Earth Week 2015

PCC Earth Week, April 20-24

The Yes Men2015 Feature Event: The Yes Men

Armed with parody websites, press releases on fake letterhead, and thrift store business suits, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men rely on satire and unique activist methods to raise environmental and human rights awareness. Join PCC during Earth Week at a special presentation and lecture by The Yes Men.

Date:
Thursday, April 23
Time:
11am to 12 noon
Location:
MAHB 104, PCC Cascade Campus
Streaming:
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Events by campus:

Cascade

Wednesday, April 22
  • The sustainability coordinator is hosting a  film showing, Growing City’s, Wednesday 3 – 6 pm Room 204 of the Student Union.  Along with a; recycle up, make your own “starts” kit from egg cartons with info on year round growing. Q&A on raised beds v/s in ground -guided- TBA plus self composting guide.
    • 3 pm Start, intros and info on year round growing
    • 3:30 pm film start  our trailer
    • 5 pm build your starts kit *Guest speaker
    • 5:45 pm wrap up Q&A
Thursday, April 23
  • Yes Men events
    • 8:30 – 9am: ASPCC sponsored breakfast in SU 203/204
    • 9 – 10:50am: Yes Lab in SU 203/204 (please RSVP to Briar Schoon)
    • 11am – 12 noon: Yes Men Lecture in MAHB 104 (open to all and will be streamed district-wide)

Rock Creek

Tuesday, April 21
  • 10am-2pm: Annual Learning Garden Plant Sale, Outdoors between Buildings 2 & 3 / Rain location in Building 3 Mall. Come by and pick-up a few veggie, herb, and flower transplants for your garden! We sold out fast last year so remember the early bird gets the worm! All proceeds benefit the Learning Garden.
  • Find these fun activities at the Plant Sale on Tuesday
    • Lexicon of Sustainability, photography pop-up show
    • Portlandia Farm Standia, spring kick-off
    • Rock the Bike, make pedal-powered music
    • Earth Week Chalking Contest, prizes for best drawings ​​
Wednesday, April 22
  • 11:30am – 2pm: The Joys of Usables! Located in the hall of Building 3. Feel free to explore the OZZI machine, get your own “spork”, and get a prize. Also a free lunch! Prizes include reusable water bottles and a bicycle!
Thursday, April 23
  • 2pm: Come watch an earth friendly movie called “Growing Cities” in Building 3, Room 128. Movie Description: “In their search for answers, filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a road trip and meet men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. In this movie, join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.”
Friday, April 24
  • 9:30am-2pm: Garden Gurus Party, Meet at the Learning Garden across the street from Building 9. Rain or shine we will be prepping the garden for the spring. There will be contests with prizes throughout the day, including a prize for the PCC Club with the most participation! For every 4 hours you volunteer in the Garden, you can receive $20 of produce from Portlandia Farm Standia.​Coffee and refreshments! Learning Garden Artists Reception at 1:30pm.
  • Celebrate Earth Day Habitat restoration work party at PCC Rock Creek! 9 am – 12 pm. Help us save the forest from invasive species: Ivy, Holly, Blackberry, Herb Robert. Meet in Building 7 in the first floor student lounge. For information, please email valance.brenneis@pcc.edu. Bring gloves, trash bags, shovels, water, appropriate clothing, and loppers.

