Elon to celebrate Earth Day every day

Earth Day Every Day encourages students, faculty and staff to examine their habits and live sustainably every day.

Elon celebrates Earth Week around April 22, which is nationally recognized as Earth Day. But the Office of Sustainability wants to encourage the campus community to make every day Earth Day. Several events, listed below, are planned to help celebrate our environment and learn about sustainability.


Authentically Alamance Farmer’s Market
Thursday, August 25
3 to 6 p.m. | Elon Community Church

Support local farmers, bakers, crafters and the local economy. Stop by the Office of Sustainability table taste test some “ugly” produce.

Planting for the Planet
Friday, August 26
4 to 6 p.m. | Elon Community Garden

Join the Office of Sustainability Volunteer Program, Student Sierra Coalition, Garden Club and KAO at the Elon Community Garden to learn about how to get involved in sustainability. We’ll provide plants, soil and pots for you to create your own houseplant to take back to your room. Drop-ins welcome.

Ride the Elon Express
Monday, September 5 to Sunday, September 11

Ride the Elon Express for your chance to win $100 Phoenix Cash!  Any student who rides the Elon Express between August 29 and September 4 can enter to win (via a QR code located inside each Elon Express). Participants may enter to win each time they ride the Elon Express.

Recycle Right & Compost Correctly!
Tuesday, September 6 to Thursday, September 8

Confused about how to properly sort waste on campus?  Office of Sustainability staff will be stationed in front of dining halls throughout the week (McEwen on Sept. 6, Lakeside on Sept. 7, and Clohan on Sept. 8) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help Elon students, faculty and staff learn how to properly sort waste.

Weigh the Waste
Wednesday, September 14
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | McEwen Dining Hall

As a campus community, we create a lot of food waste through our everyday activities! During Weigh the Waste, Elon Dining and the Office of Sustainability measure food waste and encourage participants to think about opportunities to reduce their food waste.

Loy Farm Workday
Sunday, September 18
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Loy Farm

One in five people in Alamance County are food insecure. The Kernodle Center for Civic Life’s Campus Kitchen program partners with Allied Churches of Alamance County to provide healthy, local foods to food insecure Alamance County residents. Students who attend this Loy Farm Workday will help harvest food which will be utilized through these programs. Registration Required.

Tree Walk
Wednesday, September 28
noon to 1 p.m. | Fonville Fountain (in front of the Alamance Building)

Join Elon’s arborists on a walk around Elon’s beautiful campus to learn about Elon’s trees, including the Tree Trail on campus, the arborist’s favorite trees, and insider information on the maintenance and sustainability of the Elon urban forest.  Registration Required.