UCSC Finishes Earth Week with the Earth Day Festival
This past Sunday, April 22nd, UCSC culminated its annual Earth Week Celebration with the Earth Day Festival. The event, which is a part of a much larger, global effort to encourage sustainability and environmentally conscious lifestyles, featured a rock climbing wall, free lunch, as well as community driven workshops on yoga, green consumption, and tai chi. Additionally, the Earth Day Festival included great performances by local musicians on a bio-powered stage.
The free, zero-waste event was sponsored by the Student Environmental Center and the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) and was hosted by College Eight. Samuel Moll, festival organizer and environmental programs coordinator, said he hoped that the Earth Day Festival would inspire students to promote a healthier planet by making simple lifestyle changes.
The Earth Day Festival reflects UCSC’s overall commitment to sustainability and civic responsibility.
Full details on Earth Week and the Earth Day Festival may be found on UCSCEarthWeek.com.
For more information on Earth Day’s history, check out EarthDay.org.