UW Combined Fund Drive

March 28, 2022

Earth Day 2022: Invest in our Planet

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year’s theme is Invest in our Planet, calling on both businesses and individuals to contribute to a more prosperous and equitable future through collective action for change.

At a rally, a cleanup, with your vote, or your wallet, be heard however you are able

First held in 1970, Earth Day now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by Earthday.org, involving over a billion people from more than 193 countries – making it the largest civic observance in the world.

In the 1970s, a number of important pieces of environmental legislation were passed in the U.S., among them the Clean Air ActClean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.

Earth Month Events

UW Sustainability Earth Day Fair
Friday, April 22, HUB Street, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Earth Day Fair on the main floor of the HUB will feature departments, organizations and student groups from across UW who are working for sustainability. Stop by and discover sustainability tips, learn about UW’s efforts and ways you can get involved.

More: UW Sustainability Events Calendar

Earth Day Volunteering at Seattle P-Patches, Saturday April 23
Celebrate Earth Day with the United Way! Choose from one of three Seattle area p-patches and get ready to garden for good. Invite your friends, partners, kids, and even your favorite coworkers. Everyone’s invited! Join us at Hillman City P-Patch in the Hillman/Seward City neighborhood, Jackson P-Patch in North Seattle or Horiuchi Park P-Patch in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood for a beautiful Seattle day (rain or shine) of nature, community and volunteerism.

Earth Day at Washington Park Arboretum
Saturday, April 23, 9 am – 12:30 pm
Join other volunteers to restore Washington Park Arboretum through removing invasive ivy and weeding collections.

Earth Day at 21 Acres: Invest in our Soil
Saturday, April 23, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, Woodinville
Spend a day in service to the soil! Each year, Earth Day volunteers at 21 Acres help build healthy soil, support local food systems, and take vital action for the climate.

Learn More

Take Action


Consider making a one-time contribution or setting up payroll deduction to one of our CFD member organizations working on environmental conservation and sustainability education:

Zero Waste Washington (charity code 0315047) drives policy change for a healthy and waste-free world. We envision a just, equitable, and sustainable future where we all produce, consume, and reuse responsibly.

Join Conservation Northwest in connecting habitat, protecting wildlands, and restoring wildlife (charity code 0320835).

Outdoors For All (charity code 0320849) enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities and families and helps them to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. 

Carbon Washington Foundation (charity code 1482524): Focused on accelerating the transition to a vibrant clean-energy economy. Advocates for carbon reduction policies.  

Carbonfund.org Foundation (charity code 1481702): Prioritizes climate change education, carbon offsets and reductions, and public outreach. 

Friends Of The Earth (charity code 0314972): Promotes clean and sustainable energy, clean transportation, climate justice for poor and vulnerable populations, responsible use of technology and protection of the earth.  

EarthShare Washington (charity code 0316709): EarthShare brings together individuals, workplaces, and communities to protect our planet’s health. We are a network of local and national nonprofits working to improve and preserve the environment here at home and around the world.

Greenpeace (charity code 0314978): Greenpeace’s mission is to expose global environmental problems, and promote solutions for future generations.