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Earth Week April 17-23

Events and Information

Earth Week at Penn, April 17-23, 2023, presents an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to participate in cross-disciplinary events designed to educate and inspire action around themes of environmental justice, climate, and nature-based solutions. This University-wide initiative welcomes schools, centers, student groups, community organizations, and green teams to organize events that encourage active engagement. Previous Earth Week highlights have included plantings, guest speakers, litter clean-ups, sustainably sourced meals, e-waste drives, walking tours, teach-ins, and more.

Please take a moment to register your event for inclusion on the calendar below. Continue to check back throughout the spring as more events are added. We look forward to seeing you this April!

Questions about planning an event? Get in touch with Penn Sustainability at

Event Host Organization Day Date Event Type Location
Penn Traditions Earth Week Volunteering Event Penn Traditions Sunday Apr 16 2023 | 2 - 3pm Volunteer

Cobb's Creek

Earth Week Yoga at the Food Farm Campus Recreation Monday Apr 17 2023 | 2 - 3pm Other

3000 Walnut St

Creating Canopy Tree Giveaway Registration Penn Office of the University Landscape Architect Tuesday Apr 18 2023 | 10am - May 1 2023 | 10am Other

Giveway event is May 4, 2023. Register on April 18 on the website…;

The Balancing Act of Planned Green Spaces: Virtual Panel Event Morris Arboretum and Penn Alumni Relations Wednesday Apr 19 2023 | 12 - 1pm Panel/Discussion

Register here to receive the Zoom link:…

Subterranean Archives: The Epistemic Violence of Henequén Haciendas and their Erasure of the Subterranean Worlds in Yucatán, México with Pablo Aguilera Del Castillo Penn Program in Environmental Humanities Wednesday Apr 19 2023 | 12:30 - 1:30pm Panel/Discussion, Webinar

Williams 623 and via Zoom. Register here:…

History Speaking: Penn, Fossil Fuel, and the History of the Future Department of History Wednesday Apr 19 2023 | 5:15 - 6:15pm Panel/Discussion

Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium

PennVet's, One Health in Action Seminar Series University of Pennsylvania Thursday Apr 20 2023 | 12 - 1pm Panel/Discussion, Webinar

Penn Vet's Hill Pavilion, Room 130. Also online via Zoom at

PFAS and Pregnancy Philadelphia Regional Center for Children's Environmental Health and the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology Thursday Apr 20 2023 | 3 - 4pm Panel/Discussion, Webinar

Two Options for Participants:  Attend in person at BRB II/III, Room 252 OR watch on Zoom. Register here:

Melted Crayon Charm Workshop Penn Libraries Thursday Apr 20 2023 | 4 - 5pm Fun & Games

Education Commons TinkerLab

Inspiration to Action with Talon Bazille Greenfield Intercultural Center, Penn Sustainability Office, Penn Alumni Relations, the Environmental Innovations Initiative, the Office of Social Equity and Community Thursday Apr 20 2023 | 5 - 7pm Panel/Discussion

The Arts, Research, and Culture House (ARCH) Auditorium

Outdoor Bootcamp Campus Recreation Friday Apr 21 2023 | 9 - 9:45am Other

Franklin Field

GreenFest Penn Environmental Group Friday Apr 21 2023 | 1 - 5pm Exhibit, Fun & Games, Networking

College Green