Join the Center for Civic Engagement and the Hofstra community on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23, for a full slate of Earth Day events aimed at promoting sustainability and ensuring a greener future.
“Being knowledgeable and aware about the state of our environment can only help students and future generations understand the impacts of our everyday decisions and what we can do to improve our world,” said Jennifer Ackerman, CCE graduate assistant and MFA Documentary Studies and Production student. “Earth Day represents key values that are part of the CCE’s core mission.”
Highlights of the day with the CCE, the Hofstra Sustainability Club, Students for a Greener Hofstra, and faculty from the Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability include:
- Campus sustainability and arboretum tours
- Planting in the student gardens
- Workshops and lectures on topics such as socially responsible investing, the role of science and technology in a sustainable future, and extreme weather conditions caused by changes in the global climate
- Featured speakers from the United Nations and U.S. Department of State
- An Earth Day Open Air Festival on Wed., April 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in Calkins Quad, featuring tie-dye shirt making, clothing drive, henna tattoos, fashion show, recycled art making, drum circle, live music, and more.
A full schedule of Earth Day events is available on the CCE website. All events are free and open to the public.