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11 March 2023 - 11 March 2023

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Panel discussions and talks in the Pemberton Rooms on Palace Green and St Chad’s college and biodiversity activities, an XR workshop and climate quiz at Hild Bede College in the afternoon/evening.

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Earth Day, organised by Durham University Climate Society, aims to bring the Durham community together to celebrate our environment, raise awareness of the climate crisis and discuss the importance of sustainability.  

Durham University Climate Society is organising Earth Day on Saturday, 11 March. 

For updates about this event, please see Durham University Climate Society's Instagram account.


Time Event Location

Panel discussion: Climate Activism

Expert/activist panellists discuss Climate Activism, with opportunities for audience participation at the end of the session

Cassidy Quad, St Chad's College

Panel discussion: Sustainability in Business

Local business owners and Durham University academics will talk about sustainability in business

Pemberton Rooms Debating Chamber

Community Climate Workshop

Community climate workshop run by Extinction Rebellion.

Cassidy Quad, St Chad's College

Panel discussion: Climate in the Durham Community

Members of Durham University and the wider local administration will talk about climate policy and the role of institutions in creating change

Pemberton Rooms Debating Chamber

Keynote speech from Bernard Lesrin

Samburu elephant conservationist Bernard Lesrin will give a keynote speech

Pemberton Rooms Debating Chamber
1.30pm onwards

Biodiversity activities

Join us for hands-on biodiversity activities, including seed planting and maintenance of a nature pond

Grounds of College of St Hild and St Bede
1.30pm-3.30pm Stalls and workshops College of St Hild and St Bede
7pm Food truck arrives Outside of College of St Hild and St Bede
8pm Climate-themed pub quiz Bar, College of St Hild and St Bede

Other highlights of the day will include:

  • A climate art competition
  • Food
  • Music 

Earth Day will be open to students, staff and the wider community. 



Tickets available online or at the event.