There are so many ways to commemorate Earth Day this year. From events to solitudinous activities, use this page as your one-stop shop for celebrating Earth Day at IU. Scroll down for ideas on how you can observe Earth Day, and use #iuearthday on Instagram and Facebook to showcase your Earth Day jubilations!
Earth Day 2023 Events and Activities
Events and Opportunities
Cycling Taiwan 2023: Film Screening of 練習曲 Island Etude
April 10 — 7-9pm
Island Etude features mesmerizing stories about the people and landscapes of Taiwan.
Bike to Campus Day
April 13 — All Day
Ride your bicycle to class or work! Free food and bike gear while supplies last.
Campus River Litter Cleanup
April 14 — 10am-12pm
Join IU Sustainability in a litter clean-up of the Campus River.
Cycling Taiwan 2023: Tour de Formosa
April 16 — 10am-2pm
“Tour de Formosa” will take the participants on a cycling tour of Taiwan – in Bloomington!
April 17 — 3-5pm
Join Sustain IU in celebrating the sustainability achievements at Indiana University.
Climate Action Planning Committee Virtual Forum
April 18 — 12-1pm
Learn about the Climate Action Planning Committee's work on IU’s climate action plan.
Spring Stuff Swap
April 20 — 11am-2pm
All IU students, faculty, and staff are invited to shop the donated items for hidden treasures and take home anything they want or need, all for FREE!
Earth Day Volunteering at Hilltop Garden
April 22 — 9-11am or 12-2pm
Spend some time on earth day volunteering outside at Hilltop Garden and Nature Center!
Hilltop Workshop: Native Plant Seed Bombs
April 22 — 11am-12pm
Part of Hilltop’s 75th Anniversary Workshop Series. Limited seating available; pre-registration required.
Earth Day Free Houseplant Giveaway
April 22 — 12-2pm
Stop by Hilltop on Earth Day for a free houseplant. While supplies last. to take part!
Arbor Day Celebration: Olmsted and The Woodland Campus
April 28 — 10:30am-12pm
Lecture and ceremonial tree planting to celebrate Arbor Day at IU.
Arbor Day Tree Planting
April 28 — 1:30pm
Leave your mark on campus by planting trees for Arbor Day.
Cook Medical Annual Electronic Waste Recycle Day
April 29 — 9am-2pm
Join Cook Medical for a FREE community electronic recycling day.
Ways you can celebrate the earth this month
IU Herbarium Plant Scavenger Hunt
The 2021 Indiana Plant Photographic Scavenger Hunt is looking for help in documenting the more than 2,700 plant species in Indiana with colorful, detailed images.
Tree Walking Tour
Walk through campus to learn the various tree species on the IU campus using this self-guided tour map. The full tour takes about 1 hour to walk.
Visit the Bike Hub
Check out newly built Ballantine Bike Hub! The hub provides indoor space for over 100 bicycles, two bike repair stations, and a bike parts vending machine.
Eat a Meal Outside
Enjoy the fresh air and eat a meal outdoors. Whether you pack a full picnic or simply take your meal to-go, campus has such lovely scenery to beautify your mealtime.
Hike the Research + Teaching Preserve
You don't have to go far for a great hike. Visit the Research and Teaching Preserve for many beautiful trails.
Consider an Environmental Degree
Deepen your interest in environmental issues by pursuing a degree relating to the environment. Unlock your career in sustainability!
Weave a Basket
Try your hand at basket-weaving, a traditional craft that uses simple and elegant materials— branches and vines. Listen to Indiana basket artist, Vicki Graber, in the IU Traditional Art podcast.
Join a Student Org
Participate in local sustainability-related efforts and gain valuable leadership experience by getting involved in an environmental student organization.
Join the Hoosier Commuter Club
Be rewarded for being a sustainable commuter. You can temporarily suspend your parking pass and become a member of the HCC during fairer weather months.
Volunteer at Hilltop Garden
Get your hands dirty and volunteer at the Hilltop Garden. Support and learn hands-on about the cultivation of fresh vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
Go on an [Outdoor] Adventure
Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or seeking a relaxing workout in Bloomington’s natural scenery, IU Outdoor Adventures has safe and active events for you to explore.