Group shot of Earth Month speaking Panel speakers

Earth Month Activities

Earth month speakers showing powerpointThe Sustainability Committee and the Urban Sustainability Department recently sponsored two workshops in celebration of Earth Month.

Presenters included Rashonda “Zoe Blaq” Bartney, a Certified UC Victory Gardener who created Urban Soul Farmer to encourage people to grow food and share healthy recipes; Mallory Burden, an Environmental Scientist for CalRecycle; and Iesha Siler, a Policy Associate for the LA Food Policy Council and staff liaison to the Working Groups on Urban Urban Soul Farmer holding 'Seed Bombs'Agriculture, Food Waste and Farmers Markets For All.

Attendees learned how to make seed bombs and they were all sent home with one to use in their neighborhoods.

Earth Month 'See bomb'

Earth Month speaking panel guest speakersOn April 15th, attendees learned from professionals from a wide array of fields in the industry at a panel on Careers in Sustainability. Panelists Christina Hall, Executive Director OC Food Access Coalition and an Antioch Alum; Jeff O’Keefe, Supervising Sanitary Engineer with the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water, Southern California Field Operations Branch; and Shavon Paige, Real Estate Officer at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power shared tips and tricks on how to stand out in this competitive and emerging job market.

Both events were free and attended by Antioch students, staff, faculty, and the greater community.


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Karen Hamilton

Karen Hamilton

Karen Hamilton ’17 (Antioch Los Angeles, MA) is Antioch's Director of Marketing for Content and Communications. She has used her storytelling and copywriting skills for more than twenty years, crafting articles and creating publications. She believes that communication is a powerful driver for social change.
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