April 20, 2009
MMC Community Celebrates Earth Week April 20-25
Rebecca Mushtare, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, (212) 774-4862, email@example.com
Manny Romero, M.A., Director of Communications & Publications,
(212) 517-0451, firstname.lastname@example.org
(New York, NY) Marymount Manhattan College is doing its part to bring awareness about the environment during Earth Week, April 20-24, 2009. The Committee for the Awareness and Sustainability of the Environment (CASE) has scheduled a variety of events designed to educate and enlighten the campus community about the environment.
Among them, is the Power of Community Panel discussion scheduled from 10-11:20 a.m., April 21, in the Regina Peruggi Room. Speakers from Network for New Energy Sources and Million Trees NYC will share local opportunities to become involved in conservation and environmental movements.
“The group of individuals who have collaborated for Earth Week include a combination of staff, faculty and students—collectively representing a number of disciplines,” said Rebecca Mushtare, M.F.A., assistant professor of communication arts. “More importantly, these environmental initiatives have been implemented all year (and simply highlighted during Earth Week), and integrated into daily practice, rather than implemented casually for a week. The research and creative projects being presented this week are a result of this on-going effort.”
Other faculty and staff members who have coordinated projects and presentations with students in celebration of Earth Week, include Millie Burns, M.F.A., assistant professor of art; Carrie-Ann Biondi, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy; Alessandra Leri, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and environmental science; Erin Schwartz, Center for Academic Advancement; and Kevin Crocke, M.S., Student Affairs. Participating student groups include Go Green, MMC’s Leadership Council, MMC Outreach and Alpha Chi Honor Society.
Organic/Natural Food Day, Monday, April 20:
Organic Eating, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Nugent Lounge
Environmental Ethics Presentations, 2:30-4 p.m., Regina Peruggi Room
Fair Trade & Community Day, Tuesday, April 21:
Power of Community Panel, 10-11:20 a.m., Regina Peruggi Room
Volunteer Fair, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Regina Peruggi Room
MMC Outreach Presentation, 2-3:20 p.m., Regina Peruggi Room
Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22:
Continuous Film Screenings, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Regina Peruggi Room
Interactive E-Cards and Games, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mac Lab 556 Nugent
Student Projects Screenings, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Theresa Lang Center for Producing
Potting Plants, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Nugent Lounge
Ocean Acidification Demonstration, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Black and White Gallery
Solid Waste Management Presentation, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Black and White Gallery
Power of One Day, Thursday, April 23:
Sustainable Lifestyle, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Nugent Lounge
“What One Person Can Do” Panel Discussion, featuring Artists Donald Groscost and Brendon Benz, 2:30-3:50 p.m., Regina Peruggi Room
Reception for Viridis II Exhibition, 6-8 p.m., Hewitt Gallery of Art
Scholars Pledge Day of Service Program, Friday, April 24:
Park Clean-up, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., off-site
To view some of the projects created by MMC students, click on the following links:
Click here to read a short article by MMC student Genni Hester published by Network for New Energy Choices in December 2008.
Click here to view the interactive projects designed by MMC Students.
To learn more about the events scheduled for Earth Week, contact MMC student Reggie Lynch, President of Go Green, at email@example.com.
Marymount Manhattan College is an urban, independent, liberal arts college. The mission of the College is to educate a socially and economically diverse population by fostering intellectual achievement and personal growth and by providing opportunities for career development.