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Celebrate the Earth

Earth Day may just be one designated day of the year, but we should "Celebrate the Earth" every day! Earth Day is an opportunity to broaden support for environmental programs, build community activism and change your behaviorial impact through events and activities.

When is Earth Day?

Earth Day is nationally recognized on April 22, but larger events and celebrations may take place over the course of the week or the weekends before or after the day. 

How did Earth Day start?

Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and organized by Denis Hayes in 1970.



The Teal Goes Green Calendar

Upcoming green events on campus and around the community. Submit your event to this calendar! Contact (843) 349-5041 or sustain@coastal.edu


Every Thursday 6pm - Students for Environmental Awareness Club Meeting, Brittain Hall 108
Join the Students for Environmental Awareness club, a group of CCU students who have the common goal of striving for a better environment. Discussions, documentaries and field trips! Members must be students, staff or faculty of CCU.

Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 - Trees for Tomorrowcome get a free tree! 10am-4pm, Murrells Inlet Seafood, 4886 Highway 17.

Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2, 2014 - Winyah Bay Heritage Festival, Georgetown, SC

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - Greater Burgess Community Cleanup Day, 9am-12pm, meet at South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Ln., Myrtle Beach. Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter along streets in the Burgess area including Holmestown Road, McDowell Shortcut Road and Bay Road

Tuesday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - Celebration of Inquiry, a celebration of creative inquiry and experience. It features a well-known keynote speaker, well-regarded plenary speakers, presentations by faculty, students and community and an array of performances.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, BIKE Rally, 5-7pm, Location TBD, hosted by the Swain Scholars.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 1st Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, 10am, Williams-Brice Pool. Teams of four will build boats using only cardboard and duct tape. These teams will then race their boats for Coastal Fame and Glory. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 22nd Annual CCU Triathlon, 7am, Williams-Brice, includes 300 yard swim (CCU Pool), 11 mile bike (around campus and through Quail Creek), 5k run (through Quail Creek). Register at www.active.com . Registration going on now until race day.  CCU students, faculty & staff race fee - $30.

Saturday, April 19 - River Clean-Up and Earth Day Music Fest (11am-6pm), Conway Marina and Riverfront Park

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - Sustainability Fair and Farmers Market, 9am-3pm, Prince Lawn

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - HTC Green Fair, 11am-2pm, HTC Store on Hwy 501 across from HGTC. Celebrate Earth Month and learn more about recycling and green initiatives in our community. FREE entertainment and refreshments, FREE gift to the first 100 customers, recycle your phone books, cell phones, electronic waste and get FREE shredding too!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - One Day Without Shoes sponsored by the CCU TOMS Club, 11am-2pm, Prince Lawn. Come support this awesome movement and GO BARE. We will have lots of activities and free give-a-ways for students, faculty, and staff. Learn how to make a difference and START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS. One Day Without Shoes is TOMS annual day to bring global awareness to children's health and education by going without shoes. Last year, we were the NUMBER ONE University in the WORLD that pledged to go without shoes, and #5 out of all organizations in the world. Let’s keep up the great awareness and pledge to go bare this year as well! 

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - Campus Salvage Community Sale, time and location TBD