UCSC Earth Week

2022 Theme: Climate Chaos: 7 Years Left!

Earth Week Dates: April 18-23, 2022





Breakdown of each day is below! 


Monday April 18th: Don't Be Trashy 

  • Located in the RCC Red Room

  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Prizes (Trader Joe's gift card, slug plushie, and MORE) and Recycling Workshop 










Tuesday April 19th: Healing Hike 

  •  Location: Meet at RCC Plaza

  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Must RSVP to attend the event 

  • Win a hydroflask, gift cards, and MORE!


Wednesday April 20th: Reefer Awareness

  • Location: RCC Red Room

  • Time: 5:30pm-8pm

  • Magician! and prizes!



Thursday April 21st: Adopt-A-Plant

  •  Location: Meet at UCSC Arboretum 

  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • FREE plants will be provided (until supplies last)

  • Win plant themed prizes (lanyard, socks, mug)!!



Friday April 22nd: Political Workshop

  •  Location: Meet at Quarry Plaza

  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Saturday April 23rd: Ecofest

  •  Location: RCC Plaza 

  • Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • FREE lunch will be provided (until supplies last!)

    • Falafels & Pizza
  • Enter into raffles to win fun prizes and gift cards!




Meet the Earth Week Interns 2021-22


CUIP Lead Intern: James Brunette:

My name is James Brunette (He/Him), and I am the lead intern for Earth Week. I am a fourth year college nine affiliate studying philosophy and cognitive science. I joined Earth Week to grow the sustainability movement at UCSC and inspire students to become activists. In my free time, I enjoy going for walks, listening to music, and writing poetry. My favorite animal is the narwhal. 


Social Media Manager: Maddie Galal


Hi, my name is Maddie (she/her) and I am a third-year student. I am majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Conservation Science and Policy. A fun fact about me is that I have a pitbull named Bruce, and his nose is tattooed on my lower leg. I joined the Earth Week team because I want to educate the student body about climate change and sustainability in fun and interesting ways. 


Secretary: Meghan Pugh


Hi, my name is Meghan (she/her). I’m a first year student and I’m majoring in Political Science. I wanted to join Earth Week because I wanted to help educate UCSC students about the climate crisis, and help students meet others who share the same concerns about climate change, increasing the sustainability movement on campus.

Budget Manager: Joe Thompson


My name is Joe Thompson (They/them), and I am the budget manager intern for Earth Week. I am a first year Rachel Carson affiliate studying Environment Studies with a concentration in policy. I joined Earth Week to grow the sustainability movement at UCSC and inspire students to become activists, by building their organizing capabilities. In my free time, I enjoy going stargazing, drinking coffee, protesting and listening to indie music. 

Outreach Coordinator: Mary Barngrover








Be an Earth Week Intern:

BIPOC students are strongly encouraged to apply 

Job Purpose
The Rachel Carson College Earth Week Internship Program seeks to connect all UCSC students to the RCC theme, Environment & Society. Interns develop student leadership skills by coordinating virtual events, educational programs, and online workshops that cover both social and environmental issues that pertain to the entire UCSC community.

Job Roles
-Coordinate Earth Week programs in conjunction with the RCC CUIP Intern and Rachel Carson College Program Coordinator
-Create themed programs for Earth Week
-Collaborate with campus environmental partners, faculty, and staff
-Ensure diverse viewpoints are shared in terms of racial and ethnic backgrounds, class differences, geographical positions, differing abilities, neurodivergency, et cetera

-Undergraduate student at UCSC
-Enroll in 2-unit P/NP Independent Study Course each quarter
-2 quarter commitment
-Work up to 5 hours per week (schedule set based off of intern’s availability and event staffing needs); this includes a weekly or biweekly meeting
-2 page Critical Reflection Paper (each quarter)

-2 units credit per Winter & Spring quarter
-Gain experience planning, coordinating, implementing, marketing, and assessing events
-Develop financial planning skills including grant writing, securing funding, managing a budget, etc.
-Gain professional communication skills including email, phone, and public speaking
-Develop leadership skills

Required Qualifications
-Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students
-Basic typing and computer skills
-Ability to work under pressure with multiple ongoing projects, varying deadlines, and numerous interruptions
-Experience working on social media

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience with, and knowledge of sustainability issues
-Knowledge of basic design program, such as Canva


Application link is here