Saturday, April 19th
SLS Earth Day of Service
Join us for PSU’s 9th annual Earth Day of Service! Organized by Student Leaders for Service, this is a day to give back to the earth by volunteering! Volunteers will work on projects on and around the Portland State campus, including activities such as gardening and community beautification. The day of will run from 9:00am-2:00pm, which will include service with the community, lunch (which will be provided), and a presentation by a special guest speaker. This will be a great day, so please join us and the rest of our PSU community to give back to the earth! For more information, and to register, please visit our website: http://www.pdx.edu/student-leadership/community-engagement
- 10 am Tree Tour & Walk. Guided by Phyllis Reynolds, the author of Trees of Greater Portland. Registration and book signing begins at 9:30 am.
- 12:30 pm Tree Planting. Help plant a tree in front of Lincoln Hall’s new entry.
- 6 pm Movie Screening. Brian French, certified arborist and founder of the non-profit organization Ascending the Giants, will discuss his work and screen his documentary film, Treeverse. Doors open at 5:45 pm.
Sunday, April 20th
Cascadia Rising: A Bioregional Confluence
On Sunday, April 20th, the Cascadia Branch of Portland invites you to kick off Earth Week with the First Annual Cascadia Rising: A Bioregional Confluence – A gathering dedicated to promoting bioregional awareness, Indigenous solidarity, alternative and horizontal governance tools, and community resilience in the Pacific Northwest.
9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Free Event.
Visit Cascadia Confluence for more information.
Monday, April 21st
International Environmental Justice
Making the Invisible Visible: An Introduction to Cultural Sustainability – Hosted by Coaltion for Asian Pacific American Studies (CAPAS), 2 pm – 6 pm, SMSU 296
Please join us for a discussion of cultural sustainability and the effects of climate change on hundreds of islands across the Pacific through film, photos, and stories.
Documentary: Taking Root – 1 pm to 3 pm, Women’s Resource Center
Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy–a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration. Maathai’s mobilization of African women was not limited in its vision to work for sustainable development; she saw tree-planting in a broader perspective which included democracy, women’s rights, and international solidarity. Dr. Maathai was the first African woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, the first woman in central and east Africa to receive a doctorate degree, and the first woman professor in her native country of Kenya.
Tuesday, April 22nd
Earth Day Festival
Film screening: Glacial Balance
5 to 7 pm- Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 296. Showing followed by discussion with local glacier expert Prof. Andrew Fountain.
Wednesday, April 23rd
“How Might the Developing World Help Reduce Climate Change?” – Presented by Randy Bluffstone, 11 am – 1 pm, SMSU 294
Divest PSU! Workshop – 3 pm to 5 pm, SMSU 328
Thursday, April 24th
Environmental Justice in Portland
Environmental Justice in Portland – Presented by OPAL, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, SMSU 296
Learn about environmental justice issues in Portland and what OPAL (Organizing People, Activating Leaders) is doing to address them.
Environmental Justice 101 Workshop – 2 pm to 4 pm, SMSU 296
Learn more about Environmental Justice from ASPSU leaders.
Friday, April 25th
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PSU Park Blocks
Walk in the footsteps of wildlife dealing with habitat destruction, learn proactive steps you can take to help save habitats, and learn from ancestral skills demonstrations.
Saturday, April 26th
Earth and Spirit Council Events
Infusing Education with Indigenous Wisdom Workshops
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Native American Center
Cost: $55 General Admission, Students Free
Conversation with Ilarion Merculieff
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Native American Center
$20 General Admission, $10 Seniors/Youths, Students Free
Visit the Earth and Spirit Council website for more information.