By Racheal Rickman |Coyote Contributor|
The Earth Day outreach and education event will be hosted by PowerSave Campus on April 22.
We will have a number of interactive and informative outreach tables, covering topics related to sustainability and energy efficiency run by different student organizations on campus.
Students and staff will be asked at the event to take the “Go Green Pledge” which will be used to track the metrics of potential savings.
In addition to using this event as a tool to educate on sustainability and energy efficiency topics, PowerSave Campus CSUSB wants to give back to the community by hosting a canned food drive for local organizations.
Our objective is to raise awareness and a better understanding with our target audience of CSUSB students and staff on why energy conservation, potential energy, water, and sustainability savings are quite important.
According to an article “Earth Day History: The History of Earth Day” by Larry West, “On April 22, 1970, the Environmental Teach-In held a nationwide day of environmental education and activism that it called Earth Day.”
The event was inspired and organized by environmental activist and U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin.
Nelson wanted to show other U.S. politicians that there was widespread public support for a political agenda centered on environmental issues.”
This Earth Day event will take place from 12-3 p.m. in the San Manuel Student Union Event Center and is open to anyone on campus.
The event will have music, food, and prize opportunities. Hope to see you all there.
If you have any questions contact Racheal at (760) 887-9074 or [email protected].