EarthFest

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About

Date: TBD, April 2021

EarthFest is a sustainable event celebrating international Earth Day. This yea'rs event will have live entertainment, local vendors and student organizations, food, and educational activities. EarthFest aims to be a low-waste event featuring recycling and composting.

UNTFresh local vegetables has supported environmental research and teaching since 1934. EarthFest is only one of the ways UNT helps to educate and spread environmental responsibility, but it's probably the most fun! It is collaboratively hosted by Student Activities, UPC, and the We Mean Green Fund, and is free with current UNT ID.

As in previous years, UNT Dining Services has dedicated their time to securing a sustainable, vegan menu. There will be plenty of food for all to enjoy, along with a glimpse of how Dining secures the vegetables it uses. 

Please contact Student Activities at 940-565-3807 at least 7 days prior to request special accommodations.


Virtual Resources

Online Virtual Zoo Tours/Events

  • Assiniboine Park & Zoo: meet their animals up close and personal with "Creature Features"! Learn different animal facts and learn about individual animal health and training live with zoo employees. 
  • Columbus Zoo: help name their new baby polar bear cub. Vote each day and see which name wins.
  • Nature's Witness Virtual Exhibit: take a virtual field trip and learn about animals from all over the world. 
  • The Online Zoo: visit different zoos all over the world. 
  • San Diego Zoo: utilize 22 self-paced courses from home. 
  • Texas State Aquarium: join online for aquatic animal events, videos, and Q & A sessions with staff.

Museum Tours & Educational Resources

  • Earthx: attend an online digital event in partnership with the National Geographic Society that will be held virtually from April 22-27 to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
  • The Louvre: view naturalist art or one of their diverse online collections including pieces from all over the world. 
  • The Met: view over 5,000 years of human history through art. 
  • National Museum of Natural History: go on virtual tours of their collections and learn about the history of life, our planet, and other subjects.

Sponsors

EarthFest is an invaluable opportunity for you to market your business and sustainable mission or product to over 3,000 students. In return for your generous sponsorship, we provide perks that allow additional marketing opportunities for your entity, as well as event-day perks that will enhance your experience at EarthFest! This year we have added levels for our non-profit sponsors to better serve you and our students at this event. Please be certain to read the information on this page prior to registering and paying. If you are unsure whether your organization qualifies to be a sponsor at EarthFest, please contact Andrea.Jackson@unt.edu for more information.


UNT Student Organizations and Departments

There are two great ways to get involved with EarthFest as a member of the UNT Community!

Table at the Event

EarthFest is a great opportunity for student organizations and departments to showcase their services to over 3,000 UNT students and employees. We encourage organizations and departments who are interested in participating at EarthFest to also host a small activity or provide educational information highlighting sustainability.

Volunteer at the Event

Need some service hours? We always need volunteers to make our events run smoothly. Whether you help for an hour or the entire event, we truly appreciate your assistance and dedication to running a successful event!


Questions?

If you have questions regarding EarthFest, please contact student.activities@unt.edu or 940-565-3807.

Learn More about the We Mean Green Fund