Earth Month® 2022

Logo by Gabriela Batinich (Environmental Studies ’23), winner of the 2022 Earth Month® Logo Competition


Each year, in the weeks leading up to Earth Day (April 22nd) CEJS, in partnership with various Seattle University departments and student groups, encourages action and participation in initiatives that focus on the urgent need for environmental justice, sustainable development, and climate solutions. See below for the Earth Month 2022 program.


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SU-Sponsored Events

Earth Month EcoChallenge 2022

Earth Month EcoChallenge with PRIZES!

When: You decide!
Where: You decide!
Description: The goal of "EcoChallenge" is for individuals to take action for a better shared future. This year's Earth Month EcoChallenge focuses on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Pick a personal action and take your small step to make our common home a healthier, more equitable, and sustainable place. Actions range from one-time, such as committing 10 minutes to learn about endangered species and daily actions, such as tracking your single-use plastic usage. The top 3 winners from the SEATTLEU team will receive a $25 gift card to Frankie & Jo’s, Mighty-O Donuts, the Elliott Bay Bookstore, OR a donation on their behalf to an environmental organization of their choosing! Join the SEATTLEU team and explore actions here. 

Earth Month at Residence Halls: DO MORE TO SAVE MORE! 

When: All Month!
Where: Campion, Xavier, Bellarmine, and Chardin residence Halls
Description: Residence halls are committing to "Do More to Save More"! What's to expect during Earth Month 2022? A display with your residence hall's performance for water and energy use will be traveling from hall to hall to inform residents and spur action. Student residents: your knowledge will then be tested at the "EARTH MONTH" trivia night on April 29 (see details below). This initiative is sponsored by RHA, CEJS, and SU Facilities. 

Meatless Mondays at Fusion

When: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 from 10:45 AM-2 PM
WhereFusion in Cherry Street Market
DescriptionPart of Redhawk Dining’s Earth month celebration will be Meatless Mondays all month long! Stop by Fusion to enjoy entirely meatless and delicious meals. These vegetarian and vegan options will show Redhawks you can still enjoy a flavorful and protein-packed meal without traditional animal proteins!

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What Does the Philosophy of Nature Around 1800 Still Have to Tell Us in the Anthropocene?

When: April 7th, 4 PM
WhereWyckoff Auditorium
Description: Dr. Philipp Höfele, a professor of philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin and Penn State University, is speaking at this SU-sponsored event. Please direct all queries to Jason M. Wirth,

Tree Planting at SU - SUPK

When: April 8th, 10 AM-2 PM
Where: SUPK (12th & Jefferson)
Description: Help SU Grounds and "The Outlaws" student club plant trees, garden, and mulch the area to provide more shade and habitat on the SU campus. Interested in participating? Please contact Shannon Britton at

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Climate Anxiety Panel & Discussion

When: April 14th, 12:30-1:20 PM
Where: PIGT 101 or Virtual. See this event page for Zoom information. 
Description: This event will help you understand your climate anxiety, process it through action, and end with a discussion on how to implement these actions in our own community. The anonymous answers from this Padlet will be directly addressed by our panel consisting of Emily Wright, an adjunct professor of Environmental Beliefs and Behaviors and Moji Igun, the founder of Blue Daisi Consulting, a zero waste & sustainability consulting group for small businesses. If you have not filled out the Padlet yet, please do so. This event is open to all SU students, faculty, and staff, and co-hosted by CEJS and EVST (Environmental Studies). Please RVSP HERE if you will join in-person as there is limited space available! There is no need to RVSP if you will be joining virtually.

 The Edible Garden Teaching Kitchen flyer for April 12th, 2022

Edible Garden Teaching Kitchen

When: April 19th, 9:30 AM
Where: Tune into @RedhawkDining on Instagram Live
Description: April’s Teaching Kitchen will be with chef Mark Fortino and his sous chefs will be a member of SGSU. The Teaching Kitchen will showcase all of the edible gardens around campus and how to utilize them in a plant-based meal!


Rain Garden Raffle!

When: April 20-22, 11-2PM
Where: Middle table in the Student Center, 2nd floor
DescriptionEngineers for a Sustainable World will be selling tickets for a 50/50 Cash Pot Raffle where students will be able to purchase one ticket for $5 or three for$10. On Friday, 4/22 the winner will be drawn, and 50% of the pot will be their winning, while the other 50% will go towards the Rain Garden fundraiser. 


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Work Parties in the SU Ethnobotanical Gardens - WNPS

When: April 21, 10 AM-1 PM 
WhereSeattle University Vi Hilbert Ethnobotanical Garden (click here for a map)
Description: Join SU Grounds and the Washington Native Plant Society in gardening, planting, weeding, and mulching in some of our beautiful campus gardens! Interested in participating? Learn more and sign up.

