Earth Week: Photo Contest

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on April 22 as a day to support the environment, raise awareness and work towards a more sustainable future.  From community clean ups and local events to international virtual events, there are many ways to celebrate Earth Day and help protect our planet.  At the college, we want to celebrate how our community has a positive impact on the environment.  Here’s how you can participate. 

Show us your Sustainability! – Do you have a sustainable action at home, at work or at play that you’d like to share?  From Tuesday April 19 to Friday April 22, send us a photo of you doing something good for the earth, such as saving energy, reducing waste or greening your commute, according to the themes below.  For each day you send a photo, you will be entered to win a prize at the end of the week – a $50 VISA gift card and a new sustainability mug!

  • Tuesday, April 19 – Sustainability at Home – Send us a photo of you saving energy, saving water, reducing single use plastics, gardening or other at home sustainable action.
  • Wednesday, April 20 – Reducing Waste – What do you do to minimize waste and reduce, reuse, recycle, compost, etc.?
  • Thursday, April 21 – Green Travel – Send us a photo of your sustainable ways to travel – walk, bike, roller blade, transit, carpool, etc.
  • Friday, April 22 – All in for Earth Day – Send us a photo of any sustainable action for Earth Day!

Email your photos to or direct message us on Instagram @rrcgoesgreen and we’ll share on our social media accounts.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more details. 

State of Sustainability Join our virtual presentation on Friday April 22 at noon to hear about the sustainability highlights from the past year, including results of our recent survey, and how we are measuring our sustainability performance. 

Earth Day is a great opportunity to support the environment and support each other in taking steps towards sustainability.  Thanks to all the staff, students and faculty who contribute to sustainability in the college community.  Happy Earth Day!