Earth Day Celebration

Rio Salado College Earth Day 2013

Please join Rio Salado College for
an Earth Day Celebration!

April 23, 2013
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Rio Salado College Tempe
Hohokam building parking lot
2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, Arizona

The following activities will be available to discover ways to recycle, save energy and more:

Electric Vehicle Showcase
Are you curious about electric vehicles? Would you like to learn about how they work and their benefits? Electric vehicles from Chevrolet, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Ford, Nissan, Tesla, and Fisker will be on display for you to experience hands-on. Vehicle experts will be available to answer any questions that you may have.  

Document Shredding – Bring your documents from home
Do you have documents at home that you need to shred? Are these sensitive documents that you cannot just recycle? If so, please bring in your sensitive documents for free shredding and recycling by Recycle 1.

E-waste Collection and Recycling
Do you have outdated, broken, or unwanted electronics piling up in your home and would like to dispose of these devices in an environmentally friendly way? If so, please bring* these devices to Rio for collection and recycling by Recycle 1.
*A $10 fee will be assessed for any device with a screen. This fee can be paid at the time of E-waste drop off.

Recycle 1 Informational Presentation
Recycle 1 staff will be available to answer any questions that you may have about recycling. Information as to best recycling practices will be provided. Please bring in recyclable materials from home to be collected and recycled by Recycle 1.  

Is it Recyclable? Game
Participants will have a chance to win prizes for correctly guessing which materials are recyclable at Rio Salado.

Switch Documentary Screening  - Café Dining Room
“What will it really take, to transition from oil and coal, to the energies of tomorrow? Switch goes where no film has gone before, deep into the world’s most restricted energy sites, to depoliticize competing power sources, make the technical accessible, and discover the truth of our energy future. Test audiences have raved, calling it, ‘the most important energy film since An Inconvenient Truth.’” - Arcos Films

Café @ Rio Specials
Compostable boxed lunches will be featured which will include to be confirmed. You can also purchase fresh produce from a local farmer in the café lobby.

Garden @ Rio Tours
Tour the Garden @ Rio to learn about sustainable gardening techniques, composting, and learn how to start your own garden. Josh Sundberg will be available to answer any questions that you may have.

Other RSC Events

Sustainability Workshop (Online), April 29, 2013 – May 13, 2013
If you would like to learn more about sustainability and the initiatives in place at Rio consider enrolling in the Sustainability Workshop.

If you are interested in participating in this please contact shannon.corona@riosalado.edu with your name and MEID and she will enroll you and give you further instructions.

Student Screening of Switch on RioLearn, April 22 – 26, 2013
“What will it really take, to transition from oil and coal, to the energies of tomorrow? Switch goes where no film has gone before, deep into the world’s most restricted energy sites, to depoliticize competing power sources, make the technical accessible, and discover the truth of our energy future.

Test audiences have raved, calling it, ‘the most important energy film since An Inconvenient Truth.”
by Arcos Films

Contact shannon.corona@riosalado.edu for more information.

Other Community Events

Wrigley Lecture Series: Sir Crispin Tickell
The Human Future
April 11, 2013, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Tempe Center for the Arts
Reception to follow
Learn more and RSVP

Sustainability Community Forum
April 11, 2013, 6:00pm., Tempe History Museum

Feast on the Street
Transforming 1st Street in Phoenix into a pedestrian promenade in celebration of food and art in the desert.  
April 13, 2013, 2:00pm-9:00pm
Learn more

Sustainability Community Forum
April 13, 2013, 9:00am., Escalante Multi-Generational Center

Free Film Screening: A Place at the Table
April 18, 2013, 6:30pm. doors open, Valley Art Theater 
Learn more and RSVP

Going Native: Savoring the Southwest Concert and Workshop
April 19-April 20, 2013, Christian Church
Learn more

Wrigley Lecture Series: Naomi Oreskes
Who is Responsible for Climate Change?
April 22, 2013, 4:00pm-5:30pm., Old Main, Carson Ballroom
Reception to follow
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Free Film Screening: Bidder 70
April 22, 2013, 6:00pm, Cottonwood Hall, Room 101
Learn more and RSVP

Sustainability Series: Richard Morrison
Ethics and Sustainable Practices
April 29, 2013, 12:00pm-1:30pm., Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Lunch will be provided
Learn more and RSVP