Earth Week

Earth Week Logo Illustration

Earth Week Fun Facts

  • 2019 marked the eighth annual UT Dallas Earth Week. #utdearthweek
  • Volunteers donated 166.6 hours and $4,110.89 of volunteer time during Earth Week 2019.
  • Earth Week 2019 events and service opportunities engaged 891 participants in 17 events with 20 community partners, 17 campus departments, and 8 student organizations.
  • Earth Fair is the largest event during Earth Week and features an array of student and community focused green initiatives.
  • UT Dallas has a certified monarch waystation on campus. Butterfly Flutterby, established during Earth Week in spring 2015, give students the opportunity to enjoy maintaining the butterfly habitat year-round.

UT Dallas Goes Green!

  • UT Dallas diverts all food waste from the landfill for composting at Dining Hall West and students deliver leftover food to the needy through the Food Recovery Network.
  • UT Dallas is certified a Bee Campus USA through the Xerces Society and a certified Tree Campus USA through the Arbor Day Foundation.
  • More than 3,000,000 plastic bottles have been saved by students using campus’ 43 water bottle filling stations.
  • UT Dallas has 7 LEED Certified Buildings, and is pursuing LEED Certification for the Science Building that is currently under construction.
  • UT Dallas recycled 1.4 million pounds of waste in 2018.
  • Through the Office of Student Volunteerism, year-round "green" events are hosted at the UT Dallas Community Garden, Butterfly Flutterby, Adopt-a-Highway, and Operation Upcycle series.

Do you have questions or want to be a part of Earth Week? Contact the OSV if you would like to get involved!

Students holding promotional items for Earth Week. Each year, the UT Dallas community comes together to celebrate sustainability and environmental practices through interactive and educational events and programs during Earth Week.

With the assistance of our valued partners, Earth Week is brought to UT Dallas by the Office of Student Volunteerism and the Office of Sustainability.

Want to know more about Earth Week? Learn about the impact UT Dallas made and get highlights by viewing or downloading the Earth Week 2019 Program Summary.

In response to COVID-19, we will host a virtual event called Digital Earth Day, in replacement of our previously scheduled Earth Week activities.

With the assistance of our valued partners, Digital Earth Day is brought to UT Dallas by the Office of Student Volunteerism and the Office of Sustainability and celebrates both the 50th Earth Day and the 50th anniversary of UT Dallas.

The event will feature a series of educational and engaging videos from students, faculty, staff, community agencies and businesses that focus on environmental and sustainable work. Videos will go live on the Office of Sustainability website and the Office of Student Volunteerism’s YouTube channel, OSVUTDallas, on April 22.

We hope you’ll join us for Digital Earth Day 2020!

2019 Campus and Community Partners

Animal Rights Club
Bee Campus USA Committee
Biological Sciences Department
Booster Fuels
Chemistry Student Association
City of Dallas Water Utilities
City of Plano – Sustainability and Environmental Education
City of Richardson
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Dallas Marshal’s Office – Environmental Crimes Unit
Dallas Water Utilities - Defend Your Drains
Eco Reps
Groundwork Dallas
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

NCTCOG Transportation Department
Office of Student Volunteerism
Office of Sustainability
Organix Recycling LLC
Reverie Bakeshop
Staff Council
Student Wellness Center
Sustainability Committee
University Library
University Recreation (UREC)
US Peace Corps
UT Dallas Community Garden
UTD Dining Services
UTD Sustainability Club
UTD Tech Store
Vedic Organization for Inspiration, Culture & Education (VOICE)
Voter Registration