Earth Day is observed all around the world on April 22nd annually. Shoreline Community College holds a yearly celebration for Earth Week each spring quarter. Earth Week reminds students of how important it is to take care of our environment.
On Friday, April 20th, four clubs and organizations, Environmental Club, World Philosophers and Dismal Science Society club (WP&DSS), Tree Campus USA, and the Washington Native Plant society as well as Student Life all participated in Shoreline’s Earth Week events. All throughout the week, members of Environmental Club and WP&DSS were providing information through creative booths and fun games.
Shoreline’s own Environmental Club provides information for the students about our environment and gave out volunteering opportunities to the students. Members of the club usually work in the Deep Roots garden and the greenhouse at Shoreline campus.
The Environmental Club encourages students to get closer to nature, which is why they take trips every quarter to observe plants, trees, and learn about animals and the ecosystem around them. They are also involved in planting trees in Boeing Creek Park which is right beside Shoreline’s campus. This year during Earth Week, the Environmental Club gave out free baby plants they grew themselves.
Another fabulous activity of this year’s Earth Week is Student Life promoting the three Es of sustainability that not only relate to ecological issues but also issues of economics and equity. Student Life has a student committee called SCOF (Sustainability and Commuter Options Fee committee) that all students are welcome to attend and express their ideas. SCOF provides free reusable water bottles and many other things to help maintain the sustainability of the campus.
If you still want to help make an impact on the environment, SCOF holds meetings every other week on Wednesdays.
– Destiny Hartanto, International Marketing Assistant