05.26.2012 Permaculture Garden Cleanup

We had some wonderful help from Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) this week with our Permaculture garden. We gave a presentation a few weeks back to AGS’s members, on the benefits that the gardens on campus bring to the campus, its students and the community. AGS made it an official volunteer opportunity.

A big thanks to everyone in AGS that helped with our clean up.

AGS and Seeds

pulling weeds

AGS Members Pulling Weeds

Newest Seeds Memeber Pulling WeedsWeeds all over the permaculture garden

Beautiful PCC's Permaculture Garden

AGS's Army of Members

Bermuda Grass and Other Non Natives
Courtesy Jason Carman

SWL: Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead Screening

Yesterday, Sustainable Living Week 2012 ended with a juice bar and the screening of Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead. A thank you to everyone who came and a special thank you to UNA-USA Student Alliance for volunteering every day.

Juice Bar

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead Screening

Andrew and Myra

05.25.2012 Sustainable Living Week Part 2

Pasadena Department of Transportation provided information on alternative transportation, including the ARTS System and bike paths. They had exciting news that they are moving their fleet of buses to hybrids. Unfortunately, they were unable to find any reliable electric buses.

Pasadena Water and Power raffled off gift buckets (the items were in a water bucket) with low flow shower heads, faucet aerator, fluorescent bulbs (sorry no LED lights) dish wiper, emergency light, and other small goodies.

They also talked about the turf replacement program, where City of Pasadena will pay you to remove your grass from your yard and replacing them California native plants.Also, a solar initiative which they will install solar systems at your house, plus a bonus weatherization consult, to reduce your consumption.

 Arroyo Seco Foundation informed students on the threats to Pasadena’s waterways, including Hahamonga Watershed. Click here to check out this year’s walk about.

Fair Trade Pasadena talked about the recent movement of changing Pasadena to a fair trade town.Fair Trade prevents slave labor in third world countries, guarantees a fair wage for small family farmers, and follows ethnic standards. There is a local cafe in Pasadena that is 100 percent Fair Trade.

See-Go-Green is Pasadena City College’s newest environmental group. They held a e-waste drive that completely filled up their vehicles. By giving them your e-waste, they were able to divert dangerous heavy metals from entering our landfills, which may end up in our drinking water.

Department of Transportation

Pasadena Water and Power

Arroyo Seco Foundation

DIY Solar Power (photovoltaic)

Fair Trade

See-Go-Green E-Waste Drive

PCC Seeds of Change
Courtesy Jason Carman

05.24.2012 Sustainable Living Week 2012

A big thank you to Hanna Israel (VP for Sustainability), AS Sustainability Committee and UNA-USA Student Alliance for make Sustainable Living Week possible.

Associated Students

Green Menu

Sharon Newman-Gomez and her solar ovens

The death ray solar oven

iBike

Student Projects
Courtesy Jason Carman

05.23.2012 SWL: If a Tree Falls Screening

 Tonight, guest speaker Ian Coldwater kicked off Sustainable Living Week evening events. ASPCC Sustainability Committee, provided free food and drinks, including delicious nachos from the new Real Food Daily Restaurant in Pasadena..

If you were not able to attend the excellent screening of  If a Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front, check out the rest of this week’s Sustainable Living Week’s events. Still to come, is the screening of Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead which includes a free full juice and smoothie bar. Also, check out all the tables in the Quad and have a chance to win some cool prizes.

Food from Real Food Daily

If a Tree Falls Screening
Courtesy Jason Carman

05.22.2012 Sustainable Living Week 2012

JOIN US,
the ASPCC Sustainability Committee, as we kick off our third annual Sustainable Living Week, May 22-24 with tabling of local organizations and hands-on DIY projects in the quad (11AM-2PM).

Network with friends like the Arroyo Seco Foundation and Seeds of Change to see what you can do locally, within your community, for the environment and social justice.

…ALSO,
Continuing our sustainability documentary series, we will be screening two films:

If a Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front
with special guest speaker Ian Coldwater
Tuesday, May 22
7PM
Circadian (CC building)

–and–

Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead
Thursday, May 24
7PM
WiFi Lounge (CC building)

This week-long event is free and brought to you by the ASPCC Sustainability Committee and the Student Activity Fee :)

Hope to see you there!

Source: FB

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