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  • Roots: Connecting Community, Individuals, and Trees 2016 UCSC EARTH WEEK | APRIL 16th -23rd 4/16 SATURDAY EARTH DAY SANTA CRUZ 11 - 4 PM SAN LORENZO PARK, SANTA CRUZ Earth Day Santa Cruz 2016 is an exciting community event offering educational information, activities for kids including an arts and crafts tent, live music and a focus on green businesses. Volunteers are needed UCSC Sustainability Office

    4/17 SUNDAY [EARTH WEEK HIGHLIGHT] SUSTAINABLE CINEMA | HOOT 7 - 9 PM COLLEGE EIGHT RED ROOM Roy Eberhardt (Logan Lerman) has moved so often he has lost track of how many times he has changed schools. After moving from Montana to Florida’s Gulf Coast, he befriends Beatrice (Brie Larson) and her brother. The siblings show Roy their hideaway, where they secretly take care of a flock of wild owls. When they learn that a restaurant will be built where the owls live, the three decide to enlist the help of a local policeman (Luke Wilson) to save the birds.

    4/19 TUESDAY UCSC CAMPUS NATURAL RESERVE TREE HIKE 10 AM – 11:30 AM PARKING LOT ABOVE FIRE STATION Join UCSC Campus Natural Reserve staff on a tree-centric hike around Upper Campus. Learn tree identification and their ethnobotanical uses as we explore our forested backyard. UCSC Campus Natural Reserve

    [EARTH WEEK HIGHLIGHT] ROOTS BANQUET | HOW COMMUNITIES, PEOPLE, AND TREES CONNECT? 6 – 7:30 PM OAKES LEARNING CENTER Enjoy FREE DINNER catered from Santa Cruz Falafel! Why are trees so important? Explore an evening of how communities are impacted by deforestation and usage of other natural resources. Our panelists will share their perspectives and help us understand what we can do as stewards of our environment.

    FEATURED PANELISTS Rose Cohen | Community Agroecology Network (CAN) Bhoj Rai | Peace Corps: West Coast Region Nick Coonrod | Global Embassy Jarmila Pittermann | Assistant Professor Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department

    4/21 THURSDAY 6TH ANNUAL LOCAL & ORGANIC TASTING FAIR 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM COLLEGES NINE & TEN MPR Come try free samples of local, organic, and sustainable foods served here at UCSC! Prepare to be delighted by the variety of produce, snacks, and drinks. Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event! Sponsored by UCSC Dining & Colleges Nine & Ten. UCSC Dining

    [EARTH WEEK HIGHLIGHT] SUSTAINABLE ART CELEBRATION 5 -7 PM OAKES/EIGHT DINING HALL FREE FOOD | DIY | TRIVIA. No meal plan required! The dining hall will feature an organic or local appetizers menu for Earth Week. Visit organizations, win prizes, have a fun arts and crafts celebration!

    10TH ANNUAL HOPE CONCERT 5:30 – 9 PM COLLEGES NINE & TEN MPR Change the Climate of Environmental Racism. Featuring spoken word by Climbing Poetree, music by local hip hop artist Tatu Vision. Dance, art projects, food, and activism! Free with Student ID or $5 at the door. 9/10 CoCurricular Programs

    4/22 FRIDAY [EARTH WEEK HIGHLIGHT] TURN DOWN FOR WATT FESTIVAL FRIDAY, 6 - 8 PM COLLEGE EIGHT PLAZA Explore ways to reduce energy consumption and decorate outlet and light switch covers! There will be music, games and treats! Cookies from Pacific Cookie Company & Marianne’s Ice Cream Floats.

    4/23 – 4/24 SATURDAY & SUNDAY BIONEERS CONFERENCE 4/23 – 4/24 ALL DAY KRESGE TOWN HALL Workshops, guest speakers, artistic Performances, dancing, and delicious food! We hope you will join the 2nd Annual UC Santa Cruz Bioneers Conference, a Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event. Common Ground Center Kresge College

    4/29 FRIDAY 15TH ANNUAL EARTH SUMMIT 10 AM – 3:30 PM COLLEGES NINE & TEN MPR The Earth Summit is a space for the campus community to come together and celebrate past and current actions in campus sustainability, reflect on the 2015-2016 Blueprint Breakouts, plan for future sustainability projects, and strengthen overall involvement. Student Environmental Center

    Sponsorsed by College Eight, Campus Sustainability Council, Stevenson Student Council, Crown Student Senate, Stevenson Student Council, and Kresge Parliament. Artwork by: Edith Avalos Andrade For more information or accommodations please contact College Eight at (831) 459-4279 or e-mail