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Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement presents:

Earth Week 2012
Tuesday-Thursday, April 24-26

Tuesday, April 24

9 a.m.-5 p.m E-Recycling
The Hofstra community is encouraged to drop off used electronic items, including old computers and cell phones, monitors, stereo equipment and headphones. The materials will be collected and recycled!

Plaza Room East, Mack Student Center, North Campus

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

12:30 - 2 p.m.

The Greening of Hofstra with Campus Plantings
Hofstra students, faculty and community will meet at the Bird Sanctuary, behind the Hofstra University Club, North Campus, to participate in gardening and planting projects throughout the campus.
Bird Sanctuary, behind the University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Earth Week Film Screenings
Come screen a wide array of fiction and documentary films related to sustainability, safe food, ecology, protecting the environment, and promoting a greener world. Films include: If a Tree Falls, The Case Against Coca Cola, Waterbusters, and many more! For a full schedule of film screenings, please visit hofstra.edu/CCE.
Screening Room, 36B Memorial Hall, South Campus
11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Deliberative Democracy Forum – Energy Policy in the 21st Century
Come participate in a student-facilitated, round-table discussion evaluating U.S. energy policy. This session is part of an ongoing CCE project training students to take part in deliberative discussions in the community and enhance their civic literacy. The forum will be led by CCE fellows.
Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center North Campus

Wednesday, April 25

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Thrift Store/Clothing Drop
At the Thrift Store/Clothing Drop, individuals have the option of donating or purchasing used clothing, books, CDs, supplies, etc., in an effort to minimize consumption and encourage recycling of all types of products. The Thrift Store/Clothing Drop is coordinated in conjunction with the Fashion Reform Club, and the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).
Multipurpose Room, Mack Student Center, North Campus
9:05-10 a.m. The Nuclear Option: Is Nuclear Power Safe, Clean and Sustainable?
This session will discuss the issue of nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels, and will be led by Professor Martin Melkonian.
Multipurpose Room East, Mack Student Center, North Campus
10:10 – 11:05am "Food, Farming, Equity, and Sustainability"
Presenters: Robert Brinkmann, Professor of Global Studies and Geography, and Director of Sustainability Studies, Hofstra University Donna Boyce, Director, Sustainable Long Island.
Moderator: Kari Jensen, Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Geography.
Hofstra Student Center, Multi-Purpose Room East
11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Common Hour) Earthy Alternatives Fair
Come celebrate and promote sustainability! Enjoy our free buffet while learning about our impact on the environment, participate in the "Tap Water Challenge," and meet members of community organizations and green student groups who can share knowledge about environmentally sound practices.
Main Dining Room, Mack Student Center, North Campus
12:50-1:45 p.m. A Dialogue with Sister Jeanne Clark
Sister Clark discusses her experiences and efforts to promote a message of planetary sustainability. Her ministry has brought her to the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Washington to El Salvador to Long Island.
Multipurpose Room East, Mack Student Center, North Campus
7:30-9 p.m The Day Before Tomorrow: Risk Managers Getting Ready for Climate Change Today"
While the political debates rage on over the reality and significance of climate change, the individuals in business, government and public health who are responsible for addressing threats to public safety are hard at work planning for a future that is already underway. Hear from risk managers who are already responding to a warmer climate, a rising sea level, and disruptions in established weather patterns on Long Island and across our region.

Introduction by: Dr. J Bret Bennington, Professor of Geology, Hofstra University

Panelists:
John Maguire, Emergency Operations Center Manager, Nassau County Office of Emergency Management
Perry E. Sheffield, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

This panel is sponsored by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Center for Civic Engagement, Hofstra University Honors College, and IDEAS.

The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus

Thursday, April 26

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

12:30-2 p.m.

The Greening of Hofstra with Campus Plantings
Hofstra students, faculty and community will meet at the Bird Sanctuary, behind the Hofstra University Club, North Campus, to participate in gardening and planting projects throughout the campus.
Bird Sanctuary, behind the University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Earth Week Film Screenings
Come screen a wide array of fiction and documentary films related to sustainability, safe food, ecology, protecting the environment, and promoting a greener world. Films include: If a Tree Falls, The Case Against Coca Cola, Waterbusters, and many more! For a full schedule of film screenings, please visit hofstra.edu/CCE.
Screening Room, 36B Memorial Hall, South Campus
10-11:45 a.m. "To Frack or Not to Frack: New York's Ongoing Debate on Clean Water, Clean Energy, and Sustainable Development"
Panelists: Dr. J. Bret Bennington, Professor of Geology, Hofstra University
Paul Auerbach, Vice President, Interfaith Alliance, Long Island Chapter
Sam Bernhardt, Long Island Organizer, Food and Water Watch
Lissa Harris, Founder and Journalist, Watershed Post
Greenhouse, Mack Student Center, Lower Level, North Campus
12:45-2:10 p.m. Food Not Bombs: How to be a Food Activist
Learn about the repurposing food movement – where activists help those in need get access to high quality produce, vegetarian and natural food – for FREE! With John Steps, local food activist with Food Not Bombs.
Greenhouse, Mack Student Center, Lower Level, North Campus
2:20-3:45 p.m.

Hofstra’s Food Supply

Lackmann Culinary Services Speaks to the Hofstra Community About Where it Gets the Food that We Consume on Campus
Greenhouse, Mack Student Center, Lower Level, North Campus
7-9:30 p.m. Documentary: Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth
The crisis in the Congo is one of the greatest humanitarian challenges of the 21st century. The United Nations says the Congo conflict " ... is the deadliest in the world since World War II." Yet, the crisis remains largely invisible, even though the world continues to benefit from Congo's rich natural resources that are key to the functioning of our cell phones and other electronic devices. These devices are made at the cost of many Congolese lives. . After the documentary screening, we will discuss how this crisis is linked to the global struggle for preservation, sustainability and social justice. Led by CCE Fellow Christian Mpoy.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hofstra Afrikan Students Association, Collegiate Women of Color, African Studies Program, H*NT, the Hofstra chapter of NAACP.

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus