Greenfest Events

Tuesday
29
October

Grow with GreenFest

Succulent Plants

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

11:00am – 1:00pm

Aztec Student Union Courtyard

Join us to learn more about GreenFest and how to get involved! You can plant your own mini succulent while you’re at it!

Thursday
05
December

Battle of the Bands

Music Band on stage

Thursday, December 5, 2019

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Do you have what it takes to open for the GreenFest Concert? Application process will open soon! For more information, contact Delfina at sdsuaztecrock@gmail.com

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Wednesday
06
February

Mix It Up @ the Union

Painted Trash Bin at a GreenFest Event

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

11:00am – 1:00pm

Union Courtyard

Welcome back to SDSU! Check out our table in the courtyard and grab some snacks from GreenFest on your first day walk to classes.

Monday
11
March

SustainaBOWL Transportation

Bicycle at a GreenFest Event

Monday, March 11, 2019

9:30am – 12:00pm

War Memorial

Do you board, bike, Heelie or walk to school? Come enjoy a free organic breakfast (gluten free and vegan options) and join in on sustainable activities. This event is tailored towards people who use sustainable transportation to get to campus or want to learn more about how to do it. We will have vendors there to discuss the various ways people can ride sustainably, such as through MTS, biking & boarding, and walking! We will have SDSU PD there to do bike registrations and talk about the safety of pedestrians, as well as Green Love's sustainable transportation committee to educate people on how to be sustainable. We will have DIY acai bowls for people who visit at least 3 of the booths!

Sustainable Food Fair

Two female students with plates of food at a GreenFest Event

Monday, March 11, 2019

5:00pm-8:00pm

Union Courtyard

We are highlighting the benefits of a meatless diet through different vendors that you can find both on and off campus. The Sustainable Food Fair will be an awesome event where people can listen to a local zero waste entrepreneur talk about sustainable food, learn more about what defines “sustainable food,” and most importantly, eat some sustainable food!

Tuesday
12
March

Sustain Yourself

Students at a GreenFest tabling event

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

10:00am-2:00pm

Union Courtyard

Sustain Yourself is a Holistic Health Fair for people to explore different ways of sustaining yourself. It will feature helpful resources to nourish the mind body and soul. From self-care, meditation and so much more there something for everyone.

Candlelit Yoga

Large group of students doing candlelit yoga

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

6:00 – 7:00pm

Montezuma Hall

Come enjoy a relaxing yoga flow led by Matt Wood a yoga instructor who has taught at different yoga studios all around San Diego. There will be a meditative sound healing at the end as well as a hot tea bar.

Wednesday
13
March

GreenLunch Bag Series: Fast Fashion

Female speaker on stage at a GreenLunch Bag event

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

12:00 – 1:30pm

Union Theater

Come join other students, staff, and community members for an educational and inspiring talk from an environmental professional. We will have free Oggi's, beverages, and the opportunity to network with other sustainably minded people.

EnviroFashion Show

Female students walking on runway at EnviroFashion Show

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

5:00 – 7:00pm

Montezuma Hall

The Enviro Fashion Show is for those interested in fashion! The competitions this year will include a styling contest with thrifted clothing items, actual fashion designs submitted by participants, and clothing made from non-trash items. All three categories will be separate competitions, and participants are able to sign up for more than one. Winners will receive a prize - gift cards to Buffalo Exchange. There is something for anyone interested in participating! There will be a Pop Up Swap Shop, where students can bring in lightly used clothing items, and can swap it with an item at the Pop Up Shop. We will also have a styling competition for audience members where they can win a prize!

Thursday
14
March

Decorate Your Own Reusable Bag

Three students showing off self-painted reusable bags

Thursday, March 14, 2019

10:00am-3:00pm

Farmers Market

GreenFest is helping students reduce the amount of plastic bags they use, which take between 100 to 500 years to breakdown! Come decorate a reusable canvas bags made out of recycled cotton at the farmers market! We will have plenty of paint and fun stencils for you to let your creativity fly.

