Earth Week

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, email

Here are our events for Earth Week 2019! Be sure to come to Hurt Park on April 18th for our annual Earth Week Festival and check when our Special Materials Recycling  Drive is coming to a campus near you!