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7th Annual CSO Summit & Symposium

April 5

"Building Consensus in an Election Year." A premier networking event in sustainable business, CSOSS is designed for corporate executives, sustainability professionals, investment managers, government policymakers, community leaders, NGO activists, leading researchers, and university students from across every economic sector and academic discipline.


Mangrove Planting with ECO

April 6, 1-4 pm

Student Government ECO Agency, in partnership with Coral Gables Vice Mayor, Rhonda Anderson, and Miami Dade County Artist in Residence, Xavier Cortada, will be planting mangroves along one of our canals. Mangroves have long been described as the best natural buffer against sea level rise and storm surge impacts. Volunteering opportunities are limited.



U Conserve

 April 8-30

FACULTY AND STAFF: Join us in our mission to reduce paper waste with the UConserve campaign this April! Throughout the month, you'll be able to track your progress on our dashboard which will be updated weekly. The winning team will be rewarded with a delightful sustainable goodie bag for their eco-conscious efforts!


For What It's Earth…

April 1, 1-2:30 pm

Don't miss the new ECO Agency series "For What It's Earth…" This first session will focus on "How You Can Celebrate Earth Month as a College Student." Pass by the Westbrook Walkway to tell your story, play fun green games and earn free sustainable goodies!

Sea Secrets - Dr. Soden

April 9, 6.30 pm

THE ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL cordially invites you to "Climate Engineering: A Bold Idea Whose Time Has Come?" featuring Brian Soden, Ph.D.
Within the next five years, global temperatures are likely to exceed the 1.5 degree Celsius (2.7 degree Fahrenheit) warming threshold established in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Despite international pledges to cut climate-warming emissions and move to cleaner sources of energy, the global emissions of greenhouse gasses continue to rise. Learn more



Sustainability Panel

April 11, 9:30 am-6:30 pm

The University of Miami School of Education and Human Development’s Sport Administration Program is hosting its ninth annual Global Sport Industry Conference (SIC). The panelists for the 3rd panel "Green Future Forum" at 12.30 pm will be Cynthia Miller, Director of Health, Safety, and Environment for Miami Dolphins; Michael Prairie, Director of Sustainability and Business Optimization for Florida Panthers; and Zach Ruiz, Sustainability Manager of Kaseya Center.



Butterfly Garden 101

April 12, 5-6 pm

Come learn about butterfly garden design with Giselle Jordan, Master Gardener at the Miami Dade IFAS extension. Join us in room 250 of the Campos Sano Building (1300 Campo Sano Ave, map).


Volunteer with the Butler!

April 13-20

  • Friday, April 12, 10:30am-4:00pm - Mystery Service Trip! REGISTER
  • Wednesday, April 17, 11 am - 2 pm at the Rock Plaza - Volunteer Fair: Seniors Give Back
  • Sunday, April 21, 10 am - 2 pm - Surfrider Beach Clean Up. REGISTER
Learn more

Environmental History Week

April 21-28

Environmental History Week is a volunteer-run, international celebration of environmental history with events organized by environmental historians of all stripes for all audiences.
Learn more


Miami Clean Energy Summit

April 15, 8 am-5 pm

The University of Miami Clean Energy Summit is poised to be a pivotal event, underscoring Miami's growing role as a hub for clean energy innovation, sustainable practices, and resilience against climate change. The summit will bring together a diverse array of participants from academia, state and federal governments, local community stakeholders, and the energy sector, all converging in Miami. 


Arbor Day Concert

April 18 at 6 pm

The University has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the nationally renown organization Arbor Day Foundation for the tenth consecutive year! The program will start on April 18 at 6 pm, at the Arboretum Stone Circle, with our land acknowledgement, don't miss the free concert from Frost School of Music artist Jasmine Harris and her band. Finger food will be served. Event sponsored by the Gifford Arboretum.



Adopt a Plant with ECO

April 23rd, from 1-3 pm

Learn about local native ecosystems and edibles. Pass by the Breezeway and register for one of ECO' s planting events in April. ECO will be giving away plants that were grown on the on-campus grow walls!

Honey, it’s sunny!

April 18, 3-5 pm, Lakeside Canopy

As a summer send off, students can learn about the benefits of reef-safe sunscreen and grab their own! Additionally, in support of Florida’s pollinators, students can taste a variety of local honey. Pass by the ECO Table a the Lakeside Canopy between 3-5 pm!

