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Celebrating Sustainability - Earth Week 2023

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April 22nd marks the national celebration of Earth Day, and represents a remarkable legacy for the university. The inaugural event was organized across the nation by Stanford alum Denis Hayes. Decades later, we continue to honor this legacy and use the opportunity to reflect on sustainability as a core value at Stanford, as well as the integral role we each play in making that vision a reality.

Earth Day, Everyday

The Office of Sustainability carefully studied and identified key individual actions that are easy to adopt, yet make a big difference by conserving resources, reducing costs, and engaging our campus community. Faculty, staff, and students participated year-round by through the My Cardinal Green program, which offered personalized recommendations of actions to reduce their environmental footprint.

Earth Week 2023

This year, Sustainable Stanford hosted various events to celebrate Earth Day and raise awareness individual sustainability commitments, zero waste, well-being, and more! Event highlights include Sustainabili-tea at Meyer Green and Redwood City, Sustainability Through Art at the Anderson Collection, a Water Conservation webinar, and a Conservation Day at the Cactus Garden. Campus partners also hosted a climate-smart dining webinar (R&DE) and a Stanford Healthcare Earth Day Fair. Check out the photos from this year's Earth Week below!

Celebrating Sustainability Archives

Want to get a preview of past Earth Week and Celebrating Sustainability Events? View the archive to get access to event descriptions, virtual event recordings, and more.