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ECO-Debris Free Ocean Cleanup

April 1, 11 am – 1 pm

Beach cleanup with Debris Free Ocean and Ocean Awareness Week. Check ECO Agency's instagram page. Contact aah178@miami.edu to reserve your spot!

Sustainable U Panel - WEST BALLROOM - Shalala Student Center

April 4, 5-6 pm

Join ECO for a panel with speakers, faculty and staff from on campus and off campus organizations. Students will learn about how to get involved with sustainability initiatives on campus and in the South Florida community. Our speakers: Matthew Anderson- Assistant director of Sustainability for the city of Coral Gables; Olivia Collins- Senior Director of Programs at The CLEO Institute for climate education and advocacy; Xavier Cortada- Artist, environmental activist, and community leader. Founder of The Xavier Cortada Foundation; Teddy L’houtellier- Director of Sustainability for the University of Miami. Catering sponsored by SG ECO Agency


ECO Trivia Tuesday - Ratskeller

April 4, 6-7 pm

Join ECO at the Ratskeller at 6 pm for Trivia Tuesday. Questions will be about the environment and sustainability!

Verde Pop Up - UC Canopy, Lakeside patio

April 5, 11 am to 2 pm

ECO will be giving out products from Verde Market to highlight how students can reduce their waste by shopping at bulk refill stores and go Zero Waste!

Fun Time with Recyclables – Foote Green

April 5, 12-3 pm

A fun recycling game about what can and cannot be recycled here on campus. Play to win sustainable prizes!


Sixth Climate and Health Symposium - Lakeside Village Expo Center

April 7, 8 30 am - 5.30 pm

Focusing on the Human and Societal Health thematic platform, join us to engage with policy makers, healthcare professionals, engineers and scholars who will discuss societal and health implications of climate change and resilient solutions to address these impacts.
- Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava
Gwen Collman, Ph.D., director of the Office of Scientific Coordination, Planning and Evaluation
Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Climate Resilience Academy



Fairchild Connect to Protect - Campo Sano building

April 7, 3-5 pm

ECO and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Connect to Protect program coordinator will be providing an informational presentation about conservation ecology. Come by the Campo Sano Building CTP site (map) to learn about native plants on campus, get a hat and a houseplant! Contact dkj63@miami.edu to learn more.

Energy Conservation Tabling – UC Canopy Lakeside Patio

April 12, 12.30 - 3.30 pm

ECO will be giving away pamphlets about how to conserve energy in the dorms! Swing by, learn about energy conservation, and be entered into a raffle for prizes!


Local Leaders in Sustainability - Shalala Student Center, Senate Room 302

April 13, 12.30 – 2 pm

Join ECO and representatives from Miami Beach, Coral Gables and Miami-Dade County Offices of Sustainability and Resilience to talk about sustainability and resilience strategies in our local government! Speakers: Alyssa Berthoumieux, Senior Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Miami Beach; Matt Anderson, Resiliency and Sustainability Manager for the City of Coral Gables; Sandra St. Hilaire, Resilience Coordinator at the Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience.



Waterlust Trivia at Salt - Rosenstiel campus

April 13th, 6:30 pm

Join our graduate student on the Rosenstiel Campus for an interdisciplinary trivia including marine and atmospheric sciences along with sutainability themed questions to win Green Prizes!  This event is hosted by the Sustainability Initiative and the Green Grad Group and partially sponsored by Waterlust! Learn more, contact leynastemle@miami.edu.

Green Alumni Series with Lorenzo Martino

April 14 , 12 - 1 pm

Lorenzo Martino is a consultant for Climate Change and Sustainability Services at Ernest and Young. He graduated in 2020 from Miami Herbert Business School with an MS in Sustainable Business. Lorenzo will share his trajectory in the field of Sustainability and Resilience. He will be interviewed by Josh Baer, President of the Sustainable Business Club and President of the Graduate Business Student Association at MHBS. 


'Canes day of service - Baynanza at Key Biscayne

April 15

’Canes Day of Service offers University of Miami alumni, staff, faculty, students, families, and friends an opportunity to give back to their communities by participating in local service projects. Hosted by ’Canes Communities around the country, these projects support the University’s mission to transform lives through education, research, innovation, and service. This year's 'Canes Day of Service will be happening Saturday, April 15th.



ECO Sustainability and Food Pantry Education and Awareness – UC Breezeway

April 19, 12-2 pm

Learn about the importance of sustainability and get some tips on how to be more sustainable in your daily life. Free food giveaways from ECO Agency’s Food Pantry!

ECO Jewelry Making - UC Canopy Lakeside Patio

April 19, 2-4 pm

Pass by the UC Canopy and learn how to make jewelry from recycled materials!


Arbor Day Celebration

April 19 at 6 pm

The University has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the nationally renown organization Arbor Day Foundation for the ninth time in a row. The program will start on April 19 at 6 pm, at the Arboretum Stone Circle, after our land acknowledgement, don't miss the free concert from Frost School of Music artist Jasmine Harris and her band, and pass by the Gen CLEO table for planting giveaways.
Finger food will be served. Event sponsored by the Gifford Arboretum.


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, 6 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! 

Learn more

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