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University Events

Annual Events, Celebrations, and Recognition Days

  • Fix It Friday

    Every Friday throughout the Academic Year

    Bring an item of clothing that needs a small repair and we'll fix it on the spot for free.

    Learn more about Fix It Friday

  • ISU Share Shop

    Open M, W, F throughout the academic year

    The ISU Share Shop is a free resource-sharing store located in the Office of Sustainability at 305 N. School Street. Students can shop for a variety of FREE gently-used items such as clothing, shoes, accessories, small household items, textbooks, and more.

  • World Water Day

    March 22

    Conserving water is essential for a sustainable future. Learn the value of water and what you can do to help.

    Learn about the ISU Center for a Sustainable Water Future.

  • Earth Day

    April 22

    Earth Day's official celebration date is April 22 but we celebrate all month long with speakers, presentations, and activities.

    Save the Date for the 2025 Earth Day Breakfast on April 22, 2025!

  • Arbor Day

    Last Friday in April

    Celebrate trees and all they have to offer. Join in a variety of educational opportunities and participate in tree planting ceremonies.

    Learn more about the Fell Arboretum

  • World Environment Day

    June 5

    Organizations and citizens across the globe use this day to address pressing environmental issues. We'll use our social media platforms to bring awareness to these challenges and learn what we can all do to implement solutions.

    Learn more here.

  • Plastic Free July


    Challenge yourself during the month of July to go plastic-free. We use this time to educate and offer tips to reduce single-use plastic waste.

    Take the Plastic Free July Challenge!

  • ISU Front Yard Free Cycle


    This annual two-day event is hosted by the Office of Sustainability and takes place each year during Welcome Week every fall. Items collected during Move-Out are spread out on the lawn of the Office of Sustainability for incoming students to take for free. Dorm room essentials, small furniture items, rugs, lamps, Redbird apparel, shoes, and more!

    Attend the Front Yard Free Cycle

  • Campus Sustainability Month


    Learn about sustainability practices taking place at Illinois State and what we plan to do in the future. Hear from engaging speakers who are making positive impacts around the world.

  • Fair Trade Month


    Take time to learn about fair trade and why it's important for a sustainable future. We'll offer lots of information on the fair trade campaign and how we're implementing fair trade on campus.

  • America Recycles Day

    November 15

    Recycling is an impactful way to save the environment. Learn what you can recycle at Illinois State and get advice on how you can reuse and reduce waste.

    Learn more here.

  • Zero Waste Tailgates

    Select Home Football Games

    Cheer on the Redbirds without creating harmful waste. Stop by our tailgate during select home football games to grab free vegan food, play a few yard games, and cheer on the Birds!

Team Up with the Office of Sustainability

Contact us if you want to partner on a sustainability event or host your own.