Earth Month 2021

Welcome to Saint Mary's 2021 Earth Month.  We offer this space as a means to facilitate community and dialogue around this year's theme - Restoring Our Earth. 

Saint Mary's monthlong celebration of the environment will be almost all virtual again this year.  Saint Mary's will honor the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day through a series of talks, discussions and initiatives. Our intention is to create a space to come together in dialogue to share ideas, see familiar faces and discuss ways to restore our common home.  See below for a list of internal and external events. 

Unintended Consequences: How we Invented the Global Plastic Crisis by Trying to Solve Others

  • Tuesday, April 6 | 3pm | Plastics Talk moderated by Professor Michal Strahelivitz | Zoom
  • To RSVP and receive a zoom link for this talk, please contact Michal Strahilevitz,

Feeling Green Friday - the Intercultural Center, Black Student Union & International Club

  • Friday, April 9 | 12:30pm | Zoom
  • Join the Intercultural Center, Black Student Union, and International Club in our celebration of this amazing planet that we inhabit! All are welcome to join in on the fun, get the chance to win prizes, and maybe learn a thing or two.

Food Justice Panel: Growing Community through Food

  • Tuesday, April 13 | 1:15pm | Food Justice Panel Discussion | Zoom
  • For Zoom link, please RSVP on the event webpage

Earth Day 2021 - Three Days of Climate Action

  • Join thousands of organizations as we call on the world to come together for three days of action. 
  • If you are ready to get involved in-person, join several environmental justice groups for a socially-disntant rally in front of San Francisco City Hall in an effort to prioritize the health and environment of Bayview Hunters Point and Treasure Island residents. 

Documentary filmmaker, Michelle Aguilar, film screening of El Cacao and Q&A 

  • Tuesday, April 27 | 1:15 | Film screening and Q&A with filmmaker | Zoom
  • This event will be hosted Professor Jason Jakaitis' Video Production class. 

The Free Store & Gael Pantry collaborative event

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • De La Salle Lawn
  • To celebrate De La Salle Heritage Days and Earth Day, the GaelPantry and the Free Store would like to invite you to join them for their collaboration pop up event on April 28, 2021 during Community Time (1-2:30) in front of De La Salle Hall. Shop for school supplies, kitchen supplies, and more and place an order in-person with the GaelPantry and spend some time drawing with sidewalk chalk!


  • Two of our Saint Mary's sustainability student leaders, Payton Reil and Teonia Brotoiu, have spent the semester working with an international movement to #MakeClimateAClass. Join them in making your pledge here