UC San Diego's Earth Month 2018

Turning Passion into Action: Celebrating Sustainability Changemakers

John Muir, Charles David Keeling and Dolores Huerta. These changemakers have done pioneering work in conservation, climate change research and environmental justice, and they are some of the individuals UC San Diego will celebrate for Earth Month in 2018. Events include a film screening of DOLORES, a campus sustainability fair, called Earth Plaza Palooza and much more.

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Our Cosponsored Events

Inter-Sustainability Council (ISC) Spring Quarter Mix-A-Lot

Thursday, April 12, 4 – 6 p.m.
Sustainability Resource Center
Interested in sustainability? Want to meet other students who are involved in sustainability-orientated organizations on campus? Then stop by our mixer at the Sustainability Resource Center! Free food (vegan and non-vegan options) and refreshments will be provided. RSVP

Earth Plaza Palooza

Thursday, April 26, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Price Center Plaza
Celebrate Earth Day at the annual fair hosted by the Inter-Sustainability Council, featuring student sustainability organizations, campus departments and vendors.

Green Talks

Monday, April 30, 4–6:30 p.m.
Price Center East Ballroom
Everyone is welcome to attend UC San Diego's third annual Green Talks! This free event is a TED-styled sustainability talk where we aim to celebrate a greener future and spark discussion about sustainability. Speakers will cover different sustainability perspectives, followed by an interactive Q&A panel, networking session, light refreshments and sustainable raffle prizes!

Other Events

DOLORES: Film Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, April 4, 6 p.m.
Muir College Center
We invite you to join us for the documentary film screening of DOLORES, a powerful film directed by Peter Bratt that opens a window into the life and humbling legacy of Dolores Huerta. This event is hosted by Leslie Quintanilla & Elizabeth Ramos and is open to UC San Diego students, faculty, campus employees and community members. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Plática with Dolores Huerta: An Intergenerational Dialogue about Environmental Justice and Activism

Thursday, April 5, 6 p.m.
Great Hall, Eleanor Roosevelt College
While many people have heard the phrase “Sí, se puede” or are acquainted with the history of the National Farmworkers Association (NFW) or United Farm Workers (UF), most do not know these were direct results of Dolores Huerta’s organizing and activism efforts. We are honored to host civil rights and labor activist Dolores Huerta in dialogue with our own Lesly Figueroa, current UC San Diego AS president, as she shares her life experiences and wisdom centered around themes of environmental justice, gender, organizing and activism. This event is open to UC San Diego students, faculty, campus employees and community members. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Trashy Tuesday at SIO

Tuesday, April 10, 12:30 p.m.
Meet at Parka Green
The second Tuesday of every month you're invited to help keep SIO looking beautiful. Join SIO for Sustainability for a short 30-minute walk around the SIO campus to collect litter. Stick around for a free snack until 1:30 p.m.; shareable snacks welcomed. Meet at Pawka Green and bring your own gloves, bucket and water bottle.

The A-Mason Environment

Tuesday, April 10, 5–7 p.m.
Middle Earth Lounge, ERC
Environmental sustainability is essential to continue our standard of life. At The A-Mason Environment event, you will get a mason jar filled with delicious treats and knowledge on a pressing issue that deals with our wasted resources and disposable trash on our campus. Come learn about what YOU can do to help the environment, ways to recycle a majority of your materials, and make a difference in the world with small changes in your life!

50 Shades of Green

Hosted by the John Muir College’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, April 13, 2–4 p.m.
John Muir College
Come to Muir and learn about different ways you can be more sustainable in your daily life and engage with sustainability orgs from across campus. Facebook Event

Succulents for SAAM

Tuesday, April 17, 11 a.m. – noon
The Zone
Join us for a special Art & Soul with CARE at SARC. Come plant your own sustainable succulent in honor of survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

DIY Makers’ Day

Wednesday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
The Library Sustainability Committee is hosting a DIY Makers’ Day celebrating Earth Month on campus, using sustainable, non-toxic, reusable and recyclable materials. Bring a tote bag and get hands-on experience making sustainable products!

FRN@UC San Diego Food Waste Summit: A Regional FRN Summit

Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Village West, 15th Floor conference room
As a pioneer in the food security movement, the Food Recovery Network is hosting 9 regional Food Waste Summits across the country to inspire local leaders and encourage collaboration between the advocates for food justice. Join us for this half-day event aimed at motivating and inspiring local student leaders to get involved in the food security movement. The first annual FRN@UC San Diego Food Waste Summit will be held in the beautiful Village West, accented with ocean views and a plant-based catering menu provided by UC San Diego's Dining Services. This free event requires registration to attend.

16th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup

Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. – noon
100+ Sites in San Diego County
Last year, a record breaking 6,588 volunteers gathered at 112 sites and successfully removed over 194,169 pounds of litter and debris. Instead of turning a blind eye to the abundance of litter found across San Diego County, volunteer to protect and enhance San Diego’s environment. Registration opens April 1, 2018. For details and to register, visit CreektoBay.org. Choose Scripps Pier as your cleanup location!

6th Annual Cigarette Butt Cleanup

Saturday, April 21, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Zone, Price Center Plaza
Support UC San Diego's smoke-free campus by cleaning up the cigarette litter found on our campus with fellow members of the UC San Diego community! The first 50 registrants who attend the event will receive a free T-shirt. Breakfast, snacks and materials provided.

SEA Days: Earth Day

Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Birch Aquarium
Since 1970, the world has celebrated Earth Day by demonstrating support for environmental protection. Join us at this special SEA Days as we bring together local researchers, non-profits and hands-on activities to take a deep dive into understanding conservation above and below the waves. Included with admission.