Earth Week 2022 Recap

Highlights of events and activities across campuses during USC’s Earth Week Celebration, April 18-22, 2022. The USC community came together for sharing, workshops, demonstrations, neighborhood clean ups, conferences, gardening, open markets, and creative art exhibits.

Earth Week Virtual Celebration

President Carol L. Folt and sustainability leaders across USC review Earth Week and USC’s progress towards developing sustainability solutions.

President Folt’s Opening Message for Earth Week

President Carol L. Folt opens Earth Week with an overview of the broad sustainability work of the USC community and the University’s ambitious goal to become carbon neutral by 2025.

Sustainability Q&A with USC President Carol Folt

An Earth Week conversation with President Carol L. Folt hosted by the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering on April 20, 2022. Moderated by Dr. Kelly Sanders.
  • Energy experts discuss sustainable action at Climate Forward Conference
    USC’s Climate Forward 2022 Conference gathered energy and climate change experts for a dialogue on sustainable solutions and actions.
  • South L.A.’s ‘Gangsta Gardener’ speaks at USC
    Environmental activist Ron Finley gave a presentation as part of USC’s Earth Week Celebration. Ron Finley, a self-proclaimed “rebel with a green thumb,” empowered students to be “gangsta gardeners” Wednesday as he headlined USC’s Earth Week Celebration in Bovard…
  • Test Plot plants (native) seeds for restoration
    The ecological restoration project involving faculty and students across the landscape architecture field is an experiment in community-based land stewardship.
  • Author discusses government land use
    UC Hastings College of the Law Emeritus Professor John Leshy hones in on the history of American public lands in his book, “Our Common Ground.”
  • Community explores ways to manage climate anxiety
    As the University addresses climate change, psychologists provide help with a sense of despair from the global climate crisis.
  • Earth Week paints Bovard green
    Earth Week featured Ron Finley, also known as the “Gangsta Gardener,” and the Arts & Climate Collective, a collection of student activists and artists involved in the movement for climate and environmental justice. 
  • Trojan Marketplace debuts at USC Village
    From coffee and pastries to eyebrow services and jewelry, student-run Trojan Marketplace has it all. It’s not your typical Wednesday at USC — bustling crowds, white canopies crashing with the Wednesday wind, the shining Southern…
  • USC’s unofficial school color? Green
    USC President Carol L. Folt kicks off Earth Week with a video message and announcement of plans to eliminate plastic beverage bottles on campus.