Earth Week happening at UH Hilo April 15-20; Earth Day Fair and Conservation Career Day April 20

A week of farm-to-table food, documentary films, educational exhibits, and fun activities, culminating with the annual Earth Day Fair and Conservation Career Day on Friday, April 20.

School children gathered around a display of simulated turtles, listening to expert.
School children at a previous Earth Day event, learning about turtle conservation.
Flyer for Earth Week with a graphic of waves and a green moon with the words: UHHSA, HCC, & THE UH FOUNDATION BRING YOU EARTH WEEK THE TIDES ARE CHANGING RIDE THE WAVE FILMS MON, TUES, & FRI APR 16, 17, & 19 SUSAINABILITY FAIR SUN, APR 15 EDUCATION TABLE WED, APR 18 EARTH DAY FRI, APR 20 visit soshilo.weebly.com/sustainabilityfair for details
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Earth Week is happening at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, April 15-20, 2018, with farm-to-table food, documentary films, educational exhibits, and fun activities. The week culminates with the annual Earth Day Fair and Conservation Career Day on Friday, April 20.

Earth Week is sponsored by UH Hilo, Hawai‘i Community College, the UH Foundation, and the UH Hilo Student  Association. Events are free and open to the UH community and general public. For disability accommodations, email uhhsa1[at]hawaii.edu.

Flyer for the first annual Sust‘ĀINAbility Fair with a graphic of a taro plant with the words: $1,000 SUSTAINABILITY GRANT WINNER ANNOUNCED FARM TO TABLE FREE FOOD SPEAKERS COMMUNITY EDUCATORS RAFFLE PRIZES & GAMES SUN, APR. 15 CAMPUS CENTER PLAZA 10AM-4PM Sust‘ĀINAbility Fair
Flyer for the first annual Sust‘ĀINAbility Fair, click to enlarge.
Sunday

The week kicks off Sunday, April 15, with the first annual Sust‘ĀINAbility Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Campus Center Plaza. There will be free farm-to-table food from Sweet Cane Café and WikiFresh, as well as Gourmet Poke Cake’s and sashimi platers from Hilo Poke Market.

Community groups and campus organizations will be there with information, including GoFarm Hawai‘i, The Food Basket-Hawai‘i Island’s Food Bank, UH Hilo Students of Sustainability (SOS), Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and Nadina’s Creams. There will be a raffle with prizes such as Bokashi Composting Kit and Hydroflasks.

Monday

April 16 is Wear Green Day! Celebrate Earth Week by wearing green or your favorite earth/sustainability related shirt.

Tuesday

April 17 is a film screening of Water and Power from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Campus Center, room 306. (Trailer may take a few seconds to load.)

Wednesday

April 18 there will be tables in the Campus Center Plaza with experts in trash accumulation in the oceans and how to help, how to get involved in political action, and the effects of pesticides on the earth, oceans and humanity.

Thursday

April 19 is a film screening of Mission Blue from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Campus Center, room 301

Friday

Earth Day Fair and Conservation Career Day will take place April 20, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Campus Center Plaza and Library Lanai. The events are free and open to the UH community and general public.

The 30th annual Earth Day Fair is sponsored by UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College with participation of many federal, state, and local county agencies, nonprofit groups, and private organizations. This year’s Earth Day celebration will have educational videos, informational exhibits and science demonstrations, expert guest speakers, a food sustainability panel, environmental science skill-building workshops, dance troupes, hula, storytellers, face-painting, campus garden tours, an environmental career fair, unmanned aerial vehicle flight simulators, and many other engaging activities. Free plants, fruits, and other giveaways will be available throughout the day.

The 6th annual Conservation Career Day is held in collaboration with Earth Fair. The event draws local scientists and agencies in the field of natural resource management, with the overall goal to inspire local students to become environmental stewards and to pursue careers in natural resource management. This event is designed to provide information to middle and high school students, with a specific focus on local employment opportunities.