Earth Week and Earth Day Festival 2012: Finding Room to Bloom

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Earth Week, from April 16-22, includes a number of activities dedicated to engaging in dialogue, education, and action for the sake of sustainability. By shedding light on sustainability efforts in our community, Earth Week hopes to inspire participants to better understand and develop their relationship to the environment and to give participants the means to lead more conscientious, more planet-friendly lives.

The week culminates in the Earth Day Festival, sponsored by College Eight on Sunday, April 22. The festival takes place from 12 to 5 p.m. on the Oakes Lower Lawn on the UCSC campus. The Earth Day Festival is a space for students, staff, faculty, and administrators to enjoy a day of music from student and local bands, restorative workshops, and local food as a community.

Workshops are based off the idea that “a healthy planet starts with a healthy self” and will give participants the tools to maintain a calm and clear mind, body and spirit. Details on Earth Day and all the week's events can be found at http://www.ucscearthweek.com.

Program, workshops, and presentations will include the following members/organizations: UCSC Arboretum, UCSC Environmental Health & Safety Office, Student Environmental Center, Education for Sustainable Living Program, Campus Natural Reserve, Younger Lagoon Reserve, Site Stewardship Program, Path to A Greener Stevenson, UCSC Bike Coop, Teens Turning Green, The Program in Community and Agroecology (PICA), Food Systems Working Group, UCSC Dining, Sustainability Office, UCSC Recreation Department, Project Homeless Connect.

Free local food will be served at the April 22 Earth Day event on Oakes Lower Lawn.

The College Eight Earth Week and Earth Day continues a tradition of inclusivity and education for a sustainable future at the University of California at Santa Cruz. We welcome your participation and input at our event.


Sponsored by: College Eight Programs Office

Contributors: Student Environmental Center, Education for Sustainable Living Program, College Eight Senate and OPERS(Recreation Department)