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Climate activists celebrate Earth Day digitally

For the first day of Remote Earth Week 2020, Sacramento residents participated by decorating their houses, driveways and sidewalks with messages of hope for the

Oden Taylor, News Editor

April 23, 2020

In the late ‘60s, as a result of industrialization, the harmful effects of human interference with nature became increasingly clear, with skies full of pollution and natural waterways so full of garbage and oil that they caught fire.     This gave rise to many environmental activists who saw the despe...

Take This Class: Environmental Restoration (NATR 322)

Professor Christy Bowles teaches a hands-on Environmental Resoration class at American Riveer College, which is currently doing restoration around the Arcade Creek bridge. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Alexis Warren

November 14, 2018

Earth day, held annually on April 22, is an event for everyone as a whole to contribute wellness to the environment by participating in various selfless acts to better the planet. Common activities linked to Earth Day include recycling, picking up trash or reducing the use of electricity, and al...

ARC Must Recycle

Don Reed presents ARC garbage to his audience during college hour. (Photo by T.J. Martinez)

T.J. Martinez

April 27, 2017

On Thursday April 20 in room 160 at Raef Hall, Don Reed addressed the current recycling fallacies present at American River College. “It’s not because I’m a tree hugger, which I am, it’s the law,” Reed said. Showing the measures ARC has gone to, Reed pulled up Google Maps and showcas...

ARC hosts two-day event celebrating Earth Day

Shawarma Thrower poses as mother earth for students to draw during the Earth Day celebration on April 19. (photo by Sharriyona Platt)

Sharriyona Platt

April 22, 2016

American River College celebrated Earth Day with a two day celebration on April 19 to 20 with visits from environmental groups and organizations, artwork displays by students, vendors and a live band. The event was put on by the Center for Leadership and Development, with student personnel assistan...

A member of a Nobel Peace Prize winning panel came to ARC to discuss climate change

Steve Running, who earned his doctorate in forest ecophysiology, answers questions from students and faculty following a lecture on the effects on climate change and new developments in energy in Raef Hall at American River College on April 21, 2016. Running was part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Jordan Schauberger

April 22, 2016

“If we wreck the Earth we can’t simply off load to Mars. It will not work. So, we have to save this planet,” said Steve Running, who was a board member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) when it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore in 2007....

Earth day celebrated at ARC

American River College celebrates Earth Day with, among many other things, a paper mache tree located in the Learning Resource Center, for students to write down what they are doing to be friendly  to the earth and taping them to the said tree. Outside the LRC were many activities for students  with food, music and various booths encouraging conscious efforts to help out the environment.

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

April 22, 2015

A previous version of this story falsely stated that Earth day began in 1990. This story was also updated to correct the spelling of Omba Kipuke's name.  Earth day was first started in April 22, 1970 and was celebrated today at American River College. Several different booths were lined up in th...

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