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Earth Day Activities at CUNY

The Spring 2016 Baruch Climate Change Series:
The Health Consequences of a Changing Climate
April 21, 12:45-2:00pm
55 Lexington Ave., Room 14-245
At an ever-increasing rate, evidence is accumulating that the earth’s climate system is warming and that the health consequences of this warming are already impacting our communities. From the direct effects of weather and temperature extremes on illness and death to the potential for changes in disease ecology and geography brought about by “state shifts” in the earth’s biosphere, climate change will be a defining issue for public health in the 21st Century. This presentation will review the evidence on climate change and its impacts on health, discuss emergent, or future threats to health as a result of increasing atmospheric CO2, and present a “path forward” on public health action on climate change. Dr. George Luber is an epidemiologist and the Chief of the Climate and Health Program in the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects at the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Registration Matthew.LePere@Baruch.Cuny.Edu

BMCC Sustainability Fair
The Borough of Manhattan Community College will hold a Sustainability Fair on April 21st, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Richard Harris Terrace/South Lobby and the first annual Environmental Film Festival in the Student Cafeteria from 12:00 to 5:30 also on April 21st. Activities and exhibits at the Fair will include Hands-on Sustainable Research Demonstrations and Organic & Locally Sourced Food. Six films will be screened in the EcoCinema Café: Burning the Future: Coal in America: (12pm-12:55pm); Chasing Ice (1pm-1:40 pm); Plastic Paradise ( 1:45pm-2:45pm); Shellshocked – Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves: (2:50pm-3:40pm); Saving Jamaica Bay (3:45pm-4:40pm); and The Hudson: A River at Risk (4:45pm-5:20pm).

Bronx Community College
The Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College will hold an Earth Day Celebration on April 21st from 12pm to 2pm at Snow Hall. Activities will include: Turning biodiesel into fuel (bring your own liter of cooking oil); Gardening 101; Building your own solar powered usb charger; and an Urban Cycling Workshop. Bring your small used batteries for recycling!

The Natural Science Department invites everyone to participate in Earth Day 2016 at Hostos Community College The event will be held on April 19th in C391 with an opening Keynote Lecture at 10:00 am by Professor Karin Block, an Associate Professor at Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at City College of New York. The day will include Panel Discussions, Student Presentations, Classroom Activities and more. Climate Change is here. Be part of the Solution.

John Jay
John Jay held their 3rd annual EcoCinema Cafe marathon film festival on April 12-14 in the New Building Student Dining Hall where films and discussions were shown from morning till night on these 3 days. ! There was also a special event – a debate on the evening of Wed, April 13, “Should Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant be Shut Down?”

KCC Goes Green
KCC Goes Green is a campus-wide contest intended to promote sustainability on campus, raise awareness of environmental issues, and ultimately make Kingsborough a greener place; the final day for submissions is Friday, April 22, 2016. To participate in this contest, students or student teams must submit their own ideas and solutions about how to make Kingsborough a greener campus. Student submissions may be in the form of essays, videos, or artwork. All entries should be emailed to or delivered to the Office of Events Management which is located in room V114, in the Administration Building.

Lehman College Earth Day Festival 2016
Please join the Lehman College Sustainability Council, the NYC Compost Project and the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2016 Earth Day Festival, Wednesday, April 20, 3 – 5 pm in the Quad. There will be tabling from different organizations, fun activities, giveaways, free FOOD and smoothies and much more! In addition, representatives from many Lehman College student clubs will be present to spread the word about their activities and encourage new members to join. NYC Compost Project, in partnership with Lehman College will kick off its new Food-Scrap Drop Off and Composting Site. Representatives of various organizations with environmental sustainability missions/components will be present to provide information about their organizations, as well as the opportunity for Lehman College students/faculty/staff to become more involved in environmental sustainability issues. Organizations scheduled to participate:
· Lehman College Edible Garden
· Nutrition Club
· Health & Wellness
· Bronx Green Up
· Con Edison
· Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
· Green Thumb
· NYC Compost Project
· NYC Public Library

City Tech
City Tech’s Sustainability Council will host its first Annual EcoFest 2016, a College-wide event and Earth Day celebration, on April 21, in the Atrium, ground floor, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. Featured will be music and dance from Green Jam, presentations on Urban Farming, Recycling, Sustainable Architecture, Sustainable Restaurants, and speakers from Grow NYC and the Office of the Mayor. There will also be demonstrations by The City University of New York (CUNY) Building Performance Library, Grow NYC, and a Team DURA (Solar Decathlon) celebration.

Queens College
The Student Union Patio at Queens College will be the site of student-led activities on Monday April 18th and Wednesday April 20th from 11 am to 2:00 pm. The event is hosted by the Environmental Club and NYPIRG and will include tabling on: Planet Earth, Veganism and Food Justice; GrowNYC the NYC Recycling Game; and Textile Recycling-(Bring your bags of used but clean textiles) As part of Earth Day activities comments to the Public Service Commission about Reforming the Energy Vision are being sought- How do you as a citizen want to see comprehensive reform in our energy sources? Wind? Solar? You have the power to create sustainable change with NYPIRG! Additionally, on April 20th Queens College will hold a Sustainability Council Meeting that will include a Student presentation REV RFP ‘Energy to Lead’. Finally, on April 22nd, Queens College will conduct a Daylight Hour test in anticipation of participating for the 2nd year in the world wide Daylight hour event in June.

Queensborough Community College
This year QCC is celebrating their 10th Annual Earth Day with an information session during club hours on April 20th. The Student Union Building will be the venue for planned activities from discussion of the Flint Michigan drinking water crisis to snacks from the local Flushing CSA. QCC’s Director of Environmental Health and Safety will be on hand with information describing QCC’s disposal of toxic wastes from science labs and our recycling program. Samples from Buildings and Grounds composting and mulching used to maintain the campus grounds will be on display.

School of Professional Studies
The School of Professional Studies is holding a faculty/staff event to celebrate Earth Day. CUNY SPS has been growing seedlings and on Earth Day will bring faculty/staff together at lunch to provide tips on sustainable gardening and to plant the seedlings in pots to either take home or have in their work space.