Earth Week 2014

You can also view the District Earth Week google calendar and resources compiled by the PCC Library.

April 14 – April 18

Library Sustainability Exhibit

Check out the sustainability display and learn how you can save the world!

Tuesday, April 15

Craft Fair and Learning Garden Plant Sale

10:00am – 2:00pm, Rock Creek, Building 3, Mall

Get your veggie starts and enjoy the fair at our DIY paper making booth!

Art Gladiators: “Vehicles of Change”

2:00 – 5:00pm, Rock Creek, Building 3, Mall / Stage

Join this 3D art contest and build a “vehicle of change” out of reusable materials. Prizes given to contest winner: 5 x $50 gift cards -1st / 5 x $20 gift cards  

Thursday, April 17

Sustainability Panel: Stories about Environmental Adventures, Hope, and Spirit

12:00 – 1:30pm, Rock Creek, Building 9, Event Center, Room C & B

Panelists: Elaine Cole, Nora Lindsey, Jeffery Mailes, Will Hornyak. Free lunch! RSVP to vadler@pcc.edu

Anime: Princess Mononoke

4:00 – 7:00pm, Rock Creek Building 9, Event Center

Showing Princess Mononoke with free snacks and popcorn!

Friday, April 18

Learning Garden Open House: Work for Pizza Exchange

10:00am – 2:00pm, Rock Creek, Learning Garden (across the st. from bldg. 9)

Prizes given to clubs with highest participation: $150 – 1st/$100-2nd/$50-3rd. Artist reception featuring learning garden sculptors at 1pm. Earthen oven demonstration with free wood fired pizza at 2pm.

April 21 – April 25

How to be Sustainable

Check out the Sylvania library displays on what we can to be more sustainable. Take a look at different titles all with the theme of "how to be sustainable".

What Does Sustainability Look Like to You?

Vine Videos will be shown at the Upper CC mall that capture either “what sustainability looks like to you?”, or “what do you do, that makes you feel green?” Follow link to see more.

Monday, April 21

Sustaining Your Life – Sustaining the World

Southeast, Great Hall, 11am – 2pm

We will have DIY projects and Sustainable information in the Great Hall, and the prize wheel with trivia, provide plants as prizes!

DIY Recycled Crafts

Upper CC Mall, 11am – 2pm

Hosted by ASPCC and SCRAP. SCRAP is a donation-based creative reuse store and donation center in Northeast Portland. Along with the ever-changing and diverse store items, SCRAP also provides a range of educational opportunities within the community and hosts local reuse-based artists in our Re:Boutique http://scrappdx.org/about/what-we-are/

PCC Sustainability

Upper CC Mall 10:30-2:00pm

Did you know that PCC is a leader in higher education sustainability? Stop by our table to learn about some of PCC’s district-wide sustainability efforts and accomplishments including: the school’s progressive Climate Action Plan, Green Teams, our Green Office Certification program, and sustainable purchasing. While you’re there check out the Green Office Supplies kit to see how you can green your office and school supplies.

Green Careers Demystified

Upper CC Mall 10:30 – 2pm

Interested in pursuing a Green Career? Great choice! Now, you will need to sort through the various degrees, schools, internships, and organizations that will help you get there. Navigating your resources, and defining a personal plan are challenging, but necessary, steps to securing a meaningful career in sustainability. Fortunately, PCC can help! Take a moment to visit with Career Resource Center staff, and demystify your own path towards a Green Career.

Tuesday, April 22

Waste Audit

Southeast, 9am to 12 noon

We will recruit student volunteers the staff who want to participate.

Composting

11:30-2:00pm Upper CC Mall

Come learn about composting, whether you live in an apartment, house or out in the country. We will take about methods that work for you! You can also sign-up for the Thursday “build a worm bin composter” where you will be able to take home a fully functioning worm bin. Registration for this worm bins is limited so stop by to get you name on the list. Sponsored by ASPCC

Spring eCycling at the PCC Sylvania Library

Upper CC Mall

Come learn about computer eCycling and why it’s so important.  Then learn how you can make a difference by participating in our Spring eCycling Project that will provide a place for students, staff, and the community to recycle their used computer equipment for free right here in our campus library from May 1 to June 9! 11:30- 1 pm

18th Earth Day Birthday party

1:00-3:00 pm  CC Oak Room  

PCC Sylvania Habitat Restoration’s will celebrate the 18th Earth Day Birthday with a party and cake for the first 24 or so!  April Ann’s team will provide real plates and forks and will wash them! : )  They will also be showing the film:  Momenta, coal export film documentary

Oregon Climate and Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Probably the most effective thing that you can do to protect the earth from climate change is to help pass a tax on carbon. Join the movement for a national tax through the Citizen’s Climate Lobby and/or an Oregon tax by joining Oregon Climate. http://oregonclimate.org/ or http://citizensclimatelobby.org/

Climate Change Solutions

Past Present and Future: This Lecture  focuses on the individual up to the national level. It features guest speakers, including President Jeremy Brown, Professor Toby Dittrich,  Ms. Elizabeth Zavodsky ( Northwest earth Institute ), Sylvania Campus President Linda Gerber, Michael Armstrong ( Sustainability Manager, City of Portland), Secretary Bill Bradbury (Former Oregon Secretary of State and Member of Northwest Energy Planning Council), Representative Earl Blumenauer (Oregon Congressman).

