On April 22, people around the world unite under a common cause—celebrating Mother Earth during the 39th annual Earth Day. Azusa Pacific students join in through a number of activities to discuss and learn about caring for the environment.

Tues., April 21, 6-9:30 p.m.
The APU community participates in a multi-media presentation in the East Campus Upper Turner Center, Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium (http://awakeningthedreamer.org/). In this discussion, philosophers, scientists, and community leaders explore a new global vision built on sustainability, spiritual fulfillment, and social justice. Some of the current challenges and opportunities include discussion of the state of our industrial world, a new dream for the world, and how each individual can be a part and make a difference in this bold new future. By raising awareness, this symposium shares the unique opportunity residents of this Earth have to shape the direction of the world with everyday choices and actions.

Wed., April 22, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
A Resource Fair at Cougar Walk on APU’s East Campus introduces students to local resources and projects that allow them to make a difference. Representatives on site include TOMS Shoes, Smart Car, the Eden Reforestation projects, the University Rideshare program, and a light bulb exchange with the city of Azusa.

Additional events
Celebrations also include a screening on the story of Stuff TV and What Can You Do, a video giving tips on ways to be economically friendly. A sale will be held on all recycled products in the University Bookstore, and educational cardboard signs around campus will inform students on ways to “go green.” Everyone will be encouraged to wear earth tones in support of Earth Day.