Earth Month April 20-May 20
Sustainable Agriculture — Work Party with Campus Community Farm
May 11, 1:30-3:30 | Campus Community Farm
Join Green Team at the Campus Community Farm, to learn about organic urban farming, and to help bring sustainable produce to our Edmonds College community. We will be volunteering to plant food crops to be harvested later this year, while Farm Manager Gretchen Peterson tells us about the importance of localized food systems, in Lynnwood and beyond.
Triton Talk: The Climate Reality Project, with Michael Foster
May 12, 2:00-3:30 | CSCDI, Brier 154
Give Bees a Chance with Fungi Perfecti
May 18, 1:00-2:30 | CSCDI, Brier 154
Campus Farm Work Parties
The Campus Community Farm is looking for volunteers to help us keep our student-run urban farm growing strong! The Campus Farm is a vital part of the Edmonds College community, producing food for the Campus Food Pantry, providing research space for classes, and relies on volunteers like you to help us keep growing! Volunteers will help our Student Farmers with projects like weeding, harvesting, seeding, transplanting, and other farm maintenance. If you’re interested in volunteering with the Campus Farm, please sign up using the registration link. All skill levels welcome; gloves and tools will be provided; dress to work in the dirt and bring your reusable water bottle. The farm's location can be found on the campus map. It is number 3 on the map.
*Please be advised there are honeybee hives located on the Campus Farm. If needed, please take any necessary precautions before coming to the Campus Farm*
Water Quality Monitoring
Join the Green Team in monitoring the health of Perrinville Creek. As part of Global Water Watch's community science program, every month we test various physical, chemical, and biological properties of the creek and keep a record of our data, which is useful for determining the health of the stream's ecosystem and its safety for human use.
Virtual Field Trips
Learn from the expert and explore the secret life of corals, the rainforest of Borneo, China’s Great Forests, Journey of Water at Colombia’s Paramo, Coastal Ecosystem at Peru, or Wild Biomes: America’s Rainforests and Deserts, etc. Click the link above to access it anytime!
Experience 50 images from around the world, each with a story to tell. Listen to what they have to say. Photographers not only highlight the beauty and wonder of nature but also present images that remind us all to protect and conserve the wildlife and habitats that help sustain life on Earth. They show us the magnificence of nature and how wildlife d
eserves—and desperately need—our help to survive. Join us, because of #WildlifeCantWait. Click the link above!
What: For the first time ever, our very own EdC “Student Family Feud" game will be hosted by the Triton Game Room and the Green Team. This game is open to ONLY 24 participants, so early registration is advised. We have exciting prizes from the College Cafe and Green Team Swag collection to be won!
When: Friday, May 28, 1-2:30 p.m.
What: The Edmonds College community farm is getting more bees! This Facebook Live event will showcase the Bee Club's installation of the new hives and address the Green Team's questions on pollinators as part of our Earth Month celebration. Chemistry professor Mary Whitfield and biology professor Gwen Schlicta will be featured in a live Q&A session following the hive installation.
Why: This live event is a great opportunity to learn more about the role of pollinators as well as the campus community farm, the Bee Club, and get to know your faculty members!
Please share any questions you have about the event and/or pollinators with us at email@example.com.
EarthCorps Film Screening: "There Is No Planet B"
What: There Is No Planet B documents the efforts of young people in Seattle who have taken action against the threat of climate change and who implement practical solutions here in the Pacific Northwest.
The virtual film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Stephen Stanley and Lylianna Allala, Climate Justice Director for the City of Seattle. The panel will be moderated by EarthCorps alum Michael Rockwell.
Find more information and additional EarthCorps events here.
What: Earth Talks showcases short, five-minute presentations by SU students, faculty and community partners. Theme this year is Unifying Climate- Climate Solutions for a Just World. Presentations will include climate action-focused research, service and community projects.
Keynotes are Jamie Margolin and Donna Moodie.
Find more information here.
About the film: "Travis, Nick and Cody have been friends almost all their lives, growing up on the Swinomish Reservation in Washington State. When they find themselves in trouble with drugs and alcohol, the teens are offered an opportunity to participate in Native Lens, Longhouse Media's filmmaking program. Figuring it's better than spending afternoons in drug court, they dream about making a film with car crashes and rap music. But they are asked to make a documentary about the impact of two oil refineries on their tribal community instead. In this coming of age story the boys discover themselves, their community and the threat their people face." -Tracy Rector
This is the first film in the Green Team's Sustainability Film Series for the 2020-21
About the film: “Chicago suffered the worst heat disaster in U.S history in 1995, when 739 residents—mostly elderly and black—died over the course of one week. As COOKED links the deadly heat wave's devastation back to the underlying manmade disaster of structural racism, it delves deep into one of our nation's biggest growth industries: Disaster Preparedness...But whether it was the heat wave in Chicago or Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Irma and Maria, all of these disasters share something key: they reveal the ways in which class, race, and zip code predetermine who was living on the edge to start with, who gets hurt the worst, who recovers and bounces back—and who doesn't."
