2017 Calendar

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Monday, April 17


11:00am-2:00pm | Rachel Carson Plaza

Eco Fest will highlight organizations and departments across campus with innovative and exciting sustainability initiatives. Snacks, giveaways, and DIY activities provided. For more information, contact RCC Earth Week Team - rccearthweek-group@ucsc.edu

Monday Lecture Series: Francisco Ferreyra

7:00-10:00pm | Kresge Town Hall

ESLP hosts a weekly lecture series every spring quarter on Monday nights. Join us this week for Francisco Ferreyra speaking on "Resistance in the Age of Climate Armageddon: Non-Compliance or Non-Existence." For more information contact Education for Sustainable living Program - ffazzio@ucsc.edu

Tuesday, April 18

Sustainable Cinema: Wall-E

7:00-9:30pm | Rachel Carson Red Room

Join us for a viewing of Wall-E and an open discussion to think critically about taking action towards sustainable living in our community. Popcorn and movie snacks will be provided. For more information, contact RCC Earth Week Team - rccearthweek-group@ucsc.edu

Wednesday, April 19

100% Renewable Santa Cruz

10:00am-2:00pm | Rachel Carson

We will be collectiving petitions and gatering support for the university to go to 100% renewable energy. UCSC is 1 of 8 UC campuses participating in this movement. For more information, contact agarc117@ucsc.edu

7th Annual Local & Organic Tasting Fair

11:30am-2:30pm | Colleges 9 & 10 Multipurpose Room

Come try free samples of local, organic, and sustainable foods served here at UCSC! Be delighted by the variety of great produce, snacks, and drinks while you mingle with friends. All are welcome! Hosted by UCSC Dining and Colleges 9 & 10. For more information, contact jmag@ucsc.edu

Arts & Action Banquet

5:00-7:00pm | Rachel Carson  & Oakes Dining HAll

Join us for an Earth Week inspired meal featuring local, sustainable, and organic foods! We will also feature trivia, DIY activities, an Earth Week pledge, and prizes! No meal plan required (UCSC students only - must present Student ID). For more information, contact RCC Earth Week Team - rccearthweek-group@ucsc.edu

Storytelling 2.0 with Benjamin Von Wong

7:00-8:00pm | Oakes Learning Center

Come hear from Benjamin Von Wong, visiting artist and creator of #MermaidsHatePlastic campaign. Benjamin is a photographer, creative director, social influencer, and conservationist with a powerful message to share! For more information, contact UCSC Sustainability Office - zerowasteucsc@gmail.com

Friday, April 21

Earth Summit

10:00am-3:00pm | Colleges 9 & 10 Multipurpose Room

Join us for the 16th Annual Campus Earth Summit! The Earth Summit serves as a place for students, staff, and our local community to collectively envision a sustainable future, and discuss ideas for action. There will be a performance by the Climate Music Project, multiple student speakers, a Students of Color caucus, tabling, art activities, and free food. For more information contact Student Environmental Center - sec.enviroslug.org

Planet Earth Marathon

10:00am-8:00pm | Crown & Merrill Dining Hall

Enjoy an episode or two of Planet Earth with breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Meal plans required. For more information, contact Crown Programs - kvaneene@ucsc.edu

Before the Flood - Outdoor Movie Night

8:30-10:00pm | Kresge Lower Street

If you watch one documentary film this year, this is the one. Leonardo DiCaprio hosts this around the world look at our environmentally threatened planet. Mats and chairs provided, bring a pillow and a friend. Refreshments provided. For more information contact Kresge Programs - pjack@ucsc.edu

Saturday, April 22

City of Santa Cruz Earth Day

11:00-4:00pm | San Lorenzo Park

Stop by the Rachel CArson Plaza before heading down to the festival for a free totebag for sustainable shopping! (Tote bags 10:00am-12:00pm ONLY or until gone) For more information about tote bag giveaway, contact RCC Earth Week Team - rccearthweek-group@ucsc.edu. For more information about Earth Day Festival, visit www.scearthday.org

March for Science

10:00am | 801 Center St. Santa Cruz

March for Science from Town Hall to the Earth Day Festival! For more information contact ckrohn@ucsc.edu

Santa Cruz People Climate March

1:30-3:00pm | Town Clock, Santa Cruz

This is a sister event in conjunction with marches around the country. Don't waste gas going across the hill - March locally and swell our numbers! For more informationn, contact ckrohn@ucsc.edu

RCC Earth Week Team events made possible by Campus Sustainability Council, Rachel Carson College, College 10 Student Senate, Crown Student Senate, Merrill Student Government, Cowell Senate, Kresge Parliament

For questions or accommodations, please contact Rachel Carson Programs at carsonsl@ucsc.edu