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Lebanon Valley College Announces Earth Days Events
04.02.14 |

Celebration takes place April 2-26

To celebrate national Earth Day Tuesday, April 22, Lebanon Valley College's Sustainability Committee will host Earth Days 2014. Events for the celebration will begin Wednesday, April 2 with a Sustainability Oratorical contest and end on Wednesday, April 26 with a sustainable lunch hour.

On Wednesday, April 2 at 6 p.m. student contestants will give a 6-8 minute speech, answering the questions: What do you see as the most pressing environmental sustainability issue today? Why? What are the best ways to address this issue, in your view? This is the college's first Sustainability Oratorical contest.

The committee joins the Revolution Colloquium Series for a co-sponsored screening of the documentary "Green Fire" on Tuesday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Allen Theatre. This film is about the career of famous environmentalist Aldo Leopold, and shows how he has impacted the modern environmental movement. Leopold is the author of the well-known book, "A Sand County Almanac," and founded the field of wildlife management.

The Quittapahilla Creek Garbage Museum sponsored cleanup of Quittie Creek Nature Park will take place on April 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the main entrance to the Nature Park. For more information visit the museum on Facebook.

On Monday, April 21, Earth Days will screen the documentary "Triple Divide" in Miller Chapel at 6 p.m. The film attempts to answer the question, "How are state regulations and industry handling impacts from fracking?" It features interviews with industry giants and advocates, exclusive reports with impacted landowners, uncovered state documents, and expert testimonies. For more information and watch a trailer of the documentary at tripledividefilm.org.

Brook Lenker, executive director of FracTracker Alliance, will give a presentation on fracking and the work of FracTracker Alliance on April 22 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, visit www.fractracker.org.

Sustainable Trivia will be held on April 23 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students will answer questions based on LVC's sustainable initiatives. Winners will receive prizes such as pens made from recycled materials, Frisbees, and reusable bags. During this time there will also be a sustainable lunch, featuring 90 percent locally produced and/or sustainable products. Community members can also participate in trivia as part of LVC's Valleyfest on Aril 26.

The annual Lebanon County United Way Day of Caring workday in Quittie Creek Nature Park will take place on Wednesday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Every one participating should meet at the main entrance to the Nature Park off Bachman Road.

The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery at LVC will also celebrate Earth Days, with a six-week exhibit from Pennsylvania based eco-artist, Stacy Levy. "Collaborations with Nature" opens April 4 and remains on display until May 18. This exhibition will address how art can collaborate with nature, and in some cases, even improve the environment. It features photographs from Levy's projects, along with multi-media presentations of her installations.

For the full schedule of events, visit www.lvc.edu/sustainability.


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