Peninsula College celebrates its annual Earth Week with an array of events ranging from faculty presentations to a beach cleanup.
"An increase in environmental destruction each year calls for education of our students on the environment to preserve our lands and resources for future generations to come,” said Li Tan, Associated Student Council (ASC) Director of Environmental Affairs. “With the help of my ASC teammates, I am proud to present Earth Week, a week filled with events to inform students about the planet that we live in and how we could help to improve and maintain it."
The week’s events will begin with two presentations that are open to the public. On Tuesday, April 25, Dr. Dan Underwood, will speak on “Sustainability When Reality Matters,” at 1 pm, in room J47 of the Pirate Union Building. Underwood has a Ph.D. in Economics and has done significant post-doctoral work in forest ecology through the University of Washington, with over 50 published writings in the area of environmental and natural resource management.
On Thursday, April 27, Dann May, will present “Cascadia Megathrust Fault,” at 2:30 pm in room A12 in the Cornaby Center. May has a M.S. in Geology from the University of Washington.
Earth Week activities also include “Ride the Bus Day” on Wednesday, April 26, when students are encouraged to ride Clallam Transit or Jefferson Transit. Participants then post a selfie taken on the bus to the Peninsula College Student Life Facebook event page to win a prize.
Friday, April 28 will be “Ride Your Bike Day.” Students who ride their bike to any of the three Peninsula College campuses, and then post a selfie to the PC Student Life Facebook event page will win a prize. The event, like “Ride the Bus Day,” is intended to promote environmentally responsible transit alternatives, as well as health and wellness.
Finally, the ASC, who coordinate PC’s Earth Week, will join the Washington CoastSavers state-wide cleanup by tackling a beach near La Push on Saturday, April 29.
Students who wish to join in that effort, or anyone wanting more information about PC Earth Week, are asked to contact the Peninsula College ASC at 360-417-6432 or ASC@pencol.edu.