Earth Week

Earth Week 2017 was a huge success! Thank you to all who volunteered and participated, we couldn’t have done it without you!

The Georgia State Office of Sustainability partners with student groups and outside organizations annually to recognize Earth Day by hosting numerous events in a week-long celebration on campus.

Earth Day is on April 22 and is observed internationally. The day was designed to acknowledge environmental achievements and encourage participants to protect the earth for future generations.  Senator Gaylord Nelson and Harvard University graduate Denis Hayes organized the first Earth Day in 1970, and since then its popularity has grown.

We invite the Georgia State University community and beyond to come to one or all of the events planned throughout Earth Week held on the multiple Georgia State campuses. If you would like to volunteer to help during the week sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Check out our 2018 events below:

Downtown Campus Recycling Competition
Unity Plaza (Small Items) and Georgia State Stadium Recycling Center (Large Items)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Compete against other student organizations and university departments and you could win FREE CHICK-FIL-A for recycling your small and large items! Email to sign-up and for a list of accepted items. Winners will be announced on April 19 at the Earth Week Festival!

Earth Week Festival
Gilmer Street (Between Piedmont Avenue and Courtland Street), Atlanta Campus
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with us! Join us for food trucks, King of Pops, yard games, shows by Southeastern Reptile Rescue, vendors, giveaways, special materials recycling and volunteer opportunities!