What is EarthMonth@OU?
EarthMonth@OU2018 is our third annual celebration of Earth Month®. Normally celebrated during the Month of April and associated with Earth Day, 22 April, we celebrate EarthMonth@OU during the thirty days between World Water Day (22 March) and Earth Day (22 April). EarthMonth@OU consists of a series of campus and public events focused on local and global environmental concerns sponsored by members of the University of Oklahoma’s Environmental Portfolio and others.
From March 26th, just after World Water Day through Earth Day (April 22, 2018) many campus and public events have been scheduled focusing on local and global environmental concerns. Highlighted events include a distinguished speaker series on human-environment interactions; the Native Crossroads Film Festival and Symposium; and numerous other student events sponsored by environmentally minded student clubs, including Green Week, Sooners without Borders, and OUrEarth. EarthMonth@OU2018 will culminate on campus this year with a Responsibility and Sustainability Fair in the OU Student Union Plaza and an electric car ride and drive event in the Lloyd Noble parking complex. Elsewhere we are helping to promote the local community environmental efforts with advertisement and participation in the Norman City Art Walk and Earth Day Festival events.
Our aim is to bring the OU campus, the greater Oklahoma community, and leading professionals and experts in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities together to discuss locally and globally timely and important environmental issues, particularly as they relate to global sustainability. We hope to heighten awareness as much as possible among these diverse groups, while providing essential information and highlighting OU’s crucial role in this important endeavor, EarthMonth@OU.
These events are sponsored by members of the OU Environmental Portfolio: including Environmental Studies, College of Architecture, College of International Studies OU Housing and Food Services Film and Media Studies, the Department of Native American Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Carl Albert Center, the Religious Studies Program, the Department of Biology, The OU WaTER Center, The Sam Noble Museum, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Environmental Health and Safety Office, the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, the Gallogly College of Engineering, the OU Law School, the Price College of Business, the Melbourne College of Earth & Energy, the Ward Merrick Chair in Western History, the CORIX Plains Institute, the Oklahoma Biological Survey, the Oklahoma Water Survey, the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Oklahoma Biological Survey, the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Department of Sociology, the Department of the History of Science, Garver, the Anthropocene Group, the Coca-Cola Company, Birds & Beans, COOP Ale Works, the Union Programming Board, the ONE University Store and Technology Playground, the Sierra Club, OUr Earth, Sooners Without Borders, Green Week, and the OU Environmental Concerns Committee.
Earth Month® is a registered trademark of Brad Follett and the Earth Month Network.