Beyond Earth Day events celebration


Contributed by Community Engagement and Leadership

A group photo with the Solve garbage bags is from Alsea Bay, a service project from the Earth Saturday of Service!

Vincent Ho, News Contributor

Beyond Earth Day is a two-week long event from April 15 to 25 that celebrates people and the planet. There are multiple scheduled events during this celebration at Oregon State University where Beavers can honor and learn about the earth. 

Events that will take place during BED include in-person and virtual experiences to lend a hand or learn more about how to live green, use art for change or volunteer to make a difference for the planet.

In the past, volunteers have taken on projects like removing trees to assist an endangered butterfly habitat and painting tiles to help beautify the Willamette Park community garden.

Upcoming events for this year include the Green Living Expo, Youth Poetry Celebration, Earth Saturday of Service and Common Fields After Work Earth Day Party.

To participate or learn more about these events, scan the QR code. 


Campus Editor Katie Livermore contributed to this report

April 15

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Green Living: Home & Electric Vehicle Expo at the Benton County Fairgrounds Auditorium.

This event will showcase some of the many clean energy options for apartments, homes and vehicles. 

There will be opportunities to find out more about the positives of electric transportation as well as federal and state incentives to help individuals pay for these options.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Youth Poetry Celebration: Live Reading at the Arts Center.


April 19

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Reviving Wetlands at Herbert Farm Natural Area Webinar.


April 20

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 3rd Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Corvallis.

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. A Yard Full of Native Plants, Birds, Bugs and More Presentation Oak Room, Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. or online.


April 23

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Earth Saturday of Service at the Memorial Union Horizon Room

Volunteers will meet at the MU Horizon Room to help out around their local community to honor Earth Day. 

In the past, volunteers have taken on projects like removing trees to assist an endangered butterfly habitat, Bald Hill Farm and painting tiles to help beautify the Willamette Park Community Garden. 

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Earth Day Recycle Re-Sale Yard Sale at 27555 Greenberry Rd.

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Witham Hill Invasive Species Removal Volunteer Opportunity at Witham Hill Natural Area

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SAGE Garden Work Party at Bruce Starker Arts Park

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jackson-Frazier Wetland Wildflower Walk at Jackson-Frazier Wetlands

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Common Fields After Work Earth Day Party at Common Fields


April 23

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Earth Day Celebration at the Thyme Garden 

2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. “Climb for the Earth” Day at the Valley Rock Gym


April 24 – 28

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Earth Day Webinar Series 


April 25

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Beyond Earth Day Community Fair at Student Experience Center Plaza

“The BED Community Fair aims to celebrate or provide education on the wellbeing of our society, economy and planet, through interactive and engaging activities hosted by on and off-campus groups,” the Community Engagement and Leadership website said.   

This will be an opportunity for students to interact with the many of the sustainability groups at OSU like Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and Waste Watchers Club.

4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Craft Night at the Corvallis Library

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