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2022 HSC Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day started in 1970 when people demanded we protect public health by protecting our resources (learn more here).  Get a FREE HSC branded t-shirt* by completing three steps between April 5th-22nd.  Download the Earth Day Form to get started.  Steps to a t-shirt:

  1. Earth Day T ShirtAttend an event (offered virtually and in-person)
  2. Watch a video on the HSC Sustainability Playlist on the UNTHSC YouTube Channel.
  3. Do an activity on your own, with friends, or as a family.

Full details are below and you must submit the form by April 22nd to sustainability@unthsc.edu.  Directions on where to pick-up the t-shirt will be emailed to you.

*In keeping with our goal to purchase products better for us and better for the planet, the t-shirts are made from organic cotton and recycled plastic.  They are available for current HSC students and employees only.

EVENTS (virtual & in-person)

Mocktails at the Garden

Friday, April 8th from 4pm-6pm, HSC Community Garden (3621 W. 7th Street); No registration required

  • Learn the basics of container gardening and sprouting while enjoying fresh mocktails and light appetizers 
  • Garden tours throughout the event
  • Sprouting/container garden demos at 4:30pm and 5pm

HSC Service Expo

Tuesday, April 12th from 10am-2pm, MET 109-111; No registration required

  • Various services from all over campus will be showcasing what they do.
  • Visit the HSC Sustainability table to take the recycling quiz and get a prize!

Home Energy Tips

Tuesday April 19th at 12pm, ZOOM; REGISTER to get link

Hsc Earth Day Flyer 2022Earth Day Fair

Thursday, April 21st from 11am-1pm, MET Field (IREB Lobby if rain); No registration required

  • FOOD TRUCKS & ICE Cream
  • Interactive Booths & Activities
    • Organizations, agencies, and businesses from around the region
    • Activities to inspire you to live healthier and more sustainable
  • Clothing Swap
    • Bring gently used clothing of all sizes to donate (bring them to MET field 8am-1pm that day), and take what you need
    • Items not taken will be donated to The Resale Shop (helping women and children in Fort Worth)
  • Professional Attire Resource Closet (Career Readiness Center)
    • Donate professional attire to help our students
    • Students can pick up items at the event
  • Recycling Opportunities
    • Writing Instruments: Recycle empty writing instruments, glue sticks, and paint sets
    • Discs (CDs, DVDs, etc.), communication devices like cell phones, and cords/cables
  • Student Food Pantry Donation
    • Bring a Pantry Item!

Social Media Upcycle Project

Post between April 5th-22nd

  • Upcycling is making something new from waste material or an existing product.  
  • Post your project and tag @sustainableUNTHSC on Facebook or Instagram.
  • You can also display your project at the Earth Day Fair on April 21st (see above).

VIDEOS

Watch at least one of the following, and note your takeaways on the Earth Day Form (coming soon).  All videos can be found on the HSC Sustainability Playlist.  

Food & Gardening

Lifestyle, Health, & Kids

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle

At HSC

  • 10 Tips from YOUR Sustainability Committee - HSC's Sustainability Committee was established in 2012.  Here representatives from the committee give 10 tips on how to be more sustainable.  (5min)
  • Sustainability in Our Labs - The Lab Efficiency Action Program (LEAP) encourages labs to be more sustainable.  Learn about the program and hear from researchers across campus.  (4min)
  • Coming Back to Campus the Sustainable Way - As HSC moves toward being more in person from the pandemic, why not come back in a better, more efficient and sustainable way?  Learn 10 tips for coming back to campus the sustainable way.  (8min)

ACTIVITY ON YOUR OWN, WITH FRIENDS, OR WITH FAMILY

Nature Walk

Spend some time outdoors this month.  Here are some resources in our area:

Litter Cleanup

Litter on the ground eventually gets in our waterways causing issues for the environment, wildlife, and ourselves (ever heard of microplastics in tap water?).  Here are some resources:

7 Days of Gratitude Journal: Celebrating Our Planet & Our Lives Here on It

Expressing gratitude may decrease stress, lead to better sleep, and increase feelings of happiness and compassion (learn more here).  

Bike Ride

There are many places to ride a bike in our area.  See resources below.

  • Beginner's Guide to Biking in DFW
  • Fort Worth Bike Sharing - a city-wide network of bike stations.  HSC students receive FREE annual memberships and employees receive $40 annual memberships.  Register using your HSC email address (students use promo code "untstudent" and employees use "untemployee".  
  • Bike DFW - Promotes cycling in our area and has many resources.

Eco-Activity with Kids

Get your kids involved with Earth Day activities and do them together.  

 

 

This page was last modified on April 5, 2022