Earth Week

Picture of Earth

Each April we celebrate Earth Week to recognize the contributions of individuals and organizations in protecting and preserving our fragile environment. 

Earth Week provides an opportunity to educate and mobilize towards sustainability and to empower responsibility for a clean and healthy community.

PCC Sustainability
Portland Community College is a leader in sustainability efforts, districtwide.  Learn more about Green Tags to offset your carbon emissions; Vermiculture, or composting with worm bins --and much more!
How Stuff Works (video)
This 20 minute video explores where "stuff" comes from and where it goes when we throw it out. It provides an understanding of production and consumption patterns.

Recommended websites

City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development
Find out about local green and sustainability oriented efforts or learn how to start a "green team" at work.
If you're looking for opportunities to participate in local volunteer activities, keep watch on the SOLV website. SOLV works on projects to enhance the livability of Oregon.
Metro: Sustainable Living
Check out the Metro Sustainable Living page for recommendations on environmentally friendly cleaning products, natural gardening, composting and getting around PDX the green way. 
Sustainable Northwest
SNW will help to keep you current on sustainability activities in the Pacific Northwest or you can join their email list and receive updates in your inbox.

Related research guides

PCC Sustainability Research Guide
Created by a PCC Librarian, this guide features databases,videos, selected journals on sustainability and more.
PCC Environmental Studies Research Guide
Created by a PCC Librarian, this guide features databases, newsfeeds, blogs, videos on climate change and more.