RCE Greater Portland-2017

1. Project Title: 
Earth Week Events
2. Thematic area/s addressed by the project
3. Project partner contact information : 
Portland State University
Main Contact: 
Heather Spalding
Heather Spalding
PSU Student Sustainability Center
Alternative project contact: 
Briar Schoon
Portland Community College
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Portland State University: PSU Earth Week Facebook page

Women of Color Speak Out

When: Friday, April 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, Browsing Lounge, Room 238
Women of Color Speak Out is a group of four Seattle climate justice activists that connect capitalism, colonialism, racism and the prison industrial complex to climate change. Join PSU's Environmental Club will discuss subjects of war, corporations, banks, slavery, private prisons, poverty, and white supremacy. 

Beekeeping Workshop

When: Wednesday, April 19, 12-2 p.m.
Where: PSU Orchard (SW 12th and Montgomery, just south of the Residence Hall Community Garden)
Join PSU's Beekeeping Task Force to visit PSU's apiary and orchard. You'll have the chance to suit up and help service our campus beehives.

March for Science sign-making party

When: Thursday, April 20, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Market Center Building, Room 128
Science, not Silence. Join the Student Fellows of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions for a sign making party on Thursday, April 20, and then march together with us on Saturday, April 22. Free food and sign making supplies will be provided!

Earth Day Festival 

When: Friday, April 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: PSU Park Blocks
Join PSU's Environmental Club to celebrate our Earth with an interactive festival featuring campus and community organizations, providing the opportunity for attendees to learn, celebrate, network, collaborate, and get involved in environmental efforts.

Free Film Screening: Queen of The Sun 

When: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) | Join us at 5:00 for dinner before the film at the Native American Student and Community Center 
Where: 5th Avenue Cinema (510 SW Hall St.)
Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together an unusual and dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.

Earth Day E-Waste Collection

When: Friday, April 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: PSU Urban Plaza
The Campus Sustainability Office is partnering with Free Geek to collect broken or reusable e-waste. We will be collecting anything that plugs into a computer or uses electricity (including smartphones, tablets, e-readers, video game systems and any old gadget you can think of) whether or not it’s in working condition. 

March for Science

When: Saturday, April 22, Meet at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and pastries | March from 10 a.m. - 2p.m.
Where: Meet at Market Center Building, then walk together to Tom McCall Waterfront Park 
The March for Science represents an unprecedented gathering of people standing together to champion science that serves the common good and acknowledge the indispensable role it plays in our lives and communities. Over 470 marches around the world are scheduled to take place on April 22. Join the Student Fellows of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions and PSU’s Environmental Club for coffee and pastries, then march together with us.

Earth Day of Service

When: Saturday, April 22, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Meet at Smith 238
This is a day to give back to the Earth by volunteering. We will work on gardening and community beautification projects on and off the PSU campus. Registration is required.

See more about PSU’s sustainability work through their Campus Sustainability Office Annual Report and Student Sustainability Center Report.


Portland Community College Earth Week:

Monday, April 17


·  Meatless Monday Kick-off in the Cafeteria, all day

·  Women's Drum Circle in CC near the totem pole, 10am - 11am

·  Teachings of the Drum in CC near the totem pole, 11:30am - 12:30am


·  Monday Eco Movie Madness, Student Union 204 & Foyer,  9am-5pm   

Rock Creek

·  Viewing of "End of the Woods" (episode of 'Years of Living Dangerously'), Building 5, room 112 (ASPCC room), 10-11:15am


·  Pot-a-Plant, Great Hall, 11am – 1pm

Tuesday, April 18 


·  Plant Sale and Seed Swap in the upper CC mall, 10am - 2pm

·  Finding Resilience in our Communities & Ecosystems, with Martha Elena Llano Serna: Lunch & Learn Session in ST 108, 11am - 1pm; Public Lecture in ST 100, 1:30pm - 3pm  (email briar.schoon@pcc.edu if you'd like to participate)


·  Monday Eco Movie Madness, Student Union 204 & Foyer,  9am-5pm   

Rock Creek

·  Portlandia FarmStandia Season Kick off & Plant Sale, Building 5 Patio, Rain Location inside Building 5, 11:30am-3pm 

·  Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields movie screening, Event Center A, 12-1pm

·  Earthday Information Court, Building 5 Patio, near Portlandia FarmStandia, 11:30am-3pm 


·  Compost Demonstration, Learning Garden (West of Admin Building), 11am – 12pm and 12 – 1pm

Wednesday, April 19


·  Can You Dig it? at the Sylvania Learning Garden, 9am - 12pm

·  Earth Week Tabling Fair in the CC mall, 10am - 3pm


·  The Second Annual Sustainability Expo, Student Union quad, 11am - 2pm 

·  Environmental Dance Movement, Student Union room 202 & 204,  6 - 9pm  

Rock Creek

·  Viewing of "Priceless" (episode of 'Years of Living Dangerously'), Building 5, room TBD, 10-11:15am


·  Herb Spiral Work Party, Learning Garden (West of Admin Building), 11am – 1pm

·  Finding Resilience in our Communities and Ecosystems Lecture, Community Hall, 12pm - 1pm

·  Iron Chef Veggie Cookoff, Great Hall, 3pm– 5pm

Thursday, April 20


·  Can You Dig it? at the Sylvania Learning Garden, 2pm - 5pm

·  See What's Growing! - meet at the CC mall, 11:30am - 12:30pm and 1pm - 2pm

·  21st Earth Day Birthday Party in the CC Oak Room, 12pm - 1:30pm

·  Freecycling in the CC mall, 10am - 2pm

·  Commute Options in the upper CC mall, 10am - 2pm


·  The Environmental Game shows, Student Union foyer, 11am - 2pm  

Rock Creek

·  Viewing of "A Dangerous Future" (episode of 'Years of Living Dangerously'), Building 5, room TBD, 10-11:15am


·  Sustainability Tabling Fair, 10am – 2pm, Quad and Great Hall

Friday, April 21


·  Women's Drum Circle in CC near the totem pole, 10am - 11am


·  Kelly Point Park Clean Up, Kelly Point Park, 9am - 4pm 

·  Facing Climate Change Workshop, Technology Education Building room 222, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Rock Creek

·  Annual Learning Garden Work Party, Learning Garden – meet at the garden info kiosk, 10am-2pm

·  Energy Trust Energy-Saving Lighting Fair, Building 5 Lobby, 10am - 2pm

PCC #EcoSocialJustice with Dr. Marcia Chatelain

Monday, April 24 @ 11am
PCC Sylvania, PAC Lobby

Monday, April 24 @ 2pm
PCC Cascade, MAHB #104

Wednesday, April 26 @ 10am
PCC Rock Creek, Building 9, Events Center

Wednesday, April 26 @ 2pm
PCC Southeast, Community Hall

Join us in celebrating Earth Week with this thought-provoking lecture. Dr Marcia Chatelain, founder of #FergusonSyllabus, author, activist, and teacher will present at all PCC Campuses in honor of Earth Week.  In #EcoSocialJustice Dr Chatelain explores our recent history and current events in our country as a context to understand the interconnections of racial, social, and environmental justice. Looking at the many issues we face -- racism, food insecurity, environmental degradation, widening economic disparities, climate change -- how can these movements come together to strategically align for sustainable change? If we are stronger together, how have we failed to collectively mobilize in the past?

Chatelain initiated the #FergusonSyllabus after the death of Michael Brown. She has been featured prominently on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and other national platforms. Questions? Contact Kendi Esary at kesary@pcc.edu.

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