UCSC Earth Week

ABOUT: "OUR BLUE EARTH: CONNECTING OUR SOCIETY AND OUR OCEAN"

Monday, April 21st, 2014 - Saturday April 26th, 2014

Earth Week is a campus-wide, week-long series of events dedicated to increasing environmental awareness and engaging students in current sustainability issues. This year’s Earth Week aims to foster a positive relationship between our society and our planet, by focusing on our connection with the ocean. Earth Week highlights our physical and personal connections with the sea to increase awareness of our society’s impact and ultimately, promote environmental stewardship and consumer responsibility. College Eight also aims to help promote and highlight events occurring across campus pertaining to Earth Week. 

COLLEGE EIGHT: EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Film Short and Keynote
Save the Date: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
To kick-off National Earth Day, UCSC will be a showing an ocean documentary, and hosting a panel the will speak about current, international, national, and local ocean conservation efforts. The film inspires appreciation for the ocean and calls attention to our society’s connection to the Earth. At this event, we will introduce the Blue Marble Project, which will continue throughout the week and encourage advocacy for the ocean. In short, this project seeks to positively impact our community by encouraging environmental consciousness.

Earth and Ocean Celebration 
Saturday April 26th, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
College Eight/Oakes Dining Hall
The Earth and Ocean Celebration is a annual festival hosted by College Eight, featuring UCSC and community environmental organizations, sustainable food, preformers and speakers to encourage sustainability on campus. The Earth and Ocean Celebraion aims to educate the community about current environmental issues and local mitigation efforts as well as celebrate our connection to the earth.

 

HOW YOU OR YOUR UNIT/ORGANIZATION CAN GET INVOLVED

Event Calendar 
Deadline: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 
For UCSC’s Earth Week, College Eight will create a campus wide calendar of events to publicize Earth Week related events. This calendar will be distributed campus wide
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT EVENT INFORMATION

Earth and Ocean Celebration Tabling
Deadline: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014  
With over 400 students attending last year this is a great opportunity for you organization or unit to connect with more students. We will have food and entertainment available. The Earth and Ocean Celebration is on April 26th 7:00-9:00 pm in the College Eight/ Oakes Dining Hall.
CLICK HERE TO TABLE

Earth and Ocean Celebration Performing 
Deadline: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014  
The Earth and Ocean Celebration is also looking for performers! If you are interested in sharing your passion for the Earth through performance please join is in this evening celebration. For more information, please contact Natasha Grim at ngrim@ucsc.edu.
CLICK HERE TO PERFORM

Volunteering 
If you are interested in helping plan Earth Week, or volunteering at an event, please email Lora at ljohanse@ucsc.edu


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