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beachEarth Month Eco Challenge Drawdown

April 1-30 - Join the Stan State team today!

Earth Month Eco challenge is a 30-day solutions-oriented challenge focused on reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Presented by, the challenge explores solutions mapped, measured, and modeled by Project Drawdown in the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse climate change.

The Challenge runs from Thursday, April 01 to Friday, April 30 and is a fun and easy way to take action and make a difference! We will be competing against the other CSU campuses to win Clean River e-waste and pizza recycling bins (est. $2,000 value).

The top 20 CSU participants will receive a sustainable product ($25 value) and the top 30 Stan State participants will receive a Stan State sustainability t-shirt!

Join here to see how 30 days of action add up to a lifetime of positive change for you, our community, and the planet.

Kiss the Ground Screening & Panel

Woody Harrelson

April 12, 6 p.m. - Register on Eventbrite today!

Hosted by Stan State's Council for Sustainable Futures, Eco Warriors & Ag Ambassadors and Fresno State's Ag Ambassadors

Kiss the Ground is a full-length documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson that sheds light on an “new, old approach” to farming called “regenerative agriculture” that has the potential to balance our climate replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.

A panel discussion will follow the educational version of the film screening with Brian Kline, Doniga Markegard from Markegard Family Grass-Fed Beef, whose regenerative beef, lamb, chicken and pork ranches are featured in the film, and Cannon Michael from Bowles Farming Company, which focuses on sustainable production of annual crops including tomatoes, melons, cotton, and alfafa.

This event is sponsored by grant funds and is free of charge only to members of the Stanislaus State and Fresno State campus communities. Tickets are available via EventBrite.

Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways

April 19, 5 to 6:30 p.m. - Zoom

Free Online Watch Party. This is an intimate portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

author at book signingThe Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California

April 20 | 6 p.m. - Register now at Eventbrite.

Mark Arax's writings on California have been compared to the great social portraits by Steinbeck, Didion, and Saroyan. His newest book, The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California, is being hailed by critics as one of the most important books ever written about the West.

Stan State Solar Energy Production

Tuesday, April 20 | 4 p.m. - Zoom

Geng Liu, Energy Manager, Stan State Capital Planning & Facilities Management discusses Stan State's solar projects.


Good To the Last Drop

Wednesday, April 21 | 4 p.m. - Zoom.

Warrior Lake on campus


Louie Oliveira, Chief Engineer, Stan State Capital Planning & Facilities Management, presents "Good to the Last Drop," Stan State's leadership in water conservation, both in times of ample water and in drought.


Taking Action For People and the Planet

April 22 | 12 - 1:30 p.m. - Register at Eventbrite

Join students, faculty, and staff from across the CSU for an inspiring conversation with young leaders of the intersectional environmental and climate justice movement followed by empowering action-oriented break-out sessions.



Dr. Christian Parenti

April 22, 5 p.m. - Zoom

Author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. Co-sponsored by Climate Action Now and the Eco Warriors. Organizer Ken Boettcher.

Merchants of Doubt

April 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Zoom

Free Online Watch Party. How the fossil fuel industry funded decades of climate crisis denialism.

Nurturing Relationships to Land

April 26, 5 to 7 p.m. - Learn more & register

Guest Speakers: Michelle Chapman, Tecpaxochitl Gonzalez, and Jocyl Sacramento. Co-sponsored by Eco-Warriors, Indigenous Students in Activism and Peer Health Educators. Organizer: Cueponca Moreno-Sandoval.