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Earth Month

Earth Month, dedicated to Earth Day on April 22nd, is a FUN-filled month with various environmental and sustainability related activities and events for students on campus. This month is devoted to those wanting to demonstrate their dedication to creating a healthy and sustainable world. Celebrate our bountiful planet with WCU! 

Join this year's Earth Month Celebration, as we promote sustainability and give thanks to our planet.

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Wednesday, April 11th


Location: Alumni Tower

Campus Tree Walk

Join us on a 45-minute walk around campus, led by Kathy Matthews, Associate Professor of Biology & Director of WCU Herbarium, to celebrate Arbor Day!  During the tour she will identify and discuss native trees.  The walk will begin and end at Alumni Tower.  Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Hosted by the Sustainable Energy Initiative. 

Saturday, April 14th


Location: UC Lawn

Tuck River Clean-Up

Do you ever wonder exactly what WCU recycles? Come play recycling games and win free stuff while you wait in line to register for the nation’s LARGEST single day river clean-up hosted by Base Camp Cullowhee.  Look for our blue bins and tent!  

Thursday-Friday, April 19th & 20th


Location: UC Lawn

Pop-Up Thrift Shop

Are you thinking about spring cleaning or want to simplify life by reducing your load? Recycle those unwanted items prior to move out. Gently used items can be dropped off in Belk 273, UC 2nd floor, Scott Hall, Walker Hall, Albright –Benton Hall, and Blue Ridge-Balsam Hall.  Brought to you by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning.  Come shop for items that you need on 4/19 & 4/20.  All proceeds will go to support Sylva Linings.

Tuesday, April 24th


Location: UC Grandroom

2nd Annual Trashion Show

Come show off your artistic talent!  You can enter to win a fashion show by making clothing out of trash or recycling.  Prizes and trophies will be given to the top winners.  Come enjoy an entertaining display of recycled creative clothing. Hosted by WCU’s Eco CATS. To download the rules and entry form go to Eco CATS on WCU’s

Wednesday, April 25th


Location: Central Plaza - Catafount

Mount Trashmore

This event will be a heap of fun when we build and dismantle a giant mountain of trash.  Come see how much waste we generate on campus in one day and how much of it could be recycled. This is dumpster diving at its best!  If you ever wondered what we throw away you don’t want to miss thisHosted by the Office of Sustainability and Energy Management. 

Wednesday, April 25th


Location: UC Lawn

Sunshine & Sunglasses Yoga

Join guest yoga instructor, Chad Hallyburton, outside for some fresh air and sunshine in this outdoor inspired yoga class. What better way to decompress and recharge from your day than being outside? You'll leave class feeling happier, more positive, less stressed, and with a smile! Don't forget your sunglasses! Hosted by Campus Recreation and Wellness.



RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, campuses compete in different contests to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. 

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is celebrated every year on November 15th. This day is full of events promoting recycling and more awareness of the things we can recycle.

Tailgate Recycling

Tailgate recycling occurs with help from EcoCATS every home football game. We meet 3 and 1/2 hours before each game and help pick up recyclables from the tailgate. These events can be used as community service hours through the Office of Service Learning.




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