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Sustainability Month 2015

The University of the Pacific has set aside the month of April each year as Sustainability Month. During the month we celebrate and highlight sustainable and green activities on all three campuses. Some activities have included: a bike repair station, Green Fashion Show, celebrity guest speakers such as Annie Leonard and Eric Schlosser, the Beehive Collective and more. Each campus hosts a variety of activities based on the demands and desires of their students, faculty and staff.

Sustainability Month 2015


Wild & Scenic Film Festival
April 8, 7 p.m.
Biological Sciences Bldg.
Room 101 Wild and Scenic poster 2015

Considered one of the nation's premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is held each January in Nevada City, California, as a start to the tour that travels "to more than 140 communities" with new locations added every year ( The Festival is a call to action, by showing environmentally conscious and adventure films that highlight our finite natural resources, challenges all living creatures face and work from around the world - grassroots, especially - being done to protect the Earth and its natural beauty.

Matt Black, filmmaker and 2014 Time Magazine Instagram photographer of the year, will be available for questions after the showing of his film, California: Paradise Burning. This year's films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see Award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, and agriculture.

You can find the program & film descriptions that will be shown here: W & S Stockton Film Program

7:00 - 7:30 PM Reception; 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM film viewing, Q&A with Matt Black and Intermission; 9:15PM - 10:00 PM film viewings

Carolyn Finney
April 15, 6:30 p.m.
Grace Covell Hall Carolyn Finney

Hear guest speaker Carolyn Finney, assistant professor of environmental science, policy and management at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors.

Writer, professor, performer and cultural geographer, Finney explores how issues of difference impact participation in decision-making processes designed to address environmental issues.

Although Carolyn pursed an acting career for eleven years, a backpacking trip around the world, a solo trip through East Africa, and living in Nepal changed the course of her life. Motivated by these experiences, she returned to school after a 15-year absence to complete a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. While working on her PhD at Clark University, Dr. Finney won both a Fulbright and Canon National Parks Science Scholar Fellowship.

Reception at 6:30 p.m., lecture begins at 7 p.m.

John Muir's Birthday
April 21, 2015
11:30am - 1:30pm
DUC Marketplace
John Muir Selfie

The University of the Pacific, Stockton Campus will be celebrating John Muir and his legacy by highlighting "Muiring" activities students, faculty and staff have done in the last year, eating Scottish Dundee cake and taking selfies with a full size John Muir - look for us at the DUC on his birthday! Interested in having your muiring photo highlighted?

Send us a selfie or a photo of your muiring activity (hiking, snow boarding, trail walking - just out in nature!) to - we would love to highlight you!

Green Fashion Show
April 24, 8 to 10 p.m.
Long Theatre 

Green Fashion Show Temp Logo

The Fifth Annual Green Fashion Show invites designers of all ages to participate in a fashion show that puts their skills to the test by creating sustainable outfits. Put on by the University of the Pacific and Sustaining Pacific, the Green Fashion Show gives designers the opportunity to be creative, fun and distinctive while having the opportunity to be recognized for their work and possibly win an award. All submitted pieces must
emulate one or more aspects of sustainability: environmental, economic or social (or all three). This could mean (and we have had some in the past) the pieces are created from sustainable material, such as: organic or local textiles, natural material such as plant matter, upcycled thrift store purchases, garbage materials, and more  -- unleash your imagination.

Applications are now open! Students, community members, staff and faculty are all encouraged to apply! Applications are due by April 15th, 2015 by midnight. Access the application here: 2015 Green Fashion Show Submittal Application

Stockton Earth Day
April 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Victory Park, Stockton

Holding - Stockton Earth Day Logo

Stockton's 27th annual Earth Day Festival will take place at Victory Park highlighting the need to "Bee Aware" - this year's theme for the festival. The unprecedented decline and collapse of bees and colonies is impacting all regions of the world and leaving many wary of what is going to happen with food production, ecosystems and the overall natural environment. The Stockton Earth Day brings organizations, clubs and activities from all over the Central Valley for a fun filled day in the park where young minds and adults can learn and engage in new knowledge and activities.

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