Events

Green Days 2018-19

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Forgotten Fragrances: How Floral Scent Structures Plant-Pollinator Interactions

Wednesday April 17
6-7 pm
Bowers Hall, Room 1129

Lecture presented by Robert Raguso of Cornell University.

LEAP: Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection

Wednesday April 17
7 pm Old Main, Room G-25

Bi-weekly meeting to discuss simple ways to help the environment.

Teaching About Climate Change

Thursday April 18
12 Noon
Jacobus Lounge

Sandwich seminar panel discussing how information about climate change relates to different disciplines and how it can be incorporated into your teaching.

Grow Your Love Earth Day Event

Monday April 22
6 pm

Plant flowers and plants in pots and decorate them, sponsored by Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP).

Fighting Food Waste at the Bistro

Tuesday, April 23
12 - 1
Student Life Center outside the Bistro

Watch live cooking with scraps demonstration,  tour of ASC's composting equipment, explore a vermicompost bin.

Fighting Food Waste at Neubig

Wednesday, April 24
12 - 1
Downstairs Hallway at Neubig

Tours of ASC's composting equipment, explore a vermicompost bin, learn about plant-based diets.

Composting Workshop & DIY Worm Bin

Thursday April 25
6-7 pm
Pavillion near Bookmark

Learn the basics of starting a home composting system. A limited number of participants can take home materials for their own indoor worm bin.

Lime Bike Launch

April 27

On-demand electric bike rental in Cortland, Cortlandville, and Homer community.

NYPIRG Sun Run

Sunday April 28
1:30 pm (run begins at 2:00)
Starting at the Student Life Center

SUNY Cortland students, faculty and staff celebrate renewable energy in New York state with speakers and a run or walk to the solar panels.

Green-flix Environmental Documentary: “The True Cost”

Monday April 29
7-9pm
Moffett Center Room 2125

Documentary exploring the environmental impact of the fashion industry followed by a discussion facilitated by Brock Ternes.

LEAP: Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection

Wednesday May 1
7 pm
Old Main, Room G-25

Bi-weekly meeting to discuss simple ways to help the environment.

ReFashion Cortland Sustainable Fashion Show

May 4
3-5 pm
Cortland Corset Building

The Cultural Council of Cortland County challenges our community to rethink sustainable style merging sustainability with fashion.

HeatSmart CNY

May 9
4 - 5:30 pm
Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge

HeatSmart participants learn what they can do to improve the efficiency and comfort of their homes, receive a free site visit and evaluation and have access to vetted and trusted installers.

Bike to Work Week

May 13-17
Everywhere

Find out more from the League of American Bicyclists at bikeleague.org.

Past Events

The Big Event

Sunday April 14
Beginning at 9 am
Meet in Corey Union Function Room

The day will start with a light breakfast kick off in the Corey Union Function Room. From there, volunteers will go to job sites in the Cortland area where they will complete tasks such as raking, gardening and/or painting. Jobs will end no later than 1 p.m. All volunteers receive a free event t-shirt. Volunteers can register in groups or individually. All members of the SUNY Cortland community are encouraged to volunteer. In order to register all groups will need to have a head count and t-shirt sizes to successfully complete the form. 

Green-flix Documentary Film Series: Wasted!

April 1, 7 p.m., Moffett Center, Room 2125
Sponsored by SUNY Cortland Sustainability Office and Facilitated by Brock Ternes

Chef Anthony Bourdain goes around the world to consider why we throw out 1.3 billion tons of food each year and meet the people working to prevent waste. Brock Ternes, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Sociology/Anthropology Department will facilitate a short discussion following the film. 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcVNFJn7NgI

Green-flix Documentary Film Series: Bag It 

March 4, 7 p.m., Moffett Center, Room 2125
Sponsored by SUNY Cortland Sustainability Office and Facilitated by Brock Ternes

An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags and this simple decision changes his life completely. Brock Ternes, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Sociology/Anthropology Department will facilitate a short discussion following the film. 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRjPkl_4lmM

Climate Change-Enhanced Extreme Weather Event Simulation

February 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Old Main Colloquium

Sponsored by Center for Civic Engagement

The National Academy of Sciences' LabX developed this flood disaster activity to help people understand the complexity of this increasingly frequent and devastating kind of event.  During the simulation, you are in middle of a major flood; you and others must decide how to avoid death and minimize damage. The Institute’s Action Team and two community members will facilitate. Register by emailing john.suarez@cortland.edu.

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