Experience Earth Month

About FSU Earth Month

FSU Earth Month is an annual celebration of our planet and involves lots of events and opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. Held during the spring semester, Earth Month events typically span from late March through mid-April.

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Sustainable Campus Events

Market Your SustainABILITY - March 26, 12PM-1PM & March 27, 4PM-5PM

Learn how to market your sustainability! Covering a range of topics regarding professional, academic, and leadership opportunities, come and get LinkedIn tips, resume advice, and more! 

Eco-Anxiety Workshop - March 28, 1130AM-1PM

This conversation provides a space for students to discuss their worries and fears around the natural world, will provide mental health FSU resources for students, and help foster discussion on how students can bring their unique skills and passions into environmental advocacy. 

Climate In Media Workshop: Introduction to Climate Fiction - April 3rd, 5PM-630PM

Union Room 1282 (Line Dance Meeting Room)

This workshop is meant to introduce the concept of climate fiction to students, including its form and structure, examples and discussions, and time to work on drafting their own pieces. The workshop will discuss the interaction between the natural landscape and human interaction in various fictions, and share publishing pathways through magazines and anthologies!

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Native Plants - April 9th, 230PM-330PM

Seminole Organic Garden

Join FSU Sustainable Campus in the Seminole Organic Garden on April 9th, from 2:30 to 3:30 PM to enjoy ice cream and learn more about native plants! This event will offer a place to kick back and enjoy the outdoors as the weather turns nice, and celebrate all that we have accomplished this semester as we move into Earth Month!  

Sustainable Design Gala (SDG) - POSTPONED: NEW DATE TBD

Globe Auditorium

Our Sustainable Design Gala will be held April 11th from 11-2 PM in the Globe Auditorium and will focus on the intersection of art and the natural world. Come see art that ranges from ceramics, painting, poetry, short essays, and more! There will be presentations of literary submissions and refreshments. Be on the lookout for more information, and we hope to see you there!

Eco-Literary Open Mic Night - April 15th, 5PM-7PM

Seminole Organic Garden 

Join us in the Seminole Organic Garden to celebrate a busy year of writing! Students are welcome to bring their own pieces and receive feedback from our three instructors from earlier Climate In Media workshops throughout the semester, or, they can take the first hour of this event to draft up something entirely new! In the second hour, students can either continue to work or choose to share their pieces and read them aloud. Come write about nature while surrounded by nature sitting in our lovely garden! 


Garnet and Gold Goes Green Spring Football Tailgate 2024 - April 20, 12PM-3PM

Doak Campbell Stadium

G4 is a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours and help keep the campus clean! If you have never tried G4 before, the Spring football game is a great time to come check us out. Come earn volunteer hours, as we will be recycling and tailgating before the Spring Football game! Everyone is welcome to this event to celebrate our volunteers and prepare for our fall football season! We will meet at Three Torches by the stadium. Snacks and merchandise are to be provided! Signing up is encouraged but not required.


FRN x Farmlink Power Hour - April 22, 1PM-2PM

Mendenhall A 101

FRN will be conducting research to find new farms for Farmlink to reach out to in order to expand its impact in collecting excess food from farms. To volunteer for this event, please use the sign-up sheet below! Since this volunteer event will be research-based, please make sure you have a phone or laptop with you.


Sustainability Fellows Poster Session - April 22nd, 4PM-630PM

SSB 214

The Spring '24 Sustainability Fellows have been working all semester long with community partners to conduct research and enact positive change in the community! To hear about each of their unique projects and all that they have done, join us on April 22nd (Earth Day), from 4 to 6:30 PM in SSB 214! 

Each fellow will be creating a poster showcasing the work that they have accomplished. This is a great opportunity to engage in any questions you may have about their research and to learn about each of their unique projects!

Events Around Campus

Climate Expert and FSU alumnus J. Marshall Shepherd to Present at Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee - April 4th, 7PM

Challenger Learning Center

Florida State University is honored to announce a presentation by three-time FSU alumnus J. Marshall Shepherd, former president of the American Meteorological Society and leading international weather and climate expert. This event is free and open to the public, and registration is required. 

Shepherd will be presenting "Cloudy with A Chance of Science: Using the lens of weather to explain how perceptions are shaped." Shepherd uses his experience as an atmospheric scientist, professor, and public intellectual to discuss how perceptions about science are shaped. He uses contemporary events, scientific literature, and personal experiences to deliver a compelling yet accessible discussion for public audiences. Shepherd is routinely called by major media outlets, the White House, and Congress to share his expertise on weather or climate issues.

This talk will take place Thursday, April 4th, at 7 PM. To learn more, click here!


