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* Earth Day 2011 at SCC

Global Public Health Challenges
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 7-8:30 pm, Room 9208 PUB
Maxine Hayes
, MD, MPH, State Health Officer, Washington State Department of Health.  
What is the relationship between global changes and local public health concerns and services?  How has the increased movement of people and goods across borders affected pandemic influenza outbreaks and public responses?  Part of the Global Affairs Center’s Global Commons Series

Global Food Security
Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 7-8:30 pm, Room 9208 PUB
“Challenges of Food Security in a Global World”
Ellen McCullough, Associate Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Is food security a global common like air, water and other natural resource issues?   Will there be changes in the way food is produced and marketed due to demographic and diet changes?  Part of the Global Affairs Center’s Global Commons Series

Elizabeth White from EarthCorps
Thursday, April 14th 11:30am, PUB 9208
EarthCorps builds global community through local environmental service. They have both a full-time Corps program for 18-25 year olds and regular volunteer opportunities to conserve the Puget Sound/Cascade Range environment. Learn more at:

Earth Day Every Day Event
Saturday, April 16, 2011 Central Market
To coincide with worldwide Earth Day celebrations in April, the City of Shoreline and Shoreline Central Market co-host the popular Earth Day Every Day Event. Being an event that offers something new every year, 1,500+ participants come to learn about a variety of eco-living tips and to receive tools for the home and yard. Knowledgeable volunteers and staff are available during the event to answer questions about composting and other sustainable practices.

Northwest Cooperative Development Center – Co-Ops 101
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 11:30-12:30, Room 9208
The cooperative business model has a long history of promoting community sustainability.  As grassroots organizations, co-ops are based on the values of self-help, democracy, equity, and solidarity.  The recent economic downturn has increased the need for people and communities to reassess their resources.  As a result, co-ops are seeing a resurgence of interest.  However, the business model remains an alternative rather than the norm.  Our goal is to change this dynamic so the co-op business model becomes the preferred model.  Sponsored by Student Carolyn Stockell, and the GDP student club

Film “Poisoned Waters”                      
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Room 9201
This 2009 Frontline documentary examines the rising hazards to human health and fresh water eco-systems. Discussion focuses on the coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay.  Sponsored by WPDSS

CleanScapes Recycling
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 11:00-2:00, PUB Lobby
A representative from CleanScapes, the colleges recycling vendor, will be on campus to provide questions and answers on how and what to recycle.  Representatives from the Sustainability Committee will also be on hand to discuss SCC’s recycling program.  Sponsored by the Sustainability Committee

Film “Who Killed the Electric Car”           
Wednesday, April 20, 2011,  12:30 – 2:00 pm Room 9
This 2006 documentary explores the birth, limited commercialization, and subsequent demise of the battery powered battery electric vehicles in the US in the late 1990s. The film discusses explores the roles of auto manufacturers, the oil industry, the federal government, and consumer attitudes in limiting the development of this technology.  Sponsored by WPDSS

Natural Resources
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 7-8:30 pm, Room 9208 PUB
“Reflections on Global Environmental Issues”
Edward L. Miles, Former Co-Director, Center for Science in the Earth System, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and the Ocean (JISAO), Professor Emeritus of Marine Studies and Public Affairs, University of Washington. Environmental issues seem urgent, dramatic, and disasters imminent.  Scientists while no less concerned about the significance of these issues, take a long view of both their causes and consequences. Part of the Global Affairs Center’s Global Commons Series 

Computer Collection/Refurbishing Event
April 22, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, SCC West Staff Parking Lot
Students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the surrounding communities are invited to donate old computers, free of charge, which will be refurbished and sent to humanitarian organizations overseas.  Jointly sponsored by the WPDSS Student Club, Center for Service-Learning, GAC, and InterConnection (Seattle NGO).

Film “Ghost Bird”                                        
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 12:00 – 2:00 pm Room 9208
This 2010 documentary by independent filmmaker Scott Crocker offers a nuanced deconstruction of the controversy surrounding recent sightings of the iconic Ivory-billed Woodpecker. A film that weaves together the scientific, philosophical and societal issues surrounding mankind’s role in species’ extinction.  Sponsored by WPDSS

Film “Storm Surge”
April 22, 2011, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Room 9208
Stacy Noland, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer of Moontown Foundation
A mini-documentary film which tells uncensored stories from people in the Gulf Coast and how they are recovering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Great Recession, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster, and the lack of effective corporate and government accountability and oversight with the recovery efforts. The crew captured an array of frank and candid stories of fraud, corruption, and Stalinesque censorship and message control that would make the old Soviet Union proud.  Sponsored by Student Carolyn Stockell, and the GDP student club

Boeing Creek Habitat Restoration
April 23, 2011, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Location TBA
Come remove ivy, blackberry, clean up litter, and plant native trees & shrubs. Bring thick gloves, good work boots, long sleeved shirts, long pants. Tools to bring; shovels, long-handled or long-nosed clippers, if you have them.  For RSVP and questions, contact Matt Loper at Shoreline Community College(206-546-4683,

U.S. Response
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 7-8:30 pm, Room 9208 PUB
“Future Role for U.S. in Meeting the Challenges of the Global Commons”
Maurice East, Former Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, and Professor Emeritus of International Affairs and Political Science, George Washington University.  What role will the U.S. play in international affairs marked by greater complexity, uncertainty, and diffusion of power?  How can the U.S. help without leading on every issue?  Part of the Global Affairs Center’s Global Commons Series


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