HeartBeet Restaurant Takeover at Fusion

When: April 21st, 11 AM-2 PM
WhereFusion in Cherry Street Market
Description: Redhawk Dining and Engineers for a Sustainable World are partnering to put on a farm-to-table restaurant takeover with local vegan, gluten-free restaurant HeartBeet! Ten percent of your meal will be donated to the Rain Garden project on campus. Also, stop by the 2nd floor of the Student Center to talk to ESW members about Earth Day, why sustainable practices are important, and to get your free stickers, buttons, and bookmarks with information!

Earth Talks 2022 Logo and Theme, Just Sustainability


WhenApril 22nd, 11 AM-12:30 PM and 2 PM-3:30 PM (PST)
Where: Virtual
Description: Join us for the 3rd edition of Earth Talks, a virtual showcase of short, 5-minute presentations by SU students, faculty, staff, and community partners. The theme this year is Just Sustainability-Care for our Common Home. The event will be held across 2 sessions on Earth Day, April 22, 2022 with a diverse array of topics including research, service, community projects, and artwork as well as a Q&A session with keynote speakers, Senator Rebecca Saldaña and David Mendoza. More info here. And REGISTER HERE 

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Earth Day Plant-Forward Menu

When: April 22nd, 10:45 AM-2:00 PM
Where: Fusion in Cherry Street Market
Description: Redhawk Dining is doing a plant-based grain bowl at Fusion on Earth Day! They will also have adorable reusable bags for purchase.

ESW Plant Sale

When: April 22nd, 11 AM-2 PM
Where: Student Center, 2nd floor
DescriptionEngineers for a Sustainable World will be hosting a plant sale where students will be able to purchase indoor plants on campus to raise money to build a rain garden on the Bellarmine flagpole lawn in Fall '22. Small plants $5, medium plant $10, large plant $20. 

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ESW Fundraiser at Drip Tea

When: April 22nd, ALL DAY
Where: Drip Tea1416 10th Ave
DescriptionDrip Tea is partnering with Engineers for a Sustainable World and donating 50% of every purchase that mentions ESW to ESW's rain garden fundraiser.

SDG Focus Event: Food Security & Sustainable Agriculture

WhenApril 25th, 4-5 PM
DescriptionCurious about how we can advance food security and sustainable agriculture in our society and within our Seattle University community? Join us for our SDG Focus Event on Food Security & Sustainable Agriculture to learn more about the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the event, we will then take a deep dive into the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #2: Zero Hunger which aims to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture”. Attendees will learn about both external and internal resources, opportunities, and other initiatives they can join to actively work towards addressing the hunger crisis and restructuring food systems. Speakers will include Real Escape for the Sex Trade (REST), who will talk about their work on food security within the sex trafficking survivor population.

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Indigenous Plant and Food Traditions

When: April 26th, 12:30-4PM
Where: LeRoux Room in the Student Center
Description This event will feature Indigenous and non-Indigenous plant experts offering introductions to Indigenous relationships with plants, storytelling, plant walks, and hands-on learning experiences with plants, including salve or lip balm making. See the schedule below! This event is open to both the SU community and the public. More "Indigenous Plant and Food Traditions" event details on this flyer.

Event Schedule:
o 12:30 PM: Welcome
o 12:45 PM: Making Lip Balm or Salve
o 1:15 PM: Garden Walk
o 2:00 PM: Making Lip balm or Salve
o 2:30 PM: Storytelling
o 3:30 PM: Garden Walk

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Green Hawks! Let’s Talk!: Incorporating Sustainability into the School Curriculum

When: April 26th, 12:30-1:20 PM
Where: Union Green on Campus*
Description: Ever felt like sustainability could be more of a priority in your classes? Ever felt unsure of how to initiate a conversation surrounding environmental justice or how to advocate for a change in course outcomes? Head to the Union Green* on Tuesday the 26th during the lunch hour to chat with students about your experiences navigating your major’s curriculum in regards to sustainability. This event is created by students for students, and all majors are welcome! Contact or with any questions.

*location is weather dependent, if it is raining, please go to library 409

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Work Parties in the SU Gardens - The Redhawk Experience 

When: April 26th 10AM-12:00 PM
Where: ADMN West & GARR West Gardens 
Description: Join SU Grounds and The Redhawk Experience Student Athletes in gardening, planting, weeding, and mulching in some of our beautiful campus gardens! Interested in participating? Please contact Shannon Britton at

RedHawk Dining Feature Friday: the Bee Movie

When: April 29th, 10:45 AM-2 PM
Where: Fusion in Cherry Street Market
Description: To close out the month, Redhawk Dining's monthly Feature Friday event will be The Bee Movie! Redhawks Dining’s focus is to highlight the importance of bees and everything they do for us! Think of it as a celebration of the bees and the huge environmental impact such a small creature can have.

