Earth Week activities for Thurs., April 20:
Information booths & community groups in the PUB courtyard
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Informational tables in the PUB courtyard highlighting Earth Week events, reasons for removing invasive plants, Environmental Club activities, the progress of the campus Rain Garden, Tree Campus USA recognition, and SCOF promoting cafeteria recycling and ADA issues. Plus special booths from the Deep Roots Garden giving away veggie starts, Mushroom Growing Kits, The Washington Native Plant Society, and one on Noxious Weed Control.
Supporting a vibrant Seattle through urban forestry policy, PUB 9208
The Urban Forestry Policy Advisor from the city of Seattle, Sandra Pinto de Bader will share with us the what Seattle has been doing to restore its urban forest landscape. She will give us ideas that we may follow to ensure that we too can continue to be stewards for the forests surrounding our campus.
Restoration for Enhancing Ecology and Community, PUB 9208
11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
The Green City Partnership’s Matt Mega will share with us the important work that is happening throughout the Puget Sound region to restore the ecological components of our communities. He will address the unique nature of the three legs of the partnership that includes local cities coming together with “friends of groups” who in turn are supported by Forterra a land conservation group.
Brown Bag Discussion: The 3E’s of Sustainability, PUB 9208
This brown bag will give us an opportunity to explore what sustainability means to us and how we can move our campus toward a sustainable future. We will discuss what sustainability is and how the overlap of the 3E’s – Ecology, Equity, and Economy – is the essence of sustainability.
A variety of Earth Week 2017 activities are happening around campus Mon., April 17 – Sat., April 22. The full calendar of events can be downloaded as a word doc here.