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Earth Week at ESF, 2015
April 15-22

Wednesday
April 15
Thursday
April 16
Friday
April 17
Saturday
April 18
Sunday
April 19
Monday
April 20
Tuesday
April 21
Wednesday
April 22 - Earth Day

    Spotlight on Student Research
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

    Wednesday, April 15, 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM(Gateway Center A,B,C) Undergraduate Poster Session Thursday, April 16, 12:00 - 2:00 PM (Gateway Center A,B,C) Graduate Poster Session Thursday, April 16 (408 Baker Laboratory) 4:00 PM: Keynote Address - Drs. William Powell and Charles Maynard, “Return of the American Chestnut” 4:45 PM: Announcement of Awards 5:00 PM: Reception Gateway Center A,B,C & 408 Baker Laboratory

    Inflatable Obstacle Course
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    What better way to kick off Earth Week than an inflatable obstacle course? Start the week off with a blast. ESF Quad

    Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Planning
    11:40 am - 1:40 pm.

    Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Theories, Cases and Experiences Kyle Whyte, Potawatami, teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University researching moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples and the ethics of cooperative relationships with climate science organizations. 408 Baker Laboratory

    Earth Week Kickoff BBQ
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Come help us kick off Earth Week with free food and fun activities on the quad including inflatables, tie-dye, and the Andrew Simmons Wildlife Show! ESF Quad (Rain location: Nifkin Lounge)

    Simmons Wildlife
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Andrew Simmons is a celebrated wildlife expert specializing in predators. Since 1971, he has been studying, raising and lecturing about wild animals. Simmons travels with big cats, bear cubs, carnivorous reptiles and birds of prey. ESF Quad (Rain Location: Nifkin)

    LA Lecture: Understanding Landscape Design at the Watershed Scale
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

    Julie Mulligan Project Manager, Landscape Architect National Capital Commission Marshall Auditorium

    Outdoor Movie [The Lorax]
    8:00 pm - 11:30 pm.

    Come out to the ESF quad and watch The Lorax (the new one). Grab a bag of popcorn/cotton candy while you're at it from our concessions stand! This event is hosted by FunFlicks! through Tim Bennett. ESF Quad

    Yoga on the Quad
    9:30 am - 10:30 am.

    Start your morning off right with some relaxing yoga on our very own quad. Come before your afternoon classes or after your 8 am to kick-start your day ESF Quad (Rain Location: Bray Space)

    Craft Workshops
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Come to Moon Library and take part in some fun crafts such as making terrariums, pyrography, body art, a clothing swap and clothing re-purposing. Moon 110

    SCB-CNY Student Showcase Symposium
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    We're hosting a Student Showcase Symposium to display artwork donated by students. Bid on the pieces in a silent auction. All proceeds will support the establishment of edible ecosystems on campus! The event also features food and decorations at intervals throughout the day. Nifkin Lounge

    Quadstock
    7:00 pm - 11:30 pm.

    Come out to the Quad for AXS's premier annual music festival, featuring local musicians/bands such as Jamie Knittel and Planetary Wigwam! We will be catered by YOGURTLAND so you definitely don't want to miss out on the fun! Essentially, this event is a Coffee Haus on steroids. ESF Quad (Nifkin Rain Location)

    ESF Club Activities Fair
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Find out what all of our clubs are up to this spring! Participate in activities facilitated by each club. ESF Quad (Rain location: Nifkin Lounge)

    School Spirit Event
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Get Oakie pumped by coming to Nifkin Lounge for a scavenger hunt, trivia, improv games, minute to win it and Hilby the juggling clown! Nifkin Lounge

    Library IQ Throwdown - Moon Library Skill Sharpener Series
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.

    Do you have awesome library research skills? Are you the master at finding information? Grab some friends, stop by, and put your knowledge to the test! Teams of 3-4 will compete using their combined knowledge, info lit skills, improvisation, and creativity for bragging rights and prizes. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited. 110 Moon Library

    Ice Cream Social
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Enjoy an ice cream or freeze pop (for vegetarian and vegan options) after you eat some food at the BBQ! ESF Quad

    Primitive Pursuits Demonstration
    4:00 pm.

