ASU: Make a Difference for Local Plants and Pollinators by Doing Citizen Science - SciStarter


Arizona State University and SciStarter, a research affiliate of ASU, invite you to celebrate Citizen Science Month 2021 (April) by helping researchers document ASU flowering plants and pollinators, as well as accelerating Alzheimer's research by playing an online game.

Date: April 1, 2021

Time: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Guide on pollinators

Careers Going Forward: How to Build a Career that Makes a Difference in the World


The College of Global Futures invites you to hear from the author, corporate responsibility consultant, certified coach, and founder of Walk of Life Coaching Shannon Houde, MBA, PCC. Shannon has mentored and trained 1000+ change leaders over 3000 hours to maximize their personal brands to advance their impact careers and has been featured in the Huffington Post, the Guardian, GreenBiz, and Triple Pundit and speaks regularly at international conferences including for Kering, GreenBiz, Hitachi, BSR and Net Impact. Shannon is also an alumnus from ASU's Thunderbird School of Global Management.

In February of 2021, she published "Good Work: How to Build a Career that Makes a Difference in the World" which is in part career guide and part job search help - and all purpose-driven. From understanding what the 'purpose economy' is and how you fit into it, to what jobs to go for and how to land them, Good Work is the helping hand you need to make a career out of changing the world. Whether you want to battle climate change, promote diversity and inclusion, work in sustainability - or if you're not sure, but just want to leave things a little better at the end of every workday - learn how to turn that passion into action during this special event. Registrants will receive a code to purchase the book at a discounted rate and there will also be a book giveaway during the webinar.

Date: April 2, 2021

Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Devils in Disguise Volunteer Day

Devils in Disguise

Help the Garden Commons prepare for the summer sun!  We will be staining and sealing the raised beds and benches plus harvesting our spring crops.

Date: April 2, 2021

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Garden Commons - 5992 S Tweet St Mesa, AZ

Green Devil Certification

Take this online sustainability training to learn about ASU’s 8 sustainability initiatives and the departments who are leading the charge with successful projects and programs. Opportunities for engagement and action will be discussed.

Date: April 2, 2021

Earth Month® Learning Series

Join us for the second annual Earth Month® Learning Series. This year, the ASU Staff Council Sustainability Committee will be hosting three sessions around topics the ASU community wanted to hear about. This year we will cover ... 

Topic: Minimalism by Kelsey Gaude of ASU’s Zero Waste office

Date: April 6, 2021

Time: noon - 1 p.m.

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Topic: Microplastics by School of Life Sciences Ph.D. student Kassandra Dudek

Date: April 13, 2021

Time: noon - 1 p.m.

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Topic: Executive Chef Les Heydenreich from ASU Catering and Engrained Café presents sustainable cooking lesson

Date: April 23, 2021

Time: noon - 1 p.m.

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Topic: Recycling by Rick Wilson, managing a school-based recycling program

Date: April 29, 2021

Time: noon - 1 p.m.

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*Recordings from the 2020 Earth Month® Learning Series

Sustainability Walking Tour

Enjoy this campus walking tour showcasing our most sustainable buildings, projects, and landscape projects. We will meet at Wrigley Hall and make stops at Hayden Library, the MU, Student Pavilion, the Power Parasol, and Engrained Cafe. Each participant will receive an Earth Month® tote bag.

DateApril 7, 2021

Time: 11 a.m. - noon

Location: Meet at Wrighly Hall Breezeway 

Solve Climate by 2030


Solve Climate by 2030 is a nationwide effort to spark Earth Month® conversations on the challenge of rapid decarbonization across the country. Join us for a discussion on the ambitious, yet feasible actions that will spur a just, green recovery in Arizona.

Date: April 7, 2021

Time: 12 - 1:30pm 

Youth-Activism and Climate-Action Training


To honor and celebrate the birthday and activism of civil rights activist and community organizer Dolores HuertaOffice of Sustainability, along with partners Unlimited Potential and Chispa Arizona will host an afternoon of virtual training on youth-activism and climate-action.

This training is an opportunity for students between 8th and 11th grades to gain skills in advocacy, working with cities on climate action, school-oriented climate action, climate justice, and using social media for community organizing.

In the words of Dolores Huerta, Sí, se puede!

Date: April 10, 2021

Time: 3 - 5 p.m.

Adopt a Plant - Resilience and Regeneration Event

pot plant

Our adopt a plant event will help showcase ASU’s roadmap for building climate resilience on higher education campuses. We are giving away Agave desmettiana a desert adapted outdoor plant, Aloe vera, and a few surprise varieties. PAB will be supplying pots for your plants and a reusable straw

Date: April 14, 2021 

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Lantana Lawn at Polytechnic / Between Century Hall and Lantana Residential Dorms

Restore the Earth Festival

Earth Fest

This tabling event will showcase student organizations and departments that focus on sustainable practices. Join ASU in celebrating Earth Month® - stop by and learn how to implement green actions in all that you do. Earth Day Everyday.

Date: April 14, 2021

Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: SDFC Tempe Fields

Earth Day Story Slam: Sustainability in the Peace Corps

Peace Corps

Honor Earth Day and join us to learn about the challenging, rewarding. and inspirational moments of Peace Corps service from a panel of returned Peace Corps volunteers. Ask questions about serving in the Peace Corps and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

Date: April 21, 2021

Time: 12 - 1 p.m.

