Earth to CSUMB

Earth Day is really Earth Week at CSU Monterey Bay.

Earth Day logoSince the first Earth Day in 1970, people around the world have sought to celebrate the planet through a variety of individual and community activities. But Earth Day is about more than observing the beauty and vitality of nature; it's also about renewing our commitment to saving our living planet.

The Associated Students' Environmental Committee has a variety of activities planned for the week.

The week kicks off on Friday, April 19, when a group of students will clean up Casa Verde Beach in Monterey. Meet at the Student Center at 5:30 to carpool to the beach.

Saturday, April 20, is whale-watching day on Monterey Bay. Ninety students will head for the bay at 2:30, where they will board boats for the two-and-a-half hour cruise.

“Sustainapalooza” is on tap for Monday, April 22. Student and community environmental organizations will staff information tables set up on the Main Quad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events include hemp and bead bracelet making, potting plants, tie-dying and games.

Students will have the opportunity to shop at a farmer’s market on Tuesday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outside vendors will sell produce in addition to the regular Tuesday farm stand.

At 7 p.m., the film “Oceans” will be show in Room 120 of the Student Center.

On Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m., the campus community is invited to celebrate the third anniversary of the planting of CSUMB’s Peace Tree. Meet at the Student Center for the walk to the tree.

At 7 p.m. in the East Lounge of the Student Center, Professor Dan Fernandez will deliver the week’s keynote talk.

“Sustain under the Stars” is on tap for Thursday, April 25. Outdoor Recreation and the Environmental Affairs Committee will sponsor a night hike from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

The week ends with a reggae concert on Friday, April 26, at the Black Box Cabaret.

See what CSUMB’s Return of the Natives project has planned for April 20 to celebrate Earth Day.

A variety of recent transportation initiatives are helping to reduce vehicle-related greenhouse gas emissions on campus.

Learn more about sustainability efforts at CSUMB.