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Earth Week 2018

earth week 2018 calender

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Earth Week Event Descriptions

MONDAY APRIL 23

State of Sustainability - Monday, 4/23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, New UU MPR

An overview of campus sustainability to date with Director of Sustainability, Jillian Buckholz, with an opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions to move Cal State East Bay towards sustainability. RSVP on BaySync.

Restorative Yoga - Monday, 4/23, 7:30pm - 8:30pm, RAW

This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. We use props to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body. This class is appropriate for students of all levels. Learn more.

Keynote Speaker: Yessenia Funes -  Monday, 4/23, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, New UU MPR

Yessenia Funes writes about environmental justice. She primarily looks at how race plays into environmental policy and how communities of color forge their own solutions to the climate crisis in the era of Trump where deregulation and industry interests run rampant. She reports on this full-time for Earther, a new environmental news site from the Gizmodo Media Group. When talking about the environment, Yessenia takes a look at other social ills: immigration, segregation, tribal mistreatment, and the list goes on. The environment is about more than wildlife and conservation; it's about people and their health. That's what Yessenia attempts to communicate in her everyday work. RSVP on BaySync.

Be the Change - Monday, 4/23, All Day, Concord Campus Quad

Disposable plastic bottle collection/display; Composting programs begin.

Tree Planting - Monday, 4/23, All Day, Concord Campus

Help save energy, provide habitat, and capture carbon by planting trees.

TUESDAY APRIL 24

Be the Change - Tuesday, 4/24, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Concord Campus Quad

Tabling with Mt. Diablo Interpretive Association (come see some critters!), Contra Costa County Sustainability Commission, Save Mount Diablo, First Generation Farmers, and more!

Leadership in Sustainability Panel - Tuesday, 4/24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, UU 102 *Room Change

Want to incorporate sustainability into your student club/org or learn more about the topic? This panel will highlight student Sustainability Ambassadors’ experiences as student leaders and how they apply sustainability in their roles on campus. RSVP on BaySync.

Earth Friendly Lunch - Tuesday, 4/24, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, Concord Campus Quad

Come enjoy a reduced impact lunch...And, if you're ready to “Be the Change”, bring your own utensils, napkin, and refillable bottle to be entered to win a prize! Veggie pizza and salad will be provided.

Sustainable Professional Panel - Tuesday, 4/24, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Old UU 311

Off-campus sustainability professionals share their experiences from student to employee. Join the discussion to learn how sustainability can be part of any career path. RSVP on BaySync.

Tree Planting - Tuesday, 4/24, All Day, Concord Campus

Help save energy, provide habitat, and capture carbon by planting trees.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 25

ASI Earth Vibes Festival - Wednesday, 4/25, 11:00am - 2:00pm, Agora Stage

Celebrate Earth Day with ASI! Learn more about sustainability through the different clubs and organizations on campus and win amazing giveaways. Enjoy free food along with live music and much more!

HOPE Career Closet & Dress for Success Workshop - Wednesday, 4/25, 11:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Old Welcome Center

Student oriented professional clothing thrift store that is entirely FREE! Come get some threads for your interview or class presentation at no cost AND get some style tips from a professional.

Eco Car Show with Parking & Transportation Services - Wednesday, 4/25, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, RAW Plaza

RAW Plaza will feature several models of eco-friendly cars during Cal State East Bay’s very own Eco Car Show. Tables at the event will highlight alternative transportation options to and from Cal State East Bay, too!

Plant Based Food Diet Presentation - Wednesday, 4/25, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Old UU 102

Chef Lisa Books-Williams developed the culinary portion of the Plant-Based Diet Program for Kaiser Permanente and teaches patients, staff and physicians at dozens of Kaisers throughout Northern California. Chef Lisa has been sharing the joys of Plant-Based eating with the SF Bay Area since 2005.  Now it's YOUR turn to get Vegucated! Join us for a presentation on how eating a plant based diet is a easy way to live a more sustainable life. Chef Lisa will discuss the impact our food choices have on the environment and tips on ways to incorporate more plant based meals into your life. Snacks made by Lisa will be provided. RSVP on BaySync.

Local Flair Scavenger Hunt -  Wednesday, 4/25, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Concord Campus

Look up, down, and all around for hidden gems around campus. Find all the items and you will be entered for a prize!

Restorative Yoga - Wednesday, 4/25, 7:15pm - 8:15pm, RAW

This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. We use props to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body. This class is appropriate for students of all levels. Learn more.

Tree Planting - Wednesday, 4/25, All Day, Concord Campus

Help save energy, provide habitat, and capture carbon by planting trees.

THURSDAY APRIL 26

Farmer’s Market - Thursday, 4/26, 11:00am - 2:00pm, Agora Stage/Lawn

Come out and purchase affordable produce for students, staff, and faculty. Join us for free samples and giveaways, music, crafts, and sign up for the CalFresh nutrition assistance program. Don’t forget to bring your reusable bag!

Workshop: Environmental Racism - Thursday, 4/26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, DISC

Learn about the placement of low-income, or minority communities in proximity of environmentally hazardous or degraded environments.

Bill Nye: Science Guy Movie - Thursday, 4/26, 2:00pm & 4:00pm, New UU MPR

Enjoy a free film showing of Bill Nye: Science Guy! This documentary explores Bill Nye the Science Guy’s mission to take on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view. Popcorn will be served.

HOPE Career Closet - Thursday, 4/26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Old Welcome Center

Student oriented professional clothing thrift store that is entirely FREE! Come get some threads for your interview or class presentation at no cost.

STAY Woke - Thursday, 4/26, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Mieklejohn & New UU Lawns

Raise your awareness and sustainability knowledge with games, food and info tables. Korean bbq tacos will be provided!

Extended Campus Walking Tour - Thursday, 4/26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Concord Campus Quad

Take a walk, take some pics!  #yourfriends

Tree Planting - Thursday, 4/26, All Day, Concord Campus

Help save energy, provide habitat, and capture carbon by planting trees.

FRIDAY APRIL 27

Sustainability Campus Walking Tour - Friday, 4/27, 9:00am - 10:30pm, RAW Lobby

Cal State East Bay is moving towards sustainability! Learn how sustainability is integrated into our physical campus by joining the Sustainability Walking Tour, which meets in the RAW Lobby at 9am. Lead by Cal State East Bay Director of Sustainability, Jillian Buckholz. Coffee and donuts will be provided. RSVP on BaySync.

Campus Cleanup - Friday, 4/27, 11:00am - 2:00pm, Outside New University Union

Help us make our campus cleaner! There will be a table set up outside of the RAW for groups and individuals to pick up supplies and then start their journey around campus to pick up trash in different locations and place the trash in the correct waste streams. Lunch will be provided for volunteers! RSVP on BaySync.

Ignite Sustainability - Friday, 4/27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Biella Room

Learn about sustainability "Ignite" style! The Ignite presentation format is a 5 minute presentation, 20 slides total, that advance every 15 seconds. Join Dr. Ryan Smith (Physics), Dr. Patty Oikawa (Earth & Environmental Sciences), Dr. Karina Garbesi (Environmental Studies) and Ian Pollock (Multi Media) as they WOW the audience on their knowledge of student sustainability efforts, carbon sequestration, social impact solar, and guerrilla grafting. RSVP on BaySync.

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