Earth Day Celebration at TMCC


TMCC's Sustainability Champions and FREE Learning Community invite all TMCC campus and Reno/Sparks Community members to join us for our 2024 TMCC Earth Day Celebration!

This event is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, from 9 a.m.–Noon at the V. James Eardley Student Services Center in the Red Mountain Building at the TMCC Dandini Campus.

Since 1970, billions of people have come together each year to celebrate Earth Day. We hope you will join the TMCC Earth Day Celebration to learn about sustainable practices in our community, how to help save the planet, and find ways to protect Earth's natural resources.

This year the 2024 TMCC Earth Day Celebration is organized in cooperation with TMCC's FREE Learning Community and ArtFest 2024.

Earth Day Event Schedule

During TMCC’s Earth Day Celebration, we encourage you to participate in the following activities:

9:30–11:30 a.m. at the V. James Eardley Student Services Center and Plaza

  • Use sustainable transportation by walking, biking, carpooling, and using RTC public transportation. Earn raffle tickets for these activities when you check in at our registration table.
  • Enjoy a music presentation by Engineering student Gordon Hopkins and Professor Kurt Ehlers, followed by the presentation Are we in the Anthropocene? The 7,000th Generation Perspective by Professor Roger Putnam.
  • Take selfies at specific locations around Dandini Campus that encourage sustainability and earn more tickets for the raffle.
  • Bring clothes to be mended by the Patagonia Repairs Department.
  • Visit Tables and learn about the endeavors of the: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), Turtle Island STEAM, National History Museum, Save The Bees Foundation, TMCC Faculty of Color, Crisis Support Services of Nevada, Truckee Meadows Park Foundation, NextGen America, TMCC Family History Library, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, TMCC's student chapter of The Wildlife Society, and many more!
  • Visit our Bee Campus USA Countess Dandini Pollinator Garden and plant a native plant while learning about the importance of pollinators and celebrate TMCC being the only designated Bee Campus USA in Nevada.
  • Walk the TMCC par-course and learn about fitness equipment found along the path while discovering more about the ecology, flora, and fauna found around our campus.
  • By popular demand, the goats are returning for this year's celebration. Come out and meet them and learn how they are used as a natural form of fire suppression.
  • Plant succulents with SGA, paint rocks with the Student Diversity and Services Office, and make a seed ball with the Reimagining Sustainability Club.
  • Learn about the benefits of e-vehicles, and view Tesla cars in quad area.
  • Meet science students and learn more about sustainable practices and socio-economic issues related to sustainability in the healthcare arena.
  • Learn how screen printing works and make your own ArtFest t–shirt or tote bag. 

10:30 a.m. at the V. James Eardley Student Services Center

  • Reading of Proclamation—a pledge by TMCC to reduce single-use plastics on campus.
  • Take the pledge to follow sustainability practices at TMCC. 

11:30 a.m.–Noon at the Countess Dandini Pollinator Garden

  • Students from the E.L. Cord Child Care Center will release ladybugs and lacewings that act as natural pesticides for the pollinator garden.
  • Ceremony: Honoring the Land of the Great Basin Tribes 
  • ArtFest Dancing
  • Unveiling of BeeBQ, anatomically designed by students in TMCC’s Introduction to Entomology class, and built by TMCC Welding students.

Event Table Reservation

We invite interested parties to participate by hosting a table to display and discuss your endeavors related to sustainability and protecting our planet and its biodiversity. During the event, you will have the opportunity to speak about your endeavors at the podium (five-minute limit). If you are interested, please RSVP as soon as possible!