April 23—Dr. Kenneth Shockley, Environmental Ethics Philosopher and Academic Director of UB's Sustainability Academy,
5:00-7:00 pm, S204 Williams Center (**CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS**)
April 24—Nate Drag, New York Outreach Coordinator, Alliance for the Great Lakes, 11:00 am-12:30 pm,
209 McEwen; Glenn Wahl, Professor and Co-founder of Cattaraugus-Chautauqua for Clean Water, 4:00-5:30 pm,
S204 Williams Center
April 25—Dr. Sam Mason, Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science, 12:00-1:00 pm, Japanese Garden;
Ken Dahlgren, Public Health Consultant, 2:30-4:00 pm, S204 Williams Center
All refreshments and College Lodge support have been generously provided by the Faculty
Student Association (FSA). Special thanks to all our sponsors: SUNY Fredonia's FACE
Center, Sustainability Committee, Office of Volunteer and Community Services, Campus
Climate Challenge, Biology Club, Educational Development Program, and the Young Philosophers
Thank you to everyone who made Earth Week 2014 a tremendous success. Read about the
week's attendance and impacts here.
EARTH WEEK 2014: Back to Nature
April 22nd to April 27th
Although many of us are aware of environmental problems such climate change, pollution,
and unsustainable systems of production and consumption, our fast-paced, plugged-in
lives leave little time for nature. This year’s Earth Week series of events is designed
to get people back to nature, so we can restore the Earth, our communities and ourselves.
To inspire this reconnection with nature, 2014 events will start with an all-day multidisciplinary
teach-in at the College Lodge. The Earth Day (April 22nd) events at the Lodge will include guided nature walks, lectures on a range of environmental
topics, nature writing workshops, drawing classes, workshops, sustainable refreshments,
a drum circle, a meditation labyrinth, and other exciting events.
In addition to the teach-in, Earth Week 2014 will include many familiar events such
as the Campus and Community Electronics Recycling Collection, a beach cleanup at Point
Gratiot, a campus woodlot cleanup, an invasive species pull at Alexander Preserve
and an environmental film festival. New to Earth Week programming will be an Eco Variety
Show, a “Lunch with the New York Times” session featuring plastics pollution expert Dr. Sam Mason, and presentations by environmental experts and activists Dr. Kenneth Shockley, Nate Drag, and Andrew Nisker.
SUNY Fredonia's Earth Week series is intended to provide activities and educational
events to raise awareness of the breadth of sustainability issues facing our society
and provide the tools necessary to reduce our negative impact upon our home.
SUNY Fredonia has had a history of celebrating Earth Day since its origins in 1970.
In 2008, we greatly expanded and institutionalized this celebration as Earth Week, primarily as a voice to the then newly created Sustainability Committee. In 2010, through a collaboration with the SUNY FACE (Fredonia Academic Community Engagement) Center, we took our community engagement and educational outreach activities to a whole new
level. Now in its 7th year, the Earth Week series has become one of the largest and most prominent annual events on the SUNY