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Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement presents:

Earth Week 2011
Flyer of Events (PDF)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Start time: 2:00 pm Go Green Relay
A relay race for the environment. Teams representing environmental organizations will compete to raise awareness and funds for sustainable options.
To register your team or for more information contact the Black Student Union Co-sponsored with the Black Student Union
Mack Student Center, North Campus

Monday, April 11, 2011

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Plant a seed to a better future with Phi Epsilon
Phi Epsilon sorority members teach students how to plant seeds, and discuss the benefits of growing your own crops. Cups, an assortment of fruits and vegetable seeds and soil will be provided. Co-sponsored by Phi Epsilon
Mack Student Center Atrium, North Campus
10:10-11:10 a.m. What is Environmental Justice?
A discussion with activist Jeanne Clark Co-sponsored with Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library First Floor, South Campus
11:15 a.m. – 12:40 p.m Vanishing Bees - Film
Bees don’t just make honey – they pollinate many of the crops on which we depend. This film examines why bees are disappearing in huge numbers. The film will be followed by a discussion with Patrick Gannon, Ph.D., professor at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library First Floor, South Campus
12:50 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. The Story of Stuff - Film
Come enjoy an animated film by Annie Leonard about our consumer society. The film will be followed by a discussion with Sharryn Kasmir, Ph.D., professor of anthropology. Co-sponsored with Students for a Greener Hofstra
Rm 141 Mack Student Center, North Campus
1-2 p.m. Relax with Yoga
Come learn from yoga instructor Nicki Spatacco. Please bring your own mat! Co-sponsored by Students for a Greener Hofstra
Rm 141 Mack Student Center, North Campus
2:55 p.m. – 4:20 p.m The Future of Green Jobs
Attend a panel discussion with green job experts and a Hofstra graduate green job holder. co-sponsored with Hofstra University Career Center
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library First Floor, South Campus
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Crude: The Real Price of Oil - Film
Based on actual events, this legal thriller tells the story of the indigenous people of Ecuador suing oil giant Chevron over the environmental damage done to their rainforest. The film will be followed by a discussion with Susan Prensky of the Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library First Floor, South Campus
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library First Floor, South Campus
8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m ROFL for Recyclables -A HaHaHofstra Comedy Show
Bring your recyclables as admission to hear Hofstra’s funniest comedians.Co-Sponsered by HaHaHofstra
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library First Floor, South Campus

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Plant a seed to a better future with Phi Epsilon
Phi Epsilon Sorority members will be teaching students how to plant and the benefits of growing your own crops. Cups, an assortment of fruits and vegetable seeds and soil will be provided. Co-sponsored with Phi Epsilon Sorority
Mack Student Center Atrium
10:00 a.m.-Noon and 4 p.m. – 6:00 p.m Norman J. Levy Preserve Picnic and Tour
Take a tour of a nearby wildlife preserve on the Long Island Sound. It used to be a landfill – now it has running paths, woodlands, fishing piers, goats and chickens, and more! Two tours are available, and free transportation and light snacks will be provided. To register for a tour, e-mail hofstraearthday2011(at)gmail.com. This event has limited space, so be sure to register early! Co-sponsored by Facilities and Operations – Department of Sustainability
10 a.m. – 7 p.m “My Friend’s Closet” Free Thrift Store
Perk up your wardrobe with our FREE clothing swap. Bring what you don’t need, take what you do! Co-sponsored by Hofstra Students for Fashion Reform
Plaza Room West, Mack Student Center, North Campus
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m Do Hofstra Students Care About the Environment
Attend an open forum to discuss Hofstra’s proposed plans for further pursuing green initiatives on campus. Co-sponsored by Students for a Greener Hofstra
Room 141 Mack Student Center, North Campus
6:30- 8 p.m. Gasland – Film
There is a natural gas boom going on in America. But much of the nation’s new supply comes from fracking (hydraulic fracturing to remove gas from sedimentary rock). Is fracking safe?
Room 36B Memorial Hall Screening Room (lower level). South Campus

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

11:15 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Common Hour Earth Festival
FREE 21st century sustainable buffet, information tables, music, an electric car – all to celebrate our planet. Co-sponsored by Lackmann Food Services.
Adams Quad, North Campus
12:50-1:45 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. This event features Jon Steps, a local food activist.
Room 143, Mack Student Center, North Campus
2:55 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. EARTH WEEK KEYNOTE ADDRESS:Gated, Green and Gaseous: Sustainability in Suburbia
Address given by Professor Robert Brinkman, Hofstra’s new Director of Sustainability Studies.
Plaza Room West, Mack Student Center, North Campus
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Earth Day Concert – Two great bands! Come hear what Earth Day sounds like!
Hofstra’s own Pitchdrop Experiment and Brooklyn grown, now West Coast Sensation Big Tree. Performing Songwriter Magazine calls Big Tree “…a genre-bending, five-piece bundle of energy... fresh and quirky…"
Multipurpose Room East

All events are free and open to the public
For more information, please contact Cynthia Bogard, director of the Center for Civic Engagement, at 516-463-5640 or E-Mail.
Co-sponsored with: Department of Global Studies and Geography, HCLAS Dean’s Office, National Center for Suburban Studies, Hofstra University Career Center, Biology Department, Urban Ecology Program, Environmental Priorities Committee, Facilities and Operations – Department of Sustainability, Off Campus Living and Commuting Student Services Office, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, Black Student Union, HaHaHofstra, Hofstra Students for Fashion Reform, Phi Epsilon Sorority, Progressive Students Union, and Students for a Greener Hofstra.