The Rooted

Large group of students dancing on stage

Thursday, March 14, 2019

5:00 – 7:00pm

Union Courtyard

The Rooted is an open mic that will be highlighting SDSU students and their unique way of personal expression. We will also be collaborating with @xpress_it! This event will be providing a positive and safe space catered towards diversity and SDSU Pride. There will be amazing food, live painting, multiple vendors to check out and more. We also will be having two major giveaways throughout the night! Come join us and let’s celebrate our differences through all platforms of art and support our local community!

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Friday
15
March

Mass Meditation

Large group of students meditating

Friday, March 15, 2019

10:00 – 11:00am

Union Courtyard

GreenFest is partnering with DBT to bring a mass meditation right inside the student union courtyard. Amongst the busyness that is the student union, we will be creating a moment of stillness and reflection. No matter your experience level, join us for this guided meditation with a sound healing by @leahlivefree. Following will be an open discussion centered around sustainability!

Concert Kick Off

Male student playing the drums

Friday, March 15, 2019

4:00 – 7:00pm

Union Courtyard

Come hang at the concert kickoff with your friends to listen to some amazing student performers! The student bands performing are The Guest Room, OK Shore, Zach Brosi and Band of Gringos. Activities will include a photo trailer, henna, temporary tattoos, and interactive art pieces! Fill up on tacos, there will be vegan options, before the show as well.

Must have SDSU RedID to participate in the event

Concert

Daniel Caesar

Friday, March 15, 2019

7:00pm-11:00pm

Open Air Theatre

Your 2019 GreenFest Headliner is Grammy Winner Daniel Caesar!

Stay tuned to learn who the opener will be.

Learn more about the concert

Must have valid RedID to purchase a student ticket. Limited guests allowed.

Monday
22
April

Swap Stop N' Succulents

Succulent Plants

Monday, April 22, 2019

10:00am – 2:00pm

Aztec Student Union Courtyard

Celebrate Earth Week! Stop by the Union courtyard to swap clothing and plant a succulent.

Wednesday
24
April

Swap Shop

Tshirts hanging on a clothes line

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

10:00am-3:00pm

Montezuma Hall, Aztec Student Union

Celebrate Earth Week! Gently used clothing for exchange or purchase. Bring a clothing item to donate and take one in exchange or purchase 1one item for $1.

GreenFest Keynote Speaker
Can One Person Really Change the World?
An Earth Week Adventure with Tom Clynes

Keynote Speaker - Tom Clynes

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Montezuma Hall, Aztec Student Union

Author and photojournalist Tom Clynes travels the world covering environmental issues and adventurous science for National Geographic and other publications. Through his stories and breathtaking photos, Tom will bring students along on assignment to the planet’s most intriguing and dramatic places. Audience members will meet the people—conservationists, climatologists, virus hunters and pioneering physicists—who have populated some of his most memorable articles.

Each of these people shaped what were once ordinary lives into extraordinary, world-changing adventures. Discover how they did it, why they did it, and why the world needs each of us to take action to contribute to a sustainable future. You don’t have to hike a thousand miles through a rain forest or parachute into a war zone to save elephants (though you’ll hear about people who did!) to make a difference. By sparking our own dreams into action, we can all have a tremendous impact in our own communities and spheres of influence.


GreenFest Keynote Speaker - Can One Person Really Change the World?

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Tom Clynes Biography

Tom Clynes is an award-winning author and photojournalist who travels the world covering environmental issues and the adventurous side of science for National Geographic Magazine. He also contributes to The New York Times Magazine, Popular Science, Nature, The Atlantic, and Scientific American. Tom is the author of three books, including, most recently, The Boy Who Played With Fusion, which tells the story of the 14-year-old who became the youngest person on Earth to build a working nuclear fusion reactor. He is a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow as well as an International Reporting Project Fellow. For more about Tom’s work please see tomclynes.com