Earth Day at Lehman College
Earth Day at Lehman College, Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Come join the Lehman College community for the College’s annual Earth Day celebration! The theme for Earth Day 2014 is Green Cities.
Planned Events (3:00 – 6:00 pm):
Green Art Contest
Students, faculty and staff are invited to enter works of art made from materials that would have been otherwise recycled, and compete for prizes! See full contest rules and entry information. Potential directions of Green Art are virtually unlimited; plug the term “Green Art” or “recycled art” (or even “art from garbage”) into a search engine and be inspired!
Screening of the documentary, No Impact Man
in November, 2006, New Yorker Colin Beavan launched a year-long project in which he, his wife Michelle, his two-year-old daughter and his four-year-old dog went off the grid and attempted to live in the middle of New York City with as little environmental impact as possible: “zero carbon . . . also zero waste in the ground, zero pollution in the air, zero resources sucked from the earth, zero toxins in the water”. Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein’s film provides both a front-row seat into the experiment that became a national fascination and media sensation, and a behind-the-scenes look at the marital challenges that result from Colin and Michelle’s radical lifestyle change. View the official trailer for No Impact man.
Earth Day Environmental Fair
Representatives of local green organizations will be present to answer questions and provide info about their programs. Invited participants include:
- Con Edison Energy Program
- Corbin Hill Farm Share
- CUNY Center for Sustainable Energy
- CUNY Divest
- Greek Life Club
- Lehman College composting
- Lehman College Edible Garden
- Lehman College Fraternity Sigma Phi Rho step-dancing performance
- Lehman College greenhouse
- Lehman College Radio
- Lehman's Community Engagement Office
- New York Botanical Garden
- NYC Department of Sanitation
- Obscura - The Lehman College Literary and Arts Magazine
- People Power
- Performances by Music for the People
- S3: Students Serving Students
- Van Cortlandt Park Nature Center
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Come help beautify Gate 13 (southeast corner of campus, near Student Life). Students will assist with cleaning litter and mulching tree beds. Fill out this form if you are interested: http://www.lehman.edu/student-affairs/community-engagement/volunteer.php. Sponsored by Lehman's Community Engagement Office.
Last modified: Apr 14, 2014