Celebrate Earth Month 2024 at Georgetown

About Earth Month at Georgetown

April is Earth Month at Georgetown University! The calendar below displays the broad range of Earth Day-related activities that you can join in at Georgetown this Earth Month: from volunteering with local organizations, to attending a lecture or film, and more. Join your fellow Hoyas in reflection, celebration and service to our common home!

Calendar of Events

For the first time in Georgetown’s history, the Earth Commons, the Office of Sustainability, GradGov, GREEN, and the Earth Week Collaborative have come together to form the Earth Month Collaborative. This group has curated retreats, discussions, and many other activities and events for the Georgetown community that span from March 20 to April 22.

The Earth Month Collaborative would like to invite you to participate in highlighted Earth Month events below and join us at other events included in the full Earth Month event schedule:

Hoya Harvest Garden: Planting Party March 15 from 3-5 p.m. Regent’s Hall – Fourth Floor Patio. Join the Earth Commons to help prepare the Hoya Harvest Garden for the upcoming season while enjoying the outdoors (plus pizza!) and connecting with fellow volunteers. 

Growing Roots Retreat – This day retreat is designed to create space for students, faculty, and staff to take a break, reflect, and build the community that cares for our common home. Growing Roots is scheduled for March 20th, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Calcagnini Contemplative Center (RSVP required by 3/18)

Impossible Town: Reception, Film Screening and Panel Discussion March 25—Lohrfink Auditorium at 5 p.m.. DC Environmental Film Festival, the Earth Commons and Film and Media Studies together will screen this story of personal ambitions in conflict with familial obligations in rural Appalachia followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and subjects. Free entry with RSVP.

REUSE Spring Clean – Get a jump start on spring cleaning and get organized to move out! Please bring your gently used clothing, household items, books, and electronics to the spring clean event. All items collected will be donated to local charities or reclaimed for sale by REUSE.  Friday, April 12, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Harbin Patio.

Green Hoya Poster Competition – GradGov will be hosting its first Student Sustainability Research Showcase on Friday, April 12, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Harbin Patio. Please stop by to learn more about the awesome sustainability focused research and academic projects our students are conducting. The event will feature free food and raffle prizes.

Hurricane Diane – Theater and Performance Studies presents Hurricane Diane. Part Greek comedy, part lesbian pulp fiction, part ecological thriller, Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George hilariously eviscerates the cold shoulder we give to climate change in the name of “curb appeal”. This event will be hosted at the Davis Performing Arts Center, from 4/12-4/20. This event is part of the Earth Commons’ collaborative Voices on the Environment series. Get tickets

La Cosecha: Spring Festival – The Earth Commons invites you to come on Friday, April 19, from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate  Earth Day at the Hoya Harvest Garden.  Enjoy food and drinks, music, art, crafts, and pick-your-own produce from the farm.

Attending these events? Use #EarthDay2024 to share your story! 

More Information and Resources

About Earth Day:  Originally created in 1970 as a platform to give voice to an emerging national environmental consciousness, Earth Day remains a powerful reminder of our ability to take action to protect our common home.

Explore Georgetown’s sustainability website to learn more about sustainability at Georgetown.