Earth Week Program Details


Stanford has a thriving community of sustainability across all aspects of campus life. We hosted a series of virtual events throughout Earth Week to showcase our community and offer the opportunity to learn from and connect to sustainability programs. 

                        Future 50 Virtual Celebration, hosted by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment kicked off Earth Week by reflecting on the progress made since the first Earth Day in 1970 and envisioning the next 50 years of environmental discoveries and advances. The virtual session featured Stanford alumni working at the intersections of energy, sustainability, and the environment. With remarks from Stanford alumni and original organizer of Earth Day, Denis Hayes, the event focused on progress made and what we can do to give the planet, and people living on it, the best hope for a bright and sustainable future. View Session Recording
  View the recorded session here


Virtual Earth Day Short Film Screening
Participants joined Sustainable Stanford for a virtual screening of a series favorite environmental short videos online to connect with the community, share in some laughs, and learn about the issues. You can view a recording of the session here. 

Earth Day Podcast
Produced by Earth Systems seniors, the podcast featured interviews with local middle school students and aired on KZSU Stanford 90.1FM, or online at:


Virtual Living Lab Tour: Cloy and Codiga Resource Recovery Center
Participants learned about Stanford's wastewater research facility where faculty are able to test research programs that could scale for operational implementation. The Center Director provided a virtual tour of the facility, which also partners with regional organizations to identify new solutions. View a recording of the session here.

Expanding the Conversation on Conservation: Race, Inclusion, and America's Public Lands
Stanford Earth
's Diversity and Inclusion hosted this virtual discussion on inclusion and public lands.  The event featured a 10-minute documentary, This Land,  produced by Faith Briggs about her journey running across 150 miles of U.S. national monuments to create awareness about expanding the narrative on what it means to be a conservationist today. This was followed by a panel discussion with Briggs, and José González, director and founder of Latino Outdoors, and Stanford Earth research scientist and lecturer Sibyl Diver, who has taught classes on environmental governance and justice. View a recording of the session here.

  Virtual Living Lab Tour: Stanford's Stormwater Facilities
Participants learned about water maintenance and stormwater pollution prevention through this self-paced, interactive online tour. View the tour online here.