Celebrate Earth Week 2020 with us

In honor of Earth Day's 50th anniversary, The University of Miami hosted its first-ever, virtual Earth Week celebration. See below to learn more about the week of virtual events and find resources and activities to help you go green all year long. 


Celebrating Earth Week doesn't just have to be outside. This year, take your going green challenge indoors by repurposing your veggie scraps, eating more plant-based meals and repurposing your old t-shirts!

Share how you're going green by using the hashtag #UGreen and tagging @um_alumni.

Thank a ’Cane working or affected by COVID-19. Submit a video or digital postcard to thank University of Miami medical and nursing alumni, Golden Ibis Society (Alumni who graduated 50+ years ago), and UM Police.

The UM Butler Center hosted its 16th Annual Hug the Lake celebration virtually. Click here for a video of the virtual hug that took place at 12:10pm on April 22nd. Enjoy the Singing of the Alma Mater and a look at the past 15 years of Hug the Lake. #HugTheLake2020

In honor of Earth Week, the University of Miami Alumni Association hosted a special Coffee With A 'Cane, "Earth Day, Every Day: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle", featuring Debris Free Oceans Program and Outreach Director, Madeline Kaufman, B.S. '16, and Raul Velarde, president of the College of Engineering Alumni Association. Watch the video here

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, University of Miami Professor of Practice Xavier Cortada invites you to write an open letter to a University of Miami student living in 2070 and submit it using the form below. It will be posted online for the public to read, contemplate and act on.
Children are the future caretakers of our Earth. These fun Earth Day activities will help foster conversations and empower kids to have a positive impact on the planet.