Campus Connection - April 18, 2016

Cerritos College to Celebrate Earth Week April 19 – 22

Cerritos College is hosting a number of events during the week of April 11 – 22 in celebration of the Earth Day.

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. See flyer for more information.


Tuesday, April 19

  • 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (SS 137) Earth Week Event: Earth Day and Activism 
    In this presentation, hear about the importance of assisting these communities and addressing environmental injustices that degrade the earth and harm people's health.


  • 2 – 3:30 p.m. (S 201) Cerritos College Going Green

Did you know our campus is going green? Join the conversation and learn through the panel presentations and a following discussion on how Cerritos College is adopting sustainability principles through structural and cultural change. Presented by Dr. David El Fattal, & Aline Gregorio, Geography & Earth Science Department.

  • 4 - 5 p.m. (ME-1) Live Plastic Recycling Demonstration

Aside from reducing and reusing, recycling is an important way to keep plastics from polluting our environment. Through this demo, learn how plastics and bottles can be reprocessed into hand-out items. Presented by Terry Price, Plastics Department.


Wednesday, April 20

  • 1 -2 p.m. (Cerritos College Food Garden, located next to Student Health and Wellness Center) Homegrown Organics

Learn about organic urban agriculture and get your hands in the dirt at Cerritos College's one and only vegetable garden. Presented by Sue McNulty & Environmental Club.

  • 2 – 2:45 p.m. (S 202) Working for Environmental Justice in Los Angeles

Hear from Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) and East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ) and the battle for a clean environment in the LA area.

  • 3 – 4:30 p.m. (S 202) Mapping for Equity: Environmental Justice, Community-Engaged Research and Collaborations for Social Change

Lecture by Earth Week Keynote Speaker Dr. Manuel Pastor, USC. Much as California has led the nation on addressing climate change, it has also led the nation on tackling issues of environmental justice (EJ). The attention to EJ did not occur automatically: it required a combination of community organizing, academic research and policy advocacy. This talk will cover one strand of environmental justice research in which I have participated that has moved from documenting disparities to deep collaborations with local communities to 'ground-truth' data and develop proactive mapping tools to relieve neighborhood environmental burdens.


Thursday, April 21

  • 10 a.m. – 12 (Falcon Square) Info Booths, Earth Day Fest 

Join the festive and informational booths provided by ASCC clubs joined in promoting environmental awareness through games, art, and free live music. Participants will be rewarded with free t-shirts, prizes, a chance to win a $50 scholarship, and tickets for a free vegan meal from the Green Food Truck.

  • 11-1:30 p.m. (S 202) Earth Week Event: Hiro Dreams of Sushi

The award-winning film Jiro Dreams of Sushi showcases Jiro Ono, the world's greatest sushi chef, as he and his son Yoshikazu seek the essence of "deliciousness" and consummate customer service. At the top of his menu is Pacific Blue Fin Tuna, a remarkable species at risk of extinction from over-fishing. Can an alternative be found to a dish that is essential to Japanese culture? Or is the Pacific Blue Fin doomed? And who on earth should decide? Dr. Frank Gaik, Professor of English, will share his research, to be presented at the International Global Studies Conference this summer at UCLA.

  • 2 – 3:30 p.m. (S 201) True Cost Film Screening and Discussion

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes. Led by Dr. Ryan Goode, Earth Science Department

  • 4-5 p.m. (S 201) Business Responsibility

Learn how environmental policies evolved throughout our history and how these policies shape business practice throughout the world. The perhaps the not so surprising truth is this: business responsibility varies geographically and consequentially shape the spatial distribution of environmental justice within and throughout political boundaries. What regions abide by strictest environmental codes? Which do not? What are the implications and injustices associated with such variability? Lecture by Jay Elarcosa, Business Department. 






Campus Connection - April 18, 2016