Sac State Celebrates Earth Day

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Sac State celebrated Earth Day with a series of events in mid-April. The events included Sac State Earth Day on Thursday the 17th, and the second annual Mulching Mania event on Friday the 18th.

Sac State Earth Day focused on sustainability, reaching out to students and informing them of all of the sustainable efforts practiced on campus, as well as things they could do to live more sustainable lives.

Facilities Management staff, vendors, and student volunteers helped promote and celebrate the event by engaging students via outreach efforts, volunteer and list-serve signups, vendor booths, and games.

earth dayVendors included SMUD, PG&E, Nicolas’ Garden, Java City,, GRAS, World Centric, and T3 Printing Solutions, as well as student volunteer fraternities and organizations.

In addition, ABA was well represented with booths for Facilities Management, University Transportation & Parking Services, and the office of Environmental Health & Safety. Each booth provided information about their sustainability pearth dayrograms, services and/or products to students passing by.

On Friday, Facilities Management, in partnership with the Sacramento Tree Foundation, held its second annual Mulching Mania event. Student volunteers, including Circle K International and fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon, helped spread tree mulch around trees and planter beds near Eureka and Capistrano halls.

earth dayThis mulch helps stabilize the amount of moisture the trees receive. This is especially important, with California facing a record-setting drought; the mulch provided helps plants and trees retain moisture to prevent water run-off.

The event was a big success as “the volunteers were really active and we got everything done sooner than expected! Everyone was working at a good pace,” earth daysaid Sustainability & Operations Analyst Kristina Cullen. “The Sacramento Tree Foundation helped providing information and education to our volunteers as well.”

Thank you to everyone who helped make this years’ festivities a huge success! Earth day may be once a year, but anyone can follow sustainable practices year round!