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Celebrate Earth Month wherever you are!

With the statewide “shelter-in-place” mandate many of this year’s celebrations are moving online — including those for Earth Month! This social change is offering an unprecedented opportunity to virtually connect and celebrate Earth Month with people around the world.

Join UCOP’s Sustainability team in participating in fun virtual events throughout the Month of April.

Date-specific events

Solve Climate by 2030: Climate Solutions for California

Tuesday, April 7, 6 p.m. — Register

As a part of the Solve Climate by 2030 event, the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy and Energy and Resources Group will be hosting a dialogue on climate solutions for California. Register for the event and learn more about Solve Climate by 2030.

Sustainability for OP and You

Tuesday, April 21, or Thursday, April 30, 12-1 p.m.

In this new online course by UCOP Learning and Development and UC Sustainability, you’ll be empowered to incorporate sustainability into your life by reducing your carbon footprint, producing less waste, saving water, having a greener commute and more. Plus, learn more about the UC Sustainability goals and what you can do to support them. Register at the UC Learning Center.

Lunchtime Film Discussion: Tomorrow

Friday, April 24, 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Join Sustainability Reporting and Outreach Fellow Carolyn Burch for a virtual lunchtime discussion of the film, “Tomorrow.” Kid-friendly for ages 10+, this fast-paced documentary profiles people with concrete solutions for moving away from fossil fuels and protecting the environment. Watch the film in advance (free online here) and come prepared to share your thoughts.

Zoom information

  • Web link
  • Meeting ID: 436 617 4114
  • Password: ucop
  • One tap mobile
    +16692192599,,4366174114# US (San Jose)
    +16699006833,,4366174114# US (San Jose)

Energy and Sustainability Team: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, April 29, 11:30-12:30 p.m.

April is Earth Month! Celebrate by joining Operations Coordinator and UCOP Sustainability Lead Christian Laspada and Sustainability Reporting and Outreach Fellow Carolyn Burch for an interactive virtual question and answer session about all topics related to sustainability, environment and climate. Attend via Zoom (see zoom info for the previous event).

Month-long events

  • The Earth Day Eco-Challenge helps you put your Earth Day intentions into action by providing you with the information, motivation tools and community to make a difference for our planet Earth.
  • Seuss’s “The Lorax” is a great environmental film for family members of all ages. The 1972 animated TV special is available to watch free on YouTube.
  • The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. This year, many of the Festival films are available online and through streaming platforms.

Looking for more ways to engage? Check out the list of virtual events and environmental films, including kid-friendly films, on the UCOP Earth Month spreadsheet. It will be updated throughout the month.

Please reach out to with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

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