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Office of Sustainability

» Earth Month Events

This Earth Day, Chapman is renewing its commitment to a more sustainable future. Take part yourself by joining us for a month-long series of events hosted virtually by departments across campus. Let’s come together as a Chapman Family to raise our voices and take action that supports environmental protection and the well-being of future generations.

Three B Sustainability Summit

A Virtual Conference on Sustainability and Social Responsibility
April 1, 2021 10 am to 1 pm PDT
This is a conversation intended to demystify sustainability - what it is, who's leading in this space, and how you can know more or get involved. Brought to you by UPS, SolarApp, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Tesla Energy, Produced by The Lukes Network. Meant for the business community, government agencies, students, sustainability professionals in Orange County and beyond

Public Policy Conference on Climate Change

Fighting Climate Change: The Sixth Annual Public Policy Conference
April 7, 2021 8:30 am to 4 pm
As the 51st  anniversary of Earth Day approaches, we gather to examine the details of climate change policy and raise broad questions. How can California and its communities make more progress in the fight, achieving not just reductions in greenhouse gases but profound improvements in how we live? What sort of governance reforms do we need locally, regionally, or statewide for this fight? Is the fight against climate distracting us from other problems—like poverty, housing and education—or can the fight help address other problems? What could be the unintended consequences and challenges of fighting climate change for our governments?
The conference is open to the public, but reservation is required!

Home Garden Discussion, Game, & Starter Kit

Home Garden Discussion, Game, & Starter Kit
Friday, April 16, 11am
Join the Office of Sustainability for a fun presentation and discussion on how to grow your own seasonal garden. Those who RSVP will be invited to pick up a starter seed kit from campus to begin growing their own plant after our demonstration!

Vegan Cooking Demo with Veg Club

Virtual Cooking Class

Wednesday, April 21, 4-6 PM

Tune in for a cooking class brought to you by the collaboration of Chapman’s Veg Club and the Office of Sustainability! Featuring affordable and accessible items while highlighting the impacts of a plant-based diet, this will be a fun and educational Zoom session where we get to cook and share food together virtually! We'll be teaching you how to make vegan chickpea "tuna" and peanut butter dates. Participants that register by April 12 will have the option to get free ingredients for a cooking demo that will include a can of chickpeas, a box of organic dates, and one red onion. (Limited to those who can pick up in Orange and while supplies last)


Renewing Hope: An Earth-Day Ritual Connecting to Planet and Spirit

Virtual Meditation Session

Thursday, Apr. 22, 4-4:30pm

We invite you to celebrate the arrival of spring and honor Earth Day with Dr. Jay Kumar (Director of Wellbeing) and the Office of Sustainability for a special program of meditation and ritual as we deepen our sacred connection to both the planet and the spirit of humanity.

Prayer Gathering Honoring Our Home — Planet Earth

Prayer Gathering

Friday, April 23, 10:30-10:45am

You are invited to a 10 minute weekly prayer gathering to experience support in this time of Covid-19. Join Rev. Nancy Brink, Attallah Endowed Director of Church Relations at Chapman University and members of the Chapman community as we lift our hearts together. Each week will have a new link. Open to Chapman community and outside community

Climate Champions

Join Chapman University's Office of Sustainability and Civic Engagement Initaitives, in partnership with Climate Reality OC and Citizens' Climate Lobby, for a conversation with leaders championing efforts on climate change, clean energy, and civil rights.  Information about our panelists is below.  Please register for the event at your earliest convenience.

Click here to read more about the event.

Plastic China Movie Screening/ Pannel

Wilkinson Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation in Environmental Justice

Screening: April 19-24 & 24-29 2021, Discussion April 29, 2021 10:30-11:15 am

Plastic China explores global consumption and culture through the eyes and hands of those who handle its refuse. This documentary captures the lives of two families living in a small town dedicated to processing plastic waste at a recycling facility, whose hopes and dreams are for a better life. At what price do these families pay physically and psychologically to aspire towards wealth while completely overlooking their quality of life? What burdens do other countries place on developing nations when they export the detritus of their consumer lifestyles?

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Paws for the Planet

Join the Office of Volunteer Engagement for their “Paws for the Planet” event which asks Chapman Family members to pledge volunteer hours toward environmentally friendly actions during Earth Month. Help us reach our 500-hour goal and put your paws up for the planet, Panthers!

Environmental Wellness and Sustainability Celebration

Paws Up For Environmental Wellness and Sustainability Event 
April 29th, 3:00pm – 3:45pm 
Join the Office of HR and the Office of Sustainability for an Earth Month Celebration! Throughout the month of April staff and administrators are encouraged to submit a post to the Kudoboard for an opportunity to win an earth-friendly prize. For each of the qualifying Earth Day events staff and administrators participate in, they will receive additional entries into a prize drawing on April 29th during the Earth Month Celebration. More participation gives more opportunities to win! Please visit the HR website to learn more about how to submit the Kudoboard entry, rules of participation, and prize informationYou must be present to win a prize.