Pasadena Still Celebrates Earth Day

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Happy Earth Day, Pasadena!After the news that the annual Pasadena Earth and Arts festival has been canceled (see more about that story here), we’re excited to share some of the ways you can still celebrate the holiday:NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NoPlaceLikeHome EventNASA’s Earth Day #NoPlaceLikeHome project seeks to get the public involved in highlighting the great diversity of the places, landscapes and ecosystems of our home planet. Participants are invited to post photos and videos that answer a simple question: What is your favorite place on Earth?Images can be shared using the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome on Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr. Leading up to Earth Day, NASA will participate by posting its own images and videos.NASA’s mission includes exploring beyond Earth and using the vantage point of space to improve our understanding of the most complex planet we’ve seen yet. The agency’s Earth-observing satellites, airborne research and field campaigns are designed to observe our planet’s dynamic systems — oceans, ice sheets, forests and atmosphere — and improve our ability to understand how our planet is changing and could change.For more information on the #NoPlaceLikeHome project, visit or contact Steve Cole at NASA Headquarters, Washington, (202) 358-0918 and [email protected] Sustainability Institute Earth Day Event: “Element 19” Screening & Panel DiscussionWednesday, April 22, 20155:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Location: Guggenheim 101 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)To kick off Earth Week, on April 22, the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech will release a short documentary film, Element 19 (which is the number for potassium on the periodic table). The film aims to broadly explain the implications of a recent discovery that an abundant and inexpensive potassium-based material can be used as a catalyst for the manufacture of essential chemical products. The celebrated discovery paves the way for sustainable chemistry for pharmaceuticals and consumer goods, as potassium is about 25 million times more abundant on Earth than precious metal elements, which are currently needed for the reactions. Not only is the new catalyst more abundant and affordable, it is also renewable (it can be made entirely from plant matter), non-toxic, and biodegradable.To watch the film, go to: learn more about the Film’s 4/22 Earth Day Screening and Panel Discussion event, go to:“Earth Right Now”— Interactive Community + Climate ConversationWednesday, April 22, 20157:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.Location: Ramo AuditoriumThe Earth Right Now event begins at 7:00 p.m. with our Community + Climate Conversation, when a team of scientists, graduate students, and alumni from Caltech will be using iPads and interactive apps developed at Caltech to engage audience and community members, sharing surprising, fascinating aspects of climate change using visuals, simulations, and real-time projected questions and answers around global climate change. Scientists from JPL will also be present to exhibit their popular Images of Change iPad app. Rose City Coffee will be on the scene with free coffee!Then join us for the 8:00 p.m. performance of Two Degrees, part of of “MACH 33: The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays at Caltech,” presented by Theater Arts at Caltech.This Earth Day event is presented by Theater Arts at Caltech and cosponsored by JPL/NASA, with generous support from Caltech’s Linde Center for Global Environmental Science, TIAA-CREF, “Modern Family,” Diane and Robert Lang (recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award), and many others.Series: Special EventsSuggested Donation: $5-$25For more information, please phone (626) 395-4652 or email [email protected] Day Event: Staged Reading of “Two Degrees”Wednesday, April 22, 20158:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Location: Ramo AuditoriumA cool new play about frozen people on a thawing planet, written by Tira Palmquist and directed by Joshua Wolf Coleman, presented by Theater Arts at Caltech.Emma Phelps is a paleoclimatologist, focusing on ice in Greenland. She sees firsthand what we have wrought in terms of climate change. She’s also a recent widow and, until recently, all she could think to do was to study, to amass data, to publish. Now she’s asked to come to Washington, D.C. to testify before a Senate Committee regarding climate change legislation, and she finds more than just a little is breaking up under the strain of change.Audience members and the public are invited to attend a free dynamic post-show discussion when the playwright Tira Palmquist and the director Joshua Wolf Coleman are joined onstage by the play’s science mentor Jennifer Walker.Tira Palmquist has authored the plays Two Degrees, Ten Mile Lake, Age of Bees, And Then They Fell, and many others. Two Degrees, her newest play, was recently read at the 2015 Athena Project Festival in Denver. Tira teaches writing at UC Irvine and at the Orange County School of the Arts.Director Joshua Wolf Coleman is known for his acting roles in the films Multiple, Mr. President, and Hidalgo and such TV shows as How To Get Away with Murder, Castle, Scandal, Parenthood, and Grey’s Anatomy. Josh performed the role of Clay in a reading of Two Degrees” at The Road Theater.Science mentor Jennifer Walker is an Environmental Science doctoral student in the Simona Bordoni research group at Caltech. Her research focuses on the atmosphere and on the tropical monsoons which affect the water resources, agricultural productivity, and economic vitality of more than half the world’s population. Jennifer is also co-founder of Science & Engineering Policy at Caltech (SEPAC), a student organization which explores the roles of scientists and engineers in policy development.The performance of Two Degrees is the first event of Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. presented by Theater Arts at Caltech under the direction of Brian Brophy.Don’t miss the FREE Climate Change Interactive Experience at 7:00 p.m. in the lobby and on the patio just outside.This Earth Day event is presented by Theater Arts at Caltech and cosponsored by JPL/NASA, with generous support from Caltech’s Linde Center for Global Environmental Science, TIAA-CREF, “Modern Family,” Diane and Robert Lang (recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award), and many others.Series: Student Group Performances. Suggested donation of $5 for students and $15-$25 for non-students, available at the door. All proceeds benefit Theater Arts at Caltech.For more information, please phone (626) 395-4652 or email [email protected] Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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