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Earth Day Events Calendar

Earth Day 2016 Events Calendar


Check out our eco-friendly trivia facts on RCC-TV throughout campus all month long. The more you know the more prizes you can win on Earth Day!!

Downloadable Earth Day Events Calendar (PDF)

Earth Day Committee

For more information Earth Day Co-chairs:
Talia Lipton, 845-574-4231,
Eileen MacAvery Kane, 845-574-4785,

Earth Day 2016 Events

Monday, April 4, 2016  •  noon - 2 pm
Monday, April 18, 2016  •  10 am -  noon
Student Union Bridge

Earth Month on the Bridge
Support Hi-Tor Animal Shelter by bringing in your worn towels, sheets, and blankets and we will recycle them by delivering them to our furry friends! Recycle your plastic bags! Bring them in, and we’ll take care of recycling them for you! Yellow, Blue, Green Bins! What do they all mean? Test your knowledge of recycling of alternative materials. PRIZES!!!

April 4 - 30, 2016
Student Union, 2nd floor

Poster Exhibit

  • Environmental Infographics, a collaborative project between two classes: Graphic Design and Topics of Environmental Pollution
  • Inspirational Typographic posters and more

Wednesday, April 6, 2016  •  Noon - 1:30 pm
Student Union, Room 3214

Free Movie: “Fracknation
Journalist Phelim McAleer faces bogus lawsuits, gun threats and intimidation questioning environmentalists and anti-fracking activists in his search for the truth.
GMO-free popcorn on us!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016  •  3 pm - 4:30 pm
Student Union, Room 3214

Free Movie: “Waste Land: Vik Muniz
WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil where he produces portraits of workers Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill, and learns about their lives. GMO-free popcorn on us!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 • 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

The Magic of Mushrooms
Lecture presented by Dr. Jeff McLean, Assistant Professor of Biology, RCC. Drawing from lessons learned over millennia by people from around the world, modern cultivation techniques have allowed access to mushrooms in unprecedented quantity and variety. Many mushroom varieties offer a host of nutritional and oftentimes medicinal benefits when consumed as part of a regular diet. But they aren’t just for eating. From potent anti-microbial and anti-cancer drugs to improved laundry detergent and better environmental decontamination, these long-ignored creatures are proving themselves a valuable ally in our ever-widening quest for sustainable solutions. Explore the world of mushrooms, their mycelia (‘roots’) and recent research demonstrating the remarkable potential of these species to alleviate a wide range of current human and environmental problems.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016  •  Noon - 2pm
Technology Center, Faculty Parking Lot

College Road Clean Up
Let’s take some ACTION! Come help clean up YOUR environment.

Thursday, April 21, 2016  •  9 am - 2 pm
The Quad

Stop by and...

  • Meet Eco-friendly Vendors, Quad
  • See all of the Exhibits, Quad
  • Take a yoga class, 1:30pm, Quad
  • Pet a snake, 12:30pm, 3214
  • Join in the Web of Life
  • Cheer for winners of Green Contest, Noon, 3114
  • WIN prizes all day — Games & Trivia contests.
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