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Earth Week 2021


Earth Week Events 

NOTE: All in-person Earth Week events will be held outdoors. Since Pierce County has been moved back to Phase 2 of the Washington State Reopening Plan, events may have limited capacity or you may have to wait to participate in a drop-in event. We appreciate  your patience! 

“The Condor and the Eagle” Screening and Discussion 


Monday, April 19, 4-6 p.m. 

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This film honors the Indigenous leaders who are fighting at the forefront of the climate struggle, as these protagonists learn from one another’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and its extractive economy. 


Short discussion following the movie from 5:30 – 6 p.m. NOTE: If you can only make the discussion, there will be an opportunity to watch the movie individually on your own time. 


Contact Kristen Harrison to register: kharrison@tacomacc.edu


Guest Speaker: Melissa Buckingham 

Tuesday, April 20 10- 11 a.m. 

Flyer for earth week guest speaker, Tuesday April 20 10 am

Melissa Buckingham from Pierce County Conservation District will speak about open spaces in Pierce county and how they have changed over time. Sponsored by the TCC Environmental Club. 


Contact Renee Muser for details: rmuser34527@tacomacc.edu​​​​​​​


Salmon Release at Puget Creek 

Wednesday, April 21, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

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Release your very own baby salmon and learn about their journey to the sea and back. 


Family-friendly event. Come anytime between 1:30 – 3:30 to the Alder Way entrance of Puget Creek Park. Masks are required. Sponsored by the TCC Sustainability Action Committee. 


Contact Shaun Henderson for details: shenderson@tacomacc.edu



International Happy Hour 

Wednesday, April 21, 6 - 7 p.m. 

Join the International Department for a special Earth Day Happy Hour. Everyone welcome! Zoom ID: 850 5567 9441


April 22: Celebrate Earth Day! 

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Tour TCC’s New Sustainability Garden! 


Thursday, April 22, 1-4 p.m. 


The Garden is located at the north end of Parking Lot K. Drop by any time from 1-4 p.m. Folow these check-in procedures: https://www.tacomacc.edu/healthcheck. Masks are required. Sponsored by the TCC Sustainability Action Committee. 


Contact Kristen Harrison for more information: kharrison@tacomacc.edu


Trash Pick-Up Competition


Thursday, April 22 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.


Sponsored by the TCC Environmental Club. 

*Photos are due by Friday April 23rd, 2021 by 9pm to hboyce90428@tacomacc.edu 

Winners will be announced Monday April 26, 2021 


  • Participant name  

  • Location of trash pickup  

  • Document progress (before & after picture of trash pickup)  

  • Email before & after pictures, name and location of trash pickup to hboyce90428@tacomacc.edu 

What you need: 

  • Garbage bag  

  • Gloves  

  • Mask (if picking up trash in a public location) 

  • Phone/camera to document trash pickup  


  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes! 

  • Winners will be chosen on how much trash you pick up (based on your before & after photo) 

Contact Renee Muser for details: rmuser34527@tacomacc.edu

Nature Hike 

Friday, April 23, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

flyer for earth week nature hike april 23 2:30 - 4:30

Join us for a nature hike! Your guide, Kristen Harrison, will teach you about several plant species and discuss the ecology of the area.


Limit: 15 people to ensure distancing, and masks are required. Advanced registration required. Sponsored by the TCC Sustainability Action Committee. 


Contact Kristen Harrison for registration and details: kharrison@tacomacc.edu