During the ongoing extreme drought in the Western United States, Pasadena City College has taken little concrete action to mitigate the impact their lawns have on the current drought, insisting the school’s character is more important than adapting to a changing environment. “When it comes specifically to the green spaces on campus, that’s a major part of what makes PCC who we are,” School Spokesperson Alex Boekelheide said. Despite the one day a week watering restrictions and a growing movement for sustainable watering and the …
While the relentless pandemic and unhealthy smoke from local wildfires have kept the campus closed to students, the 35 members of the Green Lancer Club have adapted to these changes and are convening in order to promote thoughtful conversations among peers about the dire situation of a natural world seemingly in collapse.
PCC’s Associated Students (AS) hosted their first eco fair, Hippy Hop, at the mirror pools this past Thursday, consisting of educational workshops and informative booths by a vegan outreach group, an international humanitarian organization and members of the AS sustainability committee. The purpose behind the event was to educate people about the severity in which the planet is being destroyed. Event coordinator Samantha Salomon explained this further in her presentation about plastic and pollution. Salomon discussed the rapidly growing “trash islands” which are phenomenons in …
Office of Student Life intern Samantha Salomon and Associated Students’ sustainability committee are preparing for an upcoming Informational Eco Fair on Thursday.
The Associated Students’ sustainability committee hosted a food drive Thursday afternoon in the quad to collect supplies for the Lancer Pantry, a food bank on campus. The committee is a subsection of the Associated Students (AS) and their most recent focus has been addressing food insecurity amongst the student community. “In a typical meeting, we plan events, figure out the logistics and brainstorm,” said Ilianna Talamentes, a member of the committee. AS vice president for sustainability Tara Agahi explained how food insecurity is more common …
To students coming into the CC building, a few things will capture their eyes: the smell of food coming from the Piazza, voices of students talking in the lounge, the fish swimming in the tank between the restrooms on the first floor, and students in line waiting to heat up their food in the only three functioning microwaves on campus.
The Courier’s Christian Rivas talks to candidates in the two slates running for Associated Students’ elections: Lancers for Liberty and United Students for Equity. Check out both before you cast your vote! For more info on the student elections, check out our breakdown. Voting starts May 24.
As climate change continues to affect the world with rising temperatures, increasing sea levels, and unusual heat waves, PCC looks to reduce their carbon footprint and increase methods of sustainability, but their print remains.
When the Center for the Arts officially opened in January, President Rocha stated that it would “transform the landscape of the PCC campus and ultimately transform the lives of our students.”
Students and faculty were greeted with a strange sight in the Quad on Wednesday. A living room sprouted up, complete with a hay-lined floor and furniture made of dumpster harvested cardboard.