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Chapman Celebrates Earth Day all Month Long

This Earth Day, Chapman University is renewing its commitment to a more sustainable future. The university will mark the 51st anniversary of Earth Day with a month-long series of virtual events hosted by the Office of Sustainability in collaboration with departments across campus. Whether it’s a virtual cooking class or a panel discussion, each event will celebrate environmentalism and offer opportunities to learn about how you can help lay the foundation for a greener future.  

All events will be held virtually and are open to the entire Chapman community. All events listed below are also available to view and register on Chapman’s Events Calendar. Visit Chapman’s Earth Day website for more information. 

See What’s in the Works for the Month of April:

Three B Sustainability Summit, Thursday, April 1, 10 a.m.

Mark your calendars for this virtual conference on sustainability and social responsibility. Produced by The Lukes Network, this conference will feature speakers from top companies including, UPS, SolarApp, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Tesla Energy. Register today!  

Fighting Climate Change: The Sixth Annual Public Policy Conference, Wednesday, April 7, 8:30 a.m.

How are local governments and public policy leaders dealing with pressing climate challenges in California and elsewhere?  Learn from leading experts and thought leaders at Chapman’s renowned annual public policy conference. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required

Home Garden Discussion, Game & Starter Kit, Friday, April 16, 11 a.m.

Join the Office of Sustainability for a fun presentation and discussion on how to grow your own seasonal garden. Those who RSVP will be invited to pick up a starter seed kit from campus to begin growing their own plant after our demonstration! Register for the online presentation

 Veg Club x Office of Sustainability Cooking Class, Wednesday, April 21, 4 p.m.

Tune in for a cooking class brought to you by Chapman’s Veg Club and the Office of Sustainability! Featuring affordable and accessible items while highlighting the impacts of a plant-based diet, this will be a fun and educational Zoom session. We’ll be teaching you how to make vegan chickpea “tuna” and peanut butter dates. Register for the Zoom event

Earth Day Meditation Session with Dr. Jay Kumar, Thursday, April 22, 4 p.m.

We invite you to celebrate the arrival of spring and honor Earth Day with Director of Contemplative Practices and Wellbeing Jay Kumar, Ph.D., and the Office of Sustainability. Join us for this special program of meditation and ritual as we deepen our sacred connection to both the planet and the spirit of humanity. Register for the Zoom event.

Movie Screening and Zoom Panel of “Plastic China,” Thursday, April 29, 10:30 a.m.

“Plastic China” explores the lives of two families who make a living recycling plastic waste imported from developed countries. As they work to carve out a daily living, the perilous work takes a toll not only on their physical health but on their mental well-being, too. Stream the film. Join the panel discussion

Other Ways to Participate in Earth Day:

Sustainability Month Pledge

We invite you to take the Sustainability Month Pledge in honor of Earth Day as a small sustainable commitment to the environment!

Paws for the Planet

Join the Office of Volunteer Engagement for their “Paws for the Planet” event which asks Chapman Family members to pledge volunteer hours toward environmentally friendly actions during Earth Month. Help them reach the 500-hour goal by pledging to volunteer and checking out their volunteer opportunities! Pledge to volunteer.

Download Earth Day Zoom Backgrounds

Participate virtually in this month’s events with an Earth-Day-themed background! Download your own Zoom background.

Michelle Anguka