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Earth Day Event

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With social distancing still in place for many of us this April, Earth Day has gone digital. 

EnthuZiastic invites you to join the Earth Day 2021 event with co-hosts Armaan, Moki, and Manish right from your couch to learn about biodiversity, and how sustaining all life is essential. 

Win prizes, play games, learn new recipes, and participate in art projects to fuel up your creative juices! Don't miss out on the Earth Day Special Skit!


SCHEDULE

  1. Introduction to Earth Day, Climate Change, Skit, Games (2.30PM - 3.30PM)
  2. Cooking Session: Vegan Kadhi by Chef Sujata ji (3.30PM - 4.00PM)
  3. Sustainable Practices Discussion: Guest Speaker Alexandra Warren (4.00PM - 4.30PM)
  4. Craft Session: Wildflower Seed Bombs by Anushka (4.30PM - 5.00PM)
  5. Youth Mentorship Program Talk: Guest Speaker Robert Duran (5.00PM - 5.30PM)
  6. Kids Baking Session: Earth Day Cookies by Chefs Anvi & Asmi (5.30PM - 6.00PM)
  7. Art Session: Earth Themed Mandala Art with Sujata ji (6.00PM - 7.00PM)



RECIPES

Ingredients for Vegan Kadhi:

  • 1 cup chickpeas/garbanzo (white kabuli chana) - soaked for 12 hours
  • Lemon
  • Turmeric
  • Salt
  • Mustard seeds
  • Hing (Asafoetida)
  • Green chillies
  • Curry leaves
  • Ginger garlic paste (optional)
  • Onion (optional)
  • Tomatoes (optional)
  • Besan pakoda/boondi (optional)


Ingredients for Earth Day Cookies:

Sugar Cookie Mix


3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups flour


Cookie Baking   ***Please have a HAND MIXER or STAND MIXER available. Mandatory for the recipe!


3/4 cup unsalted butter softened and sliced into tablespoons 

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 egg (don’t eat eggs? Use this substitute -> egg substitute)

Blue and green food coloring (don’t have this? Just skip adding colors)

 

 

CRAFT

Material for Wildflower Seed Bombs:

  • Construction paper
  • Water
  • Wildflower seeds (or any flower seeds)


ART


We will be learning Mandala Art today from Artist Sujata Tibrewala takes them to another level and uses modern symbols and water color techniques to represent the modern world we live in today. In this class you will learn the examples of basic traditional mandalas, modern watercolor techniques to color them and your own unique symbols to represent your view of the universe in these circular artful creations.


Material for Earth Themed Mandala Art:

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler/Scale
  • Compass
  • Water Colors
  • Brushes



Enthuziastic is honored to have 3 guest speakers Sujata Tibrewala, Alejandra Warren and Robert Duran as part of the event.


Sujata Tibrewala have bachelors in mathematics from IIT kharagpur, and masters in electrical engineering from IISc Bangalore. I specialized in computer vision in my masters but had to move to networking software development since I wanted to stay back in India at the time and there were no jobs in computer vision at the time. I worked in Agere and Cisco for about 7 years before moving to US. In Bay area I have worked at Brocade, Cisco, Apple, Ericsson, Avaya and currently at Intel. I moved from being an engineer to being a technology evangelist , which means I am a tech influencers now and I speak at various technology conferences about Heterogeneous computing technologies today to influence developers to adopt it in their work. www.pratibimba.info


Alejandra Warren, serves as the Vice President to the Board of Race To Zero Waste (R20W). Ms. Warren is a strong advocate of zero waste, sustainability and environmental conservation both in her personal and professional life. She currently manages and assists on zero waste projects for Envirolutions Consulting and works as a zero waste consultant for San Francisco Environment. She previously collaborated on projects with Race to Zero Waste and Cascadia Consulting Group. Alejandra co-lead efforts for the passage of the single use plastic ban in Pacifica, CA in 2018 and founded Plastic Free Pacifica in 2019, an initiative to educate the public on the importance of reducing the use of single use plastics and advocating for the use of reusables.


Robert Duran is a youth specialist who has spent the last 20 years working in various student service roles. His work with local educational non-profits allowed him to partner with community stakeholders to bring much-needed services to the community. From his various experiences with academic tutoring and afterschool programs, Mr. Duran sees community members as the real human capital who bolster our local communities. Currently, Mr. Duran is working with community volunteers from local business and tech companies who have offered their knowledge and experience partnering with a youth jobs program to serve as mentors for a program called San Jose Works. 


If you are interested in mentoring opportunities, please sign up at https://sjworksmentor.splashthat.com/

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