Mark your calendars mustangs! April 22 is “Earth Day” and Cal Poly will be celebrating. For over 50 years Earth Day has taken place to recognize our planet’s beauty and the importance of protecting it. The holiday serves as a reminder to practice clean and sustainable living.
Sustainability is at the forefront of Cal Poly’s values and is held in the highest regard. The university is an award-winning leader in sustainable practices as each campus operation is centered around how to make best use of the available resources. All campus planning considers specific guidelines, principles and policies that work towards achieving different sustainability goals.
To kick off the celebration, Campus Dining will be putting on a special dining event with the theme, “Reuse to Restore” that includes a plant-based menu, sustainable cutlery and an earth-friendly dessert. Starting at 11 a.m. and going until 2 p.m. on April 22, campus community members can head down to the outdoor patio at the Vista Grande Dining Complex to check out vendors such as Vitco Produce, CP Farms and Restore Foodware. There will also be a superfood tasting table with trivia and prizes as well as waste sorting demonstrations to spread good, environmentally friendly habits. Not to mention you can pick up your own free giveaways and enter a raffle!
The Cal Poly Green Campus Team will also take part in Earth Day through a virtual campaign. This will include posting a cohesive list of the many ways everyone can participate in environmental activism each day of Earth Week. The Green Campus Team Facebook and Instagram accounts will also promote the events that all sustainability clubs are putting on during Earth Week. The theme of this campaign is “Start where you are” to encourage students to practice environmentalism from wherever they are during the week. There will be yet another opportunity for students to be entered into a raffle if they participate in any environmental activism action items from the comprehensive list or attend a club event. The prizes are all donated by local, sustainable businesses!
Please come join us for some good food, trivia and fun prizes this Earth Day!