Youth Earth Week 2023


This year hundreds of students celebrated #YouthEarthWeek across the country. From beach clean ups to pollinator educational events, students found creative ways to protect our environment.

Check out some of our top highlights from around the country below!

Youth Earth Week Highlights

The UC Davis chapter of CALPIRG tabled at the weekly farmer’s market for Earth Day, giving out reusable water bottles in exchange for tweets at elected officials, and they collected 45 public comments to submit for stronger ocean protections! Check out the media coverage on their campaign following the event here.

OSPIRG at the University of Oregon
 held seven creative and fun Earth Week events including two campus clean-ups, volunteering at a community garden, and a plant sale to support native peoples’ fight for water rights.

We hosted three national educational webinars and panels, check out the recordings here:

Virtual Panel: How to get an Environmental Career
Virtual Campaign Briefing: Ensuring we have MORE NATURE in 50 years
Virtual Campaign Briefing: The Road to 100% Renewable Energy

 held their membership drive and more than 300 students joined the campaign to protect our oceans. These new dues paying members will give the ucla team the resources they need to hire staff to fight for our oceans!

Florida PIRG at Eckerd College held a “Pollinator Picnic” round table discussion with professors on campus on the topic of saving the bees. They talked about bee research happening in Professor Scott Dobrin’s lab, initiatives at the Eckerd Community Farm, and how to access the on-campus seed library. The Eckerd chapter also held an in-district lobby meeting with staffers for Republican U.S. Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna. The meeting focused on the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act and the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act and was a powerful experience for the chapter’s new leaders!


WashPIRG at the University of Washington attended the campus Earth Day Eve celebration and promoted their Save the Orcas and Beyond Plastics campaigns.


About Youth Earth Week:
Since Earth Day was founded in 1970, students have been on the forefront of change to protect our environment. Today, we face numerous environmental crises, from climate change, to air and water pollution, to the destruction of ecosystems critical to all life on Earth. That’s why we’re organizing events across the country to call for bold action to protect our environment and public health.

Youth Earth Week is a project of the Student PIRGs. For nearly 50 years we’ve helped students to get organized, mobilized and energized so they can continue to be on the cutting edge of positive change.

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