Earth Week at William & Mary

"I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues." - Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Join us in celebrating EARTH WEEK 2017: Sustainability for All

Weekday events focus on sustainability and its connection to the environment, wellness, activism, community and business, culminating in the annual Earth Day Festival: Monarchs & Music, this year in collaboration with AMP and W&M Monarch & Milkweed Research.

Earth Day Festival: Monarchs & Music Follow Earth Week on Facebook

Earth Week is in W&M Mobile

Download the W&M Mobile app and tap Earth Week to find a schedule of all events, build your own custom schedule, get updates, festival details, maps and more.

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On Snapchat? Swipe to reveal the special Earth Week filter on Friday & Saturday.

Event Registration

Many events are open to the public, some require registration. Register now, space is limited!

SUNDAY – Welcome to Earth Week
Kick-off to KelRae Farm

Commons Dining Hall & KelRae Farm, April 15, 3-8pm | Follow this event on Facebook 
Kick-off Earth Week 2017 with an introduction to sustainability, composting tour of Commons Dining, and a visit to KelRae Farm! Farm visit will include outdoor hands-on activities, please dress appropriately, and bring a water bottle! Casual dinner provided. Saturday, April 15, begins at 3pm in Commons Dining, vans for KelRae leave at 3:40pm and will return to the campus by 8pm. W&M community, register online for this free event sponsored by W&M Sustainability, Dining Services and the Reves Center.  

MONDAY – Sustainability and the Environment
Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop

Crim Dell Meadow, April 17, 12-3pm | Follow this event on Facebook 
Join the Tribe Adventure Program for a Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop on the Crim Dell Meadow, April 17th from 12-3pm. If you enjoy spending time outside you can learn principles to reduce your impact on the natural world. These seven principles focus on people, lands, collaboration, and sustainability. Stop by to learn how to reduce your impact!  This event sponsored by W&M Sustainability and W&M Campus Recreation. Free and open to the public. 


Sadler Terrace, April 17, 4-6pm | Follow this event on Facebook
Help keep our campus clean! The Williamsburg and W&M community is invited to beautify the campus in this Earth Week event. Volunteers will gather on the Sadler Terrace, where groups will be directed to a designated area. Please wear weather appropriate and comfortable clothing. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. PIZZA for all volunteers! Free and open to the public, sign up online

TUESDAY – Sustainability and Wellness
Mindfulness Walk and Meditation Labyrinths

Crim Dell Meadow & Little Theather, Campus Center, April 18th, 2-4pm | Follow this event on Facebook 
Come learn about and enjoy the soothing capabilities of meditation labyrinths from 2 to 3 in Little Theater, Campus Center. Then join counselor Becca Marcus in the Crim Dell Meadow for a mindfulness walk through the paths of the Crim Dell from 3:30 to 4 pm. This event sponsored by W&M Sustainability, W&M Health and Wellness and SEAC. Free and open to the public. 

Yoga @ Matoaka

Matoaka Amphitheater, 5:30-6:30pm | Follow this event on Facebook
Join the W&M Sustainability and Campus Recreation at 5:30pm for a full hour of yoga at the Matoaka Amphitheatre! Enjoy a free, fresh-air yoga session and a hands-on approach to understand the connection between sustainability and wellness. Please wear appropriate and comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mats (or towel!). This event sponsored by W&M Campus Recreation, W&M Sustainability and SEAC. Free and open to the public. 

WEDNESDAY – Sustainability and Activism
Letter Writing Event

Sadler Terrace, 11am-2pm | Follow this event on Facebook 
Join us on the Terrace to learn about how to call and write your representatives and government organizations! We will have tips and information about how to make contact effectively and who your representatives are; it is so easy! You are welcome to stop by quickly on your way to class and no prior experience is necessary. All views welcome, free and open to the public. 

Environmental Justice Dialogue

Sadler Center, York Rm, 6pm  |  Follow this event on Facebook
Join us for a facilitated local environmental justice conversation! No prior knowledge is necessary and we encourage you to come with an open mind. This event is a collaboration between W&M Sustainability, the Center for Student Diversity, and the Office of Community Engagement. Free and open to the public. Register online

THURSDAY – Sustainability and the Community
Intergenerational Painting and Planting

Williamsburg Child Care Center, April 20, 11am | Follow this Facebook event on Facebook 
Join the Office of Community Engagement and W&M Sustainability for an intergenerational service project! Help Williamsburg Child Care Center students paint flower pots that will later be planted in and kept by Greenfield Senior Living of Williamsburg. Take the time to support your local community! Interested volunteers, please register online. Check out the Facebook event.

Smoothie Bike

Sadler Terrace, April 20, 1-3pm | Follow this event on Facebook 
Blend your own smoothie via bike with AMP Sustainability and W&M Sustainability. This stationary contraption blends better than the magic bullet, looks cooler than a unicycle, and rides better than a roller-coaster. You don’t want to miss out on the fun! 

Catching the Sun Movie Screening

Integrated Science Center, room 1111, April 20, 7pm  |  Follow this event on Facebook
Join W&M Sustainability and VA SUN for a movie screening of ‘Catching the Sun’ by Shalini Kantayya! This film “tells the story of the global energy transition from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs, building solutions to income inequality and climate change with their own hands.” Open to the public, SNACKS provided. Free online registration

FRIDAY – Sustainability and Business
T-shirt Reusable Bags and Local Businesses

Sadler Terrace, April 21, 10am-3pm | Follow this event on Facebook 
Create your own unique and sustainable craft! Make a t-shirt reusable bag while learning about some of our local sustainable businesses. Bring your own shirt or Tribe shirts will be available! 

Alumni Career Networking

Tyler Hall, April 21, 3:30-5:30pm  |  Follow this event on Facebook
Interested in a career in the sustainability field? Then come learn how to take pollution down to zero with W&M environmental alumni from Washington, DC! Network with alumni specializing in environmental science, policy, and beyond while discussing relevant topics and best practices for finding work in their fields. This speed networking session will allow students to hone their networking skills while making key contacts in the environmental field. A mingling session with refreshments will follow. This event, open to W&M students, is a collaboration between W&M Sustainability and the W&M Washington Center. Online registration is required

Learn about the attending alumni here. 

SATURDAY - Earth Day Festival
W&M Earth Day Festival: Monarchs & Music

Sadler Center & Crim Dell Meadow, April 22, 11am-3pm  |  Follow this event on Facebook
Celebrate Earth Day with William & Mary! Cap off Earth Week at a family friendly festival; enjoy the live music, butterfly tent, mini-talks with monarch butterfly expert Lincoln Brower, documentary screening, information fair, face-painting, W&M Greenhouse tours, food and more! W&M president, Taylor Reveley, will read the Lorax at 11:30am (TIME CHANGE). This W&M Sustainability event in collaboration with AMP and W&M Monarch & Milkweed Research. Free and open to the public. Free food and t-shirts with a W&M student ID. Find more information on the festival website