    Come watch Primitive Pursuits in action as they demonstrate a variety of the things they do in their club! ESF Quad

    Fossil Fuel Divestment Documentary: "Do the Math"
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.

    A short movie about climate change and the worldwide movement of resistance against fossil fuels. Followed by a short panel discussion with representatives from SU, ESF and OCC: "What can Colleges do, together?". Nifkin Lounge

    Insomniacs: Salsa with a Twist of Seuss!
    10:00 pm - 2:00 am.

    Annual Event: SALSA WITH A TWIST...BUT with an underlying Earth Week theme of Dr. Seuss Nifkin Lounge

    Campus Day of Service - 15th Anniversary
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm.

    ESF's Campus Day of Service sends volunteers out into the Syracuse community and beyond to perform tasks that organizations cannot accomplish without our help. This spring marks the 15th anniversary since the inception of this program. A continental breakfast will be served before volunteers leave for sites! Nifkin Lounge/Sites in the Community

    Repair Café
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

    Bring broken things that are laying around your house and the Repair Café experts can fix it. There is no charge for their services although donations are appreciated. Paine Branch Library 113 Nicholas Ave, Syracuse

    Spring Awards Banquet
    6:00 pm - 12:00 am.

    An awards ceremony and dinner for graduating seniors along with nominated faculty and staff. Shuttles are starting outside the Robin Hood Oak tree starting at 5:30pm. Drumlins

    EARTHFEST in Thornden Park
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

    Join Students of Sustainability (SOS) at SU at EARTHFEST as they co-host with the Syracuse Chapter of NYPIRG and the SU Sustainability Division. Uniting over art, music, and the planet, EARTHFEST will be a sustainable music & art festival celebrating Earth Day. The day will feature live music, art installations, community speakers, local food, fun activities, and good vibes promoting sustainable living. Thornden Park Amphitheater

    Soundwalks: Exploring Local Soundscapes

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on soundwalks around ESF and SU. Each soundwalk session will be 1 hour, occurring at various times throughout Earth Week. SUNY-ESF Main Quad

    Yoga on the Quad
    8:30 am - 9:30 am.

    Start your morning off right with some relaxing yoga on our very own quad. Come before your afternoon classes or after your 8 am to kick-start your day ESF Quad (Rain Location: Bray Space)

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Designing Habitat Gardens for Beneficial Insects/Pollinators
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

    Join Janet Allen from Habitat Gardening in CNY for a talk about local pollinators! Learn about the importance of pollinators, the pollinator crisis for wild bees (not just honey bees), and how people can help right in their own yards by designing ecosystems (habitat gardens) to support them. 110 Marshall Hall

    Moving New York Beyond Coal
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.

    Other states are moving ahead in becoming coal-free, but New York is giving massive bail outs to prop up coal plants and proposals to re-open retired plants are on the table. Join us for food and discussion to learn how you can become involved in moving New York off coal. Nifkin Lounge

    ESF and Maxwell Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    SUNY-ESF and Maxwell Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day with a Panel on the 2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Featured Speakers: President Wheeler Catherine Bertini, professor of practice at Maxwell, former Under Secretary-General of Management at the UN, and former Executive Director of the World Food Program. Jack Manno, Professor of sustainable development at ESF Rick Smardon, Emeritus Professor and former Chair of the Environmental Studies Dept. Organized by Rigo Melgar, Graduate student of sustainable development and public administration. Gateway Center Rooms A-C

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Inclusive Teaching = Effective Teaching
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

    The discussion will introduce ways to create a more inclusive and engaging learning environment and re-molding a mindset of success for all students. Gateway Event Center

    Engineers for a Sustainable Society's Trivia Night
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

    Join Engineers for a Sustainable Society for a fun night filled with trivia and free food! Nifkin Lounge

    GCI's Annual State of our Waste: The Non-Recyclable Plastic Market
    7:00 pm - 8:30 am.

