UIC celebrates Earth Month

1024966_54525061“My focus this year is trees and bees,” says Lisa Sanzenbacher, community outreach and program coordinator of UIC’s Office of Sustainability.

For Earth Month, the Office of Sustainability is putting on events to promote a healthy and environmentally aware campus. Events include community gardening, bike riding, greenhouse tours, and more.

As a campus long dedicated to environmental sustainability, UIC has been named a USA Tree Campus since 2011. A Tree Campus is one whose community is actively involved in effective management of trees.

UIC was also recently named the first Bee Campus in the state of Illinois. As a community, UIC has made a promise to grow more plants that will attract bees and other pollinators.

Sanzenbacher is excited about UIC’s Earth Month activities.“

It’s fun to promote our Climate Commitments to people who have never heard of them.”


Earth Month events:

April 20
UIC Growing Green

Enjoy scavenger hunts and refreshments as UIC announces new tree inventory.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Quad

April 21–28
Bike 2 Campus Week

Visit bikesafetyquiz.com to take a test for a chance to win a $100

April 25
UIC Greenhouse Tour

Take a guided tour through UIC’s greenhouse.
11 a.m. to noon, UIC Greenhouse and Plant Research Lab

April 27
Sustainability Internship Program Poster

Student interns have been working hard to promote campus sustainability. Come out to show them support.
4 to 6 p.m., 2232 Art and Exhibition Hall

May 12
Arbor Day Observance Tree Planting

Volunteers needed to plant 30 new trees.
1 to 5 p.m. Chicago Circle Memorial Grove

May 16
Little Prairie on Campus Training

UIC is turning an under-utilized space into a plant garden and a
pollinator habitat. Volunteers are needed.
Garden behind SPHPI and CFSB

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