Santa Ana College will host an Earth Day events on Wednesday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public as well as students, faculty, and staff.
"Sustain-A-Palooza" Earth Day Fair
Parking is available in student lots for $2. SAC’s Environmental Club President Kyle Ryan said, “I hope people are able to connect with a local organization that is meaningful to them and that they can find time to volunteer with these groups.”
Wednesday, April 20, 2016: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Earth Day Fair: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Keynote Address: Ben Kollmeyer in D-101: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
RSCCD Sustainability Plan Update with Carri Matsumoto in D-101: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Speaker Terry Welsh in R-128: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Santa Ana College, 1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Ben Kollmeyer, chief science officer with Forensics Analytical Consulting Services, investigates a variety of physical, chemical, and biological hazards that happen in the workplace.
RSCCD Assistant Vice Chancellor of Facility Planning & District Construction & Support Services
Carri Matsumoto will lead a discussion about the RSCCD Sustainability Plan. The design team for the current construction projects will update the campus on how these projects support the Sustainability Plan.
Terry Welsh, President of Banning Ranch Conservancy, will speak about the history of the conservancy. The Banning Ranch Conservancy is a nonprofit conservancy dedicated to preserving, gaining, conserving, and maintaining the ranch as a permanent park and nature preserve that is open to the public in Newport Beach.
Jessica Gallardo, a member of the Sustain-A-Palooza planning committee, said, “People should attend this festival so they can gain knowledge in an interactive and fun way.”
These Earth Day events are offered to raise environmental awareness and showcase sustainable solutions to our campus communities and for the community-at-large.
About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit www.sac.edu to learn more. For information about Santa Ana College’s Centennial, please visit
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