07.15.2012 Vandana Shiva and GMOs
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.
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.
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.
05.22.2012 Sustainable Living Week 2012
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.
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
Circadian (CC building)
“Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead“
Thursday, May 24
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!
05.14.2012 6th Annual Bike Week Pasadena
May 14th to19th is the 6th Annual Bike Week Pasadena. Join C.I.C.L.E and City of Pasadena for a week-long event promoting bike safely and alternative transportation.
Read all about it at: http://www.cicle.org/attend-an-event/bike-week-pasadena.html
04.15.2012 Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival 2012
We had a great time at the Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival 2012. We talked to Fair Trade Pasadena and how our campus can become a fair trade in a fair trade town.
Bike San Gabriel Valley handed out fliers for the Pasadena City College iBike program.
Our friends at the Arroyo Seco Foundation, NELA Transition and Pasadena Learning Gardens provided important information on sustainability movements in Pasadena. They all said that they would be at our Sustainable Living Week at PCC.