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April Events

April is a great time to highlight envrionmental events and how a healthy Earth means a healthy you. April 22nd 2021 is the 51st year celebrating Earth Day. This year for Earth Month, MCC is highlighting a number of events hosted by MCC and in the community.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. New events will be added weekly.

All month long or anytime events

  • Join MCC’s EcoChallenge team. This team will encourage you to complete actions that help climate change solutions! Weekly communication will highlight specific actions and provide additional resources. Join MCC's EcoChallenge team here.

  • Creighton University’s Climate Justice Book Club. The Office of Sustainability Programs is hosting a book club during Earth Month (April) - you're invited! We will be reading Climate Justice by Mary Robinson. The club will meet three times, at noon, during April: 4/9, 4/16/, & 4/23. Once you fill out this form, you will receive a calendar invite to each session. The Office of Sustainability Programs will also provide participants a reading guide and discussion questions on April 2nd. Sign up here for Creighton's Climate Justic Book Club here.

  • Recording: watch a recording of Claire M. Hubbard foundation sustainability event.

week 4: Starts April 26th

Free and open to the public unless otherwise noted
  • MCC Eco Challenge highlight: Food, agriculture, and land use. Learn more about regenerative agriculture.
    • This team will encourage you to complete actions that help climate change solutions! Weekly communication will highlight specific actions and provide additional resources. Join here: bit.ly/3lPokEw
  • Monday, April 26th, 3pm -6pm : Electronics recycling event at Elkhorn campus
    • Come to the MCC Elkhorn campus to drop off your electronics recycling for free. MCC is partnering with the Cross Training Center to responsibly recycle your electronics. Volunteers will be on-site to help unload your items. Anything with a battery or a cord is accepted, all data is destroyed as a part of the recycling process.
  • Monday, April 26th , 6pm: Soil Health 101 hosted by The Big Garden
  • Tuesday, April 27th:7:30am-10:30am Electronics recycling event at Fort campus
    • Come to the MCC Fort campus, parking lot A1 in front of building 23 to drop off your electronics recycling for free. MCC is partnering with the Cross Training Center to responsibly recycle your electronics. Volunteers will be on-site to help unload your items. Anything with a battery or a cord is accepted, all data is destroyed as a part of the recycling process.
  • Wednesday, April 28th, 3pm: USGBC + Higher Education: Strategies for Transformation. Register for the USGBC event by clicking here.
    • Aligning organizational sustainability goals with available tools and resources can be a frustrating process. You don’t have to do this alone. Did you know USGBC partners with higher education institutions to integrate sustainability into curriculum, policies, buildings, and overall master planning? USGBC’s suite of tools and resources can help transform your existing campus buildings and infrastructure as well as support pathways to earning professional credentials and prepare students for careers in green building and LEED. Join us for an overview of all the sustainability solutions USGBC offers to Higher Education institutions and learn how collaboration with USGBC can benefit your organization. We'll share a couple of success stories before breaking into Collaboration Circles for participants to provide feedback and discuss the relevance and impact these resources could have on your work..
  • Wednesday, April 28th, 6pm: Preparing a New Garden Site hosted by The Big Garden
  • Wednesday, April 28th, 7pm
    • UNL hosts Bill Nye
    • Nye — scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor — is a man with a mission: to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes the world work. Best known as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” his wit and enthusiasm have garnered 18 Emmy awards. He is also an author and frequent speaker on topics such as climate change, evolution, population, space exploration and STEM education. He is a steadfast champion of critical thinking, science and reason.
    • In this conversation with University of Nebraska–Lincoln hosts, Nye will address issues of sustainability, climate change and how people can be better stewards of Earth.
    • The event is free, but registration is required to receive the link. For more information and to register for the Bill Nye talk, click here.