Earth Month 2021


Join the Center for Sustainable Development along with many community partners for a month long celebration of all things sustainability! These events will aim to incorporate the triple bottom line of sustainability - environment, economic & social - through education and engagement. We hope to empower each of you to engage with sustainability through different outlets. If you have questions, ideas, events to add to the calendar, or want to get involved, please email us at

*All events that are not virtual will follow all College Covid-19 protocols as stated in Back-on-the-Bricks.* 

Week of April 4 - 10: Tune in to Earth Month 

Solve Climate by 2030 (virtual panel discussion)
Join four powerful panelists as they discuss how South Carolina can respond to the climate crisis through the lens of justice and equity. 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Partner Event: Natural Dye Workshop with Lexi O'Toole (CofC Sustainable Fashion Club) 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
6:00 p.m. 

Climate Fridays (virtual Zoom event) 
Climate Change Resilience: Learning from Traditional & Indigenous Agricultural Communities
Join CofC faculty members Seth Prichard (Biology) & Lisa Young (English) as they lead the final Climate Fridays of the year. 
Friday, April 9, 2021 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

CofC Litter Clean-Up 
Let's reduce the litter that ends up in our waterways! Join us for a socially distanced litter clean-up near campus (walking distance). We'll provide gloves, vests and litter pick-up sticks. Limited to 25 participants - must register below
Saturday, April 10, 2021 (Rain date: Sunday, April 11, 2021) 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Week of April 11 - 17: Support Sustainable Businesses 

Lead for the Planet w/ Rae Andre (virtual event)
Join the Center and the Department of Supply Chain and Information Management as we welcome author Rae Andre to discuss her book 'Lead for the Planet.' 
April 14, 2021 
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Sustainable Agriculture Garden & Composting Tour 
Join the Masters of Environmental & Sustainability Studies' Sustainable Agriculture team as they lead us on a garden tour of campus and a DIY composting tutorial. Limited to 20 participants - must register below! 
April 15, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Partner Event: Charleston Climate Coalition Tour de Earth Day Bike Ride 
Saturday, April 17, 2021 
Check out for more information on this wonderful event! 

Partner Event: Clothing Drive (CofC Sustainable Fashion Club & Dance Alliance) 
Saturday, April 17, 2021 

Week of April 18 - 25: Week of Sustainable Action 

Mindful Move-Out 
Moving out of the residence halls? Make sure to donate items you're not taking home with you through our Mindful Move-Out program. Learn more at
April 18 - May 1, 2021

Sign the Climate Pledge! 
Take a step towards climate action by signing the CSD Climate Pledge! 

Earth Month Art Expression - Kindness Rocks 
Come get creative this Earth Month by painting a kindness rock. Let's create connections and lift others up through simple acts of kindness. Limited to 40 participants. Must register below! 
April 20, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Earth Day Resiliency in the 21st Century Panel with MUSC & the Citadel (virtual panel discussion)
This panel and discussion focuses on the need for and understanding of resilience across the triple bottom line (social, economic, environmental systems) of sustainability within the context of rapid human-induced climate change. 
April 22, 2021 
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Partner Event: Earth Day Litter Clean-Up
Hosted by the Charleston Parks Conservancy, Charleston Waterkeeper & Keep Charleston Beautiful, join in on a cleanup along the West Ashley Greenway & Bikeway. 
April 22, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Bikeway Cleanup
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Bikeway & Greenway Cleanup 

Virtual Upcycling Workshop
April 22, 2021 
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join the German Consulate General in Atlanta and the DIY Academy in Cologne for a Virtual Upcycling Workshop. More info coming soon! 

Week of April 26 - 30: Week of Earth Action

Partner Event: MUSC Resilient Gardening Demonstration on Social Media
April 27 
Follow along @muscgogreen and @muscurbanfarm!  


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