|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Jan. 16, 2013|
Edmonds Community College
ER-T2-6: Sustainability Events
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Center for Service Learning Program Manager
Center for Student Engagement and Leadership
Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:
A brief description of the event(s):
The College hosts many outreach events related to sustainability. Every year, we host "Earth Month," which runs from the middle of April to the middle of May, with different sustainability-related activities throughout the month. It kicks off with an Earth Day Fair and Trashion Show, where campus departments hosts booths to talk about their sustainability efforts, and community groups outreach to students with resources and volunteer opportunities. The Trashion Show features students modeling their own designed outfits made from trash and recycled materials in a competitive runway show. Other activities include environmental film screenings (in 2012, we showed "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai); a presentation by students in International Education entitled, Sustainability Around the World; and various service projects with the community. We also host an annual event called "Chocolate with a Twist, Coffee with a Conscience," where we provide students with fair-trade, organic, shade-grown coffee and chocolate, and bring in community vendors to speak about the importance of choosing these products not only for environmental reasons, but also social justice reasons. Another series of events we host is called Trashy Tuesdays, where students learn about the effects of trash globally (learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch), and then pick up trash on campus, and reflect on their experiences. We also have a program called the Brown Bag Lecture Series, where we solicit nominations from the campus to bring speakers from the community to address topics that range from environmental, social justice, health and well-being, motivational speakers, poetry, etc. In the past few years, some of our featured sustainability speakers included Van Jones and Julia Butterfly Hill. In addition, the college along with Food Revolution Snohomish County and other partners began to offer an annual festival last spring called, "Celebration of Food Festival." This free festival brought 1500 community members together to learn about real food: producing it, buying it, and cooking with it.
The website URL where information about the event(s) are available:
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