Happy Earth Day, students and other earthlings

overhead shot of students watercoloring

Students create nature-inspired art at a soiree celebrating Words of the Watershed, an undergraduate journal. (Photo by Anna Pederson)

Environmentally conscious students at Berkeley are marking Earth Day with the 12th annual sustainability summit. A showcase for ongoing projects to “green” the campus (and for the students behind those initiatives), the summit takes place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. today in Wurster Hall.

The campus’s Earth Week fest kicked off Sunday in the student organic garden at Walnut and Virginia streets, where students celebrated Words of the Watershed, UC Berkeley’s first undergraduate journal of local environmental writing. The journal launched last spring; the just-out second edition features writing, photography and art.

With happenings on Sproul Plaza, in Cal Dining halls, on movie screens, a theater stage and the banks of Strawberry Creek, there are still a lot more ways to plug in and pitch in at Berkeley during this week of activities focusing on the planet.

For a complete listing of what’s still in store, see the campus’s 2015 Earth Week calendar.