Campus Earth Day events aim to spark community action

Weeklong series will conclude with Earth Day Fair on Friday, April 21.

Seattle Central is set to mark Earth Day with a weeklong series of events to inform and educate the community about environmental sustainability.

“The environment is at a critical point, and we need to do everything we can to raise awareness about the importance of conserving resources and living sustainably,” said Seattle Colleges District Sustainability Coordinator Adam Maurer.

Beginning Monday, April 17, Seattle Central will stage a series of movies, discussions and presentations, culminating in an Earth Day Fair on Friday, April 21, with organizations such as Washington Environmental CouncilStudent Conservation Association and more providing specific ways people can make changes in their lives to improve the environment. The fair will also feature Cascade Bicycle Club, which will present an introductory class describing the do’s and don’ts of bike commuting in Seattle and the importance of biking in reducing transportation emissions.


Monday, April 17:

  • Instagram Photo Contest: Submit a picture about the meaning of Earth Day using #SCCearthweek2017 by April 20. Winners will be announced on April 21 during the Earth Day Fair.
  • Do the Math”: Documentary about environmentalist Bill McKibben’s campaign to raise awareness of the global climate crisis. Broadway Edison (BE) 4106 from 1 to 2 p.m.
  • One Center City: an open forum to create a 20-year plan for Seattle Center City neighborhoods. Erickson Theater from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18:

  • “Boundaries of Agriculture, Environmental Sustainability, and African Diasporic Culture”: Presentation by Stephanie Cholmondeley, founder and visionary of the TREE program. BE 4106 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19:

  • “Using Nature to Go Deeper with Earth Day”: A workshop led by Marisa Gant to connect with self and the planet. Mitchell Activity Center (MAC) 210 from 12 to 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 20:

  • Conversations on Social Issues (COSI) “ShutItDown”: Activists will discuss their journey after shutting down pipelines carrying tar sands crude oil into the United States. Library Room A from 12 to 1 p.m.

Friday, April 21:

  • Earth Day Fair: A collection of organizations working to advance sustainability. BE Atrium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Bike Commute 101: Introductory bike commuting class by Cascade Bicycle Club. BE Atrium from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.