Earth Week 2021

Welcome to (virtual) Earth Week 2021, April 19-23. For a complete list of events by day click on the dates listed below the poster. We hope to see you at one of the many events throughout the week! 

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Individuals that require accommodations for these events should contact Accessibility Services | as@csueastbay.edu | 510.885.3868

Events are hosted by the Office of Sustainability and in partnership with ASI; Associated Students, Inc., Bike East Bay, Concord Campus, CSU System, CSUEB Alumni Association/University Advancement, CYCL, Litterati, Office of Diversity/DISC, Parking & Alternative Transportation, Pioneer Dining, Pioneers for Change, Recreation and Wellness Center, and SustainEastBay Club. 

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

Earth Week Welcome: Land Acknowledgement | 11:30am-12:00pm

Register to attend: https://tinyurl.com/tapintosustainability

Sustainability Ambassadors are collaboratively reading a Land Acknowledgment to kickstart the week and sharing actionable things you can do to support Indigenous Communities. Stay on the Zoom call to attend the "Tap Into Sustainability" event. 

 
Tap into Sustainability | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Register to attend: https://tinyurl.com/tapintosustainability

Join to hear from app developer Vivianne Mai and Jeff Kirschner, creators of CYCL and Litterati, to learn more about how they are using technology to make an impact and inspire others. Sign on at 11:30am participate in our "Earth Week Welcome: Land Acknowledgement" event. 

 

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Webinar | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Register to attend: Registration Link

This webinar explores the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) which promote clean vehicle adoption in California by offering rebates of up to $7,000 for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission vehicles, including battery, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles.

 The Politics of Climate Change | 12:30pm-1:30pm

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Faculty experts Amy Below, Laura Wing, and Juleen Lam from the Department of Health Science & Political Sciences will discuss where the Biden Administration stands in respect to climate change, including: domestic and international policies; new executive orders; current events; and action items! The panel will open up to a Q&A after presentations.

 

Mindful Minutes | 12:30pm-1:00pm

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Take time for yourself for a 35-minute mindfulness workshop which includes either a Mini Yoga Session or Stretching Session led by one of our Certified Personal Trainers! Workshop also includes new meditation and journaling activities each week. Journal prompts about the 3R's. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

 

The Dreamt Land Keynote Speaker: Mark Arax | 6:00pm-9:00pm

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Mark Arax's writings on California have been compared to the great social portraits by Steinbeck, Didion, and Saroyan. His newest book, The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California, is being hailed by critics as one of the most important books ever written about the West. Join his discussion of the material on Tuesday, April 20th!

Mindful Minutes | 11:30am-12:00pm

Register to attend: Registration Link

Take time for yourself for a 35-minute mindfulness workshop which includes either a Mini Yoga Session or Stretching Session led by one of our Certified Personal Trainers! Workshop also includes new meditation and journaling activities each week. Journal prompts about the 3R's. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

 
Braiding Sweetgrass - Book Club | 12:00pm-1:00pm

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Join Kathy Cutting and Dr. Tony Marks-Block as we explore the beautiful teachings of the indigenous culture as shared by author Robin Wall Kimmerer in her book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. E-Book available through CSUEB Library.

 
East Bay Innovation Talks: The Story of Stuff | 12:00pm-12:45pm

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Everyone comes up with innovative ideas that makes life easier and solves everything from mundane to complex problems, but the difference in moving an idea out of your head and into reality comes down to one thing: execution - that commitment to doing everything you need to do to make it real. Learn from our innovative Pioneer Alumni what their experiences were in creating their own businesses and developing social innovations that are changing life in the East Bay and the world!

This afternoon we are joined by alumnus Jericho Apo, the Director of Digital Strategy at Story of Stuff to talk about the work they are doing to document and change the lifecycle of material goods.

About our guest:

Jericho is the Director of Digital Strategy at The Story of Stuff Project, an environmental nonprofit helping build a generation of environmental activists through storytelling, community engagement, and campaigning. He leads the storytelling team in creating content to tell the most important environmental stories impacting people and the planet.

