April 2nd at 6:00 pm (Zimmerman)

Sustainability Oratorical Contest

Interested students will submit a speech manuscript and bibliography by February 14th. Judges will review the manuscripts and choose the top six contestants to give a 6-8 minute speech on April 2nd. The 2014 topic is, "What do you see as the most pressing environmental sustainability issue(s) today? Why? What are the best ways to address this issue, in your view?"

 

April 8th at 5:30 pm (Allen Theater)

“Green Fire” Documentary

As part of the Colloquium, we plan on screening the documentary “Green Fire” on campus. This film is about the career of the 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. You can find more information and watch a trailer of the documentary at http://www.aldoleopold.org/greenfire/

 

April 4th – May 18th (Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery)

Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery Exhibition: Stacy Levy: Collaborations with Nature

Pennsylvania based eco-artist artist Stacy Levy has created art installation projects around the world, focusing on patterns and progressions in nature. According to Levy, her site-specific installations are informed by her desire to carry on a dialogue with nature. This exhibition will address how art can collaborate with nature, and in some cases, even improve the environment. This exhibition will feature photographs from Levy’s projects, along with multi-media presentations of her installations.

 

Planned Events:

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 9, 5-7 p.m.

Artist’s Talk: Wednesday April 9, 4:00 p.m. Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

Stacy Levy will give a talk in the gallery about her exhibition.

  

April 12th (Valley Fest)

Sustainability Trivia

Answer trivia questions based on LVC Sustainable Initiatives and win prizes such as pens made from recycled materials, Frisbees, and reusable bags.

 

April 19th at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Quittapahilla Creek Nature Park)

Quittapahilla Creek Garbage Museum sponsored cleanup of Quittie Creek Nature Park.

People should meet at the main entrance to the Nature Park off Bachman Road.

 

April 21st at 6pm (CHA 101)

“Triple Divide” Documentary

We plan on screening the documentary “Triple Divide” on campus. According to the producers, “Tripple Divide attempts to answer the question, “How are state regulations and industry handling impacts from facking? It features never before seen interviews with industry giants and advocates, exclusive reports with impacted landowners, uncovered state documents, and expert testimonies. The film reveals how water contamination is being covered up by the industry and the state, essentially rewriting the history of water quality in Pennsylvania by dismissing predrill tests. Meanwhile, state regulators are using compliance as a means of regulating without enforcing the law, abandoning the public in the wake of shale gas development.” You can find more information and watch a trailer of the documentary at http://tripledividefilm.org/

 

April 22nd at 11:00 am – noon (NG 203)

Presentation by Brook Lenker, Executive Director of FrakTracker Alliance

“Fracking in America: Insights on Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction”. Brook Lenker will give a presentation on fracking and the work of FrackTracker Alliance. “The FracTracker Alliance shares maps, data and analyses to communicate impacts of the global oil and gas industry and inform actions that positively shape our energy future.” You can find more information of FrakTracker at http://www.fractracker.org/

 

April 23rd at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Mund College Center)

Sustainability Trivia 

Answer trivia questions based on LVC Sustainable Initiatives and win prizes such as pens made from recycled materials, Frisbees, and reusable bags.

 

April 23rd at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Dinning Hall, Mund College Center)

Sustainable Lunch Hours 

Metz invites sustainable vendors to campus during the lunch hour, offering samples and information to students, faculty, and staff. The lunch menu will feature 90 percent locally produced and/or sustainable products.

 

April 24th at 12 pm (Mund College Center entrance)

Celebration of Mund Center LEED Certification and Arbor Day Recognition

The College will be recognizing the LEED Silver Certification that the College has achieved for the Alan W. Mund College Center renovation project. LEED, "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies." Silver certification is the second level of achievement. The College will also be celebrating Arbor Day with a ceremonial tree planting near the entrance of the Alan W. Mund College Center.

 

April 26th at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Quittapahilla Creek Nature Park)

Lebanon County United Way Day of Caring Workday in Quittie Creek Nature Park.

People should meet at the main entrance to the Nature Park off Bachman Road.