List of Earth Month events at UMB

While Earth Day is officially recognized and celebrated globally on Friday, April 22, the UMB Office of Sustainability and our campus partners are celebrating the Earth all month long! See below for events happening this April in support of campus sustainability.

Specialty Recycling Collections

Friday, April 1-Saturday, April 30

Throughout the month of April, recycle your books, alkaline batteries, ink/toner cartridges, electronics, and plastic bags and film in designated bins in the lobby of the SMC Campus Center.

See event flyer here.

30-Day Nature Challenge

Friday, April 1-Saturday, April 30

Need a change of scenery? The UMB Office of Sustainability is collaborating with Launch Your Life to offer a 30-Day Nature Challenge during the month of April.

For more information, check out the event details here

Nature Rx Wellness Fair Sustainability Sessions (Virtual)

Tuesday, April 5 from 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6 from 11 a.m.-11:30 a..m.

Join UMB’s Office of Sustainability to learn about the myriad health benefits that can be gained from spending time in nature.

Register here for these virtual sessions.

Budget-Friendly Sustainable Eating with Launch Your Life (Virtual)

Thursday, April 7 from 12 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

Learn tips and tricks from UMB’s Office of Sustainability for cooking and eating with both the planet and your wallet in mind!

Register here for this virtual event.

Practicing Personal Sustainability with Launch Your Life (Virtual)

Wednesday, April 13 from 12 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

Practice some personal sustainability by taking a break with UMB's Sustainability Office! We'll provide some tools that you can use to manage stress and anxiety.

Register here for this virtual event.

The Benefits of Eating Local

Wednesday, April 20 from 12 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

Hear from UMB’s Office of Sustainability about some of the benefits of eating food grown locally, as well as opportunities in and around UMB’s campus to support local farmers and food establishment owners.

Register here for this virtual session.

Bike Tune-Ups at the School of Nursing with Joe's Bike Shop

Thursday, April 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

This event will take place in the School of Nursing courtyard. Approximately 30 bikes will be able to receive tune-ups. No registration is required.

Virtual Earth Day Run 5K

Friday, April 22

Take in the fresh air, lace up those running shoes, and join us for our monthly themed 5K. This month's theme is Earth Day! Dress the part or just show up and burn some calories — either way it is sure to be a great way to stay fit and have fun! Run on your treadmill, in your neighborhood, or on your favorite trail! There is no time limit and it can be done anytime of the day.

Register here for the 5K.


For more information, visit the UMB Office of Sustainability website.

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