Events

All USC-sponsored in-person events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. Please visit the USC Coronavirus Website for the most updated information about campus events.

In the meantime, the USC Sustainability team is researching and curating virtual sustainability-related events at USC and beyond, and will feature them on this events calendar. Check back frequently for updated listings and an archive of past events. Be safe, and take care of each other.

 

EARTH MONTH 2020 EVENTS ARCHIVE

Earth Day EcoChallenge 

Wednesday, April 1 – Thursday, April 30

Hosted by Earth Day EcoChallenge — a month-long competition between teams making sustainable lifestyle changes

For more information, click HERE

 

Earth Day at 50 Teach-Out 

Wednesday, April 1 – Thursday, April 30

Hosted by the University of Michigan — a weeks-long online “Teach-Out” to engage in an inter-generational and interdisciplinary conversion about what sustainability means across different sectors, disciplines, and lived experiences. Explores global sustainability efforts, climate change, environmental justice, and more, to inspire you to take action on Earth Day and beyond.

For more information, click HERE

 

Space for Action: Rebuilding a Sustainable World 

Saturday April 25 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM PDT

Hosted by Space for Action — this performance-conversation brings together leading musicians, scientists, politicians, and activists to reflect on how the pandemic is reshaping our relationship with the earth and the opportunity we have to rebuild. The event will also include moderated breakout sessions for attendees, sparking discussion about how we can take control of our trajectory and imagine what a sustainable and equitable future looks like in our post-pandemic world.

WATCH A FULL RECORDING OF THE EVENT HERE

 

USC Student Sustainability Innovators Panel

Hosted by the USC Office of Sustainability — USC students + recent grads talk about their experience founding sustainability-focused companies. Professor Matthew Manos will discuss using crisis to fuel innovation, with special guest President Carol Folt.

WATCH A FULL RECORDING OF THE PANEL HERE

 

USC Spring Sustainability Forum

Wednesday April 22, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hosted by the USC Office of Sustainability — Join the Trojan sustainability tribe for an informal discussion about USC’s sustainability goals, progress, and challenges, with special guest President Carol Folt. Unwind with a special Earth Day “Mountain Meditation,” led by Mindful USC.

WATCH A FULL RECORDING OF THE PANEL HERE

SEE FULL SLIDE DECK OF PRESENTATIONS HERE

 

Earth Day Live 

Wednesday, April 22 – Friday, April 24 all day each day

Hosted by Strike With Us / Earth Day Live — millions of people around the world are going online for a three-day mobilization to stop the climate emergency. Even if we’re stuck at home, we can still change the world. Join us for three days of action — from teach-ins, musical performances, divestment, and more. All you need is an internet connection.

WATCH A SELECTION OF THE EVENTS HERE

 

Happiness & Sustainability Around the Earth – 24 Hour Webinar

Wednesday, April 22 all day

Hosted by Sustainable Development Solutions Network — a global webinar to explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of well-being and happiness. Learn about solutions being developed in your region, engage with experts around the globe, and celebrate happiness and well-being with your fellow global citizens.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Earth Day 2020: The Way Forward on Climate & Health 

Wednesday, April 22 from 12:00-1:30 PM PDT

Hosted by The Aspen Institute Future Leaders Climate Summit — a virtual celebration featuring remarks by Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz followed by a conversation on the climate and health nexus. Experts will discuss the impacts of climate change on human health, highlighting economic, security, and social equity issues.

WATCH A RECORDING OF THE EVENT HERE

 

Garbage Bin to Ocean Gyre: Journey of Mismanaged Plastics in Oceans Full of Life 

Wednesday, April 22 from 12:30-1:30 PM PDT

Hosted by USC Spatial Sciences Institute — a discussion of plastic waste in our oceans using spatiotemporal analysis and an assessment of risk to marine habitats due to our growing footprint on our planet

REGISTER HERE

 

USC Earth Day #50 — What’s Earth Telling Us?

Wednesday April 22 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

USC faculty from the Price School of Public Policy and Rossier School of Education discuss the causes of the COVID-19 and climate crises, solutions to the disruption, and the USC sustainability response, with special guest President Carol Folt

WATCH A RECORDING OF THE LIVE STREAM HERE

 

EarthX2020 Conference 

Wednesday, April 22 – Monday, April 27

Hosted by EarthX and National Geographic — a wide range of discussions with leaders from various sustainability sub-fields. Sessions range from clean energy to environmental law to women in the environment and much more.

WATCH RECORDINGS OF THE EVENTS HERE

 

Crash Course: Green New Deal & Coronavirus 

Tuesday, April 21 – Thursday April 23, one hour each day — timeslots vary

Hosted by the Sunrise Movement – a crash course on the Green New Deal, what winning it might look like, and how we can take action in this moment to heal our country and build a healthy and safe future

REGISTER HERE

 

Stanford’s “Earth Day Future 50” Celebration

Monday, April 20 from 1:30-3 PM PDT

Hosted by Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment — panel discussion featuring Stanford alumni working at the intersections of energy, sustainability and the environment; emerging leaders share their perspectives on progress made since the first Earth Day and insights into what’s left to be done

REGISTER HERE

 

Climate Activism in the Age of COVID-19

Thursday, April 16 at 8:00 AM PDT

Hosted by The Aspen Institute Future Leaders Climate Summit — a conversation with Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org, Alexandria Villaseñor, Founder and Executive Director of Earth Uprising, and Benji Backer, President and Founder of the American Conservation Coalition, which will look at how you can stay active and engaged in the climate space during this challenging time. This panel will also explore the lessons we can learn from the COVID-19 crisis and how these lessons might shape our response to the climate crisis.

WATCH A RECORDING OF THE DISCUSSION HERE

 

This is Not a Drill: How Climate Change is Impacting Sports

Wednesday, April 15th at 10:00 AM PDT

Hosted by Green Sports Alliance — climate change is already taking a toll on the sport sector. In this webinar, panelists will discuss the impacts of climate change on sport business and performance, including revenue losses, infrastructural damages, event delays and cancellations, athlete injury rates and heat-related illness, and how sport organizations are responding and adapting. For each type of climate challenge, resources will be introduced to guide strategic climate response.

WATCH A RECORDING OF THE DISCUSSION HERE

 

Fridays for Future – Discussion with Naomi Klein and Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum

For a full recording of the discussion, click HERE

 

COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis – Fossil Free CA Discussion with Professor Dan Kammen

For a full recording of the discussion, click HERE

 

Fridays for Future – Discussion with Dr. Emma Naluyima and Mark Lynas

For a full recording of the discussion, click HERE

 

Virtual Teach-in on Climate Solutions and Justice

Hosted by the Solve Climate by 2030 / Bard Center for Environmental Policy — 52 simultaneous state-wide webinars on ways state and local action can help us solve the climate crisis by 2030

For a full recording of California’s discussion with UC Berkeley Professor Dan Kammen about Power & Energy, click HERE

 

50 Years of Earth Day

Hosted by Green Sports Alliance — a discussion of the history of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and some stand-out actions and initiatives happening in the sport sector around Earth Day. Tune in to learn more about ongoing athlete advocacy initiatives, research projects, fan engagement campaigns, and more

For a full recording of the discussion, click HERE