 Earth Month Trivia Night flyer 2022

Earth Month Trivia Night

When: April 29th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Where: ADMN 221
Description: RHA and CEJS want you to join us for a Kahoot game and learn about sustainability! Come hang out & win prizes including gift cards to Plum Bistro (a woman-owned vegan restaurant in Cap Hill) & Public (a zero waste grocery store in West Seattle), and a beeswax food wrap bundle! Questions? Contact

Earth Month® Events Hosted By Partners

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FREE Webinars

We Are Changing the Tide: An Environmental Justice Art Exhibit

When: Ongoing
WhereWing Luke Museum
Description: As inhabitants of a shared planet, this exhibit encourages visitors to consider the interconnected nature of the world’s natural and human-made systems, to understand how overlapping harms caused by racism, greed, and environmental destruction affect BIPOC communities, and to take action in their own lives to address these issues. It centers unsung stories of collective action and resistance by vulnerable communities on the front lines, while calling for the voices of those most affected to be centered in policy making and driving solutions. Visitors will be able to explore these stories and other content through photographs, artworks, artifacts, and first person voices, to learn how BIPOC communities are addressing Environmental Justice and how we can all play a role in supporting collaborative systemic change. Learn more and visit.

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Earth Day Network Events

When: All month
Where: Various in-person and virtual events all around the World!
Description: Check out various events around the world on Earth Day Network. Check back regularly as the page is updated daily!

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Seattle Art Museum's Our Blue Planet Exhibit Community Opening

When: April 7, 10 AM-4 PM (FREE!)
Where: Seattle Art Museum, Brotman Forum
DescriptionAs a response to the global problem of ocean plastics and marine debris, the room-sized "Our Plastic Planet" macramé installation includes repurposed, salvaged, and upcycled materials from our local waterbodies, including Seattle’s Elliott Bay and Duwamish River. “Our Plastic Planet” encourages people to come face-to-face with the plastic waste from everyday life in a playful way to inspire action. This event will feature an art-making experience with upcycled plastic by macrame artist Cari Simson, a talk with four of the local artists whose work appears in the exhibition, poetry and music performed by Shin Yu Pai and Jessika Kenny, and My Favorite Things tours with two climate scientists from the University of Washington. Plus, community organizations, a curated water playlist, and free gallery access. Register here.

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Bellevue College Earth Week

When: April 18-22, event times vary
Where: Various in-person (on Bellevue College campus) and virtual events
Description: Bellevue College is holding the 23rd annual Earth Week – a week of exciting sustainability and climate justice related activities. The theme this year is “Climate Voices: Sharing, listening, and taking action together“, which centers the importance of conversations, storytelling, and the sharing of knowledge as a powerful tool to spark action and build hope for a sustainable and just future. All events are open to the public.

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6th Annual tUrn Week (FREE and open to ALL)

When: April 18-22, 8:30 AM-9 PM every day
Where: Virtual
DescriptionThis spring, Santa Clara University will feature over 25 interdisciplinary and intercultural headliners to help us focus on various aspects of the climate crisis and just solutions with reports on the Philippines, Afghanistan, Indigenous sovereignty, environmental racism, public health, art, film, food, faith, law, virtual reality, disinformation, children, oceanographic assessments, crunching the business curriculum, mindfulness, factory farms and fossil fuels. There is an intriguing, conversation-starting headliner or event at almost any hour. Check out headliners & join the zooms.

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Capitol Hill Plant Sale & Seed Exchange

When: April 24, 11 AM-3 PM
Where: Cal Anderson Upper Meadow
DescriptionThe Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and Seattle Audubon are teaming up to celebrate Earth Month this April. Join us for a plant sale and seed exchange. Shop for wildlife-supporting native plants from the SER-UW Nursery, bring your favorite seeds to swap, or take some to sow from our free seed inventory. Learn more.

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Earth Day Workshop with Sphere Solar

When: April 26, 7-8 PM
Where: Virtual (on Zoom)
Description: At this event, Sphere Solar Energy will be presenting their Solar 101 Workshop to provide those in attendance with more information on solar energy and why Washington is a perfect place to go solar! This is a wonderful entry workshop into the world of renewable energy as well as an opportunity to understand how you can continue your support of Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light by installing solar on your house of worship or family home. Learn more and register.

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2022 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference   

When: April 26-28
Where: Virtual
DescriptionAttend this year’s SSEC, the premier scientific research and policy gathering in the Pacific Northwest. The theme of this conference is Honoring our Ancestors: Visions for Future Generations and the Salish Sea. It will consist of over 200 presenters and networking, sponsorship, and exhibitor opportunities. Check out the schedule and register. Students - Register by April 20th for a discounted rate! 


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