Earth Week

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April 18-22, 2022

This year’s Earth Week celebrations include the return of the annual plant swap, open to the public for the first time in three years! Hear Gardening with Ciscoe, recycle your old electronics and styrofoam, learn about bird-friendly communities and more. All events are free and open to EvCC students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Bird-Friendly Communities: 1-2 p.m. April 18

Location: Gray Wolf Hall, Room 164

Brian Zinke, wildlife biologist and executive director of the Pilchuck Audubon Society, talks about turning our communities into bird-friendly communities that can help tackle climate change. 

Plant Swap: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 19

Location: Whitehorse Hall, second floor critique space

The EvCC Plant Swap is back!

On Tuesday, April 19, you can root yourself in the Whitehorse Critique space when the Swap buds out from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and boldly avail yourself of free greenery.

Donate swap material (plants, seeds, bulbs, rhisomes, etc.), and you will qualify for a half-hour head start to get the first pick of the available plants the day of the Swap. AND be entered for a chance to win a cool plant swap prize! Email about your donation so you can be added to the list of “early access swappers.”

Gardening with Ciscoe: noon-1 p.m. April 19

Location: Whitehorse Hall, second floor critique space

Celebrity gardening expert Ciscoe Morris will share tips and answer questions about sustainable gardening. Morris gives advice on his “Gardening with Ciscoe” segments on KING 5 TV. “Ask Ciscoe” is a top selling garden book nationwide, and his most recent book “Oh, La La!” was released in 2020. 

Electronics Recycling: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 20

Location: Parking lot F (near Glacier Hall)

3R Technology will be on campus providing FREE drive-up and drop-off electronics recycling in Lot  F (next to the large recycle dumpster). Check out their website to find out what is accepted.

Styrofoam Recycling: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 20

Location: Parking lot F (near Glacier Hall)

Students for Enviromental Action (SEA) Club invites you to be an environmental hero! Bring clean styrofoam, packing peanuts in bags or boxes, bubble wrap and plastic film to be recycled–for FREE! See a list of acceptable items.

Green Everett Partnership Event: 3-5 p.m. April 22

Location: Thornton A. Sullivan Park

Come celebrate Earth Month with the Green Everett Partnership! Join us as we care for one of our favorite local parks, by removing colonizing weeds like blackberry and herb robert and spreading mulch around young plants.

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Learn more about EvCC Sustainability!

Mariya Zelenskyy – Media and Outreach Coordinator