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Earth Week 2014

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2014 Keynote Event

April 25—Screening of Chemerical and discussion with Andrew Nisker, Acclaimed Canadian Director and Founder of Take Action Films, 8:00-10:30 pm, 101 Jewett

2014 Special Event

April 22—Earth Day Teach-in at the College Lodge, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm (Events will be held rain or shine)

2014 Featured Speakers

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

2014 Sponsors

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 Lecture Series.


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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.


 simple steps to save the planet

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 Fredonia campus.

Making An Impact: Earth Week Stats

Past Earth Week Series:

Earth Week 2013: Wasting Away

Earth Week 2012: Feeding the World

Earth Week 2011: Finding Balance

Sustainable Fredonia Blog (2011) by Mary Mazur

Earth Week 2010: Be The Change

Earth Week 2009: Rethink. React. Restore.

Earth Week 2008: Our Home. Our Earth. Our Choice.

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