Shockers Go Green Events

We will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2022.  Some events will be in person and some will be virtual.  

Event Description Date(s) Time Location
Ablah Library Special Book Display Celebrating Sustainability and Earth Day April 22 - May 1 All day First floor display across from elevators
E-Waste & Shredding Services Electronix Recyclers and Wichita Shredding will be available for e-waste disposal and shredding. (sponsored by the NetApp Green Team) April 22 12:00pm - 4:00pm

NetApp parking lot on the SE side of the building

Community Garden The WSU Green Group will host seed giveaways and planting events at the WSU Community Garden. April 22 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Planting in the Community Garden

Exhibitors Electric vehicles and other community organizations will showcase their contributions to a greener community. April 22 11:00am - 2:00pm RSC North Lawn and 1st floor of the RSC
Welcome Speech

Dr. Rick Muma, WSU President

April  22 1:00pm

Hubbard Hall 208


Sustainable Farming and Ranching
Each panelist will give a short presentation then the discussion will be open for questions.

Dr. Coleen Pugh, Vice Provost for Research/Dean of the Graduate School/Professor of Chemistry will moderate.


  • Lynn Gentine, Ranchland Trust
  • Michelle Vann, Urban Farming, IASIS Christian Center
  • Paul White, P&P Seed and Bait Shop
  • Toni Willis-Jackman, Department of Geology 


April  22 1:10pm - 1:55pm

Hubbard Hall 208

Keynote Presentation

Latest on Energy Technology, and Updates from Sierra Club and City of Wichita Sustainability Board
Dr. Kent Rowe, Sustainability Champion from the Wichita Community

April 22 2:00pm - 2:40pm

Hubbard Hall 208


Sustainability at WSU

Dr. Bayram Yildirim , Professor, College of Engineering: Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering, will moderate.


  • Dr. Coleen Pugh, Vice Provost for Research/Dean of the Graduate School/Professor of Chemistry
  • Alice Fitzgerald, Wichita State University Green Group
  • Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan, Associate Professor, EECS Chair, College of Engineering
  • Manroj Sangha, Director Engineering Facilities Planning, Architectural & Engineering Service
  • Weston Arbogast, P.E., WINT
  • Dr. Holger Meyer, Professor of Physics, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Deepak Gupta, Professor, Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering
April 22 2:45pm - 3:45pm Hubbard Hall 208
Student Poster Showcase Students submit their research  in various categories, such as sustainable manufacturing, climate change, green infrastructure, social awareness, etc. April  22 11:00am - 2:00pm RSC - First Floor
K-12 Sustainability Poster Design Display K-12 students will have their sustainability posters displayed. April 22 11:00am - 2:00pm RSC - First Floor
Virtual Movie Screening

The public will have access to Josh and Rebecca Tickell's newest and highly anticipated film, The Revolution Generation. The film will be available in theaters and for select screenings on Earth Day (April 22nd).To access the film on April 22, 2022, please register and you will receive an email with a link to reserve your virtual tickets. 

April 22  Anytime Click here to register
Shocker New Venture Competition

Come see the innovative ideas competitors came up with at the New Venture Competition Trade Show.

April 22 3:00pm - 6:00pm Koch Arena
WuStock Earthfest

Wichita State University Green Group is hosting an event to celebrate Earth Day!  The event will feature local musicians, food trucks, and a student organization showcase. Earthfest will also include:

  • Recycled Art Contest - 4:00pm - 7:00pm - Neff Quad/Geology Cover Walkway. please sign up using this form
  • Live Music by  Madi Laughlin, The Messy Frets, and BottleCap DayDream - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Movie on the Lawn (Wall-E) - 8:00pm - 9:30pm - North Alhberg Lawn
    Popcorn and cotton candy will be provided!
April 22 4:00pm - 9:30pm RSC - East Lawn

Beautify campus with Green Group!

Wichita State University Green Group Trash Pickup Event

An opportunity for everyone to volunteer by picking up litter as a group. If you would like to participate please bring a reusable bag, bucket, or other containers to collect trash at WSU Campus. 

April 23 10:00am - 12:00pm  Braeburn Square Starbucks