Earth Month 2015 Events

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ESA Proudly Presents: EARTH MONTH, APRIL 2015.

Here’s a brief overview of all of the events that will take place during this exciting month.

4/1: “Noontime Show: Earth Month Edition” w/ USC Concerts Committee
12-1pm, Tommy Trojan

Come to the Noontime show to grab our “ESA Certified” whiteboard to take your pledge to be sustainable during Earth Month! We will also be serving FREE acai bowls from Nekter and vegan cupcakes from Sprinkles!

4/1: “ESA’s Sustainable Birthday and Awareness Fair” w/ Member Orgs
7-9pm, McCarthy Quad

Kick-off USC Earth Month by celebrating ESA’s first anniversary as a USC student assembly. Come to learn about local non-profits and organizations to showcase their work around the greater LA area, eat FREE FOOD, and participate in our other fun activities to promote sustainability and green culture.

4/3: “Yoga in the Park” w/ Engemann Student Health Center
11am-12pm, Alumni Park

Join us for a yoga sesh in Alumni Park! Raffle for Prana Apparel will be held!

4/3: “Deep Ocean (from the Planet Earth Series)” w/ Scientific Dive Team
6:30-8pm, WPH B27

Join the USC Scientific Dive Team for a documentary about the least explored area of the planet—the deep ocean.

4/4: “Springfest: Greenfest” w/ Global Inheritance and Concerts Committee
12-7pm, SOS Lawn

Join us at this year’s SPRINGFEST again, for GREENFEST with Global Inheritance. Participate in our Energy Playground and receive a FREE T-Shirt at this year’s music festival!

4/7: “Bicycle Repair Station” w/ SC Bike Coalition
10am-2pm, Finger Fountain

Is your bike broken?? CR@NK is coming to USC to fix your bicycles for FREE!

4/8: “PUMP (Documentary Screening) and Discussion” w/ ENST Department
4-6pm, GFS 118

Join us for a screening and discussion about “PUMP,” an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from Standard Oil’s illegal tactics to the monopoly oil companies enjoy today. The film explains clearly and simply how we can end this monopoly — and finally win choice at the pump. For more information, visit: http://www.pumpthemovie.com/

4/9: “USC Urban Garden: Composting Workshop” w/ USC Sustainability Office
11am-12pm, USC Urban Garden (3015 Shrine Pl)

Join us at the USC Urban Garden for workshop on how to compost in your own backyard!

4/10: “Bike-In Movie” w/ Parkside Arts and Humanities
8pm, Parkside Lawn

What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. Together they attempted to make zero impact on the environment while living right in the heart of Manhattan. With No Impact Man, Beavan found that no-impact living is worthwhile–and richer, fuller, and more satisfying in the bargain. For more information, visit: http://noimpactproject.org/movie/

TBD: “#ECOTALKS: Special Guest” w/ USC Schwarzenegger Institute
Apply online at: http://bit.ly/1NagWfV

Join ESA and USC Schwarzenegger Institute for our third installation of #ECOTALKS with a special Earth Month guest! Apply online at http://bit.ly/1NagWfV

4/12: “Vegetarian Cooking Challenge” w/ Tzu Ching Trojans
7-9pm, Office of Religious Life

Join Tzu Ching Trojans for a vegetarian cooking challenge!

4/15: “Earth Month Keynote Speaker: Jessica Alba” w/ Speakers Committee and USC Marshall School of Business
6-7pm, Bovard Auditorium

USC Speakers Committee and ESA, in conjunction with the Greif Center for Entrepreneurship, present Jessica Alba, actress and founder of The Honest Company, an environmentally sustainable children’s products company that has earned billions. She will discuss her motivation for creating a sustainable business and the importance of such, in addition to discussing the creation and operation of her company.

4/17: “Native Plants Workshop” w/ EAO and Eco-op
11am-2pm, The Eco-op (1460 W 28th St.)

Join EAO at the Eco-op for a workshop on native plants and learn why they are so important.

4/19: “Peaks and Professors: Placerita Canyon w/ Dr. Shannon Gibson”
For more info, visit: http://bit.ly/17M2TfK

Peaks and Professors will be hiking to Placerita Canyon with Dr. Shannon Gibson, a professor in the International Relations Department.

4/22: “USC Sustainability Tour”
12-1pm, Meet at Tommy Trojan

Take the USC Campus Sustainability Tour to visit the sites that highlight sustainability on campus.

4/22: “SpeakSC: Sustainability” w/ USG External Affairs
7pm, TCC 350

Voice your concerns for sustainability on campus!

4/23: “Our Environmental Destiny — An Evening with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.” w/ Visions and Voices
7-8pm, Town and Gown

Join us for a special evening with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. where he will reflect on the role of natural resources in our work, health and identity as Americans, reminding us of our responsibility to preserve our planet for future generations. RSVP at http://bit.ly/VVRFKennedy beginning March 26th at 9am

4/25: “gARTen and EGGsercize” w/ Eco-op and EAO
10am, The Eco-op (1460 W 28th St)

Join the Eco-op for an art display in their garden, workshops, showcase of their sustainability efforts, yoga, and FREE falafel!

4/28: “USC Environment Fair” w/ USC Staff Assembly
11:30-1:30, Trousdale Parkway (TBD)

Students, faculty and groups will be coming together to celebrate, share information and promote an understanding about environmental issues at the Environment Fair.

4/28: “Trojan Community Exchange” w/ Trojan Pride, womENST, and USC Sustainability Office
11-1pm, Alumni Park

Spring cleaning is upon the Trojan Family! Bring your old clothing, furniture, books, etc. to Alumni Park and swap it for something new! During the event, students will be able choose anything they want from the exchange and at the end of the event, all unclaimed items will be donated to charities in need! To donate, please find our donation bins at USC dorm buildings or just bring your used items to the event!

4/29: “Do It Yourself: April Showers” w/ Special Events Committee
5-7pm, Parkside Performance Café/MPR

ESA and Special Events Committee will be hosting a DIY event where students can make their own scrubs, face masks, deodorants, and much more! This is an opportunity for students to learn about natural body care that they can easily replicate in their own homes. Boba will also be provided!