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Earth Week events scheduled for this month

Earth Week events scheduled for this month

In recognition of Earth Week 2016 and Alfred State’s strong commitment to sustainability, the college planned a number of related events from April 14-26.

The Sustainability Club kicked off Litter Clean Up Day Thursday, April 14, fanning out over the Alfred campus to dispose of any litter they encountered. In room 117 of the Engineering Technology Building, the club will screen a short animated documentary film about the lifecycle of material goods called “The Story of Stuff,” from 2-2:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, and from 2:30-3 p.m. Thursday, April 21. All are welcome to attend the screening.

At 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at the footbridge to town on campus, the Outdoor Recreation Club will host a creek cleanup. Participants are encouraged to wear boots and clothes that can get wet. Also on that day, the Sustainability Club will show the film “The Lorax” for students at 7 p.m. in room 215 of the Engineering Technology Building.

From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 21 in the Student Gathering Space in the Central Dining Hall will be a water taste test, in which participants compare bottled water and tap water. Events are scheduled for Earth Day (April 22) in the Student Leadership Center, including “Pot a Plant,” hosted by the Caribbean Student Association, and a presentation on composting by Robert Mahany, a construction management engineering technology major from Orchard Park.

Rounding out the events will be a screening of a documentary titled “North of the Sun” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 in room 310 of the Student Leadership Center. Presented by the Alfred State Ski and Snowboard Club and Residential Life housing assistants, the film is about a pair of surfers who spend a winter above the Arctic Circle and survive by building a cabin from drift wood and washed-up materials and by eating free, expired food from the grocery store. The screening is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

For questions about Sustainability Club Events, contact David Kendall, assistant professor of Mathematics and Physics, at kendalda@alfredstate.edu.