A Week at SSU Dedicated to the Earth

Symphony of the Soil is presented on Wednesday, April 23, in Darwin 102 at 7 p.m. This is a very insightful film that gives viewers in insight in systemic relation within healthy soil and the role soil plays in the human-nature system at large.

As Earth Day approaches on April 22, the Sonoma State University campus prepares with a variety of events. ASP and JUMP have collaborated to create an entire week of sustainably-oriented fun.

The schedule of events includes:

Bag and Clothing Drive (all week)
Bring ten plastic bags and get a free reusable bag or donate unwanted clothes to those in need. Bins on the second floor of the Student Center.

Sunday, April 19: Santa Rosa Creek Clean Up, 9-11:30 a.m.
Meet at SSU Flagpole to carpool to event. Sign up at www.sonoma.edu/as/jump

Monday, April 21 - Thursday, April 24: Supernooner on the Darwin Quad #Sustainagramies Tag @ssu_asp with a sustainable action of the week and win prizes.

Monday, April 21: Earth Week kick off, at noon. Tomio Endo on bagpipes and a flag raising ceremony of the Seawolf Community Flag as well as Meatless Mondays in The Kitchens.

Tuesday, April 22: Earth Day, noon 1 p.m., Darwin/Stevenson Quad. Live student talent and Rock the Bike smoothies, plant basil and cilantro and check out local sustainability groups. Register a bike and pick up a free lock and safety light. Tesla all energy efficient sports car on display.

Tuesday, April 22: 7:30 p.m., Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall: "Back to Nature," a concert by the SSU String Orchestra and Brass Ensemble. Music to include: Three Peruvian Tunes; "Country Wedding" from The Moldau; Hills of Anacapri; Painted Desert; and America the Beautiful. Free admission, $5 parking fee in effect.

Wednesday, April 23: Toward Route Zero College Sustainability Tour at 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. in Darwin Quad. Includes free giveaways, a Nissan Leaf on display and rides on Segways. Campus nutritionist Katie hosts a food demo in The Kitchens at 5:30 p.m. with African Peanut Stew and Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Symphony of the Soil, 7 p.m., Darwin 103. The film examines the human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil's key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers.

Thursday, April 24: Free yoga or Zumba class on the lawn
Clothing Exchange DIY Booth: Tired of old clothes? Swap them for something new. Tie Dye-Bring the item that you want to decorate. Make a tote bag out of a t-shirt.
Nutrition Workshop, The Kitchens- Make food good with an SSU nutritionist.

Story of Stuff Movie Marathon: 7 p.m., Darwin 103.
Watch famous short films by the well-known Annie Leonard.

Friday, April 25: Garden Party/Potluck in the ETC (Environmental Technology Center, near Zinfandel) Noon 1 p.m. Winner of #Sustainagramies announced.

Saturday, April 26: Pepperwood Reserve Volunteer day sponsored by JUMP Details at www.sonoma.edu/as/jump.

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