We invite the UCO community and broader Edmond community to help us celebrate earth the week of April 18-22. Now is the time for us to to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably) to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.
These events are free and no pre-registration is required.
As for the past ~30 years, the UCO campus will be hosting the Earth Day Fair around Broncho Lake. This year we’ll celebrate on Wednesday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with educational tables and events.
TABLES will be hosted by UCO student groups with a sustainability focus, non-profits committed to sustainability, City of Edmond offices dedicated to the betterment of our community, and more.
Earth Day activities include:
- A GLASS COLLECTION event is happening to recycle your clean, any color jars and bottles. Bring them to the Earth Day Fair under the blue tent April 20, or any time Earth Week to the big dumpster at University Dr. & Washington (Lot 51). Let’s divert those infinitely recyclable items from filling up our landfills. Recycled glass uses less energy than making glass from sand! This means fewer greenhouse gas emissions and a reduction in the impact of sand harvesting.
- Also, a ZINE MAKING and FILM SCREENING (Arctic Summer and The Bosers of Brule) event is happening 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Melton Gallery to reuse materials as art.
An Environmental Justice Art Exhibit, “Curating for Equity Student Spotlight Series” is on display in the Krottinger Family Gallery in Mitchell Hall from April 7-21.
This collaboration between the Melton Gallery’s Veronica Cianfrano and the School of Design’s McKenna Sanderson, highlights student artists, and a closing reception will take place from 4:00-5:00 p.m., on April 21, in Krottinger Gallery.
Following that reception, an Environmental Justice Panel Discussion will take place at UCO’s Y Chapel, 5:00-6:15 p.m., moderated by Dr. Alyssa Provencio and including panelists Guillermo Martinez Sotelo, Cheyenne Branscum, and LaTasha Timberlake. Then, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. the Environmental Justice Film Festival will commence with 4 films. See the UCO Master Calendar for details.