Shoreline students and faculty prepare to take an Earth Day Nature Walk led by Professor Matt Loper.
Tuesday’s Earth Week events were awesome, with a talk on Racial/Restrictive Covenants by Shoreline’s own Dr. J, a showing of the powerful film “Princess Angeline,” which is an examination of the story of the Duwamish people told through the life of the daughter of Chief Seattle, and a nature walk through the gorgeous Boeing Creek Park that borders Shoreline’s campus.
Since Wed., April 22 is the actual day of Earth Day in the midst of this Earth Week celebration, it’s gonna be a doozy! What’s coming up?
From 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., the PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208) is all about Advocacy and Civic Engagement with Amp Your Voice! a workshop that equips students with some powerful advocacy and civic engagement tools.
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the PUB Courtyard will be home to the Shoreline Farmers Market and sustainable Shoreline Community Groups showcasing their wares.
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Deep Roots Community Garden will be doing a seedling giveaway in the garden North of the 2700 building. Get a free seedling and learn how to make seed starting pots from newspaper and get information about open pollination and seed saving.
Also during this event in the Deep Roots Community Garden, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Patty Pan Cooperative will be on site with cooperatively made Free organic Grilled Veggies (with some from our own Deep Roots Garden). They’ll be given away to raise awareness about the importance of locally sourced organic foods.
From 1:30-3:30 p.m., the PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208) will turn into a movie house with a showing of Soylent Green, a 1973 film that presents a dystopic future New York City, ravaged by overpopulation, the runaway greenhouse effect and a global food shortage. The film touches on themes of environmental and ecological responsibility, power structures, and social justice in times of climate change, economic shortage, the ethics of human resources and food production. A discussion will follow the film.
All week long during Earth Week you can stop by the PUB room 9102 and make art out of recycled materials. Also throughout the week don’t forget to turn in any of your old, unwanted electronics to one of three electronic recycling stations set up around campus. Electronic recycling stations are in the PUB lobby (by the whale), the Theater lobby and the lobby of the 2800 bldg.