Earth Day

EARTH DAY 2021: AS THE WORLD RETURNS TO NORMAL, WE CAN’T GO BACK TO BUSINESS-AS-USUAL.

On April 20-27, join the world’s leaders for Earth Day 2021. Together, we can prevent the coming disasters of climate change and environmental destruction. Together, we can Restore Our Earth.

Climate change and other environmental degradations have broken our natural systems, leading to new and fatal diseases as well as a breakdown of the global economy. But just as climate change and coronavirus painfully remind us of the harm we’ve caused, Restore Our Earth reminds us of the opportunities that lay ahead.

We must Restore Our Earth not just because we care about the natural world, but because we live on it. Every one of us needs a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health & survival, and happiness. A healthy planet is not an option — it is a necessity.

 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Talk Tuesday: I Can’t Breathe: Connections between Climate Change, COVID-19, & Environmental Racism

Join the Multicultural Center for TALK TUESDAY. On this specific TALK TUESDAY, our moderator and panelist will have a discussion exploring the connection between climate change, COVID-19, and environmental racism.

Panelists include:
Andrea Chu, Founder of Chicago Asian Americans for Environmental Justice
Dr. Na’Taki Jelks, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College
Tina Johnson, Director of the National Black Environmental Justice Network
Dr. Richard Milligan, Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Georgia State University
Ari Manangan, Geographer and Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Talk Tuesday: I Can’t Breathe Registration 
 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 10 a.m. – Noon
EARTH DAY STAFF SERVICE PROJECT – Atlanta Campus

Celebrate Earth Day Birthday! Join us in a clean-up and beautification project at Georgia State! We are meeting at 10 a.m. in Unity Plaza. Let us know you are coming so we have enough supplies!

EARTH DAY STAFF SERVICE PROJECT Registration 
 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 10 a.m. – Noon
Pollinator Garden – Clarkston Campus

Come help out in the pollinator garden located on the Perimeter College Clarkston campus to celebrate Earth Day. Volunteers will be weeding beds, distributing pine straw and mulch, and picking up sticks and pine cones.

Clarkston Campus Pollinator Garden Registration 
 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 10 a.m. – Noon & Noon – 2 p.m. Shifts
Keep North Fulton Beautiful Recycling Center

Keep North Fulton Beautiful Recycling Center works to educate and activate our community in the beautification and conservation of our environment. With minimal staff to assist with daily operations, volunteers are needed to communicate with customers accepted/non-accepted items, direct them to the proper donation bins upon arrival and sort/shred recyclable materials.

KNFB Recycling Center Registration 
 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 1 – 3 p.m.
The Community Garden – Decatur Campus

Join us outside in the GSU Community Garden and help us plant the Garden! We need volunteers to help mulch, weed, plant, and pick produce. Volunteers need to wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops or sandals). We are located between the SA and SF buildings on the Decatur Campus by the flagpole.

Decatur Campus Community Garden Registration 
 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 1 – 3 p.m.
Native Plant Botanical Garden – Decatur Campus

Come help out in the botanical garden located on the Perimeter College Decatur campus to celebrate Earth Day. Volunteers will be weeding beds, distributing pine straw and mulch, and picking up sticks and pine cones.

Decatur Campus Native Plant Botanical Garden Registration 
 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 4 – 5:15 p.m.
STORYTELLERS featuring Amanda Nguyen

Join the Multicultural Center for STORYTELLERS featuring Amanda Nguyen, Civil Rights Activist, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, and CEO & Founder of RISE, on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 4 PM Eastern on Zoom or in-person at our designated on-campus watch party spaces, to hear her story! Link and locations will be emailed after you RSVP.
Cosponsored by International Student & Scholar Services and the Office of the Dean of Students in honor of Asian Pacific Islander & Desi American Heritage Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Earth Week.

Content Warning: This talk contains references to rape and sexual assault.
Note: Recorded virtual lectures are available to stream until the end of Spring 2022 semester

STORYTELLERS Registration 
 

Saturday, April 24, 2021 – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Food Well Alliance

Community gardening brings neighbors together and empowers people to supplement their food supply by growing it themselves. The Food Bank provides gardening expertise, volunteer help, tools, seeds, and more to area community gardens. No prior garden experience is needed – a Food Bank gardening professional will be there to direct the group. Projects may include gardening, clean-up, plant rescue, plant shows or produce collection.

Food Well Alliance Student/Faculty/Staff Registration 
 
Food Well Alliance Alumni Registration 
 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 1 p.m.
Restore our Earth Panel

Join the Restore Our Earth panel to hear from sustainability experts from Georgia State, Georgia World Congress Center, City of Atlanta, State Farm Arena and Goodr. The panelist will share sustainability initiatives that their organizations are behind and give tips on ways that you can help positively impact the environment from your own backyard.

Restore our Earth Panel Registration 
 

See the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Earth Day celebrations for additional Earth Day opportunities.
 

To inquire for more information about Georgia State University Civic Engagement events offered during Earth Day 2021, contact Student Civic Engagement at 404-413-1550.