September 19, 2019 | 10 AM – 2 PM On the Diag
Join us on the Diag to learn more about how you can rise to the challenge of sustainability on campus and beyond. U-M student organizations, departments and community groups focused on the environment will be on hand to discuss their efforts and how you can get involved.Learn More
September 19, 2019 | 7 PM Rackham Auditorium
Learn how saving the planet begins on our breakfast plate. With a reading and discussion from his new book, We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, Safran Foer will highlight small behavioral changes that could help move the needle on climate change.Learn More
Fifty years ago, U-M held the nation’s first “Environmental Teach-In” that drew more than 15,000 participants. It served as a model for the events of the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Today, concerns about our environment are more urgent than ever. Earth Day at 50 is a special year dedicated to bringing the U-M campus and community partners together at events, lectures, exhibits, and more, to explore the impact we are currently making on sustainability and how we can rise to the challenge of creating a better future for our planet.
Planned highlights include: Earthfest, an LSA Theme Semester, and featured speakers and topics at the Wege Lecture, the culminating Earth Day teach-in and other major university events.