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Earth Week

Villanova University 

Celebrates Earth Day 2023

Wednesday, April 12

Virtual panel on the Effects of Climate Change on Cities, in a historical perspective, presented by LePage Center.

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Online

Registration required


Friday, April 14

Time: 1:45 - 5:00 PM

Location: Mendel Hall, 2nd Floor

Oakwell (located next to Stoneleigh) is in jeopardy of being developed. The 13.4-acre property is a breathtaking woodland, hosting 691 trees (including approximately 100 old growths). The Lower Merion Township School District (specifically Black Rock Middle School) currently possesses the estate and intends to clear-cut roughly 80% of standing trees, including most old growths, to construct auxiliary soccer fields. Join us on Friday (4/14) to protest against the deforestation of Oakwell. For more information about the movement, visit

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Mendel Lot*

To participate, register here! 


*Transportation will be provided to demonstration location

Sunday, April 16

Campus Tree Tour

Time: 2:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: Driscoll Auditorium 

Registration Required

Protecting Environmental Justice Communities, Keynote lecture

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Connelly Cinema  

Tuesday, April 18

Wednesday, April 19

Defending the Land: Socio-Environmental Conflicts in the Americas

Time: 12:00 PM* 

Location: Steps of Corr Hall


*Rain date is April 20th


Thursday, April 20

Earth Day of Service Volunteers

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Dundale Mansion Parking Lot 


Earth Day: Saturday, April 22

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Mendel Lot

To participate, register here!

Tuesday, April 25

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM  

Location: Entrance of Dougherty Hall (closest to the Oreo)

Registration Required  

Wednesday, April 26

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Connelly Plaza

Thursday, April 27

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Stadium Parking Lot

Friday, April 28

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Stadium Parking Lot

Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Location: Ellipse / Oreo

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 PM

Location: Campus Green

Check out this year's

official Earth Day Poster!


Earth Day activities are sponsored by the Office of the President, Mission and Ministry, Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering, the Associate Vice Provost for Research, Sustainability Leadership Council, Strategic Initiative for Climate, Justice, and Sustainability, Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, Villanova Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship, Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society, Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership, Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems, Villanova Center for Global and Public Health, Villanova Center for Global Leadership, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership, Villanova Center for Peace and Justice Education, Villanova Sustainability, Office of Student Life, Dining Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Grounds Staff and the Recycling Coordinator, Ethics Program, Department of Biology, Department of History, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Department of Geography and the Environment.


Villanova University, as a community of learned and learning scholars, respecting the sacredness of all creation, accepts its responsibility to the integrity of Earth and its biodiversity, to the heritage of future generations, and to the security of nations. By utilizing the Augustinian values of Unitas, Veritas, and Caritas, meaning love thy neighbor, promote community unity, and live life in moderation through our curriculum, work environment, and operations, Villanova’s approach to sustainability exemplifies an emphasis on social justice and community service.

For questions regarding campus sustainability email

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