Earth Day Symposium April 22

North Seattle College is hosting its first Earth Day Symposium: Solutions for a Sustainable Future on Wednesday, April 22  from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. This symposium will promote campus and community sustainability with the goal of establishing collaborations between the region's higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, and the City of Seattle to advance sustainability education in the Puget Sound Bio Region.

Schedule of Events

The day will begin with information tables from non-profit organizations in The Grove from 11 a.m. - 2.p.m., where students can find out about volunteer opportunities and summer internships.

At 1 p.m. on the upper plaza of the Arts and Science building, there'll be a dedication ceremony for the new Solar Tracker, which was recently installed on top of the Education Building. You can read all about the solar project here.

Speakers and presentations will begin at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria of the College Center building, where there will be 15-minute talks on a variety of sustainability and climate topics.

The day’s events will conclude with a panel presentation at 4 p.m. on the upcoming Northgate Urban Design Framework, Link Lightrail Station, the pedestrian overpass bridge and how that can support the creation of new pedestrian/bike lanes around the campus The panel will also discuss the proposal to turn the Bartonwood natural area on the north side of campus into a preserve for teaching the natural sciences.

The upcoming Northgate Urban Development Project is a chance for North Seattle College to begin co-creating a shared vision for a sustainable community that values its natural assets while supporting smart growth and development. The Earth Day Symposium panel discussion is an opportunity for the campus and community to come together, begin a dialogue about livable communities, and work toward designating the Northgate/Licton/Haller community as an eco-district.

Help Find Solutions

Come learn about the solutions for shaping a more sustainable future. Share your ideas with other professionals, educators, students and changemakers for transforming our community and our city into a sustainable, shared vision of ecological education, economic vitality and social equity.

Find more details about the organizations and people presenting at the symposium here.

  • Information tables – 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.   The Grove - Health Sciences and Student Resources Bldg.
  • Solar Dedication Ceremony – 1 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.   Upper Plaza - Atrs and Sciences Bldg.
  • Speakers & Presentations – 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.   Cafeteria - College  Center Bldg.
  • Panel Presentation: Campus & Community – 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.   Cafeteria - College Center Bldg.

The North Seattle College Earth Day Symposium is sponsored by the North Seattle Environmental Working Group, the Student Sustainability Club and the Sustainability Office, with support from Student Leadership and Multicultural Programs. For more information about the projects we're facilitating on campus and in the community, come to one our meetings every second and fourth Thursday in Arts and Sciences Bldg, room 1623 at 3 p.m. or email

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015 at 10:43:22

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