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Go Green Checklist!

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Thursday, April 1-30, 2021

How to Participate: Starting April 1st, challenge yourself to adopt green habits. Every day of April there is a different challenge that will help you start or maintain your sustainable habits. Follow along weekly as the new challenges are revealed. Tag @greenfestsdsu when you share to Instagram and add the hashtag #ourrootsintertwined and #greenfest2021 Each tag will be a submission to win a weekly prize, $25 gift card to Package Free. One grand prize winner will be selected to join a VIP Meet & Greet with our keynote speaker on April 30 at 5:30pm

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Monday
05
April
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Mother Nature Cares and So Should You

GreenFest yoga event at a field

Monday, April 5, 2021

7:00pm PDT

Register to Attend - Mother Nature Cares and So Should You

Mother Nature Cares and So Should You! Wellness and Sustainability are two of the 8 Dimensions of Wellbeing. Yoli Uoiya (@yoliouiya), Co-Founder of F+WEC & Wellness Specialist, will be leading a 30 minute talk sharing her experience with living a plant based life and food wellness and equity. After that there will be a 50 minute gentle yoga breakout session led by ARC Instructor Sophia Parker and a meditation session led by Delta Beta Tau.

One lucky attendee will be selected to join a VIP Meet & Greet with Bill Nye on April 30 at 6:00 p.m. PT.

Wednesday
14
April
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GreenLunch Bag Series:
Addressing Environmental Justice In A Disproportional System

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

12:00pm PDT

In collaboration with Imperial Valley Campus, this GLBS will focus on the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people living in lower income communities. Environmental Justice ensures that everyone has equal protection from health and environmental hazards as well as access to decision making processes. Come and learn about the disproportional environmental impacts affecting lower income communities and current endeavors to strengthen Environmental Justice.

5 participants will be randomly selected to win a $25 gift card to Package Free.

Sustainable Fashion TikTok Challenge

Model wearing outfit made out of chip bags

Wednesday, April 14 - 21, 2021

Starting April 14th, students can submit their TikTok videos under the hashtag #ourrootsintertwined of their best thrifted pieces and submissions will close Wednesday April 21st at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be announced at the Next in Sustainable Fashion event on April 23rd. Participants will be entered to win a $25 gift card to a sustainable fashion brand. One winner will be selected for each category.

  • Most Different Variety of Style
  • Best Video Editing
  • Best Statement Piece
  • Most Popular Video

Homegrown Eats!

Plate with food

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

7:00 – 8:30pm PDT

Register to Attend - 5k

Join us for a sustainable cooking event! Sonali Sadequee, Certified Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach, Feminist, Activist, & Relational Justice Visionary will lead a 30-minute presentation on the sustainability and nutrition of plant based food, followed by a 1.5 hour cooking demonstration.

Sonali is the founder and director of Sustainable Wellness, a holistic justice & wellness coaching practice that is dedicated to offering plant-strong nutrition education, yoga, meditation, and relationship coaching to individuals and organizations. She specializes in coaching young adults who are ready to create a plant-strong, balanced, and liberated lifestyle. She teaches her clients how to easily and effectively incorporate anti-inflammatory healing practices into their daily life in order to prevent and address chronic stress and illnesses. She is a Food for Life Cooking Instructor and is certified by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Sonali is also a certified Health Coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the Teachers college of Columbia University.

Menu will be prepared beforehand, allowing participants to buy the ingredients and cook alongside. One lucky attendee will be selected to join a VIP Meet & Greet with Bill Nye on April 30 at 6:00 p.m. PT.

Friday
16
April
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Earth Day Virtual 5K

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Friday, April 16 - 26, 2021

Register to participate - 5k

Join Aztec Recreation in a virtual run/walk fitness challenge April 16 – 25. Submit your fastest time and enter to win a number of assorted gift cards. Walk on ARC OUTDOORS treadmills or around your neighborhood. You can even take a weekend hike! Open to SDSU students and Aztec Recreation members. Celebrate Earth Day April 22.

Before the Plate movie screening

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Friday, April 16, 2021

8:00pm PDT

Aztec Student Union Courtyard

Register to attend - Before the Plate movie screening

Aztec Nights is hosting a movie night showing Before The Plate

Before the Plate follows John Horne, one of Canada's most renowned chefs, as he traces the ingredients from a single plate of food from his restaurant all the way back to the farms they came from.

All Students must register in advance to attend. Link is in the @aztecnightssdsu bio. Student registrants must have a COVID-19 PCR test administered 3-7 days before the event. Students can get tested at Student Health Services or any SD County testing site. If not tested at Student Health Services, students must upload their documented results into HealtheConnect.

Facial Coverings will be required. Physical distancing will be observed.

Thursday
22
April
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CSU EARTH DAY 2021: TAKING ACTION FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

12:00pm PDT

Sustainability officers across the CSU are once again collaborating to organize a systemwide virtual event in honor of Earth Day 2021!

Join us for a 1 hour panel discussion and Q & A with young leaders of the intersectional environmental and climate justice movement followed by 30 mins action-oriented break-out discussions.

learn more and RSVP

Friday
23
April
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Next in Sustainable Fashion

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Friday, April 23, 2021

12:00pm PDT

Register to Attend - Sustainable Fashion

Are you aware of the harmful environmental and social implications of fast fashion production and disposal? Jazmine Rodgers (@thatcurlytop) a local Sustainable Fashion and LifeStyle vlogger and creator will be leading a conversation about how to quit fast fashion. Winners of the Tik Tok Fashion Challenge will be announced and one lucky attendee will be selected to join a VIP Meet & Greet with Bill Nye on April 30 at 6:00 p.m. PDT.

Friday
30
April
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Green Game Trivia

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Friday, April 30, 2021

12:00pm PDT

Register to Attend - Green Game Trivia

Test your sustainability knowledge! From Environmental Justice to Food Justice to Landfills and Recycling Programs. Challenge your knowledge against other participants to win green prizes! One lucky attendee will be selected to join a VIP Meet & Greet with our keynote speaker on April 30 at 6:00 p.m. PDT.

Sustainability Rules!

Bill Nye

Friday, April 30, 2021

6:00pm PDT

Register to Attend - Sustainability Rules

Bill Nye the Science Guy is here to tell you wake up! What he’s saying is the planet is on f*@&ing fire! There are a lot of things we can do to put it out. Are any of them free? No, of course not! Nothing is free! Except this event. This event is free. Register to attend and help put out the fire!