The Center for Civic Engagement at Hofstra University will celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 24th with an outdoor festival and a discussion that will focus on how to make local changes that can help create a more sustainable planet.
The schedule of events includes:
11:15 a.m.-12:40 pm (Common Hour): Outdoor Celebration, Calkins Quad (behind Hofstra Hall), South Campus.
The festival features poetry readings and musical performances by students including a capella group Makin’ Treble, and interactive information tables hosted by campus and community groups including the Student Government Association, Leadership for Environmental Action and Fellowship (LEAF), Homecoming Farms, Water Watch, and Coastal Steward Long Island. (Rain location: Multipurpose Room East, Mack Student Center, North Campus.)
12:50-2:10 p.m.: Sustainability at Hofstra (A Deliberative Dialogue), Plaza Room West, Mack Student Center, North Campus.
Students, administrators, and faculty members will discuss existing practices and deliberate over future actions to make Hofstra a more sustainable campus. This forum will be moderated by David Hoffman, associate professor, School of Public Affairs, New York Civic Forum, Baruch College, City University of New York, with assistance from CCE Fellows Emily Sauchelli and Rebecca Bero. “Deliberative Dialogues” are intended to find compromises and solutions for challenging ideas in a civil way.
The events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit hofstra.edu/earthday.
The Center for Civic Engagement is a University institute that plays a major role in Hofstra’s fulfillment of its core objectives. CCE educates students in democratic values by actively engaging them as knowledgeable citizens in collaborative partnerships with their campus, local, state, national and global communities. In addition to Earth Day, the CCE sponsors dozens of on-campus civic education events each academic year, including Day of Dialogue, Civil Rights Day, International Scene Lecture Series, and Globalization Day.