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CSUSM Goes Green with Earth Day Celebrations

By Whitney Frasier

In honor of Earth Day, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will celebrate the importance of conservation and sustainability with a series of free events. The festivities kick off Tuesday, April 19.

“Earth Day is a time for collective recognition and action to protect and preserve the Earth’s natural resources,” said Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, sustainability manager at CSUSM. “Do something this week that helps our planet: walk or bike instead of driving, use reusable products instead of single-use throwaways, buy local food or get involved with organizations protecting the earth. No action is too small to ensure that today and future generations are able to live with clean air, water and healthy ecosystems.”

Events are hosted in partnership with Associated Students, Inc., the CSUSM Sustainability Club, Tukwut Life and the University Student Union Activities Board.

Cougars Care Earth Day Event

Tuesday, April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kellogg Plaza

Paint a ceramic pot and plant an herb or succulant to take home.

Sustainable Speakers Series

Thursday, April 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

University Student Union, 3700

Attend the final Sustainable Speakers Series event for the year. A local company, 3fficient, will be speaking about the booming green economy with a mission to make fossil fuels irrelevant. Their brilliant clean tech products and services leapfrog old paradigms and status quo, converting the built environment of yesterday into super-efficient, green buildings and campuses of today.

Kick Butt Event

Friday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Academic Hall, 102

Researcher and Professor Devan Romero has been collecting data on the environmental impact cigarette butt littering has on our campus. Students will participate by collecting cigarette butts for one hour. The data will be compared to previous year’s research numbers. Lunch and a T-shirt are provided for students who attend. Email to register.

Earth Day Party

Friday, April 22 at 5 p.m.

The QUAD Courtyard

Celebrate Earth Day with free music, food and fun at the QUAD’s Earth Day Party.

Sponsored by Tukwut Life.

Learn more about Earth Week celebrations and how CSUSM is staying environmentally friendly by visiting