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The Whale - Lakeside Village green

April 20-21

As part of UM's Earth Day events, Billie Lynn, art professor, has created a 65-foot replication of a sperm whale which will be displayed on the Lakeside Village green on April 20 and 21
Art performances:
- Thursday, April 20 from 2:30-3:00 pm, thirty dance students from the Frost School of Music Dance Program will unite with Prof. Lynn's whale to mourn the extinction of whales in a performance art piece facilitated by dance/movement Professors Carol Kaminsky, Nicole Perry and 
Jorge Morejon, called, "The Wail for the Whale," with music by Frost student Jacques Yarris.
- Thursday, April 20 from 8-8:30 pm, concert by Frost School of Music cellist, Esther Baker. Esther will perform from inside the Whale which will be illuminated for the occasion.


Earth Day Fair

April 21, 10.30 am - 2 pm

On April 21 from 10.30 a.m.-2 p.m., pass by the Lakeside Patio, grab a delicious vegan empanada, and learn about the great work ECO and community partners are doing to lessen our carbon footprint. The ECO Agency will be there, so don't forget to get your ECO giveaway and FREE food truck voucher!

Hug The Lake

April 21, 12:05-12:20 pm

Join us on April 21 from 12:05-12:20 p.m., on Earth Day at the Lakeside Stage for our traditional Hug The Lake event and Roberta "Bosey" Fulbright Foote award ceremony to honor a member of the UM community—faculty, staff, student, or trustee—who has made a meaningful and lasting contribution to the beauty, humanity, and future of the campus.

EARTH DAY - Saturday April 22

Global Frontiers - Cosford Cinema

April 22, 4 pm
Miami-Dade County’s pioneer eco-artist and inaugural artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada will celebrate Earth Day 2023 at the University of Miami’s Cosford Cinema by working with his team at the Xavier Cortada Foundation to engage guests in a series of thought-provoking and solutions-oriented art projects that explore our deep interconnectedness with the rest of the planet. Cortada will invite everyone in attendance to participate in “The Underwater,” a countywide campaign that’s catalyzing action on sea level rise through elevation-driven public art installations. Free Admission.

Volunteer Opportunity at Greenhaven

April 22
Come join ECO Agency at Greenhaven project for a day of volunteering. Meet on campus to carpool to overtown. Registration on ECO instagram page or with pavan.gudoor@miami.edu 

Green-Out Baseball Game - Rodriguez Park

April 23, 1 pm
Come root on Canes Baseball at the Rodriguez park Baseball Stadium on April 23, and get your sustainable beach towel and your re-usable cup! Go Green, Go Canes!

'Cane Funder - Earth Month

Take action and care for the environment! 

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Earth Day in the Community

Open All Tabs

    Take part in the Coral Gables Recycling Drive-Thru on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. to drop off your old 14-gallon recycling bins, recycle your old electronics and large cardboard boxes, dispose of your household hazardous waste, shred your sensitive documents, and donate your "lightly/gently used" clothing. For more information, visit www.coralgables.com/kcgb


    Earth Day is coming up, so let's give back by participating in a mangrove cleanup! 

    The Sustainability Initiative is hosting a mangrove cleanup with Shake a Leg Kayaks Saturday, April 22nd from 8:30am-11am at Dinner Key located in Coconut Grove. This cleanup will take place both in water and on land. Shake a Leg Kayaks is providing 10 double kayaks, first come first serve. If you have your own kayak or paddleboard, we highly encourage you to bring it for the cleanup. 

    When: Saturday, April 22nd 8:30am 
    Where: 2620 S Bayshore Dr
    Coconut Grove FL

    -> meet at the back of the parking lot by the water and the sailing mast.

    We will provide gloves and bags for the cleanup. Please bring sun protection and reusable water bottles.

    If you are interested in participating, you will need to sign a waiver prior to the cleanup (waiver will be provided on site).   We hope to see you there!

    Monica Noel Appiano.  Email: monica.appiano@earth.miami.edu

  • MIAMI'WALK THE TALK' by the CLEO Institute

    This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the environmental movement’s birth, commemorated annually as Earth Day. Since 1970, billions of individuals from more than 190 countries worldwide have come together every April 22nd to take action toward a greener, more sustainable future for our planet. Learn more


    • Saturday, April 1st - Day in the Dirt Volunteer planting 9 AM - 11 AM
      • Help beautify The Underline with a morning of planting and garden maintenance
    • Saturday, April 15th, Family Day  2 PM - 4 PM
      • Art, music, and community activities focusing on sustainability, earth care, and love of the outdoors
    • Saturday, April 22nd, Earth Day 
      • In-Person Yoga  9 AM - 10 AM  - Yoga session with a meditation focused on healing the planet.
      • Volunteer Appreciation Event  11 AM - 1 PM  - Thanking volunteers for their commitment and stewardship at The Underline as we work to celebrate multimodal transit and the importance of a relationship with the outdoors. Volunteers will receive a plant as token of appreciation
    • Sunday April 30th:  City Nature Challenge: Citizen science competition to collect the most beautiful images of native flora and fauna.

    Learn more