|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
State University of New York at Fredonia
Tier2-6: Sustainability Events
Environmental Safety and Sustainability Specialist; PR Subcommittee Chair; ACUPCC liaison
Environmental Health & Safety
Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:
A brief description of the event(s):
Earth Week each year brings student groups together to co-host events. Each major event has a student group associated with it, so that students are involved in the planning. Events in the past have included a trash dump (students and staff sort through campus trash and report on their findings), movie screenings, speakers (such as Ralph Nader), and more.
Earth Week Series of Events—Beginning in 2008, SUNY Fredonia has sponsored an impressive weeklong series of events of events centered on the spirit of Earth Day. With programs ranging from a keynote by Ralph Nader to a 13-hour Earth Day Teach-in to collaborative campus and community local/organic food tastings and events, the hugely successful Earth Week series of events work to educate thousands of people about some of the most prominent environmental and social justice issues of our time. By 2010 the Earth Week series had grown to more than 40 events occurring over eleven days, and included major community outreach events such as a Duathalon, Green Expo, and a free community film festival. Because of its growing interest and support, in 2011 Earth Week will become put part of a larger series of events called the Sustainability Series. Earth Week/Sustainability Series website:. http://www.fredonia.edu/earthweek/
The website URL where information about the event(s) are available:
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