per day)
    • Alternative Transportation to campus
    • Bringing your own mug to campus
    • Recycling
    • Composting
    • Vegetarian Eating on Campus
    • Thrifting/ Donating Old Clothes/ Repair Clothes
    • Registering for a Sustainability based class

Register Here

eco hunt registration

Volunteer for Earth Week!

We are searching for a handful of volunteers to help during earth week. If you are interested in this opportunity check them out on Give Pulse.