Bee Keeping 101 at Richter

April 23, 1-2 pm

Ray Santamaria is the proud owner of honeybee colonies certified by the Apiary Division of the Florida Dpt of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Come share Ray's passion, and learn the basics of bee keeping with the experts! 



Social Ideas Challenge

April 18, 1 pm

The Social Ideas Challenge contest will take place on April 18, 1 pm at eMerge Americas in Miami Beach. The HUC Social Ideas Challenge (SIC) is a contest developed by the Hemispheric University Consortium and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, which seeks to promote entrepreneurship with social impact through university communities. Learn more!


Visit to FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center

April 24, 11 am - 12 pm

The FPL SolarTogether program, which is one of the nation’s largest solar energy programs, provides organizations like the University of Miami, the opportunity to help reduce energy costs and achieve sustainability goals – on its journey to Carbon Neutrality. Join us on a tour of FPL’s Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center in SW Miami-Dade. Spots are limited and first come, first served. Address and additional details including carpooling option will be provided in a confirmation email once you RSVP. Note: Personal Protective Equipment (hard hat, safety glasses) will be provided by FPL at the site. You must wear long pants and flat, closed-toe shoes for our safety. There are no restrooms on the site. Please plan accordingly.



'Canes Day of Service

April 20, 9 am-12 pm

Join our team of alumni and students for a day of planting and gardening at the U! Small groups of volunteers will help beautify various green spaces of the Coral Gables campus. Student Government ECO Agency, in partnership with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will be planting a Florida Native Butterfly Garden! Bring closed shoes, a hat, a reusable bottle and some elbow grease! Volunteering opportunities are limited.



April 22, 10:30 am-2 pm

On April 22 from 10:30 am-2 pm, pass by the Lakeside Patio, learn about the great work that students, faculty, staff, vendors, and community partners are doing to make this Planet and this University a better, greener place! Don't miss Artist Xavier Cortada Underwater HOA installation on the Eaton green!

The Student Government ECO Agency invite all students and UM community members to pass by their activation table for a special green giveaway, and FREE food truck vouchers!


Resilience in the Built and Natural Environments

April 24, 9 am-5 pm

The built and natural environments are critical for our efforts to build resilience. Smart land-use, robust infrastructure and healthy ecosystem services are key capacities of equitable, sustainable and resilient communities. Many South Florida projects are deploying nature-based responses for infrastructure and officials are considering modifications to zoning and building regulations to reduce vulnerability and risk. 



The GREEN Games

April 25, 5-7 pm, Lakeside Patio

Founded in 2012, ECO Agency is the umbrella organization under Student Government that has been promoting sustainable living at the U and left a legacy of green projects all over campus. The GREEN Games Award ceremony is a competition where student orgs will volunteer to design sustainability projects, create sustainable artworks, and get involved off campus to earn points. On April 25, teams will present their works and projects. The award ceremony will include a keynote speaker and catered food. Learn more, contact ECO Agency!

Native Planting with ECO

April 28, 1-3 pm

Student Government ECO Agency, in partnership with Miami Dade County Artist in Residence Xavier Cortada will be planting a native butterfly garden along one of our canals. This natural ecosystem will promote biodiversity, mental health and wellbeing on our campus. Volunteering opportunities are limited.


Compost 101

April 29, 4:30-5:30 pm

Composting is the next evolution of recycling. Redirecting food waste from landfills create less methane, while returning nutrients from food scrap to the soil through compost application in your vegetable garden.


Earth Month in the Community

Open All Tabs
  • Coral Gables Earth Month Calendar

    Participate in the City Beautiful's Earth Month Events! Learn more!

