UDC Earth Day 2021 Event Recap

Earth Day - April 22, 2021UDC Earth Day 2021, is about our community and its resilience. We will celebrate the community’s success and progress toward resilience and sustainability on April 22nd and use Earth Day as a platform to talk and highlight success stories. Earth Day 2021 is far more important than a day. It is a historic moment when our students, faculty, staff, as well as our partners and community, rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to protect our environment, our community to define our future. This year UDC Earth Day theme is Healthy Earth, Healthy Cities, Healthy People. This year, Earth Day is a day to celebrate our achievements toward security and survival. We consider the community’s security and survival as part of our Earth sustainability and we want to focus on our community in Washington DC to echo their stories.

UDC is an urban land-grant university in the nation’s capital. That means that we have a strong connection with the land and that we connect our community to land as part of our mission. In this way, we can call UDC an Earth-Grant University.

The UDC Earth day 2021 will be completely virtual and a UDC panel presents a list of environmental activities (prerecorded) from UDC and from our community. The followings describe the programs that are considered for the UDC Earth Day:

UDC Earth Day Schedule:

  1. 10:30 am – 10:33 am | Welcome Note
  2. 10:33 am 10:45 am | UDC Student Presentations (Dr. Simon Bird leads)
  3. 10:45 am – 10:50 am | Introduction by the Event Moderators (Kamran Zendehdel & Partner)
  4. 10:50 am – 11:35 am | UDC Expert Panel (Dr. McCrary, Che Axum, Chef Herb + a few partners)
  5. 10:50 am – 11:35 am | Panel presentation and dialogue about a list of prerecorded sustainability projects in and around UDC
  6. 11:35 am – 11:40 am | Ribbon Cutting for UDC- DOEE New Partnerships Ag. Pod Project
  7. 11:40 am – 11:45 am | Closing: Partner

For access to the virtual event, see here. Catch what you’ve missed now!