Out of the lab and into the streets

LOS ANGELES – Two biodiesel electric hummers led thousands of energized scientists and their supporters at the March for Science LA on Saturday in response to President Donald Trump’s environmental policies and proposed environmental budget cuts. LA, along with 600 other cities were part of a global effort to display resistance against the Trump administration’s denial of climate change and their decisions to cut science protecting agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Science Advisory Board. The March for Science LA was a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, a non profit organization. It landed on the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, which is an annual celebration that focuses on environmental and climate education. Over 120 different science and academic associations, public interest organizations, different coalitions, councils and societies, as well as some worker groups and unions supported and endorsed the march. Cal State Long Beach students, clubs and organizations teamed up to take the CSULB student body to the march. CSULB Environmental Science and Policy Club and CSULB East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice Club organized a recycled sign-making session as well as assigned carpooling and marching groups for students. Many scientists had their doubts on coming out

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CSULB hosts Earth Week

Greenery is in short supply for this year’s Earth Day in on campus. In honor of Earth Day, the Associated Students Inc. is hosting Water You Doing Wednesday on campus to focus on the water issues of the California drought. At the event, Facilities Management will be showcasing some potential drought resistant plants that could be planted around campus. “We are currently converting 90,000 square feet of lawn to sustainable landscapes and we will be having sample plants to preview,” Energy and Sustainability Manager at CSULB Paul Wingco said. Wingco said that the campus has made efforts to focus on water issues by adding more hydration stations. He said that there are almost 70 as of this semester, whereas there were only about seven in 2009. Water You Doing Wednesday is one of four Earth Week events on campus, celebrating sustainability in commemoration of Earth Day. “All of them are geared toward helping us here at CSULB meet our goal of a zero carbon footprint but also what people could do at home and in their communities so it reaches all areas of life,” Susan Ransom, the supervisor for support services and member of the Green Team, said. Ransom said

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