Earth Week Activities Schedule

Monday, April 16
Tree Planting Ceremony
11:30 a.m.
41st and Harney, near parking lot 5
Oma-Grow will hand out compost starter kits while supplies last.
Channel 6 coverage of the event, click here.

Tuesday, April 17
UNMC employees and students are invited to pledge to save energy and resources. Support Earth Week while sitting at your desk. (link to: )

Wednesday April 18
Each year, billions of writing instruments are needlessly discarded and end up in landfills. TerraCycle, UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center are offering a special program for defunct writing instruments. Request one Terracycle bin for your department by emailing The next time your pen explodes or your Sharpie runs out of ink, place it in a TerraCycle bin. When the bin is full, email us again for a shipping label. Terracycle will convert the empty writing instruments and packaging into other fun and innovative products.  

Thursday, April 19
UNMC Culture Fest
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Truhlsen Campus Event Center – Sorrell Center
Earth Week volunteers are honored to be a part of UNMC Culture Fest and will be handing out compostable plates for you to pile high with delicious ethnic foods. Take your picture with the Plastic Bag Man and receive a reusable shopping bag while supplies last.

Friday, April 20
Household Electronics Recycling and Household Confidential Paper Shredding Event
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Recovery Room Bar & Grill
4016 Leavenworth St., west parking lot
Bring your old household electronic equipment and any old confidential papers you wish to shred to campus and drop them off in the west parking lot at The Recovery Room Bar & Grill (former Pauli’s.) The electronic items and paper will be ecologically recycled. There is a small fee associated with each electronic item.

UNMC Link Earth Day Campus Clean Up
Noon to 1 p.m.
Meet at the UNMC ice rink at noon to gather supplies and then split into groups and pick up trash around campus. In order to participate in this even, please register by April 16 by emailing  Lunches will be provided to the first 25 who register.