Carolina Earth Week, April 16-22
The icon for the 2018 Earth Week events at UNC-Chapel Hill features a tulip poplar leaf, recognizing the 100th birthday of Davie Poplar Jr., a tree on McCorkle Place on Carolina’s main campus.

Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: FEMA Administrator Brock Long

Hosted by the Coastal Resilience Center

Wilson Library
April 16
4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus on Monday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m. at Wilson Library, as part of the Coastal Resilience Center’s (CRC) Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series. Administrator Long will speak about lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season and a vision for emergency managers moving forward. Event information.

2018 Earth Week Keynote – Effectively Communicating Climate Science to Spur Action

Susan Hassol

Hosted by the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative

Genome Science Building, Genome 100
April 17
Reception: 4:30- 5:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: 5:30- 6:30 p.m.

Susan Joy Hassol is an award-winning climate change communicator, teaching others how to effectively share the impact of climate change with people outside of the science community. Sponsored by the Three Zeros Environmental Initiative. Event information.

2018 Earth Day Fair

Sponsored by the UNC Student Government Environmental Affairs Committee

Polk Place
April 18
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Visit Polk Place engage with vendors, organizations and departments and learn how they work together to make Carolina a more sustainable community. Event information.

Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Stephen Dredge

Hosted by the Coastal Resilience Center

New East, 205 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27599
April 18
5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Stephen Dredge will discuss the linkage between natural hazards risk management and climate change adaptation, drawing on his practical experience applying land use planning and policy analysis tools in Australia. Dredge leads the firm MeridianUrban and is a Principal-level urban planner with Australian and international experience spanning a range of fields including land use planning, urban policy, disaster resilience, and adaptation. He has a Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning, First Class Honours from the University of Queensland. Event information.

Staring Down Fate Screening

Hosted by the Kenan-Flagler Business School

Koury Auditorium, 300 Kenan Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
April 19
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
As part of Earth Week, the Kenan-Flagler Business School is hosting a viewing of Staring Down Fate, a documentary about the 7.4 billion people on earth and our relationship with nature as told through the life Chris Lucash.

Climate Change and Resilience Conference

Hosted by the Carolina Climate Change Scientist

UNC Genome Sciences Building, GS200
April 20
12:15 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Susan White, Executive Director of North Carolina Sea Grant, North Carolina Space Grant, and UNC Water Resources Research Institute. Our two expert panels, “Climate Change Communication” and “Rural Disaster Recovery and Hurricane Matthew,” will bring together leading practitioners, researchers, local government representatives, and community organizers for rich discussion about climate change, hazards, and resilience in 2018. The Symposium will also include a Student Research Poster Session to showcase climate change and resilience-related research. Students (grad/undergrad), postdocs, faculty, and staff members are encouraged to submit a poster. Cash prizes of $400, $200, and $200 will be awarded to the top student (grad/undergrad) posters. Event information.


Hosted by Carolina Performing Arts

CURRENT Artspace & Studio
April 21
2:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

This spring, to raise awareness about the serious environmental challenges that plastic bags present, the Center for the Study of the American South is partnering with Carolina Performing Arts and campus sustainability partners to turn plastic bags into art. We’re also issuing a Plastic Bag Challenge to see if UNC students, staff, faculty, parents, and friends can recycle 10,000 plastic bags through the special collection points that can help turn those old grocery bags (and other types of plastic film) into sustainable lumber and reusable plastic products. And the next time you’re in the checkout lane, remember that the fourth R stands for REFUSE! Event information.

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