Earth Week 2020: April 20-26
Local SMC Events:
EXTRA CREDIT: To receive extra credit from your professor for these SMC events you must submit a knowledge check. The DEADLINE to submit the knowledge check is Tuesday (4/28) at 11:59 PM.
You will have to login to your online SMC account to access the knowledge check. (Same login you use for Canvas, your SMC Google account, and most of SMC’s online services).
The user name would be your official SMC email: Doe_John@student.smc.edu
Meatless Monday, April 20 - Learn about the reasons why it makes a difference and how to easily give it a try. Check out these sites for today's activities:
Overview (Vox): https://youtu.be/nUnJQWO4YJY
Relationship between food and climate change (The Guardian): https://bit.ly/2yutD7n
How a plant-based diet can be good for the environment (The Economist): https://youtu.be/hwoL6hWd4l0
Monday's knowledge check: https://bit.ly/2RSnCbB
Optional but highly recommended- If you've got some free time and access to Netflix, these documentaries are all fantastic primers on the impacts of diet on human health and the environment.: https://bit.ly/2XLgotT, https://bit.ly/2Kh0Q95, https://bit.ly/3ap8Ijw, https://bit.ly/2xKj4Nw.
Transportation Tuesday, April 21 - When doing essential activities how can you reduce your emissions? Check out these sites for today's activity:
Short video: https://youtu.be/pUbHGI-kHsU
Register for either Corsair Commute or Waze Carpool: http://bit.ly/SMCCarpools or http://corsaircommute.com/
👉Make sure you screenshot your registration to upload it to the knowledge check (the bottom link) to ensure you receive extra credit.
Tuesday's knowledge check: https://bit.ly/2RPCGH1
Optional but highly recommended, more videos on sustainable transportation:https://youtu.be/K9m9WDxmSN8 - Comparing the Emissions of Gas vs. Electric Cars https://youtu.be/pBWKC7LKCiA - Rob Greenfield on Why You Should Bike
Water Wednesday, April 22 - Conserve and protect your access to clean
Please check out these sites for today’s activity:
Water footprint: https://youtu.be/2W_VvzB_6yQ
The reality of bottled water: https://bit.ly/3cAMmNC
Wednesday's knowledge check: https://bit.ly/3cyG3dd
Optional but highly recommended- Want to learn more about our earthly water? There are some amazing documentaries out there, including: https://bit.ly/3cyl8Hf, https://bit.ly/2RTFd37, https://bit.ly/34RIeGd.
Trashy Thursday, April 23 - This day’s activity is a workshop on zero-waste!
👉Did you know: Santa Monica Colleges recycling program is student operated! A team of 6 students collect and sort all recycling at the main campus.
👉By recycling we not only reduce the need to harvest raw natural resources and reduce the amount of energy used to produce packaging but we also create more jobs. Recycling and waste reduction are necessary practices for protecting the health of our planet but living a toward zero waste lifestyle can also help us save money and live better.
Watch recorded session
Thursday's knowledge check: https://bit.ly/3bnKirS
Fashion Friday, April 24 - How clothes impact the planet and what's SMC
doing to promote sustainable fashion. Check out these sites for today’s activity:
Environmental Impact Video: https://bit.ly/2xsb7wB
Best Practices: https://bit.ly/3euXtcD
How to reduce fashion waste and make some money while you stay at home: https://bit.ly/3cuBQam & https://bit.ly/34JK5Nj
SMC’s contributions to sustainable fashion: https://bit.ly/2XMsjYe
Friday's knowledge check: https://bit.ly/2V6UCPw
Optional but highly recommended- A documentary about the environmental and social costs of fast fashion: https://imdb.to/3bi9eRP
City Nature Challenge Sat & Sun, April 25-26 - Take photos of every bit of nature you can safely see from your home then upload them to a national database. The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for volunteers to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. Knowing what species are in our city and where they are helps us study and protect them. Due to the Coronavirus, please observe from your home and yard. Here are some tips.
Steps for today’s activity:
Ready to become a "Citizen Scientist"? Grab your cell phone or camera and follow these steps:
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