Hofstra University will celebrate Earth Day 2016 with events over two days that raise awareness of environmental conservation and sustainability:
Tuesday, April 19, 7 pm: “Rachel Carson and her Environmental Legacy,” a lecture and book signing featuring Robert K. Musil, PhD, president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, former CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and author of Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment.
Dr. Musil will examine the life and impact of Rachel Carson, a marine biologist and conservationist who drew global attention to the dangers of pesticides and fertilizers in the environment. The event will be in the Helene Fortunoff Theater in Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, and is presented by the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Hofstra STEM Collaboratorium.
Wednesday, April 20, 11:15 am – 12:40 pm (Common Hour): “Sustain This!” Outdoor Festival
Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement, in collaboration with Students for a Greener Hofstra and the Sustainability Club, will host an outdoor festival featuring information tables and music and dance performances that will celebrate the causes of sustainability, environmental justice, food security and climate change.
Activities include free henna tattoos from the Buddhism Club, tie-dying from Paw Pals, Campus Feminist Collective’s thrift shop, and rock painting by the Rock Climbing Club. Hofstra’s Bhangra dance troupe will also perform. Community organizations that will be participating include the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, Food Not Bombs, and Homecoming Farms.
The festival will be held in Calkins Quad, South Campus. In case of rain, it will be moved to the Multipurpose Room in the Student Center, North Campus.