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UH Earth Week 2020

Don't let social distancing prevent us from connecting to celebrate our natural environment. Join members from the Office of Sustainability and the Greater Houston Region during these virtual Earth Week events.


April 19

The Wonders of Coastal Wetlands

On April 19, 2020, from 6-7 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church will host an online presentation by UH Professor Steven Pennings about the benefits we derive from coastal wetlands, the threats facing them, and why we have reason to expect that wetlands will survive despite ongoing global change. For more information and to register, visit

April 22

Earth Day

Earth Day and Recycling

On April 22, 2020, from 3-4 p.m., the Houston Green Building Resource Center will present an online seminar on various aspects of recycling. The speakers will be Clive Hess, CompucCycle executive vice president; Keith Koski, City of Houston ReUse manager; and Steve Stelzer, GBRC program director. For more information, visit


Lecture: Saving Houston's Biodiversity

On April 22, 2020, from 6:30-7:45 p.m., the Houston Museum of Natural Science and The Nature Conservancy biologist Jaime González will host a (virtual) journey of discovery to explore Houston's rich biodiversity. Participants will learn how they can participate as citizen scientists in the 2020 City Nature Challenge, a competition to observe and record biodiversity in over 150 cities across the world. Participants will see the newest generation of nature-oriented smartphone apps, including the iNaturalist app used for the City Nature Challenge. For more information, see the Facebook event.



Galveston Bay Foundation's Virtual Earth Day Celebration

On April 22, 2020, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the Galveston Bay Foundation will hold a "Virtual Earth Day Celebration" on its Facebook page, showing live video segments promoting a healthy Bay and healthy planet. The event will also discuss what you can do at home to celebrate 50 years of Earth Day and answer your questions. For more information, visit the Facebook event.

April 24


All Day

City Nature Challenge Kick-off. Cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the 2020 City Nature Challenge.

 April 25

Uniting from Home: A virtual CCL event with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

On April 25, 2020, Citizens' Climate Lobby will host an online event to celebrate the 50tth anniversary of Earth Day. Participants will hear from climate leaders, including keynote speaker Dr. Katharine Hayoe; learn about quick actions people can take to advocate for climate legislation; and receive training in breakout sessions. For more information and to register, visit