    A panel of experienced professionals will discuss what limitations exist in the non-recyclable plastic market and how they can be overcome. Students, facility and community members will then brainstorm with panelists for on- and off-campus solutions and discuss ESF's role on this pressing issue. Involved organizations include Green Campus Initiative, OCCRA, Cornell Waste Management Institute, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence Environmental Finance Center. Food and drink provided. Moon 110

    Comedian Kenneth Mclaurin
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

    Come laugh till you can't laugh anymore. ESF Earth Week proudly presents comedian Kenneth Mclaurin. Marshall Auditorium

    Outdoor Movie (Rain Date)
    8:00 pm - 11:30 pm.

    This is the rain date for the outdoor movie (The Lorax) on 4/15. The time will remain the same and concessions will still be served. ESF Quad

    Morning Munch
    7:30 am - 9:30 am.

    Come to Nifkin Lounge before class to pick up some grub and start your morning off strong! There are A LOT of bagels so we need as much help as we can get to eat them! Nifkin Lounge

    Capstone Seminar - Adam Effler
    9:30 am - 10:30 am.

    Optical Characterizations of Cayuga Lake, New York 310 Baker

    Capstone Seminar - Gary Ayers
    9:30 am - 10:50 am.

    "A Case Study: Construction Project Manager Integration with an Academic Engineering Class for a Semester" 154 Baker Laboratory

    Talons! with Lorrie Schumacher
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

    Come join Lorrie Schumacher, master falconer, for an introduction to birds of prey! There will be a meet-and-greet with each of the birds as well as an interactive free-flight program. ESF Quad

    Crafting on the Quad
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Come to the quad for splatter paint, messy twister and a photo booth! ESF Quad

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Dr. Steven Effler, "The Cultural Eutrophication of Onondaga Lake"
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

    Onondaga Lake is located along the northern edge of the City of Syracuse. Site of an early Jesuit mission in the 1656 and birthplace of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the lake has been closely tied to the city of Syracuse for more than 200 years. Commercial salt mining in the late 1700’s led to the development of the Erie Canal and by the late 1800’s Onondaga Lake was a popular tourist attraction with beaches, resorts and amusement parks to lure residents from New York City to the area. Unfortunately this did not last. The Solvay process was located along its shores to take advantage of the natural salt brines and easy transportation. The sewage treatment plant for the growing city of Syracuse was built in 1925 and discharged its primary effluent directly into the lake until it was upgraded in the 1950s. Steel and other heavy industries were also located along the lake shore. Allied Chemical started chlorine production in the 1940 using electrochemical cells which inadvertently discharged as much as 20 lb of mercury per day into the lake. By 1940, swimming was banned in the lake and in 1968, a Federal lake study declared Onondaga Lake the most polluted lake within the Lake Ontario basin. The lake was declared a Federal and State superfund site in 1994 due to the combined nutrient and industrial pollution. In the last 30 years, Onondaga Lake has made a remarkable comeback from one of the most polluted lakes in the nation to where it now serves as an international demonstration site for lake restoration. 110 Moon Library

    Snorkel on the Quad!
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Come out to the quad to try on some of Nautilus Society's scuba gear and snorkel in a kiddy pool! They will also have bobbing for apples if you'd like a sweet treat. ESF Quad

    Kan Jam Tournament
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

    Get your team of two and come show us your stuff. If you can beat us, you get bragging rights. ESF Quad

    Movie Screening - Mother: Caring For 7 Billion
    4:45 pm - 6:30 pm.

    GCI will be inviting Alexandra Behette, a field assistant for Population Connection, to screen the hour-long documentary, Mother: Caring For 7 Billion. Population Connection is a nonprofit organization based in DC that engages students in conversations about global population growth and ways that we can work toward social and environmental justice by supporting increased access to voluntary family planning services and other sustainable practices! 313 Bray Hall

    Celebration of Naturalists
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

    A naturalist celebration featuring food, raffles and some awesome documentaries! Nifkin Lounge

    Yoga on the Quad
    10:30 am - 11:30 am.