Jericho was born and raised in the Philippines by a single mother and moved to the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant. He graduated magna cum laude in Sociology and was a Sustainability Ambassador responsible for marketing and communications at Cal State East Bay's Office of Sustainability. Today, he is the Director of Digital Strategy at The Story of Stuff Project, an environmental nonprofit helping build a generation of environmental activists through storytelling, community engagement, and campaigning. He leads the storytelling team in creating content that tells the most important environmental stories impacting people and the planet.

 

Hiking Workshop | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Register to attend: Registration Link

Join this event to learn about different hikes in the area and leave no trace principles.

 

Chill Yoga with Erick | 12:15pm-1:00pm

Register to attend: Registration Link

Relax, stretch and chill. This class is mellow but still challenging as it starts off slow and builds heat through various sequenced poses. A large portion of the class session is spent stretching. This class is GREAT for beginners and all levels. A great way to limber up and de-stress, and consider setting intentions related to the social (people) and environmental (planet) aspects of sustainable and healthy communities.

 

East Bay Innovation Talks: Pathwater | 5:45pm-6:30pm

Register to attend: Registration Link

Learn from our innovative Pioneer Alumni what their experiences were in creating their own businesses and developing social innovations that are changing life in the East Bay and the world!

This evening we are joined by alumnus Amer Orabi, the COO & Co-Founder of PATHWATER, a bottled water company that provides the first 100% reusable, recyclable bottled water in a sturdy aluminum bottle. In his position, Amer leads all of the internal controls of the business including P&L and cash flow management, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the business. Prior to founding PATHWATER, Amer led operations at Exumme, LLC - an innovative tech startup.

 
Back to B(ike)ics | 7:00pm-8:00pm

Register to attend: https://tinyurl.com/bike-eb

Attend Bike East Bay’s webinar with certified instructor Binky Brown of Hard Knox Bikes to learn how to ensure your bike is safe to ride.

Earth Day 2021: Taking Action for People and the Planet | 12:00pm-1:30pm

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Join us for this 1 hour panel discussion and Q&A with young leaders of the intersectional environmental and climate justice movement. CSU is hosting Environmental Digital Strategist, Kristy Drutman; Educator Sage Lenier; Founder & Executive Director of OneUpAction, Kevin J. Patel; Bay Area Hub Coordinator, Myroslava Fisun; and Sustainability Officer, Armando Sepulveda; all leaders in the climate activist movement. This event will be followed by 30 minute, action-oriented break-out discussions.

 

Queer & Questioning Support Group | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Register to attend: Registration Link 

If you're in a place of curiosity about your sexual or gender identity, we welcome you to this inclusive space to discuss everything from navigating family expectations, to managing microaggressions, to figuring out dating while queer.

 

Food Smarts | 12:30pm-1:05pm

Register to attend: Registration Link

Join us for a nutrition workshop and cooking demo! This session will focus on saving money and time with shopping and budgeting strategies. After your register for this session, you will receive a confirmation email which includes a link to the Food Smarts Registration Prize Form.

 

SustainEastBay Club Meeting & "Kiss the Ground" Documentary Discussion | 4:00pm-5:00pm

Register to attend: Registration Link

Join SustainEastBay's biweekly club meeting to discuss a viable way we can mitigate the effects of climate change. Watch "Kiss the Ground" (available online at the CSUEB library) and bring your thoughts on Thursday! Register here and fill out this Google Form for the meeting to receive the Zoom link for future meetings.

 

Earth Week Trivia | 6:00pm-6:30pm

Register to attend: Registration Link

Join us for a game of Kahoot for Earth Week! We will be quizzing about National Parks, Sustainability, Climate Change, & Recycling. Top players will receive a prize!

Food Smarts | 11:30am-12:05pm

Register to attend: Registration Link

Join us for a nutrition workshop and cooking demo! This session will focus on saving money and time with shopping and budgeting strategies. After your register for this session, you will receive a confirmation email which includes a link to the Food Smarts Registration Prize Form.

 

Film Screening: Nuclear Savage | 12:00pm-2:00pm

Register to attend: Registration Link

Film screening and dialogue on the film Nuclear Savage: Featuring recently declassified U.S. government documents, survivor testimony, and unseen archival footage, Nuclear Savage uncovers one of the most troubling chapters in modern American history: how Marshall islanders, considered an uncivilized culture, were deliberately used as human guinea pigs to study the effects of nuclear fallout on human beings.

