CSUN Water Day

The Institute for Sustainability is hosting an exciting CSUN Water Day event on Wednesday, March 19 in honor of World Water Day. There are multiple events throughout the day starting from 9:30am – 3:15pm in the Grand Salon and USU Theater at the University Student Union.

9:30 – 10:45am session, John Quigley, ‘Old Glory’ tree-sitter and international artist, will give a presentation in the Grand Salon about using art to incite positive world change.

11:00 – 12:15pm session, Dr. Amalie Orme, a professor in the Geography department, will discuss the past, present, and future state of water in California. We will also show parts of the documentary Cadillac Desert: Mulholland’s Dream, about the history of the water system in CA. This event takes place in the Grand Salon.

12:30 – 1:45pm session, the CSUN Associated Students Environmental Affairs Committee will discuss what students can do to reduce plastic bottled water use. In addition “Thirst Project”(www.thirstproject.org) will talk about water in the developing world and programs for students to get involved. This event also takes place in the Grand Salon.

2:00 – 3:15pm session, we will show a documentary in the USU Theater about hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and host a discussion about climate change, energy and water with a panel of experts.