Earth Week 2023

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.

Check out the library website’s Virtual Earth Day Display! There’s also an awesome Cli-Fi guide on the homepage perfect for reading this time of year.

More event details below!

Earth Week 2023 Calendar of events

Don’t Miss this year’s Climate Anxiety Workshop!

Eco-anxiety virtual workshop on April 25th at 2pm

Eco-anxiety + Environmental Justice: How Young People of Color Experience Climate Change

Tuesday, April 25 from 1-2:30pm via Zoom

This online workshop explores the intersection of environmental justice and eco-anxiety, providing community resilience tools that center the experience of young people of color + other intersectional identities.

View registration details.

Rock Creek Forest Clean Up Work Party

Rock Creek Environmental Studies Center invasive species removal work partyFriday, April 21 @ Rock Creek Campus 10:00am-1:00pm

Help us take care of the forest at Rock Creek. We’ll be working to remove invasive plants to make room to support native plants and animals. Gloves, tools, and snacks provided. Please dress to work outdoors (closed toe shoes, long pants, jacket) and bring a water. We’ll meet in the lobby of Building 7 and walk out to the forest together.

Register on HubSpot.

“Written on Earth” poems with John Morrison

Poetry reading event with John Morrison. Southeast Campus Tabor 142 April 17th at 2pm.Monday, April 17 from 2-3pm @ Southeast Campus, Tabor 142

Come celebrate National Poetry Month and Earth Week with John Morrison. John recently retired from Portland Community College and currently teaches at the Attic Institute as an Associate Fellow. A well beloved educator and poet, time spent with John will inspire us to connect with language, life and nature.

Questions? Email

Join the Learning Gardens!

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

Questions? Email

Necessity: Climate Justice and the Thin Green Line Film ScreeningNecessity Film Screening Cascade Tabor Hall 5-7pm April 20th

Wednesday, April 19 @ Cascade Campus TH 122 from 5-7pm

The film is set along the rivers of Oregon and follows activists as they enlist the necessity defense in a jury trial after being arrested for a direct action at Zenith Energy in Portland. This story of climate resistance brings into view a historical landscape of tribal leaders and Indigenous activists as they resist oil trains and trucks carrying these highly inflammable products through treaty lands. Pizza will be provided.

Questions? Email

DREAMERs Resource Center Events

April 17-20 @ Rock Creek Campus Bldg 2, room 201 from 11am-1pmDRC Earth Week events

Join the DRC to make a pledge and receive a reusable straw and join Miguel and Lilian in meaningful conversations on students with disabilities and our role on the protection of our Earth and Universe.

Questions? Email

Climate Justice for Asylum Seekers: Film Screening and Q&AA free film screening of Seeking Asylum

Thursday, April 20 @ Cascade Campus TH 122 from 6-8pm

The PCC CLEAR Clinic is thrilled to host a screening of the newly released documentary “Seeking Asylum” followed by a Q&A with climate justice and immigration activists. The film bears witness to the endless deterrents migrants face when petitioning for asylum in the United States. In a dismantled system that has been designed for failure, we follow one woman’s journey as she searches for protection for her and kids.

Questions? Email

Featured Activity: Earth Week Challenge!

Download the 2023 Earth Week Challenge Card!
This is the PCC Earth Week Challenge Card. It's a set of hexagons, each with an individual task. The link prior to this provides a pdf file with the links for those who need an alternate format.We will be raffling off a sustainability prize bag for PCC Earth Week Challenge players. Submit your completed card to to enter! For a chance to win a prize, complete ANY five tasks in the bee hive below. Circle your hexagons as you finish. You may count visiting ONE of the additional links hidden amongst the icons on the page as a free task (e.g. Poppy the Panther).  Mark off the hexes virtually or print the card out and circle which tasks you completed. You may send a photo, scanned copy, or digital file of your card. You will also receive five extra entries for submitting a “Blackout” card (completing all of the actions). Deadline: April 30.

Download the 2023 Earth Week Challenge Card! (For those using text-to-voice assistance with the document, ask your reader to jump to page 2 to get the links).

Pollinator Art-A-Palooza

This student art exhibition features work produced by Mark Smith’s Art 284 and 287 Watercolor students. This year, student work will feature the seven common varieties of Oregon hummingbirds and aspects of their habitats.

Check out the artwork at the Sylvania CC upper mall or see the artwork online April 17-24.

Pollinator Art-A-Palooza

Social Media Campaign: #EarthWeek

Follow @PCC_Sustain on Twitter and Instagram for daily tips, resources, and videos + join our Earth Week Instagram Challenge!

Post photos and videos on your Instagram page or story, tag @pcc_sustain, and use the daily hashtag to be entered into a raffle giveaway! Each tag is a raffle entry.

4/17: #MakeItGrowMonday

Learn about easy, at-home gardening techniques.

4/18: #3RTuesday

Share how you Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle at home.

4/19: #DIYWednesday

Learn how to make your own household items.

4/20: #FoodForThoughtThursday

Learn about food justice and resources in your area.

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4/21: #EcoSocialJusticeFriday

Learn about Eco Social Justice. Listen to a podcast, watch a Ted Talk, read an article, or follow an account with a Social Justice focus

4/22: #EarthDay

Join us at Peter Iredale Beach for an Earth Day beach clean up!

Event Calendar