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Earth Month 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Earth Month 2020 and 2021 events! Revisit the highlights and watch recordings. 

Earth Month 2021

earth month 2021

Welcome to Earth month 2021. Although we are still on a virtual platform due to COVID-19 our campus and partners have a multitude of exciting events going on all throughout the month. Check out the information below to see what is happening this April.


  • April 1st-30th
    • Eco Challenge / Celebrate Earth Month with us by dedicating April to taking action on the 80 most substantive solutions to stop climate change. See how 30 days of action can add up to a lifetime of positive change for you, your campus community, and the planet! There will be prizes for the top participants. All are welcome to participate, but to join the CSUSM cougars team
  • April 6th, 12-1:30pm
    • BIPOC and Green:  Centering CS"U"SM in the Environmental Justice MovementPlease join us in a conversation about intersectionality in the environmental justice movement with guest speaker Eriqah Vincent.  All are welcome- students, staff and faculty.  
      Supporting Programs:  Sustainability Program, Office of Inclusive Excellence and Environmental Stewards Association
  • April 6th, 5.30-8.00pm
    • Free watch party and panel discussion of the film "Thus Spoke the Sea"A documentary about the beauty of the sea and coastlines of Haiti, while focusing on environmental challenges and global interdependencies. Open to the campus and the public. Panelists: Alyssa Sepinwall, History, CSUSM - Gabriel Valle, Environmental Studies, CSUSM -  Virginia Arreola, Spanish, CSUSM - Corine Stofle, French, Reed College
  • April 9th, 12pm-1pm
    • The Spring Innovation Challenge Speaker Series will consist of both internal and external speakers that will present on the topic of food insecurity and homelessness. In addition to discussing their particular organization and available resources, they will be identifying current challenges that the organization or populations are experiencing that need innovative solutions
  • April 20th, 12-1pm
    • CSUSM Earth Month Action Party / The Department of Civic Engagement will be hosting an Earth Month Action Party to take online collective action to advocate for environmental change.
  • April 22nd, 12:00-1:30pm
    • CSU Earth Day 2021:  Taking Action for People and the PlanetCSU Systemwide Earth Day Event
  • April 22nd, 5pm
    • Art + Inclusive Sustainability: Data Stacks Project Launch
      The event will be held on Instagram live.

Other Notable Earth Month Events to Checkout:

Video Recordings

CSUSM Data Stacks Project:

Taking Action for the People & the Planet - Full Panel Discussion

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Taking Action for the People & the Planet Panelist Breakout Room Discussions

Kevin J. Patel's Action Breakout- Intersectional Environmentalism with an Emphasis on Environmental Racism

Earth Month 2020

Dr. Mustafa Santiago Keynote Address