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Earth Day has grown in popularity and importance since it was first established in 1970. Though it is officially observed on April 22, if events across the 10 UH campuses are any indication, “Earth Week” might be more accurate.


Monday, April 18

Weighing the PROs and CONs of GMOs, a civic engagement panel
Law School Building Rm. CR2, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
UH Mānoa

Tuesday, April 19

Upcycling t-shirts and Malo Harvest
Courtyard, 11–1 p.m.
UH West Oʻahu

Wednesday, April 20

Earth Day Celebration
Rooftop planting, guest speakers, music, plant tour, more!
Various locations, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Leeward Community College

I ♥ Earth Day Festival
Music, games, prizes, tree planting, more!
College Great Lawn, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
UH Maui

E.A.R.T.H. Day
Sustainable food vendors, live entertainment and education
Kapiʻolani Community College, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Paʻiʻai Workshop, Activities, Games, Food
Courtyard, 11–1 p.m.
UH West Oʻahu

Mānoa Greendrinks
Happy Hour for the Sustainability Minded
Mānoa Gardens, Hemenway Hall, 5–7 p.m.
UH Mānoa

Thursday, April 21

Earth Day Kanikapila
Music about the Earth and our relationship to it, guest speakers and food
Hale Aʻo 101, 3–5 p.m.
Windward Community College

Film Screening: This Changes Everything
Library 2nd floor exhibit space, 4—6 p.m.
UH West Oʻahu/p>

Film Screening: Island of Sanctuary
Bldg 301 UCB 100, 5 p.m.
UH Hilo

Friday, April 22

Earth Day Fair & Conservation Career Day
Sponsored by Hawaiʻi CC and UH Hilo
Library Lanai, Campus Center Plaza, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
UH Hilo campus

Earth Day Festival
Campus Center Courtyard and Legacy Pathway, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
UH Mānoa

Hydro Electric Station Clean Up and BBQ
Hydro electric station area, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
BBQ to follow, noon til pau
Please RSVP via email jcarval[at]
Kauaʻi Community College

Earth Day Mural
Celebrate the Earth and paint a mural with 808 Urban
Campus Center 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
UH Mānoa

Seminar: From Commodity to Kinship
The role of relationship and ritual in tomorrow’s sustainability science
St. John 011, 12:30 p.m.
UH Mānoa

Rain Garden Workday
Gain knowledge of native, medicinal plants
Bring keiki, sun protection, water and aloha
Outside ʻImiloa building, 2–6 p.m.
Windward CC

Lecture: Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death: The Intersection of Ecology and Culture
Sam Gon, Nature Conservancy
Room 11, St. John Plant Science Building, lecture at 5 p.m., pupu at 4:30 p.m.
RSVP requested, email

Saturday, April 23

Community Work Day at Waikalua Loko fishpond
8–12 noon
Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu

Bonus past event pictures: Honolulu Community College Sustainability Showcase

student smiling throwing shaka Honolulu Community College sustainability showcase
Student at the Honolulu Community College Sustainability Showcase
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