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ESF Marks Earth Week

Work on Living Memorial Featured


The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will mark Earth Week by continuing work on the college's Living Memorial to the events of 9-11.

Last September, students planted a Carolina Silver Bell tree on campus as a remembrance of 9-11 and a symbol of hope for the future. The tree was the first phase of the Living Memorial. The second phase consists of construction of an ivy-covered spiral berm.

The students will plant the ivy during a ceremony April 23 at 3 p.m. outside of Marshall Hall. In the future, a seating area will be built for the ESF community to use for relaxation, reflection or study.

The memorial design, conceived by landscape architecture student Rob Thompson, represents the different views, impacts, and perspectives that were felt around the world and specifically on the ESF campus about the September 11 tragedy.

Other Earth Week highlights include:

Monday, April 21

  • Lecture, "Alexander von Humboldt: His Life and Legacy," Dr. Dietland Muller-Schwarze. 3 p.m., 110 Moon Library

Tuesday, April 22

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., Alumni Lounge, Marshall Hall
  • Chemistry demonstration and reading of "The Lorax" at Rockwell Elementary School, 2 p.m.
  • Creative Minds Play, 7 p.m., Marshall Auditorium

Wednesday, April 23

  • Living Memorial Ceremony, 3 p.m., outside of Marshall Hall

Thursday, April 24

  • Community Service Project, 12:30 - 3 p.m., Alumni Lounge. Students in grades 4-6 from the Central New York Charter School for Math and Science will visit the ESF campus to learn about the environment.

Saturday, April 26, 2003

  • AWRA Meadowbrook Clean Up, 10 a.m. - noon.