CWU Celebrates the Planet: Earth Month Events

Throughout the month of April 2018, people are celebrating and advocating for our planet worldwide. This week, join Wildcats for a variety of events dedicated to sustainability, awareness and community!

Screen Shot 2018-04-16 at 9.08.45 AMOperations Earth Day
April 18 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
SURC 137 | Free, Open to All

Discover how CWU is becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Fill your Earth Day “passport” to win prizes at the event!

24+ booths | Free Gear & Resources | Bike Repairs | Composting | Environmental Legislation | Sustainable Farming | Earth Day Event Info | Clothing/Food Donations | Battery Recycling

For more information, contact Wendi Hembree at wendi.hembree@cwu.edu.


Rachel CardoneHumanities WA Presents: Rachel Cardone
“H2OMG! Making Sense of Water Scarcity in an Insecure World”
April 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Dean Hall Lobby | Free, Open to All

Who owns water? Explore the ethics of sharing and consuming water on our increasingly thirsty and crowded planet.

Rachel Cardone has spent nearly 20 years working on water issues as an economist, writer, policy maker, philanthropist, and advisor to public, private, and non-profit organizations. Prior to returning to independent consulting in 2012, she spent five years establishing the Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Vegetable_GardenCWU Community Garden Open Hours
April 20 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.
18th and Walnut, West of Wahle Apartments
Free, Open to All

Discover how you can grow food locally with the CWU community garden! The garden is a central aspect of campus sustainability efforts, and has been growing food, health and community at CWU since 2013.

Enjoy free pizza and drinks as you learn about changes coming to the garden, and discover ways to plant your own plot. For more information visit the CWU community garden blog or contact Becky Pearson at becky.pearson@cwu.edu.


Screen Shot 2018-04-16 at 9.27.42 AMEarth Day Family Festival & Salmon Run
April 21 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dean Hall Lobby and Lawn | Free, Open to All

Celebrate the planet with CWU at this massive family-friendly event. There will be live music, dance performances, fun environmental education activities, and the “Salmon Run” 5K/10K. This event is sponsored by the Museum of Culture and Environment and Yakama Nation Fisheries. Visit www.cwu.edu/museum for more information.


YRC00001Yakima River Cleanup
April 21, from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Meet at SURC East Patio
50 spots still available, visit SURC 256 to sign up!

Restore trails, clean up litter and give back to the community by restoring and cleaning the Yakima River Valley and surrounding areas! 400 volunteers will descend on the valley, making this one of the largest volunteer efforts by the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement. Register today to be sure you get an event t-shirt! Learn more at cwu.edu/leadership-engage


How are you celebrating Earth Month?
Let us know in the comments below!

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