With social and environmental responsibility as one of the university’s core values, Cal Poly Pomona is celebrating Earth Week with a series of events to raise consciousness of problems besetting the planet.
Earth Week events are scheduled from Tuesday, April 18 through Saturday, April 22 in various parts of the campus. The date, times and locations of the events are:
Tuesday, April 18: A BioTrek walk starting at Building 4A from noon to 1 p.m. A basket weaving workshop in Building 4A from 1 to 4 p.m., and an edible landscapes discussion starting at 1 p.m. at the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies.
Wednesday, April 19: A natural dye workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. at the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies.
Thursday, April 20: A Sustainability Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bronco Commons featuring over two dozen vendors.
Friday, April 21: A campus cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon starting at Bronco Commons. Food and drinks will be served after the event. The Town & Gown bike ride through the streets of Pomona starting at 10 a.m. near Oak Lane and Parking Structure 1.
Saturday, April 22: A farm to pantry workshop from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies.
Earth Week events are sponsored by Associated Students, Inc.; The Office of Campus Planning, Transportation & Sustainability; Parking & Transportation Services; Native American Student Association; the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies; College of Science; the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture; Sustainability Student Coalition; Divers Against Debris; Alternative Transportation Committee; and the Cycling Club.
For more information about Earth Week activities, go the Sustainability website.
Fair Trade Campus
Cal Poly Pomona has become the third campus in the California State University system to be designated as a Fair Trade University.
Fair Trade ensures consumers the products they buy were grown, harvested, crafted and traded in ways that improve lives and protect the environment. Fair Trade Campaigns recognize universities that are committed to educating students about Fair Trade and sourcing Fair Trade products such as coffee, tea and bananas.
CPP’s Fair Trade campaign was created to build awareness and educate students about the importance of making more sustainable purchases. There are more than 280 active Fair-Trade Campaigns in towns and schools, as well as on campuses across the country.
New Map Features
The interactive campus map has been upgraded and offers more than simple wayfinding to classroom buildings and university offices. Early incarnations of the map mainly identified campus buildings, parking lots and open spaces on campus. The latest version contains sustainability information and features.
The updated website addresses everyday scenarios. If students need to fill their water bottles, the map will pinpoint the location of the nearest hydration station. If a member of the campus community needs to find an electric vehicle charging station, locations are listed on the map.
Other sustainability features are:
- Solar umbrellas sites to charge computers and cell phones
- LEED-certified buildings
- Solar panel locations
- Natural gardens