    Start your morning off right with some relaxing yoga on our very own quad. Come before your afternoon classes or after your 8 am to kick-start your day. ESF Quad (Rain Location: Bray Space)

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Waste Audit of Gateway
    11:30 am - 2:30 am.

    Join GCI in a completely socially acceptable, normal, and not dirty waste audit, where you can combine you passion for dumpster diving and the environment! We will be sorting through the Gateway center trash so you might even score some free stuff :) Gloves provided. The Quad

    Indoor Crafts
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Another crafts workshop for jewelry making, card making, rock painting, leaf crafts and Lorax flower pots! Moon 110

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    12:45 pm - 1:45 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Presentation - Bruce Brownell, Adirondack Alternate Energy
    12:45 pm - 1:40 pm.

    Presentation Title: "Reducing our Carbon Footprint with Passive Solar Buildings" 148 Baker Laboratory

    Discussion on the CommuniTree Stewards Program
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

    Derek Conant from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be discussing an opportunity to receive urban forestry education while providing community service throughout the summer and fall. Moon 19

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Wildlife Presentation
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

    Join Cindy Page, a local wildlife rehabilitator in her talk about un-released birds of prey and her experience with rehabilitation. Illick 5

    Wacheva Dance Circle
    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

    The performance incorporates traditional West African dancing, drumming, and songs with high energy. During the performance, Wacheva invites audience members to join them on stage to show them some dance steps. It invites a feeling of "joy or celebration as if you were in the moon light in an African village." ESF Quad

    "DamNation" Screening!
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

    Come join the Society for Ecological Restoration at ESF (SER-ESF) for a documentary screening in Nifkin Lounge! We will feature the documentary "DamNation", a story about the removal of Dams, how they've changed and altered ecosystems, and the metamorphosis of our values surrounding these man-made constructions. Some food will be provided! So come, enjoy your Earth Day evening, have some conversation, and learn about the restoration of these altered landscapes! NIFKIN LOUNGE

Wednesday
April 15

    Spotlight on Student Research
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

    Wednesday, April 15, 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM(Gateway Center A,B,C) Undergraduate Poster Session Thursday, April 16, 12:00 - 2:00 PM (Gateway Center A,B,C) Graduate Poster Session Thursday, April 16 (408 Baker Laboratory) 4:00 PM: Keynote Address - Drs. William Powell and Charles Maynard, “Return of the American Chestnut” 4:45 PM: Announcement of Awards 5:00 PM: Reception Gateway Center A,B,C & 408 Baker Laboratory

    Inflatable Obstacle Course
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    What better way to kick off Earth Week than an inflatable obstacle course? Start the week off with a blast. ESF Quad

    Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Planning
    11:40 am - 1:40 pm.

    Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Theories, Cases and Experiences Kyle Whyte, Potawatami, teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University researching moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples and the ethics of cooperative relationships with climate science organizations. 408 Baker Laboratory

    Earth Week Kickoff BBQ
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Come help us kick off Earth Week with free food and fun activities on the quad including inflatables, tie-dye, and the Andrew Simmons Wildlife Show! ESF Quad (Rain location: Nifkin Lounge)

    Simmons Wildlife
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Andrew Simmons is a celebrated wildlife expert specializing in predators. Since 1971, he has been studying, raising and lecturing about wild animals. Simmons travels with big cats, bear cubs, carnivorous reptiles and birds of prey. ESF Quad (Rain Location: Nifkin)

    LA Lecture: Understanding Landscape Design at the Watershed Scale
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

    Julie Mulligan Project Manager, Landscape Architect National Capital Commission Marshall Auditorium

    Outdoor Movie [The Lorax]
    8:00 pm - 11:30 pm.

    Come out to the ESF quad and watch The Lorax (the new one). Grab a bag of popcorn/cotton candy while you're at it from our concessions stand! This event is hosted by FunFlicks! through Tim Bennett. ESF Quad

Thursday
April 16

    Yoga on the Quad
    9:30 am - 10:30 am.

