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Celebrate Earth Week April 17-20 at EvCC! 

We are gearing up for our seventh annual Earth Week Celebration! Highlights for this year include our annual plant sale/swap with a visit from Ciscoe Morris (Gardening with Ciscoe), electric car show, solar array tours, and the vendor fair with live music.

You can win prizes and learn about our sustainability initiatives by participating in our Eco Cache!

Check out the complete calendar below. All events are free and open to the public. View EvCC's campus map and directions.

EvCC Earth Week Schedule

Monday, April 17 through Thursday, April 20

Eco Cache Competition | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Various locations
Do you enjoy scavenger hunts? This is the event for you! To kick-off our Earth Week Celebration, stop by Student LIFE and pickup the details for the Eco Cache. Once you've found the fact, bring it to Student LIFE and claim your prize!

Bagfoot Sightings
The Bagfoot, which is believed to carry 550 plastic bags (the number used by the typical American in a year), usually emerges during the third week of April in north Everett. Since the Bagfoot is attracted to the smell of sustainability, researchers anticipate the best way to catch a glimpse is to attend an Earth Week event. 

If you see one, approach cautiously, offer up any plastic bags you might be carrying, and slowly hold up your phone for a selfie. It's best to approach with a group of friends. Post evidence collected on social media using #EvCCBagfoot - for science. The Bagfoot has been known to reward those who post selfies or pledge not to use disposable bags for a year with a gift, which sometimes consists of a reusable water bottle or grocery bag.

Monday, April 17

Eco Cache Begins! 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Various locations
Get out and find those sustainability facts! See above for details.

Electric Vehicle Show | 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Gray Wolf Hall breezeway
Are you interested in the latest developments in EV? If so, be sure to check out this event, where the newest and best electric vehicles will be on display!

solar panelsSolar Array Tours | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Liberty Hall
Did you know that Everett Community College has its own 19-kilowatt solar array? Now is your chance to see the rooftop solar project with a guided tour by Facilities Program Support Supervisor Pat Snowden. Tours will start at 10 a.m., 11 a.m.,and 1:30 p.m. and last about 30 minutes each.Email psnowden@everettcc.edu to sign up. Space is limited. Dress for the weather and wear the appropriate footwear; no heels or open toed shoes are allowed.

Tuesday, April 18

Eco Cache Continues | 8 a.m.-4 p.m.Various locations
See above for details.

Plant Swap and Sale | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Whitehorse Hall second floor critique space
Bring plants to trade, and take home plants for free. The Students for Environmental Action Club will be partnering with us to sell vegetable garden starts! All proceeds from the SEA Club plant sale will benefit our campus sustainability initiatives.

Ciscoe MorrisGardening with Ciscoe | Noon-1 p.m. Whitehorse Hall second floor critique space (during plant swap/sale)
Long a favorite of Pacific Northwest gardeners, Ciscoe Morris is a master gardener with a lot of style! Ciscoe will speak about gardening in our environment and answer your gardening questions!

Electric Vehicle Show | 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Gray Wolf Hall breezeway
Missed out on our EV Car Show? Don't worry! This is your second chance to check out the latest in electric vehicles.

Wednesday, April 19

Eco Cache Continues | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Various locations
See above for details.

Sustainability Vendor Fair | 10 a.m. -1 p.m. Parks Student Union second floor hallway
Come to Parks Student Union to enjoy live music, speak with representatives from local and sustainable vendors and businesses and see their wares. The fair features low-cost, energy-efficient items for savings at home.

Thursday, April 20

Recycle bin with electronicsFree Electronics Recycling | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Parking Lot F
3-R Recycling provides free recycling of computers, printers, cell phones and other electronics. Read which items are accepted.outside link

Eco Cache Ends | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Various locations
See above for details. The contest ends at 4 p.m. today or when the last fact is found, whichever is sooner.

Solar Array Tours | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Liberty Hall
Yet another opportunity for a public tour of EvCC's solar array. Tours will start at 10 a.m., 11 a.m.,and 1:30 p.m. and last about 30 minutes. Email psnowden@everettcc.edu to sign up. Space is limited. Dress for the weather and wear the appropriate footwear; no heels or open toed shoes are allowed.

Saturday, April 22 - Earth Day

Conference on Race: Environmental Racism | 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jackson Conference Center
Everett Community College in partnership with the Communities of Color Coalition is proud to bring you their 6th annual Conference on Race focusing on environmental racism. The core purpose of this conference is to provide information and opportunities for improvement for our communities. Speakers include Deborah Parker, former vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes Matika Wilbur, Swinomish/Tulalip award winning photographer; and Nikkita Oliver, Seattle-based creative, teaching artist and anti-racism organizer. The event is free and breakfast and lunch are provided. Get your free tickets.

Earth Week programs, with the exception of the Conference on Race, are supported with grants from the EvCC Sustainability Initiative.