Earth Week

Earth Week: During Earth Week, Student Involvement sponsors a series of events and programs, in conjunction with student organizations and relevant departments, to bring attention to the many different ways students can enjoy, protect, and preserve their environment.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper Earth Day Preparation

Saturday, April 8th 9:00am-12:00pm

School of Freshwater Sciences, 600 E Greenfield Ave

Come and help the Milwaukee Riverkeeper Team prepare for their largest volunteer event of the year! Volunteers will help separate and organize supplies for teams of volunteers that will be cleaning our rivers throughout Milwaukee. This opportunity will be a fun one!

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Everyday Actions in Sustainability

Wednesday, April 12th 3:00-4:00pm

Student Union, Student Involvement 3rd Floor

Join Leadership Programs and the Office of Sustainability to explore how your daily routines and actions might be contributing to your carbon footprint. We’ll take a  quick quiz to learn about your carbon footprint, discuss how to reduce it, and discover what campus resources are available to help!

DIY Sustainable Home Cleaning Products with Conservation Club

Monday, April 17th, 11:00am-2:00pm

Union Concourse

Join the conservation to learn about how to take little steps to green up your life, starting with making your own home cleaning products! Cleaning products are largely water and has a big carbon footprint to ship- save money and the planet by making your own! Bring your own empty cleaning containers if you can!

DIY Terrariums with CAB

Thursday, April 20th, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Union Concourse

It’s Earth Week! Join CAB, SACC, and Conservation club for earth week as we provide you with the materials to make your own terrarium!

Earth Week Spring Greening & Cleaning 2023

Saturday, April 22nd 9am- 12:00pm

UWM Heat Plant parking lot, 3359 N Downer Ave

Grab your garden gloves & clippers and join the UWM Office of Sustainability to rejuvenate green infrastructure on campus. Meet at UWM, at the Heating Plant parking lot off of Downer Avenue. It’s our time to cut back the old growth for the new to arrive. If there are enough volunteers, multiple sites will be addressed across campus.

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Make A Difference Day Spring 2-23

Saturday, April 22nd, 9:00am- 1:00pm

Members of the UWM community are invited to take part in the city-wide Spring Make a Difference Day on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023. Make a Difference Day is a citywide volunteer event where volunteers across Milwaukee help with neighborhood clean-ups and helping older adults with cleaning patios, raking leaves, and clearing garden beds.

You can sign up as an individual or with a team. Individuals will be grouped as a team before being sent out to do service. The event goes from 9:00 am until approximately 1:00 pm (depending on how quickly you finish your volunteer project).

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RIVERBLUE screening

Wednesday, April 26th, 6:00pm

Union Cinema

RiverBlue is an award-winning documentary that follows river conservationist, Mark Angelo, on a journey that uncovers the dark side of the fashion industry. Spanning the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most polluting industries, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, the effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future. RiverBlue will have you asking your favorite brands how your clothes are made