    Start your morning off right with some relaxing yoga on our very own quad. Come before your afternoon classes or after your 8 am to kick-start your day ESF Quad (Rain Location: Bray Space)

    Craft Workshops
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Come to Moon Library and take part in some fun crafts such as making terrariums, pyrography, body art, a clothing swap and clothing re-purposing. Moon 110

    SCB-CNY Student Showcase Symposium
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    We're hosting a Student Showcase Symposium to display artwork donated by students. Bid on the pieces in a silent auction. All proceeds will support the establishment of edible ecosystems on campus! The event also features food and decorations at intervals throughout the day. Nifkin Lounge

    Quadstock
    7:00 pm - 11:30 pm.

    Come out to the Quad for AXS's premier annual music festival, featuring local musicians/bands such as Jamie Knittel and Planetary Wigwam! We will be catered by YOGURTLAND so you definitely don't want to miss out on the fun! Essentially, this event is a Coffee Haus on steroids. ESF Quad (Nifkin Rain Location)

Friday
April 17

    ESF Club Activities Fair
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Find out what all of our clubs are up to this spring! Participate in activities facilitated by each club. ESF Quad (Rain location: Nifkin Lounge)

    School Spirit Event
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Get Oakie pumped by coming to Nifkin Lounge for a scavenger hunt, trivia, improv games, minute to win it and Hilby the juggling clown! Nifkin Lounge

    Library IQ Throwdown - Moon Library Skill Sharpener Series
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.

    Do you have awesome library research skills? Are you the master at finding information? Grab some friends, stop by, and put your knowledge to the test! Teams of 3-4 will compete using their combined knowledge, info lit skills, improvisation, and creativity for bragging rights and prizes. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited. 110 Moon Library

    Ice Cream Social
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Enjoy an ice cream or freeze pop (for vegetarian and vegan options) after you eat some food at the BBQ! ESF Quad

    Primitive Pursuits Demonstration
    4:00 pm.

    Come watch Primitive Pursuits in action as they demonstrate a variety of the things they do in their club! ESF Quad

    Fossil Fuel Divestment Documentary: "Do the Math"
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.

    A short movie about climate change and the worldwide movement of resistance against fossil fuels. Followed by a short panel discussion with representatives from SU, ESF and OCC: "What can Colleges do, together?". Nifkin Lounge

    Insomniacs: Salsa with a Twist of Seuss!
    10:00 pm - 2:00 am.

    Annual Event: SALSA WITH A TWIST...BUT with an underlying Earth Week theme of Dr. Seuss Nifkin Lounge

Saturday
April 18

    Campus Day of Service - 15th Anniversary
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm.

    ESF's Campus Day of Service sends volunteers out into the Syracuse community and beyond to perform tasks that organizations cannot accomplish without our help. This spring marks the 15th anniversary since the inception of this program. A continental breakfast will be served before volunteers leave for sites! Nifkin Lounge/Sites in the Community

    Repair Café
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

    Bring broken things that are laying around your house and the Repair Café experts can fix it. There is no charge for their services although donations are appreciated. Paine Branch Library 113 Nicholas Ave, Syracuse

    Spring Awards Banquet
    6:00 pm - 12:00 am.

    An awards ceremony and dinner for graduating seniors along with nominated faculty and staff. Shuttles are starting outside the Robin Hood Oak tree starting at 5:30pm. Drumlins

Sunday
April 19

    EARTHFEST in Thornden Park
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

    Join Students of Sustainability (SOS) at SU at EARTHFEST as they co-host with the Syracuse Chapter of NYPIRG and the SU Sustainability Division. Uniting over art, music, and the planet, EARTHFEST will be a sustainable music & art festival celebrating Earth Day. The day will feature live music, art installations, community speakers, local food, fun activities, and good vibes promoting sustainable living. Thornden Park Amphitheater

Monday
April 20

    Soundwalks: Exploring Local Soundscapes

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on soundwalks around ESF and SU. Each soundwalk session will be 1 hour, occurring at various times throughout Earth Week. SUNY-ESF Main Quad

    Yoga on the Quad
    8:30 am - 9:30 am.

