Rocklin, CA – The 2016 Earth Day Celebration on the Rocklin Campus will be held on Wednesday April 20 and Thursday, April 21. Events are scheduled throughout both days. 
 
Sierra College has celebrated Earth Day each year since its official world-wide inauguration in April of 1970; 45 years of celebrating our Mother Earth! Earth Day events are free of charge, and open to the public, and we welcome and encourage the community to come celebrate with us.
 
This year the theme of Sierra College Earth Days Celebration will be “It All Matters.” “The Earth is what we all have in common,” States Wendell Berry. It matters that the human reliance on limited and/or finite natural resources for all of our needs and encouraging sustainability in our families, businesses, and communities.  We will be promoting the “6-R’s” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Return, Refuse, Rethink), conservation and preservation, local foods, local sustainable businesses, local music as well as local watersheds, native flora and fauna, public transportation, and more.
 
Most activities are set up outside all around the Quad/Campus Center (J-Building) (http://www.sierracollege.edu/_files/resources/about-us/visit/documents/Rocklin-map.pdf


Schedule of Events


Wednesday 4/20, 10am-2:30pm, Quad:


* Booths, demonstrations, presentations, artwork, posters, music, and activities by Student Clubs, Classes, Service Organizations, Environmentally-friendly businesses, and more.
* Earth-friendly products, T-shirts with original artwork by Joe Medeiros, great food, and other items for sale.
* Plant Sale – get flowers, herbs and veggies for your garden!
* Friends of the Library Book Sale (on the grassy knoll outside the library)
* 1-1:30: Sierra College Jazz Ensemble (outside Walker Hall, facing the quad)


Thursday 4/21, 10am-2:30pm, Quad:
* Booths, demonstrations, presentations, posters, music, artwork, and activities by Student Clubs, Classes, Service Organizations, Environmentally-friendly businesses, and more.
* Earth-friendly products, T-shirts with original artwork by Joe Medeiros, great food, and other items for sale.
* Outdoor Climbing Wall (free): view the world from way up high!
* 10-10:30: Sierra College Wind Ensemble (outside Walker Hall, facing the quad)
* 1:00-2:00: Izzy Tooinsky (juggler – motivational humorist)
* 2-3:00: Nature Trail Guided Walk.  Meet just to the left of the big world population numbers by the D-building at 2pm & join biology professor Jim Wilson on a fun and informative exploration of Sierra College’s natural side!


Friday 4/22:


* Natural History Museum Lecture: A photographic journey of the Galapagos Islands. 4/22, 7:30-9pm, Sewell Hall, S-111. Suggested Donation: $5 public, $2 student, Museum members free.


Sierra College campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road, in Rocklin. There is a $3 parking fee on campus Monday – Friday. Parking is free on the weekends beginning at 4pm on Fridays. Permits can be purchased at dispensers located throughout the parking lots. 

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