USD Sustainability: April is Earth Month

The nationally recognized celebration for Earth Day is, one day, April 22. It’s often treated as a chance to temporarily pause, reflect and serve as a poignant reminder for us all to take greater care of the environment, planet and each other.


At the University of San Diego, however, one day for this mindset, especially in recent years, has not been nearly enough. Through the work of USD’s Office of Sustainability and several campus partners, when the calendar turns to April, it’s actually Earth Month.

In 2016, USD organizers have a theme of “Be a Super Hero, protect the Earth.” Check out these remaining April Earth Month events and get involved!

Thursday, April 7: “Bag It” Film Screening and Discussion, 7 p.m., Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action. Sponsored by Be Blue, Go Green. Dinner served.

Friday, April 8: Video entries due for the Changemaker Challenge, which this year are focused on social issues connected to water. Info:

Wednesday, April 13: Morena’s Moment, 6-9 p.m., USD Electronics Recycling Center (5330 Linda Vista Road). Meet local Morena businesses with a sustainability focus.

Saturday, April 16: Outdoor Adventures’ Roast and Roll, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about local coffee roasters and tour San Diego by bike.

Sunday, April 17: Earth Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Balboa Park.

Tuesday, April 19: Water is Life: Water Scarcity Event, 5:30 p.m., UC Forum C. Sustainably prepared dinner, multimedia educational presentation.

Tuesday, April 19: STEP Event, 9-10 p.m., Valley and Vistas. Co-sponsored by Residential Life.

Thursday, April 21: Earth Day Celebration, noon-2 p.m., Maher Lawn. Music, games, crafts, herb planting, food and the winners of the Changemaker Challenge will be announced.

Sunday, April 24: Walk for Water 5K around Tecolote Shores in Mission Bay. Transportation provided. Use discount code "Changemaker" for $10 off registration. For more information, email or visit www.PCIGLOBAL.ORG/W4W2016


Tuesday, April 26: DIY Event with Torero Program Board and Be Blue, Go Green Team, noon-2 p.m., Student Life Pavilion Plaza Mayor.

Wednesday, April 27: Lights Out for Climate Change, 8-9 p.m., Camino-Founders Courtyard. Promote energy conservation in a fun way with glow activities, food and a Zumba session.