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Earth Week

Earth Week 2024, April 20-26

We are so excited for this year’s Earth Week! We will be offering in-person PCC-sponsored events as well as some virtual opportunities to engage. There will also be library displays at each campus.

More event details below!

2024 Earth Week Calendar

Earth Week Tabling Fairs

Earth Week Tabling Fair
Monday, April 22nd – Thursday, April 25th

Learn about sustainability-related resources on campus, get free giveaways, plant your own terrarium, free bike repairs, get tomato starts, and so much more!

  • Monday, April 22 10:30-1:30 – Sylvania, CC Upper Mall
  • Tuesday, April 23 10:30-1:30 – Cascade, Student Union
  • Wednesday, April 24 10:30-1:30 – Southeast, Mt Tabor Hall
  • Thursday, April 25 10:30-1:30 – Rock Creek, building 5

Tabling groups vary by campus, but may include; Sustainability Office, Learning Gardens, Basic Needs, Sustainability and Leadership, SNAP Enrollment, Planning and Capital Construction, STEAM Labs, Libraries, and more!

Climate Fiction Booktalk

Climate Fiction Booktalk

Friday, April 26 from 2-3:30pm @ Southeast Campus, Library 2nd floor

Come to the Southeast Library for an exploration of fictional writing that focuses on climate change. Thea Prieto, PCC writing instructor and author of From the Caves, will read from her post-apocalyptic novella and discuss other provocative works of climate fiction. The session will address how creative writing can help us discuss difficult topics, discover our thinking, and convey complex emotions, for ourselves or in the classroom. You are invited to bring your own climate fiction or environment-focused prose or poetry for an open mic sharing. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Email rrichard@pcc.edu

Join the Learning Gardens!

Find all the event details on our calendar.Learning Garden Earth week 2024

Our learning gardens are hosting a variety of events, including potato and tomato plant and seed giveaways, garden tours and planting parties. Join us to get your hands dirty, prepare for spring planting or sharpen your gardening skills!  

Questions? Email sustainability@pcc.edu

 The Oregon Gardens Field TripOregon Garden Field Trip

Friday, April 26th @ The Oregon Garden in Silverton, 9am-3pm

Join Basic Needs, Sustainability, & Leadership on a trip to Silverton for Earth Week!

Come visit The Oregon Garden on April 26, 9:00am -3:30pm.. Transportation from Sylvania Campus & lunch will be provided to participants. Transportation is only available for PCC students, but anyone is welcome to meet at the Garden.

Register here. Space is limited, registration closes April 18.

Questions? Email cellerts@pcc.edu

Upcylcing Crafts Workshop

Tuesday, April 23rd @ Rock Creek Campus Bldg 7, room 101 + 102 from 12-2pmUPCYCLING EVENT IN ROCK CREEK MAKERS LAB

Crafting with upcycled materials, jewelry making, collaging. Repurpose materials to make new creations!

Questions? Email citlalli.nunezbarragan@pcc.edu

Pacific Islander Climate ActivismIslanders in Climate Action - Earth Week 2024

Islanders in Climate Activism Across the Ocean – Wednesday, Apr 24, 10-11 am, Southeast Tabor Hall 135

We will watch the short documentary Tuvalu: A Country Being Lost to Rising Sea Levels followed by a discussion. We will learn about the connections of climate change activism, led by Islander communities that connect Portland to the Pacific Islands. This event is led by Faith Kebekol, coordinator of the Cascade Multicultural Center and member of the Pacific Climate Warriors Portland Chapter.

Palm Leaf Crafts & Conversations

Wednesday, April 24, 2-3 pm Southeast Tabor Hall 142

We will make recycled palm leaf bracelets that you can take home! We will also learn about how island cultures use and recycle palm leaves for crafting and weaving.




Participate virtually all month long with the EcoChallenge! This year’s Earth Month Ecochallenge theme is “Conserving Every Ecosystem, Caring for Every Creature” and runs from April 1st to April 30th. You’re invited to select actions that resonate with your values, committing to them for 30 days to foster and reinforce positive habits. Each action you complete earns points and generates real-world impact. Your efforts, combined with those of your team, contribute to a significant collective difference. Sign up here and if you have any questions, email kdsmith@pcc.edu .

Oregon Pollinators

April 22-26, Upper Mall, CC
This collection of watercolor paintings was created by members of PCC’s Foundation Office during a half-day painting workshop led by PCC art instructor Mark Smith. In its quarterly retreats, the Foundations team familiarizes itself with the variety of academic disciplines represented at PCC, resulting here, in a full immersion into a studio project from a watercolor class.  In honor of Earth Week, the workshop participants created paintings based on Oregon pollinators, principally hummingbirds, of which there are at least eight varieties found in this state and region.  The watercolors are painted on specially prepared canvases that allow for both adding and removing paint to achieve a visually transparent quality.

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