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.