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Annual Events, Celebrations, and Recognition Days

Fix It Friday

Every Friday throughout the Academic Year

Bring an item of clothing that needs a small repair and we’ll fix it on the spot for free.

Learn more about Fix It Friday

World Water Day

March 22

Conserving water is essential for a sustainable future. Learn the value of water and what you can do to help.

Visit the Canal by Canal Exhibit

Earth Day

April 22

Earth Day’s official celebration date is April 22 but we prefer to celebrate all month long with speakers, presentations, and contests.

Save the date for the Earth Day Breakfast on April 20, 2023!

Arbor Day

Last Friday in April

Celebrate trees and all they have to offer. Join in a variety of educational opportunities and participate in the tree planting ceremony.

Sign up hereĀ to help plant trees for Arbor Day 2023!

World Environment Day

June 5

Organizations and citizens across the globe use this day to address pressing environmental issues. We’ll use our social media platforms to bring awareness to these challenges and learn what we can all do to implement solutions.

Plastic Free July


Challenge yourself during the month of July to go plastic-free. We use this time to educate and offer tips to reduce single-use plastic waste.

Campus Sustainability Month


Learn about sustainability practices taking place at Illinois State and what we plan to do in the future. Hear from engaging speakers who are making positive impacts around the world.

Fair Trade Month


Take time to learn about fair trade and why it’s important for a sustainable future. We’ll offer lots of information on the fair trade campaign and how we’re implementing fair trade on campus.

America Recycles Day

November 15

Recycling is an impactful way to save the environment. Learn what you can recycle at Illinois State and get advice on how you can reuse and reduce waste.

Zero Waste Tailgates

Home Football Games

Cheer on the Redbirds without creating harmful waste. Stop by our tailgate during home football games to get food from our solar grill, hydrate from Reggie’s Watering Hole, and play a few yard games.

Team Up with the Office of Sustainability

Contact us if you want to partner on a sustainability event or host your own.

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