Sustainability in Action
New events and activities at Hofstra provide opportunities for education and action throughout the year. Visit the Event Calendar and find out how you can be a part of our Greener community
The 20th Annual Day of Dialogue at Hofstra University, October 10, 2012
Sustainability, the Environment and the Elections
This panel will explore the role of environmental issues in the coming election. A variety of topics will be discussed including: What are the candidates' positions on the environment and how are they addressing it in the campaign? How will communities be impacted by the results of the election? What role does the new sustainability movement have on the political discourse?
Panelists: Ralph Acampora, Philosophy; Sustainability Studies; Edgard Laborde, Power Up Communities; Christopher Niedt, Sociology; and Lisa-Marie Pierre, Center for Suburban Studies.
Moderator: Robert Brinkmann, Professor and Director of Sustainability Studies, Department of Global Studies and Geography, Director of Sustainability Research, National Center for Suburban Studies
Location: The Lowenfeld Conference Hall, 10th Floor, Axinn Library
Outside In: Sustainable Futures for Global Cities and Suburbs
National Center for Suburban Studies, Hofstra
November 8-10, 2012 (postponed due to Hurricane Sandy)
On Thursday-Saturday, November 8-10, 2012, join academics, practitioners, and community leaders for an interdisciplinary discussion about sustainability that bridges the environmental, economic, and social spheres within complex urban regions. From the Outside In: Sustainable Futures for Global Cities and Suburbs is a three-day conference focusing on the sustainable futures in global city-regions, taking the suburbs as its starting point and working its way inward to the city center. Keynote speakers include Dr. Robert Bullard, Mr. William Fulton, and Dr. Burrell Montz. Visit the website
Campus Conservation Nationals
Resident students at Hofstra are involved in a nationwide competition, Campus Conservation Nationals 2013. It is the first nationwide electricity and water reduction competition on college and university campus.
Reduce Reuse and Recycle containers and Programming for Resident Students
Selected Residential facilities are developing programing to encourage students to take action, sorting and removing waste from their rooms and separating for pick up and recycling.
Students for a Greener Hofstra: Students for a Greener Hofstra is dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability right here at Hofstra as well as fighting injustices in the community in order to prevent climate change and share a healthy environment with all. In the last few years, we’ve made several accomplishments: had 3,000 students take the Powervote pledge to vote with clean energy as their top priority; convinced Hofstra administration to hire an Officer of Sustainability; and brought 43 Hofstra students to the largest youth environmental summit yet – Powershift ‘09. See what they're up to now on their Facebook page
Hofstra Discovery Club
The Discovery Club is designed to provide a range of community service opportunities to students throughout the semester. We work on a project-to-project basis where each event alternates between focusing on community empowerment and then sustainable solutions work. We encourage members to get involved with the decision process for what organizations we work with and then help plan the event. In addition to hands on volunteer work, we also are focused on educating students about current social issues and prompting discussion on what we can do to help. Visit the website
Hofstra Hope for Humanity
Hofstra's Hope for Humanity works directly with Habitat for Humanity in building and restoring homes for those in need. As a member of this club, you can fund-raise for Habitat, educate others about our mission and work directly on construction sites! Visit their website