 

Mental Health Moves with CalFresh Self Care and Skin Care Workshop |12:00pm-1:00pm

Register to attend: Registration Form

Join us for a free virtual workshop on creating sustainable and all-natural facial scrub and mask. All materials will be supplied and shipped to the first 40 participants who registered. Students will also learn about self-care techniques while creating their masks. And tutorials will be given applying for Cal Fresh so you can use your benefits to buy all of the materials on your own next time. Lastly, discover what the student health center counseling services offer for students during finals.

 

Sustainability Town Hall | 12:15pm-1:15pm

Register to attend: Registration Link

Join us for our Sustainability Town Hall with various reputable faculty members who are actively involved in sustainability within our campus. This is a great opportunity for folks to voice any last questions or concerns they may have in regards to sustainability. We will be doing a give away at the end of our town hall, you don't want to miss out!

 

SustainEastBay Pause-N-Play | 3:00pm-4:00pm

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Wind down after this long week of events by attending fellow Sustainability Ambassadors & SustainEastBay Club members for their game night! We'll be playing a few virtual games.

Saturdays of Service: Earth Week Edition | 9:00am-12:00pm

Register to attend: Registration Link

Saturdays of Service (SoS) is a monthly initiative that provides community service opportunities for Cal State East Bay students. Students have the opportunity to make a direct impact in Hayward or in their own communities. Students who participate in a Saturday of Service have the opportunity to receive an I Serve East Bay t-shirt. For Earth Week we are hosting a virtual community cleanup where students can go out on their own to beautify their neighborhoods.

 
TEDxISSP A Countdown Event | 11:00am-1:00pm

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Across three sessions—covering the Urgency of the moment, the Transformation needed, and the Action that it will take to solve the crisis—you’ll hear from some of the world’s most prominent climate leaders in a set of short TED videos. The videos will be followed by live breakout room discussions with Honorees from the ISSP Hall of Fame who are luminaries in the sustainability profession. In addition, we’ll be enjoying the talents of special guest Liza Donnelly.

 

"Nature Hike" Bingo | All Day

Get up and get out after this long week of virtual events. Go on an asynchronous hike & do the SustainEastBay Bingo card. Tag us in any Bingo to be put in a raffle for a prize! Go to BaySync for more details. 

Biking Workshop

Check out this fun and interactive event to learn about bike safety, bike inspection, and the benefits of cycling.

 

Booklist

Check out this bookslist which includes collections of books, podcasts, and other media about sustainability.

 

CSU Earth Month Eco Challenge Competition

Hey Pioneers! Challenge yourself to be more sustainable during April and compete with the ENTIRE CSU for prizes and bragging rights! 😎🌈🌏#EarthWeek2021

Participation is simple and fun! Click this link to join the Cal State East Bay Team

Have questions about the competition? Join the SustainEastBay Club 4 PM - 5 PM on Thursday, 04/22 for an information session about the competition and how to join? Access the meeting link by filling out the club interest form, the zoom link is provided at the end of the form.

 
Eco Car Fun Facts Video 

This video includes shares a healthy dose of information about electric vehicles (EV) by sharing fun facts. You might even see some campus students & faculty highlight their EV's favorite features! Video will be available on Parking & Transportation's website.

  
Free Immigration Services

Schedule an appointment to meet with an Immigration Attorney. The Immigration Legal Defense is working with the CSUEB to provide free services regarding citizenship, DACA resources, deportation defense, green cards, naturalization, and more! Appointments available in April & May too. Appointment slot open from 2:00pm - 7:00pm. Contact martin.castillo@csueastbay.edu to make an appointment.

 
Raffle 

Take a selfie at our virtual events and tag us on Instagram at @SustainEastBay on Instagram or email that image to sustainability@csueastbay.edu, to put in a raffle to recieve a prize! The more events you attend, the more raffle tickets you get. Choose 10 winners on Saturday.

 

Zero Waste Training

Interested in becoming a Waste Wizard? Visit our YouTube, @SustainEastBay, and watch our "Cal State East Bay Zero Waste Training." Send us a picture of you watching to @SustainEastBay on Instagram or email sustainability@csueastbay.edu, to receive a certificate of completion!