Artist Talk: Méadhbh O’Connor - April 12, 6PM


Meet Talamh agus Teanga featured artist Méadhbh O’Connor as she shares her sculptural and multi-media installation practice focusing on the intersection of science and the environment. MoFA’s exhibition marks the first time O’Connor’s artwork will be shown in the United States. Learn about her site-specific work, Biosystem VIII, which reflects her ongoing series of living orbs alluding to the temporality and cycle of life and the artist’s upcoming collaborations.

This event will be taking place on April 11th at 6 PM. To learn more and to register to attend, click here!


 Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge Workshop - April 12, 930AM-130PM

Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response Center Conference Room

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering: Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response Center, FSU College of Social Work, Stoops Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, & Children, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Center present the workshop "Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge" on April 12 from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm EST. This workshop is FREE. Registration required. Attendees will receive lunch and a copy of Dr. Daniel Wildcat's book Red Alert! 

This workshop is a part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Coordination Network (RCN) awarded project (NSF CoPe RCN: Resilient Rural Infrastructure (RISE1940319). This RCN explores how to achieve adaptive resilience for Gulf coastal communities, which has the potential to extend to the infrastructure resilience of other rural communities, and aims to foster a new understanding of the complex interactions among the key elements of community resilience in rural coastline areas. The RCN aims to bring together researchers from different fields who otherwise would not be able to network together to form working groups.

To learn more about this event, and to register to attend, click here!


Walk for Water 5K - April 14, meeting at 830AM, begins at 9AM

Integration Statue

Maji Project at FSU is dedicated to honoring the daily trek taken by women and children in many global communities who must walk long distances for access to safe water. They are partnering with Fountains of Hope (FOH), a nonprofit organization, to raise funds that will aid in the installment of water purification systems in a global community. FOH will install water purification systems within the school buildings of a rural village in Tanzania, Africa, this June 2024 and  hopes to allow additional individual purification systems to be delivered, as well. 

This April 14, 2024, the 5k begins at 8:30 AM near FSU's Student Union at the Integration Statue, with the walk/run beginning at 9:00 AM. Walkers and Runners are encouraged to fundraise for the cause using their personal and team pages (access granted through registration). With registration, you will receive a small tote and other merchandise items on the day of the event, and may even be entered into a couple raffle baskets. 

To register for the run click here, and follow @majiprojectfsu on Instagram!


Be Happy and Bloom - April 18, 11AM-2PM

Landis Green

Join RENEWFSU, Sustainable Campus, and other student organizations to discuss the nine dimensions of wellness, take part in interactive baling opportunities, and take a moment to relax and have fun before Finals! 


FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory Lecture Series: "Sea Turtles in a Changing World. Potential impacts and Future Direction" by Dr. Mariana Fuentes - April 18, 7PM- 8PM

FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory 

Dr. Mariana Fuentes (Associate Professor, Florida State University), a sea turtle conservation biologist, has been involved with sea turtle research and conservation for over 20 years. Dr. Fuentes's work provides a critical scientific basis to aid the recovery of threatened marine megafauna, in particular marine turtles. Her research draws together a wide range of disciplines, and she often works closely with various stakeholders on interdisciplinary research topics and management issues.

Her expertise is in integrating field-based ecology with systematic conservation planning, decision-theory approaches, climate modeling, and applied qualitative and geographic spatial analysis. She uses these tools to explore how marine turtles, interact with environmental processes and how they are impacted by current and future disturbances.

To learn more or to attend this lecture in-person or virtually, click here! This talk will take place April 18th from 7 to 8 PM.

Earth Day 50

In 2020, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with a virtual exhibit in partnership with Florida State Universities Special Collections. 

Titled “Earth Day 50: Environmental Activism at FSU and Beyond,” the exhibit takes a step into the past with throwback fonts and color schemes reminiscent of the 1970s. Items featured include the work of students, alumni and researchers at FSU, as well as artists, journalists, government officials, and educators in Florida. 

Visitors can take a deep dive into FSU’s Earth Day history, complete with photos, newspaper clippings and a host of archival materials. A highlight of the collection includes handwritten correspondence from former Gov. Claude Kirk and his environmental adviser Nathaniel Reed. Together, the two were instrumental in helping to preserve Big Cypress Swamp, at the time the last known wild home of the Florida Panther. 

Those who virtually tour the exhibit will also learn more about notable FSU figures, such as “Her Deepness,” Sylvia Earle, the diver, marine biologist, and activist who helped pave the way for women in science. The exhibit also features student groups like the Center for Participant Education, which has given students a platform to inform university and state policy for the past 50 years. 

Visit the online exhibit here: https://fsuearthday50.omeka.net/exhibits/show/earth-day-50/home

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