Events with a sustainability focus occur year-round. If you have an event idea or wish to collaborate, please email The most concentrated and coordinated periods are celebrations of Campus Sustainability Month (October) and Earth Month (April).


Happy Summer Niners! Check back here for fall events soon.


Student Gathering

Event Date: October 16

We enjoyed an evening of learning, collaboration, and fall fun hosted by the Charlotte Green Initiative! The event included opportunities to learn about the student green fund, the types of projects that CGI supports, and collaborate on CGI project proposals in support of Sustainability Month, along with pumpkin painting, pizza, and a Halloween costume contest!

Student Sustainability Summit

Event Date: November 4

On November 4th, we explored the question, “What Does it Take?” to create a more sustainable world. Student organizations and other passionate groups shared their insights, engaged in discussion, and motivated on another around the topics of Sustainability, Education, and Society.

King Week: Breaking Boundaries Film Festival

Date: Tues. January 16, 5:30 – 8:30pm

Location: Popp Martin Student Union Theater

This Niner Nation King Week event highlighted Dr. King’s focus on environmental justice in the South. A series of short films focused on efforts and challenges to achieving environmental justice in Alabama communities – a state heavily tied to Dr. King’s legacy. These films were provided by Southern Exposure, a film fellowship program raising awareness of Alabama’s natural resources and the wide-reaching and often disproportionate impacts of environmental issues on communities. A panel of UNC Charlotte students and faculty also shared their perspectives to encourage audience discussion.

King Week: TLC for the Student Gardens

Date: Fri. January 19, 10am – 2pm

Location: UNC Charlotte Student Gardens, near Storrs and Robinson Halls

This Niner Nation King Week event provided volunteers, alongside University staff and faculty, an opportunity to rejuvenate the Student Gardens that provide students with food for the Jamil Niner Student Pantry and plants for botany research and art classes.