Earth Week - April 16-20, 2018



Earth Week Fun Facts

  • 2018 marks the seventh annual UT Dallas Earth Week. #utdearthweek
  • Volunteers donated 385 hours and $9,682.75 of volunteer time during Earth Week 2017.
  • Earth Week 2017 events and service opportunites engaged 562 students in 6 OSV-hosted events with 21 community partners, 12 campus departments, and 12 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!

  • On campus composting operations collect all our landscape waste and turn it into compost. #soilhappens
  • UT Dallas is certified as a Tree Campus USA through the Arbor Day Foundation.
  • More than 1,200,000 million plastic bottles have been saved by students using campus’ 32 water bottle filling stations.
  • Over 230,000 straws were used at Dining Hall West just last year. As a result, UT Dallas Dining has gone "strawless" in effort to promote sustainable dining choices.
  • Since October 2016, the Sustainability Office has recycled over 2,000 lbs. of ink cartridges and toners.
  • 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!

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 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 2017 Impact Bulletin.

2018 Campus and Community Partners

Biological Sciences Department
Citizens' Climate Lobby
City of Dallas Defend your Drains
City of Dallas Stormwater Management
City of Richardson - Health Department
City of Richardson Public Services
Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages
Collin County Master Gardeners
Cycling Club
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Employee Wellness/Campus Wellness Committee
Environmental Protection Agency
Food Recovery Network
Groundwork Dallas
Heifer International
Kimberly Clark - Nitrile Glove Recycling
McDermott Library
Office of Research Compliance
Office of Student Volunteerism

Office of Sustainability
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Radio UT Dallas
Recreational Sports
School of Permaculture
Staff Council
Student Counseling Center
Student Wellness Center
Students Promoting Acts of Random Kindness (SPARK)
Sustainability Club
TerraMar
Texas Discovery Gardens
UT Dallas Community Garden
UTD Dining
UTD Tech Store
V Bikes
Vedic Organization for Inspiration, Culture & Education (VOICE)
YES Club at UT Dallas