CSUF News Service

Campus to Celebrate Earth Week 2017

Programs that focus on how to live and work in a more sustainable world, including a bike festival, commuter fair and farmers market, will be held in celebration of Earth Week at Cal State Fullerton. The Friday, April 14, to Wednesday, April 25, program is free and open to the public.

"The goal of Earth Week is to promote awareness of sustainable living — how to incorporate sustainability into our lives so that we leave the world in better shape than it is today," explained John Bock, director of Cal State Fullerton's Center for Sustainability.

Among the activities scheduled is the 4th annual Orange County K-12 Student Sustainability Showcase in which Orange County kindergarten through 12th grade students give presentations on their experience with sustainability during the current school year.

Another program geared toward K-8 students is the April 19 interactive sustainability exhibits designed as part of the master’s project of environmental studies major Kimberly Gibson. Gibson and undergraduate Nedjima Bazizzi held twice weekly tutorials at Ladera Vista Junior High School in Fullerton using the school garden as a means to teach about sustainability and the environment.

Scheduled activities include:

April 14

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cigarette Butt Cleanup sponsored by CSUF Fresh Air Advocates and the University's Environmental Health and Safety. Titan Walk between the Pollak Library and the Titan Student Union

April 15

8 a.m. – noon
4th annual OC K-12 Student Sustainability Showcase sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and Orange County United Way. Courtyard of Steven G. Mihaylo Hall

April 18

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Farmers' Market sponsored by Associated Students Inc.'s Environmental Sustainability Commission. Plaza in front of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building

April 19

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Interactive sustainability exhibits sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and U-Acre. Bacon Pavilion, Fullerton Arboretum

April 20

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bike Festival featuring bike safety checks, bike registration, safety tips, rules of the road and demonstrations of the proper loading and unloading of bikes from OCTA vehicles and Commuter Fair offering information for rideshare programs, including the Enterprise CarShare program; transit programs, such as OCTA's U-Pass and E-Pass; Metrolink student discounts and employee reimbursement; and the California High Speed Rail. Both events are sponsored by CSUF Parking and Transportation. Walkway between the Pollak Library and Titan Student Union

April 22-23

10 am. – 4 p.m.
Green Scene Plant and Garden Expo at the Fullerton Arboretum. Fee to enter daylong event.

April 25

4-6 p.m.
Second annual Steward of Place Internship and Research Expo, featuring guest speakers and student poster presentations about research and internships. The program is sponsored by the Fullerton Arboretum and held at the Bacon Pavilion

For more information, email sustainability@fullerton.edu or contact John Bock, 657-278-5574.

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