Pre-Earth Day Weekend Events

While the actual "Earth Day" is April 22, there are plenty of goings-on this weekend for those who want to go green. Check out the calendar over to the right of this page for a listing of what's going on in Topanga Canyon, Santa Clarita, Griffith Park, Universal City and Calabasas.

Spacecraft Land at CSUN?

Nope, those aren't flying saucers on the Cal State Northridge campus...they are the university's latest alternative energy installation.

The "pods" are part of the hydrogen fuel cell satellite plant and they are situated in a simulated rainforest environment.
Water vapor and carbon dioxide (CO2) generated by the fuel cell power process is being diverted into the rainforest area so that faculty and students can study carbon sequestration by plant life. Another study will involve the recovery and diversion of CO2 to nearby biology greenhouses for agricultural studies.

A kiosk next to the fuel cell satellite plant provides visitors with statistics on energy usage at CSUN and shows how the hydrogen process works. Check it out on Earth Day, April 22, and join on-campus festivities in the University Union courtyard.