Earth Month

April 12 - Kearney Center

Kearney Center’s Earth Day Celebration will be held on April 12 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  The Environmental Sustainability Office will host a Student Exhibition featuring prototypes of Nebraska State Fair projects, plarn bag crafting, and tables featuring some of our favorite community organizations from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. A tour of the center’s sustainable features will begin at 1pm and will be directly followed by an electric vehicle charging station demonstration. 

Event Schedule: 
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Student expo with different tables of organizations 11am-1pm 
    • Crafts available for students (Plarn (plastic yarn) bag making) 
  • 1 p.m. Electric vehicle charging station demo 
  • 1:30 p.m. Sustainable features tour 


April 18 - Grand Island Campus

Grand Island Earth Day will be April 18  from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Environmental Sustainability Office will host trivia and trinket-making, community organization tables, and a student exhibition featuring Nebraska State Fair project prototypes from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Afterward, students and staff are invited to join us for a showing of the documentary Manzanar Diverted at 2 p.m. in room 522.

Event Schedule: 
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sustainability Partner and Student Expo 
    • Students and sustainability partners will showcase new prototypes for projects and information about past projects or partnering organizations.  
      • NRC, NSF, S4S  
      • Location: Hallway 
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Sustainable Trivia & Trinket Making 
    • Students and staff will have the opportunity to create baubles out of natural materials for necklaces, keychains, or bracelets. 
      • Location: Hallway 
  • 2 p.m. Documentary Showing
      • Doors open at 2pm 
      • Location: Room 522


April 20 - Hastings Campus

Hastings’ Earth Day Celebration will kick off with a wind turbine bike ride and tour at 9:30am on April 20th. Participants will meet at the bike racks in front of the Hall Student Union and bike their way to the wind turbine and back.  From 11am-1pm, students are invited to the Mingle with Cultures event in the Hall Student Union, where we will host a make your own sustainable stuffed animal table and a showing of the documentary Manzanar Diverted in the Franzen room.   

Event Schedule: 
  • 9:30 -11 a.m. Morning bike ride to wind turbine tour, meet at bike rack 
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mingle with Cultures in Hall Student Union 
  • 11:30 a.m. Showing of Documentary Manzanar Diverted in the Franzen room 
  • Stuff A Plush Make your own Sustainable stuffed animal 
April 25 - Columbus Campus

Columbus Earth day will be April 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and will be held in the Student Center entryway, located in the lobby/lounge area West Education Center. 

We will host trivia and trinket-making tables, community organization tables, and a student exhibition featuring Nebraska State Fair project prototypes from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Afterward, students and staff are invited to join us for a mini-planting in the pollinator garden at 1 p.m., immediately followed by a compost demonstration at 2 p.m.  

Students, staff and community members are also encouraged to participate in the Celebrate Spring Gardening Event later in the day. Same-day registrations and market will open at 4 p.m. and festivities will be held from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Columbus Ramada. More info about the Celebrate Spring Gardening event can be found here.   


Event Schedule: 
  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Student Expo With Trivia and trinket crafting in student center entryway 
  • 1 p.m. Pollinator garden planting 
  • 2 p.m. Compost Demo  
    • 5 p.m. Celebrate Spring Gardening Event @ the Ramada (registration required.)


Benjamin Newton
Environmental Sustainability Director