Cal Earth Week.

What is STeam Earth Week?
The ASUC Sustainability Team (STeam) is proud to sponsor and organize UC Berkeley’s Earth Week festival. Earth Week is an annual event that takes place during the week of Earth Day, April 16th. It is one week jam-packed with a variety of events focusing on what it means to Go Green. From engaging in discussions on ecological issues to learning about innovative ways to implement a sustainable lifestyle, STeam seeks to bring environmental awareness to the public in hopes of inspiring change. The STeam Earth Week committee invites you to join us in appreciation and celebration of our natural environment and beloved planet Earth! Also, don’t forget to check out our daily prizes and sign up for the week’s grand prize!

 

Check out our daily events!

Monday 4/16- Let’s Get Personal

“Do One Thing” Pledge: Come to our table on Sproul to add your pledge to our tree, and get a green dot on your Cal ID from the Little Green Book, so you can get discounts at local green businesses!

Do-it-yourself Extravaganza: Come to our table anytime between 11AM and 3PM to make your own solar oven with Green Campus, learn how to compost at home (and receive a free compost bin!), make your own wallet out of soy milk containers, and tie dye! Also stop by the Berkeley Student Food Collective to make a “do-it-yourself” sandwich!

Kick-off concert: Come hear the band Big Tree perform on Lower Sproul from 5PM-7PM, and hear their “grease talk” after the show. Big Tree is an indie-folk band that travels the country in a band powered by vegetable oil!

Do-it-yourself Compost Demo: From 7:30PM-9PM in 166 Barrows, learn how to make your own compost bin and bring one home for free!

Tabling in the Dining Commons: Meatless Monday, sponsored by the Residential Sustainability Program!

Tuesday 4/17- Keepin it Local

Trade in your plastic water bottle and answer 3/5 questions correctly in our Q&A game to win a free canteen! Learn about the effects of plastic and recycling methods in the process., and check out the beautiful plastic bottle tree created by STOP. Make a pledge to “green” your lifestyle, and get a green dot on your Cal ID from the Little Green Book so you can get discounts at local green businesses!

ECO Tabling Event: Come to Lower Sproul between 11AM and 2PM to meet representatives from many of the environmental and sustainability themed clubs on campus

Strawberry Creek Restoration Event: Get your hands dirty by working on habitat restoration around the beautiful Strawberry Creek, helping to make the area more natural and healthy. Meet at the south side of Wellman Hall, 2-4PM.

Forestry Club Tree Walk: Meet outside Mulford Hall at 4:15PM to get a tour of the trees on campus from representatives of our very own Forestry Club!

Fair Trade Documentary Screening: Join us from 6:30PM-8:30PM in 174 Barrows for a free Fair Trade documentary screening!

Tabling in the Dining Commons: What local foods are in season right now?
Make a pledge to “green” your lifestyle, and get a green dot on your Cal ID from the Little Green Book so you can get discounts at local green businesses!

Wednesday 4/18- California Dreamin’

Come to our table on Sproul to learn about water and agriculture issues in California, and hear from a representative from the Berkeley Student Food Collective about farmers across California!
Make a pledge to “green” your lifestyle, and get a green dot on your Cal ID from the Little Green Book so you can get discounts at local green businesses!

Help CalPIRG win the campaign to “ban the bag” in California by signing their pledge

Campaigns Across California: A Student Vision of Our State: Hear representatives from the California Student Sustainability Coalition, CalPIRG, and the Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive about campaigns being run across the state of California, and participate in a collaborative discussion about what we’d like to see happen in our beautiful state. And, while you’re at it, enjoy some free pizza!

Tabling in the Dining Commons: How much water went into your meal tonight?
Make a pledge to “green” your lifestyle, and get a green dot on your Cal ID from the Little Green Book so you can get discounts at local green businesses!

Thursday 4/19- Party in the USA

CACS Summit: This year’s summit will open with a reception and poster session highlighting over 20 campus sustainability initiatives. Following this, Chancellor Birgeneau will provide remarks and announce
this year’s sustainability awards and grants. A highlight of the event will be a panel discussion
with Q&A featuring Cal Alumni now working in sustainability in the private, non-profit, and public
sectors. 3PM-6PM, Sutardja Dai Hall, Atrium and Auditorium

Come to our table to get information about fossil fuels and clean energy solutions, and learn how you can get involved with groups like End Coal, CalPIRG, STeam Energy, BS@C, and Green Campus.
Make a pledge to “green” your lifestyle, and get a green dot on your Cal ID from the Little Green Book so you can get discounts at local green businesses!

Environmental Major Panel at Foothill: Come hear from representatives about the many possibilities of environmental majors here at Cal. Foothill, 6PM-8PM

Tabling in the Dining Commons: What is the fossil fuel content of your dinner?
Make a pledge to “green” your lifestyle, and get a green dot on your Cal ID from the Little Green Book so you can get discounts at local green businesses!

Friday 4/20- Going Global

Come to our table on Sproul to learn about climate change and other global issues, and how you can get involved!
Make a pledge to “green” your lifestyle, and get a green dot on your Cal ID from the Little Green Book so you can get discounts at local green businesses!

A Sea Change Screening: Come learn about ocean acidification at this documentary screening, and hear from a biologist after the film! Free pizza will be served. 4PM-6:30PM, 112 Wurster.

Tabling in the Dining Commons: What different countries provided your dinner tonight?
Make a pledge to “green” your lifestyle, and get a green dot on your Cal ID from the Little Green Book so you can get discounts at local green businesses!

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Sponsors: The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), Unit 3 Hall Association, The Green Office, Smart Planet, Baggu, Slow Restaurant, Saturn Cafe, Native Shoes, KEEN Footwear, Klean Kanteen, Cheeseboard Pizza, Trader Joe’s, Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild, The Independent, Solio, Gather, Taste of the Himalayas, Cal Student Store, Annie’s Snacks

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