UNCW clubs and organizations gear up for Earth Week


Kaylin Damico

The UNCW pond next to the Student Recreation Center.

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor

Earth Day is officially celebrated this year on April 22, but many on campus clubs and organizations at UNC Wilmington (UNCW) are planning environmentally themed events throughout the week. Here is the rundown on how to get involved with this year’s environmentally friendly festivities.

Monday, April 19

UNCW’s chapter of the Plastic Ocean Project (POP) is partnering with the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) to offer students free succulents. Swing by the amphitheater between 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to pot your own plant.


Tuesday, April 20

SustainDub will be hosting their typical “Compost Tuesday” activities for students trying to minimize their waste impact. There will be designated bags outside of Warwick Center, and a peer educator stationed from 12 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Later in the evening, housing and residence life will be hosting their “Plant Therapy” event. This is being billed as a time to let your mind rest while potting a plant that you can take home with you. This will be taking place right outside the office and pool area at Seahawk Village, running from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 21

The Journeys Toward Justice speaker series hosted by OSLE in collaboration with other universities will be covering climate change in Boston, with a focus on how social justice correlates with environmentalism. This event will be hosted via Zoom, beginning at 6 p.m.


Earth Day, Thursday, April 22

Housing and residence life will be hosting “Earth Day Dirt Dessert and Walk” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of Sandpiper Hall. Students can enjoy an Earth Day themed treat before heading off for a group nature walk in the Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve. Students are being asked to bring along their own spoon to enjoy the dessert.

SustainDub will be hosting the latest installment in their series “Sustainablili-Tea: Career Conversations” on Zoom. Anna Reh-Gingerich from the City of Wilmington’s Stormwater Services will be speaking to students about why they should be interested in environmentally friendly careers. Tune in from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to learn more.

Later, join SustainDub for an Earth Day themed trivia night via Zoom. The event will be held at 7 p.m., with the trivia winner receiving a UNCW t-shirt and an Instagram shout out as their prize.