Party for the planet
One day just isn’t enough. At PSU, Earth Day becomes Earth Week—a series of free environmentally and socially themed events that will culminate in a festival April 20, all organized by students.
Last year, more than 2,000 visitors packed the Park Blocks to eat, listen to music, visit booths and attend workshops.
“This is a chance for the campus and neighborhood to rally around sustainability,” said Kirk Rea, an organizer who leads PSU’s Environmental Club.
Rain or shine on Friday, April 20, the kid-friendly festival will be held 10-3 p.m. with two music stages, food and art vendors, community booths, crafts and a solar demonstration.
Get involved in Earth Week:
- Dance in the park blocks to two stages of music
- Roll up your sleeves for a work party in the community orchard
- Meet environmental writer Elizabeth Grossman as she talks about hidden toxics
- Build your own window box for growing vegetables, all materials provided
- Join a dialogue about water issues with Citizens for Portland's Water, the Surfrider Foundation, Green Empowerment, and student-led Take Back the Tap.
- Sit in the front row of a Trash-n-show, where re-used materials hit the catwalk