Highlights of events and activities across campuses during USC’s Earth Week Celebration, April 18-22, 2022. The USC community came together for sharing, workshops, demonstrations, neighborhood clean ups, conferences, gardening, open markets, and creative art exhibits.
Earth Week Virtual Celebration
President Folt’s Opening Message for Earth Week
Sustainability Q&A with USC President Carol Folt
- Energy experts discuss sustainable action at Climate Forward ConferenceUSC’s Climate Forward 2022 Conference gathered energy and climate change experts for a dialogue on sustainable solutions and actions.
- South L.A.’s ‘Gangsta Gardener’ speaks at USCEnvironmental activist Ron Finley gave a presentation as part of USC’s Earth Week Celebration. Ron Finley, a self-proclaimed “rebel with a green thumb,” empowered students to be “gangsta gardeners” Wednesday as he headlined USC’s Earth Week Celebration in Bovard…
- Test Plot plants (native) seeds for restorationThe ecological restoration project involving faculty and students across the landscape architecture field is an experiment in community-based land stewardship.
- Author discusses government land useUC Hastings College of the Law Emeritus Professor John Leshy hones in on the history of American public lands in his book, “Our Common Ground.”
- Community explores ways to manage climate anxietyAs the University addresses climate change, psychologists provide help with a sense of despair from the global climate crisis.
- Earth Week paints Bovard greenEarth Week featured Ron Finley, also known as the “Gangsta Gardener,” and the Arts & Climate Collective, a collection of student activists and artists involved in the movement for climate and environmental justice.
- Trojan Marketplace debuts at USC VillageFrom coffee and pastries to eyebrow services and jewelry, student-run Trojan Marketplace has it all. It’s not your typical Wednesday at USC — bustling crowds, white canopies crashing with the Wednesday wind, the shining Southern…
- USC’s unofficial school color? GreenUSC President Carol L. Folt kicks off Earth Week with a video message and announcement of plans to eliminate plastic beverage bottles on campus.