Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College, colleges of Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD), will host Earth Day events on their respective campuses. Events are free and open to the public as well as students, faculty, and staff.
SANTIAGO CANYON COLLEGE (SCC)
Earth Awareness Day Event
Throughout the day there will be raffles with prizes including a bicycle, duffle bags, and succulents. Tristan Carr, SCC Associated Student Government’s director of green operations said, “I hope people will walk away with a broader and more aware perspective of our relationship with the Earth.” Free snacks and water will be available. Free parking is available in student lots.
Santiago Canyon College, Strenger Plaza,8045 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA
Thursday, April 21, 2016: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
A tree planting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. between the Lorenzo Ramirez Library and E Building.
A panel at 11 a.m. will promote careers in environmental sciences careers. Speakers will include Tom Ryan, adjunct faculty and environmental consultant.
Southern California vendors will offer eco-friendly exhibits. Representatives from Century High School will be on hand to display their solar electric car. Tropical Plaza Nursery, Inc., of Villa Park will promote how to conserve water through retrofitting and drought-resistant landscape options.
SANTIAGO CANYON COLLEGE (SCC)
Free Electronic Recycling
For more information on the event, call (714) 969-7638
Santiago Canyon College, Parking Lot #1,8045 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA
Saturday, April 23, 2016: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
SANTA ANA COLLEGE (SAC)
“Sustain-A-Palooza” Earth Day Fair
Parking is available in student lots for $2. SAC’s Environmental Club President Kyle Ryan said, “I hope people are able to connect with a local organization that is meaningful to them and that they can find time to volunteer with these groups.”
Wednesday, April 20, 2016: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Earth Day Fair: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Keynote Address: Ben Kollmeyer in D-101: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
RSCCD Sustainability Plan Update with Carri Matsumoto in D-101: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Speaker Terry Welsh in R-128: 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Santa Ana College, 1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Ben Kollmeyer, chief science officer with Forensics Analytical Consulting Services, investigates a variety of physical, chemical, and biological hazards that happen in the workplace.
RSCCD Assistant Vice Chancellor of Facility Planning & District Construction & Support Services Carri Matsumoto will lead a discussion about the RSCCD Sustainability Plan. The design team for the current construction projects will update the campus on how these projects support the Sustainability Plan.
Terry Welsh, President of Banning Ranch Conservancy, will speak about the history of the conservancy. The Banning Ranch Conservancy is a nonprofit conservancy dedicated to preserving, gaining, conserving, and maintaining the ranch as a permanent park and nature preserve that is open to the public in Newport Beach.
SAC student, Jessica Gallardo, a member of the Sustain-A-Palooza planning committee, said, “People should attend this festival so they can gain knowledge in an interactive and fun way.”
These Earth Day events are offeredto raise environmental awareness and showcase sustainable solutions to our campus communities and for the community-at-large.
About Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and Tustin. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry.
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