UCSC Earth Week

Earth Week 2018: Personal Change, Global Impact

April 21-27, 2018

Check out our events below or view our calendar

Saturday, April 21

Earth Day Santa Cruz

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

Check out this exciting community event offering educational information, activities, vegetarian food, live music, and a focus on green businesses!

Host: City of Canta Cruz

Contact: scearthday.org 

Sunday, April 22

4th Annual Campus Cleanup 

10:00am-2:00pm | Starts at Quarry Plaza

The event gathers over 175 participants each year to work together to collect waste and litter from our beautiful campus. We will have the cleanup, tabling, and a raffle!

Host: Sustainability Office

Contact: lfusello@ucsc.edu

Tuesday, April 24

Grounded: The Roots of Coffee

4:00-5:15pm | RCC Red Room

We will be explaining the different ways in which coffee can be utilized.

Host: FoCAN

Contact: maguil20@ucsc.edu

Plant to Preserve

7:00-9:00pm | RCC Red Room

Decorate a pot and learn how to plant herbs and wildflowers, learning about the positive impact of in-home gardens.

Host: Earth Week Team

Contact: rccearthweek-group@ucsc.edu

Wednesday, April 25

Sustainable Wheel of Fortune

1:00-3:00pm | RCC Plaza

The sustainability Office will have a table where people can come up and spin the sustainable wheel of fortune for the chance to win one of our fun prizes!

Host: Sustainability Office

Contact: owolf@ucsc.edu

8th Annual Local & Organic Tasting Fair

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

Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event! Come try free samples of local, organic, and sustainable foods served here at UCSC! Prepare to be delighted by the variety of great produce, snacks, and drinks. Learn more about your UCSC Dining options, discover our local and organic vendors, and of course - mingle and have fun with friends.

Host: UCSC Dining, Colleges 9 & 10

Contact: jmag@ucsc.edu

Conservation Crafting

4:00-6:00pm | RCC Red Room

Come make DIY plastic wrap replacements and tie-dye an Earth Week shirt, learning about how you can make little changes to upcycle and reduce waste!

Host: Earth Week Team

Contact: rccearthweek-group@ucsc.edu

Thursday, April 26

Sustainable Smoothies

10:00am-12:00pm | RCC Plaza

Free smoothies with in-season and local ingredients with information about eating sustainably and affordably.

Host: Earth Week Team

Contact: rccearthweek-group@ucsc.edu

Sustainability Fair

10:00am-2:00pm | Quarry Plaza

Information for students and faculty about renewable energy and eight topics in sustainability. Free giveaways from Patagonia, Kleen Kanteen, Yerba Mate, and Cliff Bar.

Host: Sustainability Office, Carbon Neutrality Initiative

Contact: agarc117@ucsc.edu

Dine with the Lorax: YOU Can Speak for the Trees!

5:00-7:00pm | Oakes/Carson Dining Hall

Join us for delicious food and whimsical decorations centered around the teachings of the Lorax. Organizations will be tabling so you can learn how to make a difference. Meal plans NOT required. Must be an undergraduate student and show ID.

Host: Earth Week Team

Contact: rccearthweek-group@ucsc.edu

Merchants of Doubt Movie Screening

5:00-7:30pm | Kresge Seminar Room 159

Come watch a free screening of Merchants of Doubt and engage in a discussion on the political and social influence of the fossil fuel industry and the role of Fossil Free UCSC/Divestment.

Host: Fossil Free UCSC

Contact: lblevin@ucsc.edu

Veganism: Inclusive & Sustainable

6:00-8:00pm | Namaste

Education on the vegan diet: why is it better for the planet, for personal health, how it can be and how we can make it more inclusive and accessible. Examples of what food is affordable and easy to make for students in college.

Host: Sustainability Office

Contact: kalibrio@ucsc.edu

Friday, April 27

SEEDBED: A Soil Symposium

9:00am-7:00pm | Hay Barn

Students affiliated with the Sustainability-Lab, IDEASS Program, and the Rachel Carson College Sustinability Studies Minor will showcase innovations in sustainable design and green entrepreneurship.

Host: S-Lab, Rachel Carson College, E.A.R.T.H. Lab & CASFS

Contact: tball@ucsc.edu, tfavalor@ucsc.edu 

“Now U.C. It: Basic Needs Crisis at UCSC” - Enviroslug’s 17th Annual Earth Summit

10:30am-3:30pm | Colleges 9 & 10 Multipurpose Room

Speakers and tabling activities focus on students’ basic needs and what we all must do to fight for them on campus. Free food provided!

Host: Student Environmental Center

Contact: chlfishe@ucsc.edu

Rachel Carson Bust Unveiling

2:00-3:00pm | RCC Plaza

Please join the members and friends of Rachel Carson College for the official Earth Week dedication of student Rachel Smith’s bust of Rachel Carson. Food and drinks will follow.

Host: Rachel Carson College

Contact: eakl@ucsc.edu


Check out Earth Week throughout the years!

2017 Earth Week Calendar

Earth Week 2016 Calendar