Virtual Two-Session Series
Sponsored by Associated Students of Edmonds College, AmeriCorps, and the Edmonds College Green Team
When: The first session will be on Tuesday, November 10 at 1 p.m., and the second session will be on Tuesday, November 24 at 1 p.m.
Where: We will be meeting via Zoom for both sessions, and the link for the meetings will be provided to those who are registered two days prior to the first session.
Are you curious to learn about your personal impact on the environment? Join us for a virtual two-session series where we will walk through your individual carbon footprints. During this series, you will learn what greenhouse gases are and how they contribute to climate change, as well as whether your personal actions are helpful or harmful to the environment. We will be calculating our carbon footprints and discussing our results as a group, where we can help each other discover ways to take action towards reducing our impact.
Please contact Hayley Johnson at hayley.
firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions and for more information. We hope to see you there!
Hosted by Futurewise, Front and Centered, and the Washington Can't Wait Campaign
What: "The worst impacts of environmental degradation and climate change do not impact our communities equally. Co
me hear from our panel of experts about what issues of environmental justice look like."
When: Wednesday, December 16, 1-1:45 p.m.
Where: You will receive a Zoom link upon registration.
Who: "Experts from Washington who are well versed in issues of environmental justice and their intersection with land-use development."
How: "The panel will begin with 30 minutes of moderated discussion with our panelists, followed by time to take questions from the audience and discuss the Washington Can't Wait Campaign."
FeederWatch is a November-April survey of birds that visit backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. You don’t even need a feeder! All you need is an area with plantings, habitat, water or food that attracts birds. The schedule is completely flexible. Count your birds for as long as you like on days of your choosing, then enter your counts online.
FeederWatch scientists analyze your data to draw a picture of winter bird abundance and distribution. Your data shows which bird species visit feeders at thousands of locations across the continent every winter. The data also indicate how many individuals of each species are seen. This information can be used to measure changes in the winter ranges and abundances of bird species over time.
What: Join us on Google Meet for a FINAL Green Team Coffee Hour with Heather Teegarden from the
Washington State University Snohomish County Extension program to talk about food waste and co
Learn More: Read more about the WSU Sustainability Speaker Series here!
WSU Sustainability Series Event Recording - Backyard Composting with Rhonda Sherman
Why: Learn how to mobilize in your community with information to be stewards by creating a just, fair, and equitable environment.
About the Speaker: Paulo Nunes-Ueno is a sustainable mobility innovator. He has the honor of serving as the transportation and land-use policy lead for Front and Centered, a coalition of organizations of people of color working towards climate justice. Nunes-Ueno Consulting integrates parking, transit, biking, and walking to create equity, sustainability, and cost savings.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
The age of climate crisis is upon us, and grief and anxiety are on the rise. This talk explores the emotional burden of climate change, and why despair leaves so many people unable to respond to this growing threat. Dr. Atkinson will outline ways to avoid despair and anxiety so we can stay engaged in the fight for climate solutions.
Dr. Jennifer Atkinson is a Senior Lecturer in environmental humanities at the University of Washington, Bothell. Her seminar on "Climate Grief & Eco-Anxiety" was one of the first college courses of its kind in the U.S., and has been featured in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NBC News, The Seattle Times, Grist, and dozens of other outlets. She is also a host of the podcast "Facing It," which explores the emotional toll of ecological loss. Dr. Atkinson is also the author of Gardenland: Nature, Fantasy, and Everyday Practice, a book that explores how American gardens have promoted community, joyful labor, contact with nature, and more democratic cities. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago and has taught at the University of Washington for the past 11 years.
Researchers at the University of Washington Quantitative Ecology Lab are launching a community science
program through eBird to monitor birds in urban and suburban neighborhoods across the Pacific Northwest while social distancing measures are in place:
- Location: your own backyard or a walk-distance local green space without violating the shelter-in-place orders
- Protocol: Observe and Record all birds that could be seen or heard at a chosen location. Submit a checklist each stationary point count and include the phrase “social distancing survey” in the comm
- Study period: Start at April 1 to June 30 but volunteers could join anytime
- Goals: 1) to learn more about how birds are affected by human activity, and 2) to provide our community with an opportunity to engage with nature during increasingly uncertain
If you have any questions, please contact
Olivia Sanderfoot (Project Coordinator) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org