NEWS RELEASE: 10th Annual Earth Month at Pace

NEWS RELEASE: 10th Annual Earth Month at Pace

PACE UNIVERSITY’S 10TH ANNUAL EARTH MONTH EVENTS INCLUDE WILDLIFE AND LECTURES ON “HOT” ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS

Sponsored by Pace’s Environmental Center
and N.A.T.U.R.E. (the Pace student environmental club)

PLEASANTVILLE, NY, April 2, 2012 – April is Earth Month at Pace, and a variety of environmental –related events are
scheduled to promote awareness and action, covering important topics from recycling to conservation to nature lore.

Events will take place on Pace’s Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Rd.

The following events are scheduled for Earth Month:

Monday, April 2, Earth Charter: University Prof. Nicholas Robinson will speak about the history and significance of
the Earth Charter. Entrance 2, Lienhard Hall room 20, 10:00am  11:00am.

Wednesday, April 4 “Evergreen Poems”:  Celebrate the Earth with poet Ira Jo Fisher
as he reads nature poetry. Environmental
Center, 12:30pm-1:30pm.

 

Thursday,
April 5
“Climate Change and
Capitalism
”:
Prof. Gus Karam will discuss a paradigm shift for climate change.
Environmental Center, 2:00-3:00pm.

 

Monday,
April 9 “Live Simplified”
:
Prof. Angelo Spillo, director of Pace’s environmental center, will offer
some simple things we can do to reduce our “footprint.” Environmental Center  10:00am-11:00am.

 

Tuesday,
April 10
Hudson River Painters
Presentation:
 Slide presentation of Hudson River paintings with
Prof. Mark Cassata. Entrance 3, Kessel Student Center, Butcher Suite, 10:00am-11:00am.

 

Tuesday,
April 10

“Don’t Frack with Our Water”:  Ideas to ban hydraulic fracturing in NY for safe,
renewable energy. Panel led by Professor Delahanty, Butcher Suite, 12:20-2:30.

 

Wednesday, April
11 Environmental Center Open House:

Center’s museum will be open to show its wildlife exhibits. Refreshments
will be served. Environmental Center, 10:00am-3:30pm

 

Wednesday,
April 11 “
What is Alienation from Nature?”: Discussion led by visiting scholar and philosophy professor
Prof. Steve Vogel. Kessel Student
Center,
Gottesman
room, 12:30-1:30pm

 

Thursday,
April 12 Spring Nature Walk:
Nature walk with environmental
center Assisntat Director James Eyring to discover signs of spring!  Leaving from the Environmental Center, 11:00am-12:00pm.

Thursday,
April 12
“How Many is too Many
People?

Documentary and discussion with Prof. Gus Karam about the size of the human
population and the environmental implications. Kessel Student Center, Gottesman
room.  12:30-2:00pm

 

Saturday,
April 14
  E–Waste Collection: Environmental Club (N.A.T.U.R.E.) fundraiser
collecting old electronics to be recycled.  General public can bring electronics to be
recycled. Vineyard, 901 Bedford Road, next to entrance 1, 10:00am-2:00pm.

 

Monday,
April 16 Tree Planting:
  Environmental
science students will promote conservation of timber resources and invite all
to help plant a tree. Kessel Student Center Patio, 10:00am-11:00am.

 

Tuesday,
April 17 “Get Fit with Nature”:
Enjoy
a refreshing campus hike in the woods on campus. Free refreshments at the end. Leaves
from the Environmental Center, 11:30am-12:30pm.

 

Tuesday,
April 17 Student Photo Show:
Students will display their
best nature photography from April 18-26.
Setter’s Lounge, Kessel Student Center.

 

Thursday,
April 19
“Wild World of Animals”:  Bring the kids! The Pace Environmental Club (N.A.T.U.R.E.)
is sponsoring a guest presentation with exotic wildlife. Kessel Student Center,
5:00pm-6:00pm.

 

Friday,
April 20 “RIO+20”:
A simulation on sustainable development. Professor Greg
Julian, 9:00am-1:00pm.

 

Monday,
April 23 Interpretive Campus Walk:
Guided walk around campus to
learn about nature. Leaving from the Environmental Center, 10:00am-11:00am.

 

Tuesday,
April 24
“Bee Aware!” Presentation
about the reasons and implications of losing millions of honeybees annually. Environmental
Center, 1:30-2:15pm.

 

Wednesday,
April 25
  Birds of Prey Presentation:  A
presentation of live falcons, hawks and owls with Master Falconer and Assistant
Director of the Environmental Center James Eyring. Bring the kids! Environmental
Center, 6:30-7:30pm.

 

 

For details and descriptions of all programs, go to: www.pace.edu/dyson/earthmonth

 

To
register for an event, please contact Betty at 914-773-3789 or bsclocco@pace.edu

 

 

For more information contact Angelo Spillo at aspillo@pace.edu or 914-773-3530.

 

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