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.

 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


Student Projects
Courtesy Jason Carman

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!

Source: FB

RSRP at https://www.facebook.com/events/406981065980530/

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

Bike Week Pasadena
Courtesy Jason Carman

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.

Pasadena Art and Earth Festival 2012 Banner

Large Crowd

Fair Trade Pasadena

Bike San Gabriel Valley

Arroyo Seco Foundation

University of California Common Ground Garden Program

NELA Transition

Live Entertainment

Pasadena Public Works

Zero Emmisions Electric Car

Pasadena Water and Power

Arroyo Time Bank