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Earth Day Events Calendar

Earth Day 2017 Events Calendar

Celebrated all month long at RCC!


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 2017 Events

Monday, April 3, 2017  •  Noon - 1:00 pm
Student Union, Room 3214

Movie: Cowspiracy
This film explores the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, and investigates the policies of environmental organizations on this issue.

Thursday, April 6, 2017  •  12:30 - 1:30 pm
Academic I, Room 1106

New NY Bridge Project
Learn all about the New NY Bridge project, including the winning design-build team, the proposed design and features of the soon to be New NY Bridge, the project schedule, boater safety, employment opportunities, and sub-contracting opportunities. Presented by Dan Marcy, Community Relations Specialist, New NY Bridge Project

Friday, April 7, 2017  •  2:00 - 4:00 pm
Cultural Arts Center , Faculty/Staff Dining Room

Build a Bluebird House
This workshop will provide a brief primer on Eastern bluebird life history, materials and assistance for nest box construction, and instruction on how to attract these beautiful songbirds to your home.

Pre-registration is required, contact Jeff McLean at

Monday, April 17, 2017  •  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Student Union, Bridge

Hi-Tor Animal Shelter
Bring 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!!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017  •  12:30 pm
Outside Tech Center, at the Fish Statue

Planting on Campus
Help the RCC groundskeepers beautify our campus by planting native species of plants in specified areas.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  •  2:00 - 2:45 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

Sustainability Lecture
Lecture with Eric Fuchs-Stengel, founder of MEVO (Mahwah Volunteers Organization). Eric will take us on a journey of realistic sustainable practices.

Thursday, April 20, 2017  •  3:00 - 4:00 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

The Magic of Mushrooms
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. Presented by Jeff McLean, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, RCC

Friday, April 21, 2017  •  9:00 am - 11:00 am
Grounds Building (far end of west lot behind Fieldhouse)

Re-Cycle Your Bi-Cycle!
Bring your old bikes to campus and we will offer them to new owners on Earth Day along with brand new bike helmets. You’ll get a brand new bike helmet too for your donation! Contact Lorinda Hill, 845-574-4524 or if you can’t make drop-off date to make other arrangements.

Monday, April 24, 2017  •  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Academic I & II Quad (in case of rain: Fieldhouse Arena)

Birds of Prey
Meet & Greet with “Big Mama”, European Eagle Owl, “Machu”, Harris’s Hawk and “Handsome Prince Ravi”, Saker Falcon. Experience Big Mama’s 5’0” wing span in flight, and be the “Trees in the Forest”, “The Tunnel of Talons!” while Machu flies between and around!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017  •  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Student Union & Quad

Stop by and...

  • Meet Eco-friendly Vendors
  • See Exhibits
  • Pet a snake: Rizzo Reptiles
  • Tai Chi
  • Eco Tours
  • Chalk Contest
  • College Clean-up
  • Green Contest
  • WIN prizes  — Trivia contests
  • Take home a re-cycled bi-cycle & brand new bike helmet!
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