Earth Day 2019

Join us on Monday, April 22, 2019 for the thayne center's earth day festival!

Earth Day Fair 10 am to 2:30 pm
Tabling to sustain our bridge to community partners. Learn about what organizations are doing in the community to create positive environmental changes.

Free Food: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Vouchers for one free meal from our Bruin Bites Food Court or Book Store available for Earth Day participants. 
Chilango's Fresh Mexican Grill open from 10 am to 2 pm
     Chilango's Bowl or Small Burrito: choice of protein, mexican rice, beans, lettuce, and pico de gallo

Smoke-A-Billy open from 10 am to 2 pm
     BBQ meal: a slider, side, and bottle of water
     Slice of pizza, side salad, and bottle of water
     Vegetarian option: Southwestern veggie rice bowl and a bottle of water

Bruins Brew Coffee Shop open from 10 am to 2 pm
     Small coffee, SLCC branded swag containing a sub notebook, portfolio, and lanyard with a small carbineer and mechanical pencil.

Uzzy's Grill open from 10 am to 3 pm
     Hefty Burger or Cheeseburger and small fries
     The Veggie and small fries

The Quick Stop (for the coffee option) open from 2 pm to 4:30 pm
     Small coffee, SLCC branded swag containing a sub notebook, portfolio, and lanyard with a small carbineer and mechanical pencil.

Ekamai open from 10 am to 4:30 pm
     Rice and one item. (Vegetarian options are made to order and will have a brief wait)

Garden Service Project: 10 am to 2:30 pm
Community gardening: planting native flowers and spring cleaning. Our community garden plots are available for Bruins to rent and grow their own produce for the season and to supply our Bruin Food Pantries.

Clever Octopus Workshop 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Making reusable: bring or donate used t-shirts and learn how to make fun reusable grocery bags.

UpCycle Art Contest Awards 12:30 pm to 1 pm
This year’s theme: Protect Our Species. Take a look at the art, entirely made from recycled materials, and find out who won.

Teach-In 1 pm to 3:30 pm
Inspiring Dialogue: educate and empower environmental action.

Activism Workshop 2:30 pm to 3 pm
Lead and Engage: How to make environmental action and let your voices be heard.

Earth Day Clean Up Project 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Protecting our campus environment from harmful plastic pollution. Serve your fellow Bruins and help us beautify our campus by picking up trash, and learning from the experts how to recycle.

All Earth Day events will meet or be conducted in the Student Events Center in the Student Center.

SEC Earth Day Map

We have arranged free parking for all community members wanting to participate in the Earth Day Festival. Parking will be free in Lots K and L, located on the north side of the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

If you would like to park closer, you are able to park in the Visitor Lot but will be required to pay for parking at the meter for the hours you will be on campus.

Earth Day Parking Map

For any questions regarding the event, please call the Thayne Center at 801-957-4555 or email

What is the UpCycle Art Contest?
This is the second annual UpCycle Art Contest! This art contest is a way for community and campus members to get in touch with their creative side while also using sustainable and/or recycled materials. We know that all things are connected, so why can’t art and sustainability be connected, too?
The winners of the UpCycle Art Contest are awarded cash prizes in the amounts of $500, $250, or $100 depending on placement.

How do I get free food from participating in the event?
We have partnered with the vendors in the Bruin Bites Food Court and the Campus BookStore to offer free food to those that participate in the event. In order to get enjoy a meal from our awesome restaurants, participants must complete a ticket showing participation in two events including speaking with organizations doing environmentally focused work in our communities or reflecting on an UpCycle Art project and participating in a workshop or in our service project.

Can I count the service projects toward my service learning hours?
Most likely yes! Depending on the guidelines set by your professors, you may be able to count these hours towards your service learning service hours. Please ask with your professors to in this is an option.
If you are able to, please have service hours approved by Max Corwin, Community Garden VISTA.

Can I bring my friends/family/loved ones that aren’t apart of the SLCC Community?
Of course, we encourage it! This event is free and open to all community members to participate in.

Do I have to stay the whole time?
Nope, you are free to come and leave as you please. If you are planning on attending the Teach In or the Activism Workshop, please let the presenters know beforehand if you have to sneak out early to get back to class or back to a meeting. We know our students, faculty, staff, and community members are busy but definitely encourage you all to soak up as much knowledge in the time they have available.