Earth Week 2022

Welcome to the Earth Week 2022!

Our office, along with many other campus and community partners are excited to bring a full week of events and programming to the community. Earth Week will start Monday, April 25, and run till Saturday, April 30. We invite the community to engage in a week of learning, consciousness, and celebration! 




Rice Peak Art Display
Presented by: Tiantian Zhu '22 & Maren Greene '24
Location: Worner Center 

Check out this one-of-the-kind student art project from Tiantian Zhu '22 and Maren Greene '24 featured during Earth Week. They have been working on this art piece since last summer. The art project focuses on creating a sense of place using waste from around CC and making waste more visible to the campus community. This piece will stay at Worner throughout the week, so be sure to drop in to see it! 

Check back here for locations to visit with the art! 

  • All Week: Worner Campus Center 
  • Tuesday: Rice Peak will make a special appearance at Trash Peak! 

State of Sustainability Trivia 
Presented by: Office of Sustainability (OOS) Student Life & Leadership Team 
Location: CCSustainability Instagram 

Head over to the Office of Sustainability's Instagram page to answer trivia throughout the week and win prizes!  


Trash Peak
Presented by: Office of Sustainability Waste Team
Location: Worner Quad
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm

Register Here to Divert CC's Waste!

The OOS is inviting all students, staff, and faculty to dig through CC trash with our office! All waste collected will be from landfill bins across the campus. Don't know how to properly divert your waste, come to Trash Peak - suit up and gain a better understanding of how to divert waste at CC.

Drop by anytime during the event to participate. Stay for 15 minutes or the whole time! 

Agriculture and Food Systems at a Crossroad
Presented by: Linnemann Lecture Series through Environmental Studies Program
Location: Richard F. Celeste Theatre
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm

Agriculture is moving in two opposite directions: 1) industrial agriculture which implies corporate consolidation, intensification, simplification, monocultures, and large-scale; and 2) agroecology, which implies, diversification, complexity, and small scale. In this talk, we will examine the impact of industrialized agriculture and food systems and the need to transform them. We will also examine examples of how that transformation is happening through the growing worldwide agroecological movement.

Dr. Ivette Perfecto is the James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor of Environmental Justice at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability.


Professional-in-Residence: T. Justin Garoutte '12 
Presented by: Career Center in partnership with the Dean of Students 
Location: Worner 213 * LOCATION CHANGE *
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm 

New Mexico's Covid-19 Wastewater Surveillance System in Congregate Settings to Slow the Spread & Save Lives: The Career Center in partnership with the Dean of Students office welcomes alum, T. Justin Garoutte ’12 for the Professional-in-Residence program. The Professional-in-Residence program has been tailored to the unique expertise of the participants, and Justin is eagerly excited to share their experiences and support CC students.

Justin (pronouns: they/he) currently works in Public Health. Their areas of interest are environmental health, health equity, Latina/o/x health, LGBTQIA+ health, community building, social determinants of health, and community-based participatory research. Over the years, Justin has worked to advance health equity by building power through policy advocacy at local, state, and national levels. Justin has served as Policy Chair to the LGBTQ Health Caucus of the American Public Health Association and Policy Committee Co-Chair of the New Mexico Public Health Association. Most recently, Justin was named 40 Under 40 in Public Health by the de Beaumont Foundation.

Light refreshments will be served 

Bike to Work Day (B2WD): Pre-Event Clinic
Presented by: Office of Sustainability Transportation Team, Bike & Ski Co-Op
Location: Outdoor Education 
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Join the Office of Sustainability's Transportation Team and the Bike & Ski Co-Op at Outdoor Education in preparation for Bike to Work Day (Friday, May 6th). Tune your bike, sign up to rent a bike (CCE Bicycles or Outdoor Education E-Bikes), and/or plan your route with our team during these pre-event clinics. 

Alternative Dates for B2WD Pre-Event Clinics: May 3rd & 5th from 4-6 PM 

Do you need a bike? There are e-bikes and regular bikes that can be reserved to be used during Bike to Work Day. To use an e-bike or regular bike, please fill out this reservation form

Bike to Work Day is May 6th from 7-9:30 AM. 

Have an event/program that you would like to be featured during Earth Week? Reach out to to get your event/program added to the Earth Week calendar!


Arbor Day
Presented by: Tree Advisory Committee 
Location: Tava Quad/The Labyrinth 
Time: 12:30-3:00 pm 

Register Here to Plant Trees!

Join your peers and the Landscape & Grounds Team from Facilities Services to plant new trees on campus in celebration of Arbor Day! Our campus lost many trees during the December winter storm and we are excited to replace those that were lost on Tava Quad by the Labyrinth. Participants will receive pizza and an awesome t-shirt! Additionally, Chaplain Kate Holbrook will be our featured speaker this year! 

Pride Outside + Spring Gear Sale
Presented by: Outdoor Education
Location: Yampa Field 
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Join Outdoor Education in this year's Pride Outside. This event is a celebratory space focused on the outdoor community, and specifically the LGBTQIA+ community on campus. More to come! 


Fountain Creek Cleanup
Presented by: OCC Trash Fairies, COS I Love You, Westside Cares, and Great American Cleanup
Location: Vermijo Park 
Time: 9:00-12:00 pm

Register Here to Cleanup Fountain Creek!

Come and join OCC Trash Fairies, COS I Love You, and WestSide Cares for another fun-filled day of cleaning up Fountain Creek on the Westside. This event will be working in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup which will be hosting cleanups across the country. The event on the 30th of April, 2022 will be tackling the section running from Vermijo Park (26th and Vermijo) to Ridge Road (35th and Cimarron). Festivities will start around 9 am and finish up around noon. Supplies will be given out (gloves, bags, pickers, buckets, etc.) Please be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear and clothing you are ok with getting dirty.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Bike to Work Day: Faculty & Staff
Presented by: Office of Sustainability Transportation Team 
Location: Worner Under the Awnings
Time: 7:00-9:30 am

Join the Office of Sustainability for CC's Bike to Work Day on May 6th from 7-9:30 a.m. under the awnings of Worner Campus Center. This event is aimed at staff and faculty, however, students are welcome to participate. There will be breakfast foods, music, and prizes as you ride a bike to campus. Ride your own bike, use PikeRide, or rent a bike from Outdoor Ed and/or CCE. 

Do you need a bike? There are e-bikes and regular bikes that can be reserved to be used during Bike to Work Day. To use an e-bike or regular bike, please fill out this reservation form

Environmental Action Summit
Presented by: Office of Sustainability Student Life & Leadership Team 
Location: Worner Quad 
Time: 1:00-3:30 pm 

Register Here to Attend the EV Summit!

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) will be hosting CC's 2nd Environmental Action Summit with an emphasis on Environmental Justice. The purpose of this event is to engage both community members and students in a meaningful discussion about environmental/climate action and sustainability as well as provide opportunities for everyone to get further involved. Various organizations, both on-campus and off-campus will be tabling with relevant information and ways to engage. After a word with our featured speaker, the floor will open for discussion among students and community members around how we can, as a community, better commit to lasting support and action. With local food and music to help us celebrate the importance of coming together, the OOS hopes you can join!

This event does require an RSVP.

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