Southeast

Monday, April 20
  • Earth Week: Drive less! 12 noon-2pm, Did you know the most efficient form of transportation is biking? Come to our workshop and learn how biking can improve your life!
Tuesday, April 21
  • Earth Week: Sustainability Jeopardy, 12 noon-2pm, Test your knowledge of what it means to be Green!
  • Sustainable Fashion Show, 5:30-7:30pm, outside the Cafeteria. During Earth Week an event will be happening that will allow students to compete to make a sustainable design for a fashion show. To enter the contest all you have to do is make a design, name the outfit, right a short description about your design including your inspiration for it, and a list of materials then send all of that to the ASPCC sustainability team before the deadline April 18th. Some of the materials that can be used are:Cardboard, Steel/tin, glass, Aluminum, paper bags, Plastics, Styrofoam, Paper, Recycled Fabrics. Any materials that are not this list must be approved by sustainability. The criteria the designs will be judged on are: Use of materials, Creativity, and Overall Look. emails for who to contact for more info: chance.hoyt@pcc.edu. Prize: 1st place will receive $300, 2nd place will receive $200, Audience’s Favorite will receive $100.
Wednesday, April 22
  • Earth Week: Movie Day, 12 noon-2pm
Thursday, April 23
  • Earth Week: Composting Initiative, 12 noon-2pm, Is that compostable? Join us for some fun activities that will show you what’s compostable and what isn’t!
Friday, April 24
  • Earth Week: Recycling Initiative, 12 noon-2pm, Do you know if your waste is recyclable or not? Well, if not, you’ll be able to identify what is and what isn’t with our workshop!

Sylvania

All Week
  • What are you eating? Dining services in conjunction with ASPCC will be providing additional and wonderful vegetarian and vegan options all week. ASPCC will help learning the benefits of these delicious choices. (Dianna Benting and Mary Kate)
  • 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”.
Monday, April 20
  • Indigenous Rights and Wisdom. Ilarion Merculieff is a passionate advocate for indigenous rights and wisdom and the rebuilding of harmonious relationships with the Earth Mother. A Unangan Aleut, he was raised in a traditional way on St. Paul Island, in the middle of the Bering Sea. Throughout his life, Ilarion has focused on traditional knowledge, wisdom, and spirituality gained from culture bearers around the world, acting as a bridge from the past to those alive today. Don’t miss this powerful presentation!
    1:00-2:50pm, ST 100
  • “Meatless Monday” Kick off in the Cafeteria. Learn about how reducing the amount of meat you eat can be tasty and beneficial to the Earth. This is a collaboration between ASPCC and Food Services All day, Cafeteria.
  • Metro -The Future of Transit: Representatives from Metro will be present to discuss how to make transit better in our community. They’ll talk about the Southwest Service Enhancement Plan, a public engagement outreach effort for developing a long-range plan to make transit better in Southwest Portland, Beaverton, Durham, King City, Lake Oswego, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wet Linn. This is your chance to become more familiar with the project, tell Metro what excites you about the options on the table, and what you want leaders to consider when making decisions. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CC Mall
Tuesday, April 21