Wednesday, April 23

Take Back the Tap

10:00-2:00pm Upper CC Mall

The Environmental Club invites you to learn about how Americans have bought into the myth that bottled water is purer and healthier than tap water. This misconception is largely the result of crafty marketing tactics from the bottled water industry, but the truth is that the federal government requires more rigorous safety monitoring of municipal tap water than it does of bottled water. Learn more at our table.

PCC Sustainability

Upper CC Mall 10:30-2:00pm

Did you know that PCC is a leader in higher education sustainability? Stop by our table to learn about some of PCC’s district-wide sustainability efforts and accomplishments including: the school’s progressive Climate Action Plan, Green Teams, our Green Office Certification program, and sustainable purchasing. While you’re there check out the Green Office Supplies kit to see how you can green your office and school supplies.

Spring eCycling at the PCC Sylvania Library

Upper CC Mall 11 am – 2 pm

Come learn about computer eCycling and why it’s so important.  Then learn how you can make a difference by participating in our Spring eCycling Project that will provide a place for students, staff, and the community to recycle their used computer equipment for free right here in our campus library from May 1 to June 9!

Free Tire Gauges!

2-4pm upper parking lot guard shack

Don’t Be Deflated! Stop by the guard shack at the top of campus and get your tires filled to the proper amount. Not only do you get a free tire inflation, you also get a free tire pressure gauge and will be entered into a raffle for a special prize. Sponsored by Parking and Transportation Services.

Blackfish

Cascade TH 122, 3 to 6pm

Showing Blackfish a documentary film, depicting the problems with containing sentient animals (specifically Orca Whales)

Thursday, April 24

Build a Worm Bin Composter

11:30-1:30pm Upper CC Mall

We will help you understand the best composting system for kitchen waste. Then build one and be able to take home a fully functioning worm bin. Cost is only $2. Registration for this worm bins is limited so stop by to get you name on the list. Sponsored by ASPCC

Spring eCycling at the PCC Sylvania Library

11:30- 1 pm Upper CC Mall

Come learn about computer eCycling and why it’s so important.  Then learn how you can make a difference by participating in our Spring eCycling Project that will provide a place for students, staff, and the community to recycle their used computer equipment for free right here in our campus library from May 1 to June 9!

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Finding Solutions through Sustainable Development

3-5pm in TCB 211

A presentation by Dr Kim Smith, PCC Sociology Instructor. Can you envision Portland as a healthy, just, and thriving region where sustainability education is prioritized and everyone has opportunities to shape a more sustainable future? Come learn about how the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN) is building opportunities to participate in E4 solutions, focused on the environment, education, economy, and equity.

Free Tire Gauges!

D2-4pm upper parking lot guard shack

on’t Be Deflated! Stop by the guard shack at the top of campus and get your tires filled to the proper amount. Not only do you get a free tire inflation, you also get a free tire pressure gauge and will be entered into a raffle for a special prize. Sponsored by Parking and Transportation Services.

Friday, April 25

PCC Sylvania Habitat Restoration Team Work Party!

9 am until noon, meet at Parking Lot 10

We will meet at Parking Lot 10 (the most northeast parking lot kitty corner to the bookstore) at 9 am and then walk down to Sylvania Natural Area Park (SNAP!).  We will meet with Janelle St. Pierre of Portland Parks and Recreation, who will lead us in invasive species removal that day focusing on ivy, blackberry, and assorted other weeds.  We will have water, tools, gloves, and a few snacks.  Be sure to dress for the weather and to get a little muddy.  Blackberries can be prickly, so be sure to have long sleeves and pants!  Let’s help the Earth by letting some of our native species in this park get more of an advantage!  For more information, email afong@pcc.edu or call 971-722-4422.  If you would like to be a Habitat Team leader, you would be most welcome!

PCC Sylvania Green Infrastructure Tour

12:00-12:45 Meet at CC215

Join our own Maria Cahill, also of Green Girl Land Development Solutions LLC, on a tour to see some of examples of sustainable water quality solutions in action and to talk about future ideas. You can check out some of her work at http://www.greengirlpdx.com

Can You Dig It?

1-3pm in the Learning Garden by the track

Come join us in Sylvania’s very own learning garden! See what is growing, view our worm bin, learn about plants and planting. We will provide all the tools necessary. No previous skills required! Bring some friends and help the garden beds get ready for spring gardening.