The GSRC unleashes youth leadership
for community resilience to a changing climate
and cultivates a campus culture of sustainability.

UC Irvine is committed to preparing the next generation of
thinkers, innovators, and entrepreneurs to help the world
meet its profound environmental and social justice challenges.

Earth Week 2018

The fourth week of April (April 23 – 27) is Earth Week, and student leaders from UCI’s Sustainability Co-Curricular Working Group* have coordinated with campus organizations and departments to offer a week of free giveaways, games, and special events.

The most up-to-date schedule is below. Please check back for updates and changes.

 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Palo Verde Tree Planting
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lower Palo Verde
Palo Verde – UCI and Housing Sustainability will be planting trees around the community as part of our sustainability efforts. Come out and leave your mark in Palo Verde and help make the community greener and more sustainable.


Monday, April 23, 2018

ASUCI Earth Week Kickoff Event
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Student Center Ring
ASUCI Sustainability Project Commission will be hosting an Earth Week Kickoff tabling event at the Student Center. Come by to measure your personal ecological footprint and get pumped about Earth Week 2018!


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

UCI Dining Sustainable Foods Fair
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Gateway Plaza
Join over 25 clubs, organizations, departments and sustainable vendors in celebrating the many facets of sustainable foods, with tasty sustainable samples, local edible plants, activities, raffle prizes and more!

Documentary Screening and Discussion: ‘Abundant Land’
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cross Cultural Center
Join Global Partners for Sustainability (GPS) for a screening of Abundant Land: Soil, Seeds, and Sovereignty.
Abundant Land is a 60-minute documentary which follows a group of Hawaiian residents on the island of Moloka’i as they oppose the biotech industry’s use of their land to test pesticide resistant seeds and work to restore an integrated food system based on ancient Hawaiian farming practices and permaculture.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Bee Aware and Farm to Fork
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
&
4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Anteatery
Bees are critical to the health of our ecosystems and the sustainability of our food supply. 90% of wild plants and 35% of food crops grown by humans depend on insect pollination. Almost 80% of all pollination is performed by honey bees — nature’s hardest workers. Look out for the “bee” next to the foods that need bees to thrive! We will also be featuring local foods from farms within 250 miles of UCI.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

ASUCI Sustainability Fair
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Student Center Ring and Terrace
This information fair will serve to promote sustainability on our campus and provide our students and staff the opportunity to become involved in sustainability (both on and off campus).

Bee Aware and Farm to Fork
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
&
4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Anteatery
Bees are critical to the health of our ecosystems and the sustainability of our food supply. 90% of wild plants and 35% of food crops grown by humans depend on insect pollination. Almost 80% of all pollination is performed by honey bees — nature’s hardest workers. Look out for the “bee” next to the foods that need bees to thrive! We will also be featuring local foods from farms within 250 miles of UCI.

Green Career Panel & Fair
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
Mesa Court Community Center
UCI Housing Sustainability and UCI Global Sustainability Resource Center – GSRC cohost this event, which will allow student job seekers to learn more about potential employers and available opportunities in the sustainability field as well as hear stories of success from a diverse panel of professionals.


Friday, April 27, 2018

CalFresh Enrollment Clinic
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Student Center
UCI’s FRESH Hub is hosting a CalFresh Enrollment Clinic for students interested in enrolling in the program. CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program sponsored by the USDA that helps people purchase healthy foods. The program issues monthly electronic benefits on an EBT card that can be used at most grocery stores! 

*The UCI Sustainability Co-Curricular Working Group (SCWG) is a diverse group of campus representatives that include students, staff and faculty. For information, please contact Tamar Deirmendjian at tdeirmen@uci.edu.

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