  • Green Courses & Careers Demystified:
    Are you interested in pursuing a Green Career? Great choice! Now, you need to sort through the various PCC courses, degrees, and internships, as well as the schools and organizations that will help you get there. Navigating your resources, and defining a personal plan is challenging, but PCC can help with the steps to securing a meaningful career in sustainability. Did you know PCC also has a Sustainability Focus Award? Take a moment to visit with Sustainability Faculty & Career Exploration Center staff to demystify your own path towards Sustainability Courses and a Green Career.
    10:30 – 2pm Upper CC Mall
  • eCycle Tabling/HD Smashing Demo:
    Come learn about our on-going eCycling efforts during Spring Term, as well as, our upcoming Hard Drive Smashing event. Come see our student-created Hard Drive Smashing machines in action! For more information, contact Diane Shingledecker (dshingle@pcc.edu) or go to pcc.edu/ecycle.
    12-2 pm PAC courtyard
  • PCC Sustainability:
    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.
    10:30-2:00pm Upper CC Mall.
  • Where do I put my waste?
    Do you find yourself looking at all the different waste/recycle bins and wondering where to put your used soda bottle? Asking yourself if your napkin is recyclable or compostable? Well wonder no more! Come learn about the different waste streams collected at PCC and how to properly dispose of your unwanted items by playing the game: WHICH WASTE WHERE?! You can even win prizes for choosing the right waste stream! 11am-2pm
Wednesday, April 22
  • Metro -The Future of Transit: Representatives from Metro will be present to discuss how to make transit better in our community. They’ll talk about the Southwest Service Enhancement Plan, a public engagement outreach effort for developing a long-range plan to make transit better in Southwest Portland, Beaverton, Durham, King City, Lake Oswego, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wet Linn. This is your chance to become more familiar with the project, tell Metro what excites you about the options on the table, and what you want leaders to consider when making decisions. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CC Mall
  • PCC Sustainability:
    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.
    10:30-2:00pm. Upper CC Mall
  • Bike On! Show your support of our bike commuters by helping to install a bike fix-station. We will be there at 11-2 between the Library and TCB building by the bike rack.
  • 19th Earth Day Birthday party. PCC Sylvania Habitat Restoration Team will celebrate the 19th Earth Day Birthday with a party and cake. April Ann’s team will provide real plates and forks and will wash them! : ) They will also be showing the film: “DamNation.” 11:15am-1pm, CC Oak Room
  • Decorate a Pot, Plant a Flower! We (ASPCC) provide the pots and paints! You provide the creativity! Decorate a customized flower pot to take home with a seed to start growing your own garden. 11:00-1:00pm CC Upper Mall/Lower Mall
  • The UN’s New Global Action Program and You.
    Dr. Kim Smith, PCC Sociology Instructor, will introduce the UN’s new Global Action Program and help participants explore how they can engage in five priority action areas to help create a more sustainable future. Co-sponsored by the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN), this event builds on efforts to create college and community networks that support E4 solutions, focused on the environment, education, economy, and equity.
    1:00-2:50pm, ST 100
  • What Are You Eating? PCC Dining services will showcase some of their local venders. Students will be able to sample and hear about the foods they offer and business they run.
    CC upper Mall
  • Where do I put my waste?
    Do you find yourself looking at all the different waste/recycle bins and wondering where to put your used soda bottle? Asking yourself if your napkin is recyclable or compostable? Well wonder no more! Come learn about the different waste streams collected at PCC and how to properly dispose of your unwanted items by playing the game: WHICH WASTE WHERE?! You can even win prizes for choosing the right waste stream! 11am-2pm
  • Freecyling: Come join us in our Freecyling event! We are asking everyone to bring in your gently used items to donate and in return you are welcome to take what you need from our community collection. This is a great opportunity to do a little spring cleaning and find something new. We are asking people to donate your gently used: Men, women, children and infant clothing. Accessories: bag, backpacks, jewelry. Books: Novels,cookbooks, scholarly, study guides. School supplies: Binders, notebooks, calculators rulers, ect. Household items: Small hand tools, screwdrivers, hammers garden spades, ect. (NO power tools). We will be taking donations the week before the event on Tues. 14th and Wed. 15th between 11am-3pm lower CC. The event will be happening during earth-week on: Wed. 22nd and Thur. 23rd at 10am-4pm.
Thursday, April 23
  • Build and take home your own compost bin! ASPCC provide the materials, including the worms, you learn how to create a vermiculture composting system to help with composting in your apartment or home. Super easy and fun! Space is limited so you will need to register with Andrea Salyer andrea.salyer@pcc.edu 11:45 and 12:30pm CC Upper/Lower Mall
  • PCC Sustainability: 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. 10:30-2:00pm Upper CC Mall.
  • Where do I put my waste?
    Do you find yourself looking at all the different waste/recycle bins and wondering where to put your used soda bottle? Asking yourself if your napkin is recyclable or compostable? Well wonder no more! Come learn about the different waste streams collected at PCC and how to properly dispose of your unwanted items by playing the game: WHICH WASTE WHERE?! You can even win prizes for choosing the right waste stream! 11am-2pm
Friday, April 24
  • Can You Dig It? 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.
    1-3pm in the Learning Garden by the track
Saturday, April 25
  • PCC Sylvania Habitat Restoration Team Work Party! 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!
    9 am until noon. 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!)