Earth Week: Going Green

Earth Week: Going Green


Jaws dropped at the alarming images of landfills that conquer the United States in the documentary “Trashed.” As a part of Earth Week, ASI BEAT co-sponsored with the Green Team in hosting the film in the BSC’s Ursa Major B on Wednesday, April 21.

Greeting attendees at the door of the event was “the trash monster,” basically a walking pile of 500 plastic grocery bags. The pile of bags held a sign that said “One person + One year = 500 grocery bags.” The walking demonstration was used by the Green Team in an effort to show the impact of how much one person wastes within one year in grocery bags alone.

The screening of “Trashed” was originally scheduled to be shown in University Park, but due to the rain that evening, the event was moved inside the BSC. Despite the gloomy weather outside, there was still a successful turnout at the screening.

Josephine Ho, BEAT service and learning chair, attended the event and said that the topic of “Trashed” is linked to everyone. While issues such as global warming seem to be larger projects, Ho says recycling and proper trash disposal is something that everyone can do the moment they get home.

The screening of “Trashed” was just one of the many activities on the CPP campus that occurred during Earth Week. The Career Center hosted a Green Jobs panel discussion which provided information about how “going green” applies to the job market. The panel discussion featured speakers from Herman Miller, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green County San Bernardino. As a part of the Lyle Center’s “Sustainability and…” speaker series, Jason Selwitz, director of service-learning at Green Empowerment, talked about “Regeneration in the Developing World.” And Joel Davidson, CEO of Sun King Solar in Pacific Palisades, spoke on “Solar Electric Power and Sustainability.”

Additionally, the Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) teamed up with BEAT to organize a drum circle in University Park in celebration of Earth Week. An Earth Day Club Fair was also an attraction during Earth Week. The fair included “a display of what other organizations on campus have done for sustainability,” Lindsey Stuvick, co-president of the Green Team said at the screening of “Trashed.”

For more information on how to get involved with BEAT, contact (909) 869 – 4455. If you’re interested in becoming involved with the Green Team, contact cppgreenteam@gmail.com.