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Earth Week at UC San Diego in La Jolla, April 20th – 24th!

UCSD Earth Week

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UC San Diego, in beautiful La Jolla, will join people around the globe to celebrate Earth Week from April 20th to 24th. As one of the nation’s greenest universities, UC San Diego will offer a variety of fun and eco-friendly events throughout the week.

UC San Diego Earth Week Events

Monday, April 20

Earth Day Fair: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Price Center Plaza , outside the Sustainability Resource Center

Celebrate Earth Day with student organizations, campus departments, and other organizations and learn how you can live more sustainably!

DIY Makers Day: 11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Get ideas for making eco-friendly products and reusing consumables. Make-your-own stations include:

  • Cleaning supplies (be extra green and bring your own container!)
  • Buttons using recycled book covers
  • Boxes using recycled paper
  • Sugar scrub
  • Plant a succulent
  • 3D printer demonstration using vegetable-based plastic

Art Soul: Recycled Bottle Planter with Succulents: All Day

Location: The Zone

Feeling artsy? Join UC San Diego for Art & Soul and help them celebrate Earth Week by planting a succulent in your own recyclable water bottle planter! Workshops are free; all supplies and materials are provided. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Walking Tour of UC San Diego Sustainable Initiatives: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: The Great Hall, International House

I-House faculty fellow, Dr. Keith Pezzoli, will lead a campus walking tour of sustainable initiatives, which includes gardens, food forest, water catchment, and more.

Tuesday, April 21

Thrifty Tuesday

Location: Matthews Quad

Used clothing sale promoting thriftiness and sustainability, featuring live performances from KSDT bands.

Thursday, April 23

Cradle to Cradle: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Price Center Plaza

Learn about deforestation, food waste, composting featuring Torrey Pines sapling planting. There will also be prizes and interactive booths.

Saturday, April 25

Visit to Ocean View Growing Grounds and Earth Lab: Time TBA

Location: Meet at the Pangea Parking Structure

I-House faculty fellow, Dr. Keith Pezzoli, will lead a tour of Ocean View Growing Grounds and Earth Lab in southeast San Diego, highlighting areas he has been working with the local communities to make healthy and sustainable places.

Last year, UC San Diego celebrated Earth Week with a variety of events including tree plantings, a sustainability awards show, an e-waste collection, a special film screening and more. Students also took part in the “Own Your Own Impact” campaign, committing to make more sustainable choices in their daily lives.

For more information on Earth Week at US San Diego, click here!

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