UC San Diego’s Earth Month

Events Happening Throughout April

The UCSD Archaeology Colloquium Series, in association with the International Institute Food Group, is pleased to be hosting Dr. Stephen Acabado on April 1st, 1 PM, in SSB 107. The title of his talk is “Rice, Feasts, and Rituals: Resisting conquest and colonialism in northern highland Philippines.” Please see the attached flier for more information. 
There will be a reception during the talk. We hope to see you all there!
Join us to kick-off the start of UC San Diego’s Earth Month Celebration.  Play games, win prizes, paint canvas, enjoy freshly popped popcorn, and sign-up for the UC Cool Campus Challenge!
Please join us on Wednesday, April 3 at 3:00pm in Social Sciences Building Room 107 for a presentation by Dr. Tammy Rittenour, Associate Professor and Director of the Luminescence Lab at Utah State University. The presentation is hosted by the Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology, and is titled “A Million Years of Coastal Dunes and Linkages to Sea Level Change on the Sunshine Coast, Australia”. Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Rittenour will be discussing her work reconstructing the dune histories on Fraser Island and the Cooloola Dune Field.
This fair intends to bring awareness of sustainability related research being conducted in the community as well as inform researchers about available resources to help them make environmentally preferable behavior changes in their lab to foster sustainable research.
Do you want to meet other people of color on campus who are doing sustainability work? Do you want to build community with others invested in environmental justice? Do you want free dinner?
Well then join the SSC for its first ever students of color in sustainability mixer! This will be a great opportunity to learn about the Student Sustainability Collective and the resources we offer, as well as network with other students of color doing environmental work on/off campus. Free (vegan) Blue Pepper dinner provided!
EBE CLUB PRESENTS: A tour of the UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography’s world famous
marine vertebrate collection. Come see odd fishes, old fishes and everything in between!
We will be meeting at Mandeville Loop at 3:20 & taking the shuttle from there down to Vaughan Hall in SIO. Or, meet us outside of Vaughan Hall in SIO at 3:50 for the tour!
**SPOTS ARE LIMITED, click “Going” on the event page and fill out the Google Form ASAP!**
RSVP here.
THE PEPPER CANYON MOBILITY HUB DESIGNATHON will bring together 100+ interdisciplinary students, neighbors, and future transit users from UCSD and across San Diego to develop services, solutions, and speculations that will help transform the incoming Pepper Canyon Trolley Station on UCSD’s campus, currently under construction, into a dynamic multimodal mobility hub.
Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7 9AM9PM. Event runs both days.
Warren Mall (multimedia tent: rain or shine).
Free registration! Free food throughout the event! $5000+ total Cash Prizes!!
Registration + Info-Session (in-person or digital) required.
Brought to you by UCSD DESIGN LAB, SANDAG, UCSD Campus Planning, The UCSD Urban Studies and Planning Program, the Young Planners Society, Lime, and Sixth College Culture Art Technology.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9:30 AM – 11 AM
Biking on the road can be dangerous and scary! Wouldn’t it be nice to have some friends to show you the basics and teach you how to be safe?
We’ll be going over basic commuting rules of the road and going on a short ride in the streets to put those skills to the test with experienced road riders! ALL LEVEL BIKE RIDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME!
First 10 participants to arrive gets a free bike light kit! Sponsored by HDH Wellness and Engagement. For experienced cyclists and commuters come on by and meet other commuters and share route tips and tricks! Light refreshments will be provided.
Join the South County’s largest Earth Day celebration at the 2019 South Bay Earth Day taking place Saturday, April 6th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chula Vista Memorial Park, 373 Park Way. The new central Chula Vista location makes it easier than ever to learn how to reduce your impact on the environment with this zero-waste event packed with hands-on green activities! Be inspired to lead an environmentally-friendly lifestyle with exhibits that range from green cleaning to how to properly compost your waste. Want even more in-depth knowledge? Bring any item you have that needs fixing—electronics, sewing, mechanical or otherwise–to the Fix-it-Clinic. One of our experts will help you diagnose and fix the problem.
Eager to learn even more? Attend one of our Green workshops covering a wide range of topics from zero-waste basics to gardening and green renovations. Don’t forget to make your way to Memorial Park Earth-Day style! Opt for your human-powered vehicle (your bike!) and check it at our designated bike-only valet! With more than 40 green vendors, interactive entertainment, yoga classes, organic food, tie dye workshops, and more, this is a diverse celebration for the whole community! This free event organized by the City of Chula Vista welcomes all ages, so gather your friends and family to show Mother Nature some love this Earth Day! 
Get an inside look at the negotiations shaping the world’s response to climate change. Join John-O Niles, a leading authority on talks led by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and members of the UC San Diego delegation to the most recent session, COP24 held in Katowice, Poland. Students from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and School of Global Policy and Strategy will give their takes on the issues behind the negotiations and what the future holds.
Members of the public are invited to attend a panel discussion moderated by Niles. A reception immediately follows the event.
Please RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/towards-15oc-implementing-the-paris-agreement-tickets-59074161407
Join the Library Sustainability Committee on April 24th, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in the Geisel Library Seuss Room at a DIY Makers’ Day where participants will learn how to make common products using sustainable, non-toxic, reusable, and recyclable materials. Bring your own small containers and tote bags!
Emma Marris is an environmental writer and reporter who writes on conservation, ecology, energy, agriculture, food, language, books and film. Her stories have appeared in National Geographic, Slate, the New York Times and above all, Nature, where she worked as a staffer for several years. Marris has a Master’s in Science Writing from the Johns Hopkins University. In 2011, she published her first book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World. The book highlights alternative conservation strategies that do not focus on holding or returning land to a historical baseline. From managed relocation of species threatened by climate change to the embrace of so-called novel ecosystems, she champions a blurring of the lines between nature and people, and a conscious and responsible care of our humanized planet.

About the Institute for Practical Ethics
As one of the signature initiatives of the Division of Arts and Humanities, the Institute for Practical Ethics develops and promotes research on issues facing the public today, with an emphasis on engagement between ethicists, scientists, and policymakers. We aim to close the gap between the rapid pace of innovation and society’s ability to responsibly deal with the tough questions.

Visit our annual Sustainability Fair, hosted by the Inter-Sustainability Council and UC San Diego Sustainability! Earth Plaza Palooza invites all students, faculty and staff to stop by and participate in this fun and educational event. We have over 30 tablers, which include student organizations and off-campus vendors, who will be sharing information on their companies, campaigns and products. Enjoy free food samples and goodies and an opportunity drawing to win multiple prize baskets! Learn about the benefits of living sustainably while playing fun games and interacting with your peers.
Friday, April 26, Time & Locations TBD 
In recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day, a national holiday where individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees, tree plantings will be sponsored by West Coast Arborists, who will kick off the event with an educational program. 
Everyone is welcome to attend UC San Diego’s fourth annual Green Talks! This free TED-styled sustainability talk aims to celebrate a greener future and spark discussion about sustainability. Registration and student org tabling 3–4 p.m., Green Talks 4–6:30 p.m., interactive Q&A panel, networking session, light refreshments and sustainable raffle prizes 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to register.