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Earth Week 2013

Sylvania Schedule

Cascade Schedule

Karen Coulter: Speaker
MAHB Room 104

Karen Coulter Director of Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project will be speaking on Oregon National Forests and how they are threatened by logging and poisoning. Come learn about old growth forest ecology, threats to forest eco-systems, and how the public can take action.

District Wide

The documentary “Carbon Nation” will be showing on April 22 from 4 to 6pm at Rock Creek, Sylvania, Cascade and Southeast!

All week

The Library is showcasing books and items on “How to be Sustainable” all week long!

Monday April 22

Amy  Livingstone, “Return to the Garden”
11am to 3pm: Interactive Art mandala
12 noon to 12:30: Lecture By Amy Livingstone
3pm: Closing ceremony
All Upper CC MallAn interactive art installation that remembers, mourns, and celebrates the Garden that is right here, right now. Come add a blessing or intention for the healing of the Earth in the co-creation of a community nature mandala.
17th Earth Day Birthday Party
1:30 to 3:30pm
Oak Room
Cake and a showing of the film “Queen of the Sun”
Screening of “Carbon Nation” Documentary
4 to 6pm
ST 107
A screening of the documentary “Carbon Nation” will take place at all four campuses.

learning garden in the spring

Tuesday April 23

Betty Shelley, “Less is More”
11am to 12 noon
Upper CC Mall
Getting to one can of garbage a year!
“Student Sustainability Film Festival”
3 to 5pm
ST 101
Maria Cahill of Green Girl Land Development Solutions will introduce the Sylvania Campus Tree Well project. Then come view the Media Institute for Social Change’s youth-produced films focused on solutions that colleges and our communities are doing to
address sustainability issues. Plus, gain tips on how to produce your own films.

Wednesday April 24

Dr. Kim Smith, Sociology Instructor
happily gardening
“Beyond Rio+20: Combating Environmental Crises through Education and Action”
2 to 3pm
Upper CC MallLearn how colleges around the world are implementing sustainable education and practices, through transformative curriculum, collaborative outreach, green job training, and research and development to help foster a healthy and just community, economy, and environment.

Thursday April 25

Learning Garden Volunteer Event
10am to 2pm
Learning Garden
little worm in a hand
“Come lend a hand on creating our new Worm Villa out of all natural materials, and help with other Learning Garden activities too!”
Neal Robinson, Outdoor Educator
Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop
2:30 to 4pm
Learning Garden Salmon BenchLearn the principals of Leave No Trace and how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly in the frontcountry & backcountry!

Friday April 26

April Fong & the Sylvania Habitat Restoration Team: Native Plants Planting Service Project
8:30 to 11:30am
Service project planting native plants in the Wildflower Display Garden east of the PAC and south of the bookstore.

Carbon Nation Film

“Carbon Nation” Film Screening

Come watch this optimistic, solutions-based, non-preachy, non-partisan, big tent film that shows tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national and energy security, and promotes health and a clean environment.

Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don’t buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how solutions to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues.

Monday April 22, 4 to 6pm

ST 107
Rock Creek
Bldg 2 Room 110
Tabor 130

Rock Creek

Previous events included:

Monday April 15

Trash Talkin’

12 noon to 1pm

Student Learning Center (RC 3 128)

View the winning submission to the video competition on Earth Week. Refreshments served.

Tuesday April 16

turning trash into art

Art Gladiators Sculpture Competition
2pm to 4pm
Bldg. 3 Mall
Watch our talented student art team transform trash into works of art.

Wednesday April 17 and Thursday April 18

Rock Creek Farmers Market
8am to 7pm
Bldg. 3 Mall
A food cart in the courtyard, local farmers and vendors showcasing local and sustainable products and information tables.

Friday April 19

Garden Clean Up
12 noon to 4pm
Get your garden gloves on and join us in the learning garden to weed, plant and dig. Enjoy some treats in the Earthen Oven and see the pedal power (biking for energy) system in action.