  • U Thrift Calendar

    Wednesday, April 10th 10am-4pm 
    UThrift Stand at Foote Green - OCEAN AWARENESS WEEK

    Usual stand will be moved to Foote Green as part of OAW Tabling 

    Sunday, April 21st 5-7pm 
    Trash to Treasure

    Abeach clean up hosted by Marine Mammal Rescue Team who will be providing pizza, GenCLEO who is educating students about climate advocacy, and UThrift who is hosting a workshop to repurpose old phone cases sustainably and taking photos of the sustainable practices



    Monday, April 22nd from 10am-4pm 

    UThrift Pop-Up Stand Tabling for Earth Week - outside of Shalala


    Friday, April 26th 2-5pm
    Sustain Yourself at Lakeside Patio

    A coalition of environmental and community outreach programs aiming to effect change through creative measures - UThrift will be doing the annual locker clean out, but this year donating to a local homeless shelter. We are encouraging students to do their closet clean out at this time to give back to the local community. We will also be crocheting plastic bags into reusable, antimicrobial mats for the homeless community. Other organizations are collaborating and giving back in their own ways. (Red Cross, Period, and ULUXE)


    Every Wednesday 10 am-4pm 

    UThrift Stand outside of Shalala - FREE CLOTHES FOR ALL STUDENTS, all donation based which promotes sustainable fashion and daily routine practices (April 17th and 24th this month)

  • The Underline Earth Month Calendar

    The Underline is transforming the land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10‑mile linear park, urban trail, and public art destination. Learn more!

  • Alumni April Events

    This year for our annual ’Canes Day of Service project we'll joining Mission Continues in Miami, offering a chance to network, give back and make a positive environmental impact to our Florida Coast. Let's unite as ’Canes and demonstrate our commitment to sustainability.

    If you can't join us for Miami Veteran ’Canes Day of Service, consider attending one of our upcoming events:

    • April 19, 2024 - Bites at the Light Baseball Pregame Celebration
    • May 3 – 5, 2024 - Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix
    • May 26,2024: Flags for Fallen Vets at Lake Worth, Fl.  



    Bites at the Light
    April 19, 2024 - 5:00 p.m.

    The University of Miami Alumni Association, in partnership with the Miami ’Canes Community, invites fans of all ages to enjoy food and fun before the Miami Hurricanes take on the Louisville Cardinals on Friday, April 19th.

    Pregame Celebration: 5 - 7 p.mFirst Pitch: 7:02 p.m. Tickets: $40.00 Each ticket includes game admission, food, and beverages.


    Saturday, April 27, 2024   9 a.m. to 12 p.m.   
    Veteran ’Canes Day of Service: Coast Cleanup

    Join your Miami Veterans ’Canes Community  for our annual ’Canes Day of Service project
    in celebration of Earth Day!  


    Location: Crandon Park Shelter B- South Beach: 6747 Crandon Blvd, Miami, FL 33149

    Let's unite on this special occasion for our Earth Day Celebration and Support Event! This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the well-being of our planet by engaging in a meaningful day of action aimed at preserving the ocean ecosystem.

    Whether you're already passionate about environmental conservation or you're curious to learn more about how you can contribute to a greener earth, this event offers something for everyone. Expect a day filled with inspiration, educational opportunities, and plenty of fun activities.

    Don't miss out on this chance to connect with your fellow 'Canes, other military members from Mission Continues and with nature itself. Together, let's make a lasting difference for the future of our planet!

    🌱 Come join us and be part of the change! 🌱

    TMC blues, Clothes that can get dirty, Warm weather gear suitable for the conditions, Closed-Toe Shoes, and sunscreen. 

    Uneven terrain; Wheelchair accessible site and bathrooms ;Handicap Parking available (Pay By phone).

    *Beverages and light bites will be provided along with UM swag.
    **Kindly register by April 22nd as space is limited.


    2024 Formula1 Miami Grand Prix
    May 3-5, 2024

    Join fellow ’Canes for an exclusive discounted 3-day general admission campus pass for $400! Your pass will give you access to the F1 Sprint Race, practice, qualifying, the Grand Prix, the F1 Academy and Porsche Carrera Cup races, and the flexibility to explore other activities around campus. You will also have access to a designated UM area in the stadium for ’Canes to gather and network. A portion of all proceeds will benefit UM student scholarships. Race to grab your discounted tickets today!


    Flags for Fallen Vets 
    May 26, 2024 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Join the Veterans ’Canes Society for a day to honor our fallen vets! Together we will ensure an American Flag is placed upon EVERY Veterans Grave Site at EACH National Cemetery in the Country for Memorial Day. Tools: (brought by volunteers): gloves, hat, sunscreen, ruler or measuring tape, screwdriver, and hammer. Each ticket includes flags


    Please share your ideas or learn more by emailing
    to Diana Miller at