University of Iowa Earth Month

Celebrate and Participate

April 2014 |

We have several great events planned for Earth Month 2014. See this page for updates all events and activities. Throughout the month, there will be the Earth Month Bike Challenge and Greek Energy Challenge.

Earth Month Events

Protect the environment in which we live, learn and work.

  • Earth Month Bike Challenge April 6-27

    UI community

    April 6-27

    Bicyclists log their commute distance, days biked and share photos throughout the month as well, with trophies and prizes awarded to those who log the most miles.

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  • Movies@MNH: Earth Month Series April 20, 27


    3 p.m. Sundays, Macbride Auditorium, 2nd Floor

    Movies to be shown include April 20, “WALL-E”; April 27, “Arctic Tale”

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  • Habitat Restoration Service Projects April 18, 21, 23

    1-4 p.m. Friday, April 18, south side of Boyd Law

    The Introduction to Environmental Sciences class and Building and Landscape Services invites volunteers to help with their  project to remove garlic mustard plants as well as do a trash clean-up. Two additional projects  are scheduled April 21 (tree planting/trash clean-up)and April 23 (prairie seedling planting).




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    Habitat Restoration Service Projects
  • Reusable Bag Campaign April 22

    Pedestrian Mall

    Noon to 4 p.m.


    UIEC will be collecting plastic bags to take to City Carton to recycle and handing out reusable bags in exchange. This event corresponds to our education campaign, kicking off the phasing out period of plastic bag use on campus. We are partnering with the 100 Grannies for greater awareness of plastic bag reduction across the campus and community.

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  • "Living Downstream" Movie Event April 23


    College of Public Health, Room C127

    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 6 - 8 p.m.

    "Living Downstream" is a documentary film based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. The film discusses Steingraber's findings through her battle about cancer and its environmental links. There will also be a introduction by Jeff Biggers, the Writer in Residence for the Climate Narrative Project.

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