Earth Week(s) at the Beach 2021

Published April 1, 2021

It’s that time of the year again for Earth Week(s) at the BeachDue to the pandemic, our programming will remain virtual again this year, but that does not mean that we do not have a fun month of events in store for you! Check out our lineup of special, online events throughout the month, starting April 1st. 

From an engaging panel on social and environmental justice issues to an interactive online gallery of student sustainability projects, there is something for everyone. This year, we are continuing to focus on events that recognize and empower positive and equitable change and wellness for all people and the planet. 

All Earth Week(s) at the Beach events are FREE. Also, make sure to check out the numerous Earth Month events taking virtually at other CSU, UC, community college systems, and private colleges across the state during the month of April. 

CSU Earth Month Eco Challenge

April 1 - April 30 | Daily

Join the CSU Earth Month Eco Challenge to see how 30 days of action can add up to a lifetime of positive change for your campus community and the planet! Earth Month Ecochallenge is an online educational platform that challenges you to take action on a variety of environmental and social issues to help you reduce your carbon footprint and create signicant global change during the month of April. 

LEARN MORE  | Brought to you by: CSULB Sustainability & The California State University 

Green Jobs Roundtable

Tuesday, April 6 | 5 – 6:30 pm

Join CSULB's Geography Student Association (GSA) and Environmental Science & Policy Club a for student-moderated Q&A panel featuring green jobs experts and professionals! The panel will focus on careers in the growing sustainability sector, providing practical information, tips, and best practices for joining the green workforce. 

REGISTER  | Brought to you by: CSULB Geography Student Association (GSA) Environmental Science & Policy (ESP) Club

Drive Electric Lunch & Learn 

Tuesday, April 13 | 12 – 1 pm

Currently driving a gas guzzler and considering upgrading to an EV? Attend the Drive Electric Lunch & Learn virtual event to learn about the  rebates, carpool privileges, and other benefits electric vehicle (EV) ownership has to offer.

REGISTER  | Brought to you by: CSULB Sustainable Transportation & CSUN Institute for Sustainability

Wellness Wednesday IG Live: Exploring Wellness & Sustainability

Wednesday, April 14 | 12:30 – 1 pm

Join Student Health Services (SHS) and CSULB Sustainability Specialist and current Master's in Public Health (MPH) student, Lilian Ledesma, as she shares her insights about her personal journey to switching to more sustainable personal care and home products that are good for the planet and for you! 

REGISTER  | Brought to you by: Student Health Services (SHS) & CSULB Sustainability

Biking for the Body, Mind and Planet

Tuesday, April 20 | 1- 2 pm 

Learn the health benefits cycling has to offer along with tips on the right bike, routes, and accessories to make commuting by bike your new go-to. By cycling to run errands, travel to work, and or school, you can kill three birds with one stone: exercise, getting from point A to Point B, and reducing your carbon footprint.

REGISTER  | Brought to you by: CSULB Sustainable Transportation


Tuesday, April 20 | 5:30- 6:30 pm 

Dream of becoming a plant parent? This workshop will highlight essential plant care tips that will brighten your green thumb and help you grow happy, healthy plants. Students will also learn about sustainable gardening practices and the therapeutic effects of plant care through a live planting demo! Free kits are available to the first 30 students to register. Contactless pick up will occur on April 16 at CSULB. More information about contactless pick-up procedures will be emailed to kit recipients directly. Note: You do not need a kit to attend this event.  

ZOOM LINK   | Brought to you by: Sustain U & Beach Balance

Innovation Hour Sustainability Showcase

Wednesday, April 21 | 12 - 1:15 pm


is year, the Office of Sustainability, Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE), and Associated Students, Inc., are partnering to bring you the Innovation Hour & Sustainability Showcase (IHSS)! This virtual event will provide an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate CSULB students to display and gain recognition for all types of sustainability-related projects from a variety of disciplines.

We are seeking sustainability-focused business pitches, research posters, artworks, prototypes, videos, performances and more to be highlighted during a virtual Innovation Hour Sustainability Showcase event on April 21, 2021. Students from all majors are encouraged to submit a project of any kind, as long as it is related to a sustainability issue or solution. All participants will be required to submit a 1-3 minute YouTube video explanation of your project by the April 7th deadline.

LEARN MORE  | Brought to you by: CSULB Sustainability, Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, & ASI

Earth Day 2021: Taking Action for People and the Planet

Thursday, April 22 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Encouraged by the positive response to our Climate Justice = Social Justice events last semester, sustainability officers across the CSU are once again collaborating to organize a systemwide virtual event in honor of Earth Day 2021!

Join us for a 1 hour panel discussion and Q & A with young leaders of the intersectional environmental and climate justice movement followed by 30 minute, action-oriented break-out discussions.

LEARN MORE  | Brought to you by: The California State University 


Sage Lenier, Peer environmental educator and team member with Story of Stuff Project

Kevin Patel, Founder and Executive Director of OneUpAction

Kristy Drutman a.k.a. “Brown Girl Green, climate activist, speaker, environmental media host

Sunrise Movement Representative (TBD) from Bay Area chapter


Armando Sepulveda II, SDSU student and Sustainability Officer for Cal State Student Association (CSSA) 

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