Celebrating Sustainability 2019

Give back to the community this Earth Day

In 2019, Sustainable Stanford celebrated sustainability in new ways. 

In partnership with the Health Improvement Program (HIP), BeWell, and local area non-profits that need your support, Sustainable Stanford encouraged students, faculty, and staff to commit to community sustainability to recognize Earth Week. There were a variety of opportunities to contribute, whether on campus or with one of our partners. From participating in a direct service event to offering up your skills (e.g., graphic design, excel spreadsheet mastery), there were numerous ways to engage and help advance sustainability in our community.

On Campus Opportunities

Earth Day Service Event: April 22, 2019

Volunteers supported native habitats in the foothills or drought tolerant landscaping in the Arizona cactus garden to show their support for conservation on campus

Off Campus Opportunities


Canopy works to mobilize communities to grow and care for resilient urban forests. Together volunteers planted trees that combat climate change and its effects. 

Grassroots Ecology

Grassroots Ecology became an independent organization in 2016 after many years as the Land Stewardship Program of Acterra. The team engages people in environmental restoration, community science, and educational programs offered at outdoor spaces throughout Silicon Valley, from the foothills to the bay. Volunteers helped with planting, weeding, creek monitoring, or installing rain gardens and rain barrels. 

Environmental Volunteers

Environmental Volunteers trains its volunteers to lead hands-on science and nature programs in schools, community organizations, and at the EcoCenter in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. 

Additional Earth Week Events

Celebrating Sustainability Champions (invite only), hosted by Office of Sustainability and the Stanford Educational Farm | April 18, 12-1:30pm 

Earth Day Dinner, hosted by Residential and Dining Enterprises | April 18, 5-7pm | Arillaga Family Dining Commons

Earth Tones | April 20 | Stanford Educational Farm

Sustainability in Redwood City Design-Thinking WorkshopApril 23 | Redwood City Cardinal Hall, or Zoom