    Start your morning off right with some relaxing yoga on our very own quad. Come before your afternoon classes or after your 8 am to kick-start your day ESF Quad (Rain Location: Bray Space)

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Designing Habitat Gardens for Beneficial Insects/Pollinators
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

    Join Janet Allen from Habitat Gardening in CNY for a talk about local pollinators! Learn about the importance of pollinators, the pollinator crisis for wild bees (not just honey bees), and how people can help right in their own yards by designing ecosystems (habitat gardens) to support them. 110 Marshall Hall

    Moving New York Beyond Coal
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.

    Other states are moving ahead in becoming coal-free, but New York is giving massive bail outs to prop up coal plants and proposals to re-open retired plants are on the table. Join us for food and discussion to learn how you can become involved in moving New York off coal. Nifkin Lounge

    ESF and Maxwell Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    SUNY-ESF and Maxwell Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day with a Panel on the 2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Featured Speakers: President Wheeler Catherine Bertini, professor of practice at Maxwell, former Under Secretary-General of Management at the UN, and former Executive Director of the World Food Program. Jack Manno, Professor of sustainable development at ESF Rick Smardon, Emeritus Professor and former Chair of the Environmental Studies Dept. Organized by Rigo Melgar, Graduate student of sustainable development and public administration. Gateway Center Rooms A-C

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Inclusive Teaching = Effective Teaching
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

    The discussion will introduce ways to create a more inclusive and engaging learning environment and re-molding a mindset of success for all students. Gateway Event Center

    Engineers for a Sustainable Society's Trivia Night
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

    Join Engineers for a Sustainable Society for a fun night filled with trivia and free food! Nifkin Lounge

    GCI's Annual State of our Waste: The Non-Recyclable Plastic Market
    7:00 pm - 8:30 am.

    A panel of experienced professionals will discuss what limitations exist in the non-recyclable plastic market and how they can be overcome. Students, facility and community members will then brainstorm with panelists for on- and off-campus solutions and discuss ESF's role on this pressing issue. Involved organizations include Green Campus Initiative, OCCRA, Cornell Waste Management Institute, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence Environmental Finance Center. Food and drink provided. Moon 110

    Comedian Kenneth Mclaurin
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

    Come laugh till you can't laugh anymore. ESF Earth Week proudly presents comedian Kenneth Mclaurin. Marshall Auditorium

    Outdoor Movie (Rain Date)
    8:00 pm - 11:30 pm.

    This is the rain date for the outdoor movie (The Lorax) on 4/15. The time will remain the same and concessions will still be served. ESF Quad

Tuesday
April 21

    Morning Munch
    7:30 am - 9:30 am.

    Come to Nifkin Lounge before class to pick up some grub and start your morning off strong! There are A LOT of bagels so we need as much help as we can get to eat them! Nifkin Lounge

    Capstone Seminar - Adam Effler
    9:30 am - 10:30 am.

    Optical Characterizations of Cayuga Lake, New York 310 Baker

    Capstone Seminar - Gary Ayers
    9:30 am - 10:50 am.

    "A Case Study: Construction Project Manager Integration with an Academic Engineering Class for a Semester" 154 Baker Laboratory

    Talons! with Lorrie Schumacher
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

    Come join Lorrie Schumacher, master falconer, for an introduction to birds of prey! There will be a meet-and-greet with each of the birds as well as an interactive free-flight program. ESF Quad

    Crafting on the Quad
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Come to the quad for splatter paint, messy twister and a photo booth! ESF Quad

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Dr. Steven Effler, "The Cultural Eutrophication of Onondaga Lake"
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

