The Cuewe Pehelle statue is decorated for Earth Day

Earth Days 2017 Schedule

Sustainability Talk

April 5 | 6 p.m. | Bishop Library Atrium

Jay Lohman will give a presentation on consumerism in America and how the Western consumer-driven culture impacts the rest of the world. Inspired by Annie Leonard's 'The Story of Stuff', the presentation will open with the five stages of the consumer model and how the impacts are seen and felt at every step right here in Annville, PA. Following the presentation, Lohman will serve as a judge for the 2017 Sustainability Oratorical Contest.

Contact Jay Lohman for more information. 

 

Sustainability Oratorical Contest

April 5 | 7 p.m. | Bishop Library Atrium

Interested students may submit a speech manuscript and bibliography by March 3.  Judges will review the manuscripts and choose the top six contestants to give a 6-8 min. speech on April 5.  The 2017 topic is “Explain a global environmental issue, and discuss how our local behaviors and actions contribute to it. What are the best ways to address this issue, in your view?”

Contact Rebecca Urban for more information. 

 

Cooking with Insects

April 12 | 1 - 3 p.m. | NG 130

Join Dr. Unger’s Human Nutrition class to learn about the environmental and nutritional benefits of adding insects to your diet.  Lancaster County Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez will give an informative presentation and prepare insects for taste testing. There are a limited number of spots, so reserve your seats quickly.

Contact Erica Unger to reserve your spot. 

 

#notmyproblem Photography Display

April 14th - April 24th | Foyer areas of various academic buildings

#notmyproblem is a series of photographs of trash found across LVC’s campus by Candy Heishman (’18). The photographs will be displayed in the foyer areas of the academic buildings on April 18 through April 24.  Candy hopes these photographs will bring awareness to the senseless act of littering.

Contact Karen Beall for more information.

 

Campus Walking Tour of Sustainability Initiatives at LVC and Tree Planting

April 18 | 11 a.m. | Mund Lobby (Near Leedy Theater) 

Everyone is invited to join Victoria Trostle as she gives a walking tour of LVC's Sustainability Initiatives across campus. Along the walking tour there will be a ceremonial tree planting.

Contact Rebecca Urban for more information. 

 

Trash Artwork

April 18 | 12 - 1 p.m. |Mund College Center

In mid-December 2015, Jay Lohman began picking-up trash that he found on the ground while walking his dog. Last year, he compiled the waste into a collage that transitioned through the full color spectrum. This year, Jay will make a similar display with a symbolic message. Every item used within the artwork was found improperly discarded on the ground, both on-campus and on neighboring Annville Township streets and sidewalks. Even if placed in a trash can, many of these items would still be improperly discarded. Most materials can be recycled, upcycled, reused, or repurposed. Remember to choose before you use and consider before you litter.

Contact Jay Lohman for more information. 

 

Service Event: Invasive Plant Control on LVC Natural Areas

April 18 | 1 p.m. | NG 142

Invasive plants spread aggressively, outcompete native plant species, and reduce habitat for wildlife. Join the Conservation Biology class as they conduct invasive plant removal throughout LVC’s natural areas and learn about invasive plant biology. 

Contact Rebecca Urban for more information. 

 

Sustainable Lunch Hours

April 19 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Dining Hall, Mund College Center

Metz invites sustainable vendors to campus during the lunch hour to offer samples and information to students, faculty, and staff.  The lunch menu will feature locally produced and/or sustainable products.

Contact Landis Brown for more information.  

 

Service Event: Invasive Plant Control on LVC Natural Areas

April 19 | 1 p.m. | NG 142

Invasive plants spread aggressively, outcompete native plant species, and reduce habitat for wildlife. Join the Conservation Biology class as they conduct invasive plant removal throughout LVC’s natural areas and learn about invasive plant biology. 

Contact Rebecca Urban for more information. 

 

Electronics Recycling

April 19 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | North Side of the Clyde A. Lynch Memorial Building

College students and faculty can drop of certain electronics for recycling with Free Geek Penn. They will accept computer CPUs, laptops, printers (laser and ink jet), monitors, LCD TVs, cell phones, stereos, mp3 players, and game consoles. They will not accept microwaves, appliances, or CRT TVs. 

Contact Free Geek Penn at 717-721-2494 or at info@freegeekpenn.org for more information.

 

Personal and Collective Efforts for Sustainability. (Esfuerzos personales y colectivos de sustentabilidad). Mildred Guzmán, PE, MEM

TO BE PRESENTED IN SPANISH

April 20 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | NG 212

In many countries the benefits of sustainability has been recognized and incorporated into national or personal projects. These undertakings create challenges in order to achieve a balance between anthropogenic and environmental needs. In this presentation you will learn about successful projects taking place in Chile, Brazil, and Germany - among others. You will also learn about activities anyone can incorporate in their daily life to achieve a behavior aligned with the principle of sustainability.

 

Sustainability Trivia

April 20 | 11 a.m. | Mund College Center

Environmental club will host trivia about the history of Earth Day and LVC’s Sustainability efforts.  Stop by the table outside of Mund for a chance to win a prize!

Contact Kelly Jacobs for more information.

 

Spring Wildflower Walk at Quittie Creek Nature Park

April 20 | 3 p.m. | Parking lot of Quittie Creek Nature Park

Join Dr. Susan Verhoek, author of "How to Know the Spring Flowers", to learn about the spring wildflowers throughout Quittie Creek Nature Park. There will be no rain date.

Contact Rebecca Urban for more information. 

 

Service Event: Annual Lebanon County United Way Day of Caring Spring Cleanup in Quittie Creek Nature Park

April 22 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Main entrance to Quittie Creek Nature Park off Bachman Road next to the Swingholm Pedestrian Bridge

Volunteers will gather at the Swingholm Pedestrian Bridge in Quittie Creek Nature Park and be divided into crews to spread mulch, clear trails, remove invasive species, pick up trash, and spruce up the Nature Park for the upcoming summer season.

Contact Michael Schroeder for more information.  

 

Environmental Sculpture by Karen Beall

April 24 | Academic Quad

Karen Beall, Adjunct Instructor of Ceramics and Sculpture will create an art installation of hand-painted paper monarch butterflies. The installation will arrive on the LVC social quad the week of April 24. The butterflies will flutter in the breeze, but as they endure the wind, rain, and sun they will gradually lose their color and become lifeless. This installation is being created to bring awareness of the decline of monarch populations and the need to maintain natural habitats of the monarchs and other pollinators.

Contact Karen Beall for more information.