CWU Sustainability

Celebrate Earth Week 2021 with CWU

Every year, the Central Washington University community gathers to celebrate Earth Day with a week of educational events, volunteer opportunities, and fun activities. The week is designed to inspire a shared sense of awe and appreciation for nature and a commitment to behaviors and actions that care and protect the planet. 

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and is celebrated annually by more than a billion people around the globe. We invite you to join our Earth Day celebrations and help make an impact and drive positive change. 

2022 Calendar of Events

All Month

Display of environmental justice and climate-focused books at CWU Libraries 

Wildcat Farm Work Parties: plant seeds and starts, weed, apply compost, set up new projects, and build compost piles

Date: Saturdays in April (4/09, 4/16 & 4/23)

Time: 10AM - 2pm

Location: Wildcat Neighborhood Farm

Host: Wildcat Neighborhood Farm

Registration through SLICE

Planning Your Garden Workshop: learn about what to take into consideration when planning your home garden

Date: Friday, April 1st

Time: 4PM - 5PM

Location: Wildcat Neighborhood Farm

HostWildcat Neighborhood Farm


Flying J's Clean-Up: help pick up trash at Flying J's gas station 

Date: Saturday, April 2nd

Time: 9AM - 11AM

Location: SURC East Patio



Crafting Compassion T-Shirt to Shopping Bag: make reusable shopping bags out of old SLICE program t-shirts

Date: Thursday, April 7th

Time: 12PM - 2PM

Location: SURC Pit 


OPR River Float and Clean-Up: float down the Yakima River Canyon while helping to clean up the riverbank

Date: Sunday, April 10th

Time: 9:30AM - 3PM

Location: CWU OPR



Spring Sustainability Cafe

Date: Wednesday, April 13th

Time: 3PM - 4:30PM

Host: CWU Sustainability 

Location: SURC 137 A/B

Mend-it-Monday with CWU Apparel, Textiles & Merchandising

Date: Monday, April 18th

Time: 5PM - 6PM

Location: SURC (room TBD)


Trash to Treasure Photobooth (RESCHEDULED to 4/27)

Date: Wednesday, April 27th

Time: 12PM - 2PM

Location: SURC West Patio 

Host: CWU Housing, CWU Early Childhood Learning Center, CWU SWAP

LEED Green Building Tour of the NEW Health Sciences Building

Date: Wednesday, April 20th

Time: 12PM - 1PM

Location: lobby of Health Sciences

Host: CWU Operations Division

Outdoor Yoga: unplug and unwind with Recreation at an outdoor yoga session

Date: Wednesday, April 20th 

Time: 1PM - 2PM

Location: SURC East Patio (rain location: Group X Studio)

Host: CWU Recreation

Earth Day Virtual News/Coffee Hour with Dr. Becky Pearson

Description: Concerned about climate issues? Not sure where to turn for fact-based news and information?Think it’s all bad news, or you just don’t like reading alone? This event is for YOU! 

Date: Friday, April 22nd 

Time: 9AM - 10AM

Location: Zoom 

Host: Dr. Becky Pearson, Professor of Health Sciences & Douglas Honors College

Yakima River Clean-Up: volunteer at the annual Yakima River Clean-Up

Date: Saturday, April 23rd

Time: 8:30AM - 12PM

Location: meet at SURC East Patio



Downtown Spring Clean Up: help clean up the Ellensburg downtown with SLICE and the Ellensburg Downtown Association

Date: Saturday, April 23rd

Time: 9AM - 1PM

Location: meet at Rotary Pavilion 

Host: SLICE and Ellensburg Downtown Association

Registration through SLICE or Ellensburg Downtown Association

DIY Beeswax Wraps

Date: Wednesday, April 27th

Time: 1PM - 2PM

Location: SURC 137A

Host: Wellness Center and CWU Sustainability 

Olmstead Place Historical State Park Clean-Up: help clean-up the beautiful grounds of an original 1875 pioneer homestead

Date: Saturday, April 30th

Time: 10AM - 12PM

Location: meet at SURC East Patio

Host: SLICE 

Registration through SLICE

Past Earth Week Celebrations at CWU

2021 Earth Week Celebrations

2020 Earth Week Celebrations


2019 Earth Week Celebrations