Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.35
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date Sept. 10, 2012
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California State University, Fullerton
ER-T2-6: Sustainability Events

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lea Jarnagin
Dean of Students
Student Affairs
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Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the event(s):

Annual Earth Week Celebration During Earth Week
The Associated Students, the Environmental Studies Student Association, and the Center for Sustainability hosted a number of events organized by campus entities that allowed students to explore sustainability through multiple lenses for Earth Week (April 19-23) 2011. These include showings of films such as Food, Inc. followed by discussion, workshops on composting, home food preservation, and urban gardening, and panel discussions. In addition, two outdoor expos containing participatory and educational exhibits were held, one focusing on local, organic, and sustainable food and the other on alternative energy and transportation. Similar events are planned for Earth Week (April 16-20, 2012), and participation has grown to include many additional campus departments and student groups. Some events include:
-Sustainable Life Expo focuses on the themes of health, lifestyle, energy jobs and transportation. Manufacturers, energy companies and entrepreneurs bring models of their products. As a sample, the 2012 Sustainable Life Expo featured: Electric vehicles on display; representatives showcased alternative forms of transportation, including the Orange County Transportation Authority, Two Wheeler Dealer Bicycle Shop and Metrolink; representatives from Enterprise Rent-A-Car discussed the company’s car-sharing program, WeCar; Coulomb Technologies/Charge Harbor, Southern California Gas Co./Sempra Energy Utilities, Southern California Edison, Plug-In-America, Sierra Club of OC, Earth Resource Foundation and California Center for Sustainability also participated.
-Local, Organic and Sustainable Food Expo
Local farmers, vendors, small businesses, and local clubs and organizations will explain the sustainable food movement and sell food. Visitors will get a “taste” of the different ways this growing movement is being integrated into the local economy and their daily lives.
-Film screenings
Associated Students, Inc. Committee on Environmental Sustainability hosts numerous environmental sustainability focused film screenings throughout the week.
-Health and ICC Carnival of Connection More than 50 vendors, nonprofit organizations and student groups will be on hand to discuss careers and share information about programs related to health and well-being, including alcohol, tobacco and drug use; sun safety; reproductive health and family planning; alternative wellness; and emergency safety. Also offered: health screenings, including blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol, body mass index, rapid HIV-testing and vision testing. Attendees can see demonstrations of spinning, yoga and stretch exercises and collect free samples of dental care products, lip balm, first aid kits, water bottles and recycled tote bags.
-Green Making Green Panel Discussion provides information on how to pursue a sustainable/green career.
-iCare Festival designed to inspire a green and healthy lifestyle, the festival sponsored by Titan Recreation.

Annual Green Scene at the Arboretum
One-weekend outdoor gardening event features master gardener and plant societies offering advice; speakers on composing, water conservation, organic gardening and sustainability; more than 100 vendors selling plants, vegetables, garden art and accessories; second annual “We CAN Garden” community garden exhibit; and children’s activities.

Annual Social Justice Summit
The Social Justice Summit provides a forum for people to exchange ideas about improving the state of our communities, offers space to dialogue about the obstacles to creating effective change, provides effective tools for social action, and offers tangible grassroots solutions. The Social Justice Summit is a free event, open to the public interested in learning about human rights issues, environmental concerns, inequality and oppression on a local, national and global level.

President’s Symposium
2012 Theme: Confronting Inequality: Political Educational, and Social Consequences and Remedies
Featured 8 guest presentations

Desert Studies Symposium
2012 Presentation Theme - Life in the Desert: Adaptations to Environmental Extremes

Graduate Forums
2010 Sustainability
2011 Promoting Diversity in Higher Education.


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