Creating Virtual Tours for Environmental Storytelling


This event will explore virtual tours for environmental storytelling using Infiniscope, which makes the vastness of space and space exploration inviting, accessible, and interactive for educators and learners of all ages. Infiniscope, a project created by ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration and NASA, connects users with space-exploration experiences that inspire curiosity and excitement.

Date: April 21, 2021 and April 28, 2021

Time: 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Nature’s Verse

Nature's Verse

In celebration of Earth Month®, librarian, Rene Tanner, will join students and faculty from ASU's "Humanities Lab: Feeling Climate Uncertainty" to read poetry that connects us to nature through plants, animals, minerals, weather, seasons, intuition, feelings, and mindful attention. Through verse, we renew and reimagine our connection to life’s mysteries. With heart, we share our voices to elevate each other in community. We will read as many poems as time allows.

Date: April 21, 2021 

Time: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Earth Day 2021 Celebration

Earth Month Day

Join us for a conversation between three internationally recognized, globally oriented scientists, Vice President and Vice Provost of Global Futures Peter Schlosser, Greg Asner, director of the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science and Huanani Kane, assistant professor with the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.

They will discuss the current state of the planet’s climate, how our oceans act as leading indicators of biodiversity change and how Arizona State University’s acquisition of the management of the Allen Coral Atlas further positions ASU as a leading institution for climate modeling and policy recommendation. We will also preview what is developing at the Global Futures Laboratory, including updates on our new home at ISTB 7, the positioning of the Focal Areas and what lays ahead for this symposium series.

Date: April 22, 2021

Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

National Geographic presentation with Pete McBride | SRP and ASU collaboration


For more than 40 years, ASU and SRP have worked together to tackle issues facing the Phoenix metropolitan area, the state of Arizona and the Southwest region. Recently, we have launched a new, long-term strategic partnership to expand our work, specifically in three areas: education and workforce, sustainability, and technology innovation. Join us on April 22nd to celebrate this partnership and the 51st anniversary of Earth Day with National Geographic's photojournalist, Peter McBride.

Peter is a top sports and adventure speaker, photojournalist, author, and National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year”. He has used his 20-year journey studying the earth with his camera and documenting stories around the world to inspire audiences about risk and challenge, conservation, water scarcity, and innovation and all infused with a sense of adventure and humor. 

During this event, Peter will speak on the importance of being sustainable and protecting natural resources based on his 20+ years at National Geographic and experiences close to home on the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.


Date: April 22, 2021

Time: 11 a.m. - noon

Location: Virtual Zoom

College of Global Futures Semi Annual Student Showcase

Student Showcase

Each semester, we explore the research and projects of our College of Global Futures students with a Student Showcase. This Student Showcase features undergraduate and graduate research, applied projects, theses and dissertations. The Showcase will include students from School for the Future of Innovation in Society, the School of Sustainability and the School for Complex Adaptive Systems.

Date: April 23, 2021

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Unbreathable: Film Screening and Panel Discussion


The American Lung Association is soon to release its 22nd Annual State of the Air Report that assesses air quality across the US. In the past, the Phoenix metro area has ranked 7th in the nation.

Join us for a virtual screening of Unbreathable, a 30-minute film that weaves historical milestones of our critical health law, the Clean Air Act, with stories of environmental injustice and community action. Nearly half of all Americans still live in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution, particularly those in poorer communities. In addition, recent research links air pollution to higher cases and deaths from COVID-19. Yet, environmental regulations and the enforcement of existing laws are being stripped away.

Date: April 28, 2021

Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Student Focused:

Sun Devil Dining Earth Month® Kick-off


Visit any dining hall on April 1st and enjoy the kick-off of Earth Month® with themed meals consisting of plant-forward options and sustainably sourced products.

Date: April 1, 2021

Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: All dining halls campus-wide 

Pitchfork Pantry Pop up


The Pitchfork Pantry is a student-run food pantry that serves all ASU students and serves to fight food insecurity, promote well-being, sustainability, and food recovery. These Pop-ups will have non-perishable food items and toiletries. Sign up with the link below and bring your ASU ID.

Date: April 10, 2021 and April 24, 2021

Time: 10 a.m. - noon

Location: Lot 82W, 617 S. Forest Ave., Tempe campus


Green Light Solutions Foundation Solutioneer Showcase


Learn about sustainability projects ASU students and community organizations have been working on. Presentations will be followed by Q&A, and the event will include remarks from a keynote speaker and the GLS Board of Directors. 

Date: April 15, 2021

Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location: All residential halls on all campuses


Ditch the Dumpster

Ditch the Dumpster

Ditch the Dumpster diverts waste from the landfill, supports local non-profits, and teaches the ASU community about proper recycling and reuse within our residential communities.

Date: April 22, 2021 - May 14, 2021

Location: All residential halls on all campuses


Sun Devil Dining Plant Forward Limited Time Offers

Dining Event

Celebrate Earth Month® by eating a low carbon footprint of food through plant-forward meals!

Sun Devil Dining will have sustainability-themed displays in all of the dining halls during the month of April. Stop by and learn more about sustainable practices and how you can help to support our ASU Food-Reconnection goal.

All of the POD markets on campus will have Earth Day products on their end cap displays - stop by and pick up a snack that is Fair Trade certified,  Humane Certified, Organic, or Non-GMO food certified.

Date: April 26, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Time: Lunch and dinner

Location: All residential halls on all campuses


City Nature Challenge

City Nature

The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe.  It’s a bioblitz-style competition where cities compete against each other to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people. The city of Phoenix and Arizona State University will participate for the first time this year, encouraging students, faculty, staff, and alumni to take a break, get outside, and document the nature in your area.

Date: April 2021