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Earth Day Events Calendar

National Theme for 2019: "Save Our Species"

Join us for a full week of animals, games, and prizes; plus, eco-friendly art, demonstrations, lectures, movies, workouts, workshops and more!

Downloadable Events Flyer (PDF)
College Committee

For more information Earth Day Co-chairs:
Jeff McLean, 845-574-4420,
Khader Humied 845-845-574-4731,

Earth Day 2019 Events (April 22 - 26)

Earth Day Festival

Monday, April 22, 2019  •  10 am - 2 pm
Quad & activities around the Campus

Hang out on the Quad and check out these great activities!

Activities Around the RCC Campus

Chalk Art
Outdoor Quad (weather permitting)  •  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Join the typography club and draw some creative Earth Day designs! Chalk will be provided.

Yoga with Gina
Student Union, Room 3217  •  Noon - 1 pm
Flow through a grounding yoga session to celebrate Earth Day! Gina will be leading the group for an hour long stress-relieving session. (Comfortable clothes suggested)

Give a Hoot Kahoot
Student Union, Hawk's Nest  •  Noon - 1 pm
Play an interactive, learning game themed for Earth Day!

Rizzo's Reptiles
Student Union, Hawk's Nest  •  1 - 2 pm
To see some of the exotic reptiles that are part of our ecosystem come be part of this presentation at the Hawk's Nest (Starbucks) on campus.


Reiki with Angela
Jenny B - Bee Keeper
Sun Common
Sierra Club
Rockland Conservation & Service Corps
511 Rideshare
AC Rockland
Sol Seed

Magic Mushroom

Monday, April 22, 2019  •  3 - 4:15 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

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.

RCC Energy Efficiency Project

Wednesday, April 24, 2019  •  Noon - 1:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

In this interactive discussion and facilities tour, you’ll learn more about the energy efficiency market as well as the steps RCC is taking to become a more sustainable campus. Find out what’s next in energy efficiency and how you can contribute to our progress.

Presenters will include:

  • Eric Foote, Director of Plant Facilities, Rockland Community College
  • Olivier Matte, Technical Communications Director, Ecosystem
  • Seth Koczerginski, Design Engineer, Ecosystem

Orange & Rockland Presentation

Thursday, April 25, 2019  •  12:30 - 1:30 pm
Academic I, Room 1219

A presentation about how the utility company side of solar panels and renewable energy unfolds.