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Earth Week To Focus On Environmental Capitalism

Campus Events Focus on Health, Lifestyle, Transportation, Energy and Jobs

April 8, 2013

two students inspect an electric vehicle

Two students take a close look at an electric vehicle during last year's Green Vehicle Expo. This year's expo will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 17.

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Author L. Hunter Lovins, president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, will discuss environmental capitalism as one of the guest speakers during Cal State Fullerton's Sustainability Symposium — one of several events scheduled for Earth Week 2013 "Sustainable Life: Pathways to our Future." The week's events include: a green vehicle expo, food studies conference, health and fitness fair, 5K and 1K runs, farmer's market and an e-waste collection.


Tuesday, April 16, through Sunday, April 21


Cal State Fullerton, various campus
locations 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


April 16

Fifth annual Health Fair
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., lawn south of Student Health and Counseling Center
Free screenings, information booths, drop-in fitness classes, games and health food samples. Sponsored by the Student Health and Counseling Center and Student Recreation Center.
More info: Janis Morton, 657-278-7223

Responsible Shopper Fair
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Quad
Exhibitors will include Grainger, Office Max, Recall, WARE and Waxie

April 16-18

E-Waste Collection
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., north side of Titan Shops/Resource Recovery Station

April 17

Green Vehicle Expo
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Quad
Displays and information booths on carpooling, vanpooling, driving an electric vehicle and riding the bus or train. Representatives from the Orange County Transportation Authority, Metrolink and campus Parking and Transportation Services will be on hand, as well as displays of electric vehicles from Chevrolet/GM, Fisker, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Tesla and Toyota.

Park(ing) Lot Day
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Campus members are invited to reserve a 30-minute parking space to use for something other than a vehicle. Registrants are invited to "create your own park" and to "bring lawn chairs, beach umbrellas, and enjoy the outdoors."

April 18

Sustainability Symposium

  • 8-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. — Campus faculty, staff and students will be making presentations, posters and exhibits throughout the day in Room 130 of the Pollak Library.
  • 6 – 8:10 p.m. "Equity, Environment and Economics" featuring: L. Hunter Lovins speaking on environmental capitalism; Jeffrey J. Mosher, executive director of the National Water Research Institute, discussing sustainability and water issues; and Marcela Oliva, professor of architecture and environmental design at Los Angeles Trade Tech College and a team member of the NASA Knowledge Architecture team, addressing social justice issues. Keith Boyum, emeritus professor of political science, will serve as moderator for the panel discussion in Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C.
  • 7 p.m. Student Sustainability Contest winners announced, Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C
  • 7:30 p.m. panel discussion, Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

More info: Symposium website or Willem van der Pol, director of facilities operation, 657-278-3133 

Farmer's Market
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Walkway between the Titan Student Union and Pollak Library
Local farmers, vendors, small businesses, and local clubs and organizations explain the sustainable food movement and sell food.

Associated Students Inc. presents "Lean Green"
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Quad
Sustainable food trucks and vendors of "up-cycled" clothing, accessories and home décor.

April 19-20

"Traditions and Transformations: an Interdisciplinary Food Studies Conference" sponsored by the departments of Liberal Studies and History.
Presentations include: "Chocolate 1500-1650: Sensory Experience and Cultural Exchange" by Marcy Norton of George Washington University at 4:15 p.m. April 19 in Room 123 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building, and "Restaurant Authenticity and Personal Authenticity: Philosophical Reflections" by Lisa Heldke of Gustavus Adolphus College, co-editor of Food, Culture and Society, at 4:30 p.m. April 20 in University Hall.
Details available online.
More info: April Bullock 

April 20

iCare Fun Run
7:15 – 10:45 a.m. Student Recreation Center
Sponsored by Titan Recreation, program features 5K run/walk, youth 1K and pancake breakfast

April 20-21

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show  
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Fullerton Arboretum
Outdoor gardening event features master gardener and plant societies offering advice; speakers on composing, water conservation, organic gardening and sustainability; more than 100 vendors selling plants, vegetables, garden art and accessories; water color exhibit featuring CSUF student works from the class of Lawrence T. Yun, professor of art; second annual "We CAN Garden" community garden exhibit; and children's activities.
Admission is $6.
More info: online.


Earth Week tours of the campus, showing buildings that meet national standards for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. The 45-minute tours are offered at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 16-18. Online registration available.


CSUF's Center for Sustainability, Sustainability Task Force, Environmental Studies Program, ASI Environmental Sustainability Committee, Student Recreation Center, Green Campus, Environmental Studies Student Association, Parking and Transportation, Facilities Operations, Student Health and Counseling Center, Campus Dining Services and Fullerton Arboretum



$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit Mondays through Fridays. Free on Saturday and Sunday. Details available online.

Media Contacts:

Pam McLaren, 657-278-4852

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