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Sustainability Events


Earth Week!!

April 17 & 18, 2024 by the Wenatchee WVC campus fountain

Zero Waste Wednesday: 10:30am - Join a tour of our Campus 'food to worms to compost to greenhouse' process. Then at 11am, make your own worm bin to compost food waste at home. At 12pm, come learn how to reduce your waste to improve your ecological footprint! All events start at the fountain. 

Thankful Thursday: 12pm - FREE LUNCH  served by the fountain for the first 100 students and staff. At 12:30, learn how to measure carbon in our trees! 12:45 is the stormwater drain Art Contest using sidewalk chalk! Grab a friend or two at 1pm to take the Sustainability Scavenger Hunt and WIN PRIZES! The fun continues with a wildflower hike at the Jacobson Preserve Trail (park at 1913 Skyline Dr) from 3pm-4:30pm. 

The public is invited to our Earth Week finale on Thursday, from 7-8pm in the Grove Recital Hall to hear from Kurt Caswell, visiting writer from the Honors College at Texas Tech University. Kurt will share the stage with the student winners of WVC's Annual Earth Day Poetry Contest. 

Sustainability events are free. Sponsored by WVC Sustainability Committee, ASWVC, and the QSA.  For more information, please contact WVC Sustainability Coordinator, Joan Qazi,

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Climate Change & Agriculture in Eastern WA

Public presentation by Chad Kruger on climate impacts for our regional agriculture and creative solutions for dealing with it.  This event is the first in the Climate Solutions speaker series. Chad Kruger currently  directs WSU's Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee and Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources. 

March 7, 2024


WVC Clothing Swap

Sustainability Committee parterned with QSA and ASWVC to hold a week long clothing swap which included gender affirming options and a screening of the film 'The True Cost' 

January 2024

Tree Campus Service Learning

WVC had tree campus service learning events in October 2023 where students were encouraged to learn how to measure carbon in our campus trees guided by Natural Resources professor Mike Lesky.

Earth Week 2023

WVC celebrated Earth Week with a week of events celebrating sustainability and the natural world.

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Arbor Day 2023

WVC celebrated Arbor Day with Washington State’s first Native Poet Laureate, Rena Priest, who read poems about trees, joining fellow contributors to the Cascadia Field Guide book.

Dr. Drew Lanham

In honor of Black History Month, noted writer and ornithologist Drew Lanham gave a reading and discussed the intersection between race and the environment with our panel.

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Earth Day 2022

WVC celebrated Earth Day with a week of events celebrating sustainability and the natural world.

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Taylor Brorby 

Visiting writer and activist Taylor Brorby reads from his book, "Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land," and discusses the ways social and environmental justice are leaves of the same tree.

Dr. Jeanette Armstrong

Dr. Jeannette Armstrong presented “haʔntíxʷ iʔ‿tmxʷúlaʔxʷ uł niʕ̓íp txt̓ntsis: Respect the Earth and She will Always Take Care of You.”

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Climate Action Panel

UN Sustainable Development Goals Training 2021: Wenatchee Valley College Climate Action Panel.

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Earth Day 2021

Visiting writers Scott Russell Sanders and Ross Gay read their Earth writing for Earth Day 2021 and Poetry Month (April). Earth Day Poetry Contest student winner also read her winning poem.

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