Earth Days

2014 Schedule of Events


Sustainability Oratorical Contest

April 2, 6 p.m.
Zimmerman Recital Hall

Finalists will compete to win an iPad Mini and College Store gift cards by giving a 6–8 min speech on “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?”

Finalists:
Amelia Capuano '14
Matthew Dwyer '14
John Englebert '14
Marie Gorman '17

Contact Person: Michelle Krall (mkrall@lvc.edu)

Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery Exhibition: Stacy Levy: Collaborations with Nature
April 4 to May 18
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

Pennsylvania based eco-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.

  • Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 9, 5–7 p.m.
  • Artist’s Talk: Wednesday April 9, 4 p.m. Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
    Stacy Levy will give a talk in the Gallery about her exhibition.


“Green Fire” Documentary
April 8, 5:30 p.m.
Allen Theater

“Green Fire” will screened in partnership with the College’s annual Colloquium. The film documents the career of the famous environmentalist Aldo Leopold, and shows how he 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/.

Contact Person: Dr. Bob Valgenti (valgenti@lvc.edu)

Quittapahilla Creek Garbage Museum sponsored cleanup of Quittie Creek Nature Park
April 19, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Quittapahilla Creek Nature Park

Volunteers should meet at the main entrance to the Nature Park off Bachman Road. For more information about the Garbage Museum, visit: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Quittapahilla-Creek-Garbage-Museum/182372358478777

Contact Person: Dr. Mike Schroeder (schroede@lvc.edu)

“Triple Divide” Documentary
April 21, 6 p.m.
Miller Chapel 101

According to the producers, “Triple Divide attempts to answer the question, 'How are state regulations and industry handling impacts from fracking?' The documentary 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/

Contact Person: Dr. Mike Schroeder (schroede@lvc.edu)

“Fracking in America: Insights on Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction”
April 22, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Neidig-Garber 203

Brook Lenker, Executive Director of FrakTracker Alliance, 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 about FrakTracker at http://www.fractracker.org/.

Contact Person: Dr. Will Delavan (delavan@lvc.edu)

Sustainable Lunch Hours
April 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dining Hall, Mund College Center

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. Students will also have the chance to answer trivia questions based on LVC sustainability initiatives and win prizes.

Contact Person: Landis Brown (lanbrown@lvc.edu)
Trivia Contact Person: Bryttani Craigle (bjc002@lvc.edu)

Celebration of Mund Center LEED Certification and Arbor Day Recognition
April 24, 12 p.m.
Mund College Center entrance

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 at noon on April 24.

Arbor Day
April 25

Lebanon County United Way Day of Caring Workday in Quittie Creek Nature Park
April 26, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Quittapahilla Creek Nature Park

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

Contact Person: Dr. Mike Schroeder (schroede@lvc.edu)

ValleyFest Activities
April 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Social and Academic Quads

Sustainability Trivia - Answer trivia questions based on LVC sustainability initiatives and win prizes such as pens made from recycled materials, frisbees, and reusable bags.

Contact Person: Bryttani Craigle (bjc002@lvc.edu)

Children’s Eco-art Activity -- Get inspired by nature, and join us for a children’s mono-printing workshop! Visit us during ValleyFest in the Peace Garden on the LVC campus. Sponsored by the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery.

Contact Person: Barbara McNulty (mcnulty@lvc.edu)

“Okay, so what’s organic about Organics & why’s it a big deal?”
April 29th at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Zimmerman Recital Hall

Phil Stober of Bare Foot Organics at Greystone Farm, a cooperative community-supported agriculture (CSA) project in West Cornwall Township, Lebanon County, will give a presentation on the benefits of organic farming. You can find more information about Bare Foot Organics at www.barefootorganics.us

Contact Person: Karen Beall (beall@lvc.edu)