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Earth Day 2010: Sustainability in Action
Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 10:00am to Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 6:00pm

PSU Students Organize Largest Earth Day Event in University History
April 22 event features bands, vendors, demonstrations and keynote by Sightline Institute’s Alan Durning

Earth Day posterWHAT: Portland State University students will host an all-day Earth Day festival, featuring outdoor performances by bands, a noon address by Sightline Institute Founder Alan Durning, food, community groups, vendors, sustainable technology demonstrations, and more.

Performers include The Soul Mechanics (with members of Hot Buttered Rum and Fruition), Morning Teleportation, Everyday Prophets, Luck One, Sudden Anthem and Off the Grid. The event is part of Earth Week 2010.

WHEN: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2010

WHERE: South Park Blocks at Portland State University

COST: The event is free and open to the public.

CONTACT: P.J. Houser, PSU Earth Week Coalition, 503-725-8951 (o), 971-275-6734 (c), psuearthweek@pdx.edu. For more information and a complete list of Earth Week activities (April 17 – 24), visit www.psuearthweek.org. Find us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/bJNtZh.

BACKGROUND: PSU Earth Day 2010 is the culmination of a full week (April 17-24) of “Sustainability in Action”: student-led sustainability projects across the city. Activities range from planting gardens at Portland Public Schools and an eco-documentary marathon to cooking in a cob oven and mixing green cleaning products.

PSU EarthWeekSPONSORS: PSU Earth Week is sponsored by Students for Leadership in Ecology, Culture and Learning; the PSU Environmental Club; and the Sustainability Leadership Center.

Additional support comes from community sponsors, including Dave’s Killer Bread, Columbia Gorge Organic, Portland Farmer’s Market, Andie Petkus Photography, Renewable Project Northwest, Natracare, and others. The Bonneville Environmental Foundation will provide carbon offsets for the entire event.

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COMPLETE EARTH WEEK EVENTS SCHEDULE

2010 PSU Earth Week, Sustainability in Action
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SATURDAY, April 17
Kick off celebration
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Learning Gardens Laboratory
lglvolunteer@gmail.com

MONDAY, April 19
Secret Tour of the ARSC
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Campus Rec Center

Edible/Healing Gardens
1:00 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Meet at the Cob Oven
Hosted by: PSU Permaculture Guild
permaculture@pdx.edu

TUESDAY, April 20
Permaculture Gardening
10 a.m. - noon
Native Garden
Hosted by: PSU Permaculture Guild
permaculture@pdx.edu

Spiritual Ways of Knowing-Labyrinth and Art
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Spiritual Life Center
Hosted by: Spiritual Life Center
caroljoy@pdx.edu

Open Mic Night
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Loco Loco's Burritos
Hosted by: Spiritual Life Center
caroljoy@pdx.edu

WEDNESDAY, April 21
Sustainability Today TV
"Green Education" episode screening, featuring Portland State University
10-11:30 a.m.
SMSU 296
Hosted by the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices

https://www.pdx.edu/events/sustainable-today-tv-screens-green-education-e...

Permaculture Gardening
Noon - 3 p.m.
Green Street Gardens
Hosted by: PSU Permaculture Guild
permaculture@pdx.edu

Sustainability Bike Tour
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet at PSU Millar Library
Hosted by: Bicycle Advocacy Collective
psubac@pdx.edu

Planting Party & Demonstration

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Urban Center Terrace
Hosted by: Look Up and See Green
pgraf@pdx.edu

Woodmere Elementary School Service Project
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Woodmere School
Hosted by: Student Leaders for Service
https://www.pdx.edu/cae/slsevents.html

THURSDAY, April 22
PSU Earth Day Festival
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
South Park Blocks
Hosted by: Student Leaders for Ecology, Culture and Learning and the Environmental Club
psuearthweek.pdx.edu

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Campus sustainability tours
Meet at the Cob Oven

Noon
Speaker Alan Durning, Sightline Institute

Noon - 4 p.m.
Cob oven demonstration
Meet at cob oven

Bands:

The Soul Mechanics
Feat members of Hot Buttered Rum & Fruition
Morning Teleportation
Luck One
Sudden Antehm
Off the Grid
Everyday Prophets

Also:
Community non-profits
Art & food vendors
Demonstrations of sustainable technology

FRIDAY, April 23
Service Project Woodlawn School
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Woodlawn School
Hosted by: Student Leaders for Service
https://www.pdx.edu/cae/slsevents.html

Service Project Kelly Elementary School
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kelly Elementary School
Hosted by: Student Leaders for Service
https://www.pdx.edu/cae/slsevents.html

Service projects at King & Oakley School are full

Eco-Documentary Film Series
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Divel
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. A Sea Change
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Division Street
5th Street Theatre
film@pdx.edu

SATURDAY, April 24
Service Project Vernon School
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Vernon School
Hosted by: Student Leaders for Service
https://www.pdx.edu/cae/slsevents.html

Service Project Whitman School
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Whitman Elementary School
Hosted by: Student Leaders for Service
https://www.pdx.edu/cae/slsevents.html

Eco-Documentary Film Series
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Divel
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. A Sea Change
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Division Street
Fifth Avenue Cinemas
film@pdx.edu