Earth Week 2024


Monday, April 22nd - Earth Week Celebration Kick Off!

Earth Week Tabling, Presentations, and Performances

11am - 2pm

Malcolm X Plaza and Stage

Happy Earth Day! Join Climate HQ, the Environmental Resource Center (ERC) and our many environmental and climate justice campus partners as we launch our 2nd Annual Earth Week Celebrations. There will be live musical performances, student org tabling, presentations, a clothing swap, games, and more!

Guided Planetarium Shows: Earth, Climate Change & The Cosmos

11am & 12pm

(two 45-minute shows; seating is limited; doors close promptly at start times)

Thornton Hall, 4th Floor, Room 422

Did you know SF State has its own Planetarium? Join us for a tour of the night sky and learn how human activity has influenced our ability to observe the stars. We'll also talk about Earth's uniqueness in the cosmos and the importance of protecting our home planet.

Earth Week Launch Party in The Depot

5pm - 8pm

The Depot, Cesar Chavez Student Center, Lower Level

Join Climate HQ, the Environmental Resource Center (ERC), and our campus partners as we celebrate our 2nd Annual Earth Week Launch Party in The Depot! Grab a drink, eat some food, listen to music, and connect with other SFSU students, faculty, staff and campus programs working in the intersections of environmental and climate justice.



Tuesday, April 23rd - Bright Futures Day

Climate Justice Jobs Mixer

11am - 3pm

Jack Adams Hall, Top floor of Cesar Chavez Student Center

Get ready for our first-ever Climate Justice Jobs Mixer! Network and connect with environmental and climate justice organizations, non-profits, and public sector agencies who are actively hiring. Learn about the diversity of climate-related jobs and find internships available for students and soon-to-be graduates. Refreshments will be provided.

Alumni Panel: Life After Graduation in Environmental & Climate Careers

12pm - 1:30pm

Jack Adams Hall, Top floor of Cesar Chavez Student Center

Learn from recent SFSU grads who have found careers working in the intersections of environment and climate advocacy. Get inspired and see firsthand that working on issues you are passionate about can also be part of your profession!  

Changing the Landscape from the Ground Up: The Practice of Environmental Justice

4:15pm - 5:45pm

Library 121

ECON 550/850 and Bard College's Worldwide Teach in on Climate and Justice present, "Changing the Landscape from the Ground Up: The Practice of Environmental Justice" featuring Keta Price (aka The Hood Planner) and Climate HQ's Gopal R.N. Dayaneni (Department of Race and Resistance Studies)

Wednesday, April 24th - Community and Justice Day

ERC's Student Flea Market

11am - 2pm

Jack Adams Hall, Top floor of the Cesar Chavez Center

Join ERC in Jack Adams Hall for their annual Flea Market featuring all student vendors. This event is hosted to support our local students and uplift small businesses that promote and encourage sustainable practices.

Panel: Asserting Indigenous Sovereignty: Defending Indigenous Land Rights

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Buiding

Join us for a dynamic panel of Indigenous land stewards and land defenders working to protect, preserve and restore their ancestral and native homelands, foodways and lifeways. While working to defend and protect their lands and peoples from abuse, they also stand in solidarity with Indigenous Rights and Land Defenders everywhere. This panel features Gregg Castro from the Ramaytush Cultural Association; Miskitu land defender Jose Coleman; Tongan poet, organizer and farmer, Loa Nuimeitolu; and Professor of Indigenous Sustainability, Melissa K. Nelson. 



Thursday, April 25th - Arts and Activism Day

Honoring the Relationships Between Activism and The Art

11am - 2pm

Malcolm X Plaza and Stage

Join Climate HQ in Malcolm X Plaza on Thursday, April 25th, 2024 for an afternoon celebrating the interconnections between art and activism. SF-based organization The Poster Syndicate will be onsite screen-printing original artwork designed just for this event, and free screen-printed posters will be available for students to take home! Other activities include live music, performances, and a specially curated art exhibit designed by DES 628: Gallery Exhibition (JD Beltran, School of Design) featuring sustainable materials designs, a sustainable fashion display, comic books/panels about climate change by CMX 675: Nonfiction Comics (Nick Sousanis, Liberal Studies & Comic Studies Certificate/Minor), and more!

Climate HQ's Second Annual Earth Week Film Fest

4pm - 7pm

Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building

This year’s FilmFest will feature the award-winning documentary “Water Warriors” by filmmaker and activist Micheal Premo, which tells the story of indigenous and non-indigenous community members in New Brunswick who join together to resist against the oil and gas industry that threatens their water and ways of life. NorCal Public Media, this year’s official Climate HQ Earth Week FilmFest media sponsor, will share a sneak preview of their forthcoming PBS series, “Climate California.” The event will also include a panel discussion and audience Q&A with our student filmmakers, Michael Premo, “Climate California” series producer, Charles Loi, NorCal’s CEO and Executive Producer, Darren LaShelle, and will be moderated by Bay Area filmmaker and founder of the online documentary platform Docuvist, Chloë Fitzmaurice.

Get involved in Earth Week

Climate HQ is looking for musicians to perform during this year’s Earth Week. All performers of any genre are welcomed and encouraged to click on the button below and fill out the form! musically inclined, please help us garnish Earth Week with intriguing melodies!

Climate HQ is looking for the writers, poets, and artists of SFSU to showcase their work during this year’s Earth Week. If you would like to submit any environmental artwork and/or literature to be showcased during Earth Week, please fill out the form below!

The ERC Flea Market is an event held by the Environmental Resource Center to support small businesses by current students! The event will be held on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024. This event will be located inside the Cesar Chavez Building (Jack Adams Hall) 

Examples of items students have sold in the past are jewelry, candles, ceramics, and crochet items.

Climate HQ is calling all SFSU students to submit their environmental and climate justice themed video and film projects to the 2nd Annual Earth Week FilmFest, which will be held on April 25th from 3:30-7pm. Selected work will be screened along with the documentary "Water Warriors" by filmmaker and activist, Michael Premo, and a sneak peak of the upcoming NorCal Public Media series, "Climate California."