Earth Week 2020

Welcome to (virtual) Earth Week 2020, April 20 - 24, hosted by the Office of Sustainability.
View all events by clicking on the dates below. We've also planned a scavenger hunt, compiled resources like sustainability blogs and books, have your veggie meal plan for the week, creating a campus Climate Action Plan feedback survey, and much, much more! We hope you join us all week to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and our collective effort towards sustainability at Cal State East Bay.

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Follow this link  to check out virtual events throughout the California State University system.

Earth Week 2020 Schedule of Events

Start your Earth Week 2020 with these sustainability-themed resources:

SustainEastBay Club Meeting & T-Shirt Repurpose Workshop | 12:15 PM

Click to Attend:

Meeting ID: 866 520 926 | Password: 163675

Looking for a fun activity to do at home this week? Join the SustainEastBay Club meeting this Tuesday to create your own reusable bag or mask while repurposing an old t-shirt. Learn all about the Cal State East Bay student group that is leading campus sustainability efforts like Campus Clean Ups, Muggy Mondays, and field trips in the local community. Email if you would like to be notified about future club meetings.


Waste Wizard Zero Waste Training | 2:00 PM

Link to Attend:

Meeting ID:183-220-670 | Password: 874560

You can be a Waste Wizard, too! Join the Office of Sustainability Waste Wizards for a Zero Waste Training in the comfort of your own home, using the powers of Zoom technology. We’ll answer your questions about what goes into which bin and each attendee will get a voucher for a free reusable cutlery set and metal straw.

Please note, LIVE events via ZOOM may be recorded.

Happiness & Sustainability Around the World Webinar | 3:30 PM

Registration Link:

Join the 24-hour event on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Connect with experts from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) as they share how they are building a happier world. Visit the UNSDSN website for details. 


Food Justice & Sovereignty with Urban Tilth | 5:00 PM

Link to Attend:

Meeting ID: 988 722 694 | Password: 631099

The Office of Sustainability will be speaking (live!) with Urban Tilth, a Richmond-based non-profit organization that hires and trains local residents to cultivate agriculture in west Contra Costa County to help build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. This discussion on “Food Justice & Sovereignty” will address food desserts and discrimination in low-income and communities of color with Adam Boisvert, the Program Manager for Urban Tilth and a teacher of Urban Agricultural at Richmond High School. 

Please note, LIVE events via ZOOM may be recorded.

“Cooked: Survival by Zip Code" Film & Discussion | 12:30 PM

Link to Attend:

Meeting ID: 907 014 423 | Password: 457352

View the film, “Cooked; Survival by Zip Code” by 12:30 pm on Thursday, April 23rd. Then, follow the Zoom link above to join Cal State East Bay’s very own Dr. Michael Schmeltz from Health Sciences for an interactive dialog on “Heat Health” and a behind-the-science look at the situation outlined in the film. 

For an introduction to the film and talk by Dr. Schmeltz, please click on this link.

Please note, LIVE events via ZOOM may be recorded.

#JoinTheCountdown | All Day

Our planet is quickly heating up. It's up to all of us to find ways to reduce our emissions. TEDx is bringing the world’s politicians, CEOs, activists, influencers and more together to do just that. Check out the Countdown website for reading materials, videos, and hands-on tutorials to educate yourself about the climate crisis and get involved. What are you waiting for? #JoinTheCountdown


#FacultyFriday | All Day

Curious how faculty at Cal State East Bay are connecting their work with the climate crisis? Check out Ian Pollack's "IxD in the age of the Anthropocene,” at SF's Interaction'19 redux. Ian is an Assistant Professor, the Coordinator of the Graduate Multimedia Program, and Coordinator of the Undergraduate Interaction and Game Design Option.