University Celebrates Earth Day

Humboldt State is continuing its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection with a number of events celebrating Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

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Earth Day festivities celebrations include a screening of “Trashed,” a documentary that follows Academy-Award winning actor Jeremy Irons as he sets out to discover the extent and effects of global waste.

The festivities kick off Monday at 10 a.m. with a series of workshops and demonstrations geared toward promoting art and sustainability at HSU. Organized by the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund Art Initiative (HART), the events will take place at various locations until 4 p.m.

The celebration continues into the evening with a free screening of “Switch” from 7-9 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre. Narrated by energy specialist Scott Tinker, the documentary explores where and how energy is produced and how it will likely be produced in the future. Advance tickets are available from the HSU Ticket Office.

“Switch” is also being screened at hundreds of universities nationwide as part of the Geological Society of America’s Switch Energy Awareness and Efficiency Program. For more information on the program, visit switchenergyproject.com.

Also that evening, the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology will screen “Trashed” from 7-9 p.m. in Siemens Hall. Selected to receive a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival, “Trashed” follows Academy-Award winning actor Jeremy Irons as he sets out to discover the extent and effects of global waste.

From the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund to the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, Humboldt State has a long-standing commitment to sustainability.

The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology is a 34-year-old student-run demonstration home for sustainable living. In 2008, CCAT won Best Practices in the CSU Student Sustainability Program. CCAT educates over 2,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors a year through tours, student-taught courses and hands-on projects.

The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF) is a student-led fund that supports projects to reduce the university’s environmental impact and energy consumption. Visit humboldt.edu/heif for more information.

For more on green initiatives at HSU, visit humboldt.edu/green.