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Earth Week 2015

Sponsored by ASI Sustainability Affairs, Office of Sustainability, Campus Recreation and University Unions (CRUU), East Bay Residence Hall Association (RHA), Pioneer Advocates for Wellness (PAW), Student Health & Counseling Services, University Honors Program (UHP), and Aramark.  

Celebrate Earth Week at CSUEB by participating in one of the various campus events, April 20 - 24, 2015. Check out the flyer below for a snapshot of events. Event details are listed below the flyer.

Earth Week 2015 flyer


All Week

Monday, April 13th - Friday, April 24th
All Day
SA Lobby, RAW Lobby, and the New UU
Clothing Drive

UHP is hosting a clothing drive and swap! Drop of your lightly used clothes and shoes to the SA Lobby, RAW Lobby, and the new UU anytime between 4/13 and 4/24. UHP will collect these items and organizing them for a clothing swap during Earth Day on 4/22 (details on Earth Day, below). All unwanted items will be donated to charity.


Monday, April 20th

12pm - 1:30pm
Old University Union 307
Drought Awareness Q&A

Get the facts about the California Drought and learn what CSUEB is doing to conserve water and eliminate waste from urban run-off. Panelists include: Dr. Michael Lee (AGES), Jim Zavagno (Facilities Development & Operations), and Donna Placzek (Environmental Health & Safety). Hosted by the Office of Sustainability. Light refreshments provided.

View the presentations: Drought OverviewWater Reduction at CSUEB, and Storm Water Protection

4pm - 5:30pm
Biella Room
Clinton Global Initiative University Workshop

Are you a student with an innovative, world-changing idea that is looking for funding? Attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) workshop to learn how you can submit your ‘Commitment-to-Action’ to the Clinton Foundation and be eligible for funding to attend the CGI U National Conference and earn funds for your project.
This workshop will highlight CSUEB students that successfully submitted Commitments-to-Action to CGI U and attended the 2015 National Conference. Hear their stories and learn how you can get involved with CGI U at CSUEB.


Tuesday, April 21st

10am - 11am
SA 1116
Are You Asking, 'How Can I Work in a Sustainability Role?'

Hayward's own award-winning sustainability author Graciela Tiscareno-Sato will provide CSUEB students an overview of corporate, startup and entrepreneurship employment options, having working in all three settings. Recognized as one of the nation's Top 100 Green Leaders by PODER ("POWER") Magazine and a 2014 White House Champion of Change, her 1st book in the Latinnovating series of green economy innovation case studies was listed as one of "13 Hot Books from Sustainability Through Leaders" at the Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego. The 2012 International Latina Book Awards in New York City, name Lattinovating "Best Business Book."

View the presentation: So Where Can I Work in a Sustainability Role

11am - 12pm
SA Lobby
Campus Sustainability Walking Tour

Stretch your legs and learn about campus sustainability! Join Jillian Buckholz, Director of Sustainability, on a campus walking tour that will highlight sustainability initiatives at CSUEB.

12pm - whenever we run out of cake!
Old University Union
Celebrate John Muir’s 177th Birthday

Join ASI Sustainability Affairs in wishing John Muir a happy 177th birthday. Celebratory singing and birthday cake will be available (until it runs out!) in front of the Old University Union starting at noon.


Wednesday, April 22nd

11am - 3pm

Agora Stage
45th Annual Earth Day

Celebrate the 45th Annual Earth Day with the CSUEB Earth Day Festival at the Agora Stage! Stop by for live music by THRIVE, a clothing swap by UHP, info tables, food, giveaways, games, prizes, and more!


Thursday, April 23rd

11am - 12pm
SA Lobby
Campus Sustainability Walking Tour

Stretch your legs and learn about campus sustainability! Join Jillian Buckholz, Director of Sustainability, on a campus walking tour that will highlight sustainability initiatives at CSUEB.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
New University Union Oakland/Concord Room 
Environmental Politics Lecture with Dr. Craig Collins

"Can We Kick Our Addiction to Oil?" Dr.Craig Collins, a professor at California State University East Bay, will be speaking on the fossil fuels in our economy. Please join us for a riveting discussion on the current economical situation and possible solutions for the future on energy productions. .Hosted by the Political Science Club, light refreshments will be provided.

4pm - 5:30pm
AE 143
Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System Info Session

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS®) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. CSUEB is a STARS Participant and will be starting the process this Spring through the ENVT 4800 Senior Seminar Course.
Check out this info session to learn about STARS, meet the class that will be starting the data collection, and engage with campus stakeholders.

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