Earth Week

The first Earth Day on April 22nd, 1970 mobilized 20 million American citizens, from all walks of life to demonstrate in favor of environmental reform.  In the Cabrillo College and surrounding sustainability community, this celebration of environmental awareness and protection has grown into an entire week of events.  Now observed in over 192 countries, help build into the largest secular holiday in the world and participate in events across Santa Cruz County!

Join Your Sustainability Council and accept the Zero Waste Week Challenge April 18-26:

  • Replace single-use plastic items (such as drink bottles, sandwich baggies, snack bags, spork packs, etc.) with reusable alternatives
  • Use cloth napkins instead of paper
  • Step up your efforts, find the right bins for recycling paper, cans, bottles & for composting
  • Replace single-use condiment packets with bulk dispensers
  • Replace consider not using straws
  • Power down your computers and other electronic devices when not in use
  • Refuse products containing microbeads
MONDAY, APRIL 22 Wear your earth colors: GREEN

Sustainability Council + Cabrillo Bike Co-op

Films: Monday, April 22 Forum 450, 5:30-8 pm

Natural History Club
Our Planet - showing episode 1

5:00-7:00 pm in Room 456

TUESDAY, APRIL 23 Wear your earth colors: RED/ORANGE/YELLOW

Social Justice Day

Tuesday, April 23, 11:00-2:00 pm, Cafeteria Quad

Vegan/Vegetarian Club

Vegan Bake Sale, Tuesday, April 23, 11:30-2:30 Amphitheater

Sustainable Culture + Office of Student Equity:

Tuesday, April 23, 5:00-7:30 , Forum 450 Film: An American Ascent

WEDNESDAY, DAY, APRIL 24 Wear your earth colors: BLUE

Spring Fair

Wednesday, April 24, 10:00- 2:00 pm Amphitheater

Cabrillo Bike Co-op

Human Powered Bike Blender Smoothies at the Spring Fair 

Wednesday, April 24 10:00-2:00

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Wear your earth colors: BROWN

Landin & Natural History Club Compost Demonstration & Workshop

Thursday, April 25th, Horticulture 5005 3:00 pm
Learn more about the wonderful world of compost. From 3:00 pm to learn how to build a worm bin.

Sustainability Council + Temple Beth El Social Action Committee
Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm, Forum 450, Film & Panel Discussion

Job & Internship Fair:  April 25 from 10:30pm-1:30pm in the upper quad

Details are here.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Wear your earth colors: RAINBOW/TYE DYE

SATURDAY, April 27

Clean Oceans International Annual Coastal Cleanup

Meet at the KSCO radio station  9am-12pm

SUNDAY, April 28

Mineral, Gem, Fossil, & Jewelry Show, at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Join the Natural History Club from 12-2pm (show is all day long)


Santa Cruz Earth Day

Take part in this exciting community event for the whole family!  Lots of eco-friendly displays, information, and activities!

Earth Day Santa Cruz 2019

Saturday, April 20 th, 11 am – 4 pm in San Lorenzo Park