Friday, April 25, 2014
Eco festival at Kingsborough Community College
Annual Eco Festival at Kingsborough Community College April 30, May 1 and 2
Each year on or around Earth Day, Kingsborough Community College holds its annual Eco-Festival. This year save the dates for April 30th to May 2nd. The goals of Eco-Festival are to raise ecological and environmental literacy, foster global citizenship, promote meaningful dialogue about environmental issues, and inspire environmental action and stewardship. From lectures to film screenings to workshops to panel discussions, participants have the chance to explore the impact of their decisions on the environment from multiple angles. In 2013, more than 1500 students, faculty, staff, and community members attended Eco-Festival. Many faculty incorporate assignments revolving around Eco-Festival into their curriculum, and for the first time this year, students will be able to fulfill their civic engagement requirement through participating in pre-selected Eco-Festival programming.
The theme of this year’s Eco-Festival is Our Sustainable Future: Building Local Resilience to Global Change. Highlights include a keynote speakers Eric Sanderson featuring his Manahatta Project (past and future); Marielle Anzelone featuring her Wildflowers in the city initiative; Talons (live birds of prey); an Environmental Share Fair, featuring companies and non-profits making a positive impact on the environment through their business models; hands-on workshops for students to gain experience with green efforts for every-day living including composting and planting; a Student Town Hall assessing KCC’s green initiatives and brainstorming further improvements; an Eco Café Night featuring live music and poetry; a field trip and tour of the New York Aquarium and a beach cleanup/civic engagement opportunity for students to volunteer. For information on the many other lectures and events see the full 3-day program by visiting the website http://www.kingsborough.edu/eco-festival/Pages/default.aspx
The 3-day event is FREE!
Best Wishes and we hope to see many of you.
Jacob Mey Asst. Prof. Kingsborough Community College