    Onondaga Lake is located along the northern edge of the City of Syracuse. Site of an early Jesuit mission in the 1656 and birthplace of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the lake has been closely tied to the city of Syracuse for more than 200 years. Commercial salt mining in the late 1700’s led to the development of the Erie Canal and by the late 1800’s Onondaga Lake was a popular tourist attraction with beaches, resorts and amusement parks to lure residents from New York City to the area. Unfortunately this did not last. The Solvay process was located along its shores to take advantage of the natural salt brines and easy transportation. The sewage treatment plant for the growing city of Syracuse was built in 1925 and discharged its primary effluent directly into the lake until it was upgraded in the 1950s. Steel and other heavy industries were also located along the lake shore. Allied Chemical started chlorine production in the 1940 using electrochemical cells which inadvertently discharged as much as 20 lb of mercury per day into the lake. By 1940, swimming was banned in the lake and in 1968, a Federal lake study declared Onondaga Lake the most polluted lake within the Lake Ontario basin. The lake was declared a Federal and State superfund site in 1994 due to the combined nutrient and industrial pollution. In the last 30 years, Onondaga Lake has made a remarkable comeback from one of the most polluted lakes in the nation to where it now serves as an international demonstration site for lake restoration. 110 Moon Library

    Snorkel on the Quad!
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Come out to the quad to try on some of Nautilus Society's scuba gear and snorkel in a kiddy pool! They will also have bobbing for apples if you'd like a sweet treat. ESF Quad

    Kan Jam Tournament
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

    Get your team of two and come show us your stuff. If you can beat us, you get bragging rights. ESF Quad

    Movie Screening - Mother: Caring For 7 Billion
    4:45 pm - 6:30 pm.

    GCI will be inviting Alexandra Behette, a field assistant for Population Connection, to screen the hour-long documentary, Mother: Caring For 7 Billion. Population Connection is a nonprofit organization based in DC that engages students in conversations about global population growth and ways that we can work toward social and environmental justice by supporting increased access to voluntary family planning services and other sustainable practices! 313 Bray Hall

    Celebration of Naturalists
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

    A naturalist celebration featuring food, raffles and some awesome documentaries! Nifkin Lounge

Wednesday
April 22 - Earth Day

    Yoga on the Quad
    10:30 am - 11:30 am.

    Start your morning off right with some relaxing yoga on our very own quad. Come before your afternoon classes or after your 8 am to kick-start your day. ESF Quad (Rain Location: Bray Space)

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Waste Audit of Gateway
    11:30 am - 2:30 am.

    Join GCI in a completely socially acceptable, normal, and not dirty waste audit, where you can combine you passion for dumpster diving and the environment! We will be sorting through the Gateway center trash so you might even score some free stuff :) Gloves provided. The Quad

    Indoor Crafts
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Another crafts workshop for jewelry making, card making, rock painting, leaf crafts and Lorax flower pots! Moon 110

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    12:45 pm - 1:45 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Presentation - Bruce Brownell, Adirondack Alternate Energy
    12:45 pm - 1:40 pm.

    Presentation Title: "Reducing our Carbon Footprint with Passive Solar Buildings" 148 Baker Laboratory

    Discussion on the CommuniTree Stewards Program
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

    Derek Conant from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be discussing an opportunity to receive urban forestry education while providing community service throughout the summer and fall. Moon 19

    Soundwalk: Exploring Local Soundscapes
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

    In commemoration of International Noise Awareness Day at the end of April, join students from Janine DeBaise's EWP 290 course by going on a soundwalk around ESF and SU. ESF Quad

    Wildlife Presentation
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

    Join Cindy Page, a local wildlife rehabilitator in her talk about un-released birds of prey and her experience with rehabilitation. Illick 5

    Wacheva Dance Circle
    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

    The performance incorporates traditional West African dancing, drumming, and songs with high energy. During the performance, Wacheva invites audience members to join them on stage to show them some dance steps. It invites a feeling of "joy or celebration as if you were in the moon light in an African village." ESF Quad

    "DamNation" Screening!
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

    Come join the Society for Ecological Restoration at ESF (SER-ESF) for a documentary screening in Nifkin Lounge! We will feature the documentary "DamNation", a story about the removal of Dams, how they've changed and altered ecosystems, and the metamorphosis of our values surrounding these man-made constructions. Some food will be provided! So come, enjoy your Earth Day evening, have some conversation, and learn about the restoration of these altered landscapes! NIFKIN LOUNGE


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