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Sustainability Week 2: Climate Week
Wednesday April 17
“Visit of Freeville Earthship”
Tour of the Freeville Earthship, Freeville, N.Y., 3:30 p.m., Members of the campus community interested in visiting this truly unique, completely recycled dwelling must register by Monday April 15. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-232-1618
Thursday, April 18
“Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth”
Sustainability Lecture by independent environmental journalist and author Mark Hertsgaard. Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
“Leadership in Civic Engagement Awards”
Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4 p.m.
Friday, April 19
“Weather or Not? Effects of Changing Weather on Local Agriculture”
Sustainability Panel Presentation by Distiguished Teaching Professor R. Lawrence Klotz, Biological Sciences Department at SUNY Cortland; Meteorologist Dave Eichorn, meteorology instructor at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; and David Wolfe, professor of horticulture at Cornell University; with brief remarks by local farmers. New York State Grange, 122 Clinton Ave., Corltand, 9 a.m.-noon; registration and breakfast from 8-9 a.m. This is part of the Climate Smart Climate Ready Conference.
“Tranformations, Student Research and Creativity Conference”
Sperry Center, 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 20
“Climate Smart & Climate Ready Conference”
Regional conference focused on making our communities more climate friendly and climate resilient through leadership and parternships between local governments, institutions, residents and businesses. Connect with the discussion at the Climate Smart & Climate Ready website.
Sunday, April 21
“Cortland Blooms Festival”
Annual Earth Day Festival at the Cortland Corset Building and at the County Office Buildign, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This day of exhibits, music, art, local food, children's activities and environmental education is Cortland's annual Earth Day celebration. The two venues will be connected by an art and bike trail closed to vehicle traffice. For more information, visit the Sustainable Cortland website.
Sustainability Week 3: Food Week
Monday, April 22 (Earth Day)
Share your thoughts on how to live more sustainabily by posting an idea on the board set up on the second floor of Corey Union.
“Workshop: Get Fresh!”
The Get Fresh! series continues with this final workshop of Students for Local Food host cooking demonstration and tasting focused on food from the Cortland area. Blue Frog Cafe, 64 Main Street, Cortland, 5-6 p.m.
Watch the movie with Friends! Time and location to be confirmed.
Tuesday, April 23
“Campus Garden Work Day”
Learn about raised garden beds and help build the college community garden in front of Neubig Hall (East side near Shop 24) 3-5 p.m., Rain date Thursday, April 25.
“Sustainability Lecture: Local Food and Its Impact”
Allan Gandelman of Main Street Farms, which uses aquaponics to raise vegetables and fish in an interconnected system. Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24
“Our Continued Commitement to a Sustainable Campus”
Tim Slack, Director, Physical Plant and Matthew Brubaker, Project Manager in the Office of Facilities Planning Design and Construction present this Sandwich Seminar, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge.
Thursday, April 25
The film will be shown on Campus, more details to come.
Friday, April 26
“Arbor Day Celebration”
President Bitterbaum will officially launch a campus tree-naming project that will eventually result in trees throughout campus being labeled with QR-code links to online information about each species. The first tree will be one of the campus' impressive elm trees. Outside the Northwest corner of the Miller Building, 10 a.m.