Get Stoked for Earth Week 2014—and Get Involved!

Earth Day is fast approaching! April 22nd may seem eons away, but time flies and it is time to begin preparations. This year at UC Berkeley, a number of passionate environmental groups are coming together to organize an extravagant, week-long celebration for this year’s Earth Day, which will last from April 21st to April 25th.

Earth Day 2014 is on April 22nd. Source: http://www.outlook.noaa.gov/.

Earth Week in the past has been run solely by ASUC Sustainability Team, but this has changed. This year, the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) is reaching out to all environmental groups on campus that want to participate. The goal is to have the week jam-packed with fun, exciting environmentally related events from as many groups as possible, and to have Sproul Plaza constantly occupied with environmental organizations, all in order to propagate appreciation for our planet. On Earth Day, the planners are hoping to book every table on Sproul for environmental organizations only. Aside from celebrating the earth, this is a wonderful opportunity for environmental organizations on campus to gain publicity and to gather support for their events.

Every other Wednesday, a meeting is held by Katherine Walsh, SERC Director, to discuss plans for Earth Week. Representatives for a wide range of environmental groups attend, each planning some sort of event—movie screenings, teach-ins, demonstrations, and more. Although some plans are not yet set in stone, they soon will be. As soon as more events are planned, you can look forward to another update from SERC elaborating on what exciting things will be happening.

Furthermore, if you want to get involved, it is not too late for any student organization to join in on the Earth Week Planning meetings. If you or your organization are interested in getting involved or planning an event, email Katherine Walsh at kwalsh@berkeley.edu for details.

Eva Malis

Eva is a fourth year Environmental Science student and the Communications Associate for SERC. Her passion lies in conservation biology, climate justice, and environmental communications.

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