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2019 Earth Day Logo

ARC Earth Day 2019

2019 Earth Day Logo

I’m working on our upcoming Earth Day Celebration here at American River College and I wanted to extend an invitation to each of you to host a free table to share the sustainability efforts of your department or for any green artists or businesses you might be involved with and/or any suggestions for others you may have! We’ll be celebrating Earth Day on: 

Wednesday, April 24 from 8 am – 3 pm

This year’s theme is a little different, REPAIR & REUSE—two of the six R’s of recycling (Reduce / REUSE / Recycle / REPAIR / Rot / Refuse). As we go about developing our strategies to meet ARC President Thomas Greene’s goal of ZERO WASTE BY 2025, we will be looking at the three distinct areas to focus our efforts on:

  1. Upstream: Where we affect product or packaging by a manufacturer that supplies items to our college
  2. Middlestream: Where we extend the longevity of the products used by repairing, reusing, repurposing, refurbishing, donating, and recovering—like food
  3. Downstream: Where we maximize the recovery of resources from our discarded items by sorting and diverting from land fill…aluminum can goes here, food waste goes there, and as a last resort land fill goes ‘away’.

It’s the MIDDLESTREAM that we’d like to highlight this year—extending the life of the items around us! How frequently we buy things affects the amount of material to be managed in our waste streams. By changing consumption expectations, and by extending the life our products, we can reduce the amount of downstream efforts needed to meet our goals.

We’ll of course be once again highlighting ARC’s Fine & Applied Arts Department with our upcycled recycle bins being assembled and reconditioned by our Student Veteran’s Club, booths from our ARC Environmental Studies, Electronics & Automotive Departments, your STRIPE booth, and hosting an e-waste drop off …but this year, I’m going to be inviting people who have probably never been asked to join in on this type of event: local businesses like sewing machine, vacuum & appliance repair shops in our area!

You can find photos from our previous Earth Day Celebrations on our social media outlets here—we’ll of course be having photographs captured for you to share on your social networks this year as well:

If you are interested in tabling at our event, please fill out our online application and someone from my team will get back in touch with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly—thank you for your consideration.

Don Reid
Earth Day Celebration, Chair

ARC Earth Day 2014

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#ARCEarthDay
April 23, 2014 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

We are very excited to present this year’s Earth Day Celebration at American River College sponsored by the Center for Leadership & Development and The ARC Green Office Program!

American River College celebrates Earth Day 2014 on Wednesday, April 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The college will offer a variety of activities throughout the day, including informational demonstrations, educational awareness, and guest organizations and partners. A highlight of the day will be a talk entitled “Climate Change Science Update, Earth Day 2014” by internationally recognized author and teacher, Robert Christopherson. Dr. Christopherson will highlight the latest global climate change science, including the dramatic changes underway in the polar regions, with recent photos and observations from his September 2013 trip to the Arctic Ocean.

This event will be held in front of the Library / new Student Center, with an e-waste recycle drop off spot in the adjoining parking lot. We’ll have alternative fuel vehicles and a ton of vendors & organizations showcasing green options.

Interested in having a booth, fill out the PARTICIPATION FORM

Save the date for this special event and feel free to click the JOIN / INVITE / LIKE / Share / re-Tweet (@SustainARC) buttons to help us get the word out.

How can you help you ask, well If you work at American River College, download your first Acorn from https://green.arc.losrios.edu/ to certify your office as a Green Office at ARC! If you’d like to volunteer, please let us know at ARCStudentLeadership@arc.losrios.edu.

You can also click the JOIN button on our Facebook page to stay updated. This event is sure to be remembered and those of us on the planning committee are very much looking forward to seeing you out there!

******ORG/VENDOR LIST******
T3 Office Recycling Solutions
Sims Recycling Solutions
Waste Management
Clean World Partners
Java City
Mohawk Paper Company
Greenwise Joint Venture
Environment CA
Glide Cruisers, USA
Park A Bike
Commerce Printing
May is Bike Month
CocoAbsorb
Citizens Climate Lobby
Breathe Sacramento
Sacramento Area Creeks Council
American River Natural History Association
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Environmental Council of Sacramento
UCD Energy Efficiency Center–Western Cooling Efficiency Center; California Lighting Technology Center
Sacramento Valley Conservancy
American River Conservancy
Urban Tilth
Center for Land-Based Learning

******AND FROM ARC******
ARC Horticulture
ARC Electronics Tech
ARC Automotive
ARC Student ECOS club
ARC Natural Resources Work Experience program interns
ARC student reps from:
– Environmental Conservation certificate & degree programs
– Arcade/Kohler creek restoration project

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@ARCNewsToday @SustainARC
#LosRios #ARCEarthDay
Sustainable Los Rios | Sustainability at ARC

Get connected–how, you ask?

social networking buttonsOur first meeting was very well attended by staff, faculty and management; which was very encouraging!! Thank you everyone that was able to come…and to those that expressed an interest but had conflicting appointments. My goal was to bring everyone together that might be interested in sustainability issues here at ARC and to share with them how they might stay connected to continue the discussion in between the normal face to face meetings. We talked about the various means of getting the message out and so I wanted to write up a post here to give a roadmap of where one might subscribe to stay informed.

If you take a look at the upper right hand corner you’ll find buttons that will take you to each of our social networks.

  • This website will be the main area to spread ARC news, but every post here will generate a Facebook post with links to bring people back to this site.
  • Facebook will also be where related ideas can be shared and discussed. Think of it as link sharing and related news feed.
  • Each Facebook post will generate a Twitter post with links back to it’s original story. Twitter is more like the as it’s happening feed.
  • YouTube will be where videos will be posted and shared from.

Those are the easy ones you can decide which ones you are familiar with using and subscribe accordingly. However, the RSS feed (orange one on the end) is worth a little more discussion. I use Google Reader to make sense of RSS feeds. The good thing here is that if you already have a Gmail account, then you already have a Google Reader account. Here is a simplified video that Google put together on RSS feeds and how they are used:

 

You can also add an RSS feed to Microsoft Outlook if you’d like… Continue reading Get connected–how, you ask?