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Earth Week

Life Science Department
April 02, 2018

Please join us for our 12th Annual Earth Week Festival, April 14-19. This weeklong series of free events is open to the public and celebrates Earth Day with a variety of activities, including:

March for Science!
Saturday, April 14, 10:30am, California State Capitol (1315 10th Street in Sacramento) on the west steps
March for Science Sacramento is part of a global movement advocating for evidence-based policy. Last year more than 10,000 people marched in Sacramento. Please join us on April 14 and show your support for open, inclusive, and accessible science as an essential part of our democracy. Be a catalyst for change!

Chasing Coral film screening and discussion
Tuesday, April 17, 9:30-11:30am, FLC, Peregrine Room (Falcon's Roost FR-240) 
From the director of Chasing Ice comes an epic adventure to capture our changing oceans. Beneath the waves, coral reefs are dying on a massive scale as the oceans warm. These scientists and filmmakers are fighting to stop it. Film and discussion hosted by Professor Fran Keller. 

The Environment: Law and Ethics
Tuesday, April 17, 12:00-1:00pm, FLC, Peregrine Room (Falcon's Roost FR-240) 
Come and ask any question you may have about the environment from a legal or ethical standpoint. You can also learn about what you can do from a legal and ethical standpoint to help sustain California's natural resources. A group of experienced panelists will answer your questions and discuss urgent environmental issues from a legal and ethical point of view.

Sample topics to consider:
1) Marijuana legalization and environmental problems
2) Veganism as an ethical and environmentally friendly lifestyle
3) Changes in environmental law
4) What packaging and materials are most environmentally friendly in CA

Hosted by Professor Chris Bauer, with panelists Lacy Bauer (Attorney, the Department of Fish and Wildlife), Robert Contreras (Environmental Scientist, CalRecycle), David Reese (Professor, Political Science), and Paula Haug (Professor, Communication Studies).

California Waste Management
Tuesday, April 17, 2:30-3:30pm, FLC, Peregrine Room (Falcon's Roost FR-240) 
CalRecycle oversees State-managed waste handling and recycling programs. As a member of the plastic and biodegradable materials research team, environmental scientist Robert Contreras from CalRecycle will describe California's waste management infrastructure and several of CalRecycle's programs and objectives. Hosted by Professor Eric Wada.

To the Ends of the Earth - The Rise of Extreme Energy film screening and discussion  
Tuesday, April 17, 3:30-5:30pm, FLC, Peregrine Room (Falcon's Roost FR-240) 
Narrated by Emma Thompson, this award-winning documentary looks at where we are going to find our oil and gas today - to the ends of the earth - fracking, oil sands, deep water, and unconventional drilling. The film chronicles the rise of extreme energy and a new way forward. Film and discussion hosted by Professor Steve Holzberg.

Literature of the Wild
Wednesday, April 18, 12:00-1:30pm, FLC, Peregrine Room (Falcon's Roost FR-240) 
Dr. Tim McHargue (DSPS) and Tom Goff (Reading & Writing Center) invite FLC faculty, staff, and students to share in the "Literature of the Wild" poetry reading in honor of Earth Week. Interested poets and writers may share a favorite poem or short piece of prose (by themselves or others) on nature, the environment, or anything celebrating the wild wonder of the world.

MOSAIC Dance Company performance
Wednesday, April 18, 12:30-12:50pm, FLC, in front of the Falcon's Roost
The company performs a MOSAIC of dance styles, and our student population is reflective of the college life experience! A diverse cast of dancers, MOSAIC cultivates a culture on inclusiveness, welcoming dancers of all backgrounds, shapes, sizes, colors and lifeways and performing a variety of dance styles. 

The Future is Electric, and it's Here!
Wednesday, April 18, 6:00-7:30pm, FLC, Peregrine Room (Falcon's Roost FR-240) 
Join Professors Dan Ross and Steve Holzberg for a discussion of the inevitable transition to electric cars and trucks (EVs), and what its like to own and drive an EV, both now, and in the future. Bring your curiosity and sense of adventure!

Earth Day on the Greens
Thursday, April 19, 10:00am-2:00pm, EDC, The Green
Fair with music, games, and booths organized by the EDC Student Activities Club. This year will also feature a talent show! Interested students can contact Mitzi Robinson and robinsm@flc.losrios.edu for more info and to register.

Catching the Sun film screening and discussion
Thursday, April 19, 2:30-4:30pm, EDC, Prairie Falcon Room (B-141)
An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun captures the global race to lead the clean energy future. Over the course of a solar jobs training program, Catching the Sun follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry. With countries like China investing in innovative technologies and capitalizing on this trillion-dollar opportunity, Catching the Sun tells the story of the global energy transition from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change with their own hands. Film and discussion hosted by Professor Steve Holzberg.

College Garden Planting
Friday, April 20, 11:30am-1:30pm, FLC, the bottom of the lawn between the Falcon's Roost and the Gym
Help plant vegetables, native shrubs, and more in the new FLC Outdoor Lab and Garden! Learn how to plant correctly and make your campus and planet beautiful for future generations. Bring comfortable clothes and shoes that can get a little dirty, sun protection, and water. Hosted by Professors Eric Wada, Fran Keller, and Steve Holzberg.