Beginning Monday, April 16, Alfred State College will be hosting a weeklong series of events in celebration of Earth Week 2018.
Led by students, the events and activities will focus on sustainability and increasing awareness about this topic across campus.
“If students are taught how to live more sustainably in college, then they will share that knowledge with other communities when they graduate,” explained Peter York, a civic engagement advocate for sustainability, and a construction management major from Akron.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Monday, April 16
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Leadership Center (SLC) Park Space: Join Opt to Adopt (Vet Tech Club) to learn about waste in nature and its effects on animals.
7-8 p.m. in SLC 310, Small Events Space: “Citizens of a Good Earth,” a student panel discussion hosted by Student Senate, the Center for Civic Engagement, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Tuesday, April 17
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in SLC Park Space: Pioneer engineers will be collecting batteries and plastic bags to recycle.
Wednesday, April 18
4-6 p.m. in SLC Park Space: Join the Newman Club to make “dirt cup” desserts and learn about composting.
Thursday, April 19
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Central Dining Hall, Student Gathering Space: The Sustainability Club will be conducting a water taste test.
2-4 p.m. in SLC Park Space: Join the Robotics Club to test your skills at building a boat out of commonly found garbage.
Friday, April 20
1-3 p.m. in SLC Park Space: Participate in trivia and a raffle hosted by the Southern Tier Architectural Resource (STAR) Center.
1-1:50 p.m. in Engineering Technology Building, Room 117: Join the Sustainability Club for a special event.
Monday, April 23
5 p.m. in Engineering Technology Building, Room 117: Meet up with the Zeta Psi Omega sorority and the Sustainability Club for a creek cleanup.