The Cuewe Pehelle statue is decorated for Earth Day

Earth Days 2018 Schedule

Sustainability Social Media Contest

April | LVC Campus

During the month of April students can post pictures to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #GoGreenLVC for a chance to win a $50 College Store gift card. The pictures can be of anything big or small that you do to be more sustainable on campus.


Sustainability Oratorical Contest

April 4 | 7 p.m. | Bishop Library Atrium

Interested students will submit a speech manuscript and and bibliography by March 3rd. Judges will review the manuscripts and choose the top six contestants to give a 5-7 minute speech on April 4th. The 2018 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.


Presentation of a Preliminary Framework for LVC's Climate Action Plan

April 10 | 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. | Bishop Library Atrium 

Come during common hour to learn about the Sustainability Advisory Committee's proposed framework of a Climate Action Plan for LVC. The Climate Action Plan, once fully developed, will guide LVC in reducing its contribution to climate change by achieving carbon neutrality and becoming more resilient as an institution as we face increasing climate disruption.


Viewing of the Documentary "From the Ashes"

April 10 | Allen Theater

Come to the Allen Theater for a free screening of the documentary "From the Ashes". This film shows the complexities of the coal industry and its impact on the environment, economy, and public health.

Contact Michael Schroeder for more information.


Cooking with Insects

April 11 | 1 p.m. - 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 Country Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez will give an informative presentation, and then prepare some insects for people to try. There are a limited number of spots, please contact Dr. Erica Unger to reserve a seat.

Contact Erica Unger for more information. 


Sustainability Trivia and Reusable Bag Craft

April 16 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Mund College Center

Environmental club will host trivia about the history of Earth Day and LVC's Sustainability efforts. Also, stop by the table outside of Mund to repurpose an old T-shirt and make a reusable bag! If you have any unwanted T-shirts, please bring them for the craft.

Contact  Kaitlyn McCarthy for more information.


Trash Artwork

April 16 | 11 a.m. - 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. For the past two years, he compiled the waste into colorful collages with a powerful message. This year, Jay will make a similar display with a symbolic message. Every item within the artwork was found improperly discarded on the ground, both on-campus or neighboring Annville Township streets and sidewalks Though if placed in a trash can, many of these items would still be improperly discarded. Most materials can be recycled, upcycled, reused, or repurposed. Choose before you use; consider before you litter.

Contact Jay Lohman for more information.


Bringing the Stream to the Lab: Interdisciplinary Studies of Main Drainage 

April 17 | 11 a.m. | NG 203

Molly McGuire from Bucknell University will give a talk entitled "Bringing the stream to the lab: interdisciplinary studies of mine drainage" as part of the Chemistry seminar series.

Contact Dr. Michelle Rasmussen for more information. 


Climate Change, Renewable Energy, and the Hidden Costs of Extraction & Hyper-Consumption

April 17 | 5 p.m. | NG 203

Associate Professor of History Michael Schroeder and the Executive Director of FracTracker Alliance Brook Lenker ( will offer a tag-team presentation on the realities of global climate disruption, recent trends in the transition to renewable energy, and the hidden costs of fossil-fuel extraction and hyper-consumption in the world today.

Contact Michael Schroeder for more information. 


Service Event: Invasive Plant Control at Wood Thrush Research Preserve

April 18 | 1 p.m. | Meet near the cow at facilities

Invasive plants spread aggressively, outcompete native plant species, and can reduce habitat for wildlife. Join Dr. Urban to learn about invasive plant ecology and help remove invasive species throughout the Wood Thrush Research Preserve.

Contact Rebecca Urban for more information.


Earth Days Mandala Sculpture 

April 18 | Lynch Memorial Hall Atrium

In celebration of Earth Days 2018, Adjunct instructor Karen Beall along with students in her Sculpture Studio: Organics class will be constructing a six-foot "Mandala" on the floor of the Lynch Memorial Hall Atrium. The sculpture will remain in place for one week. 


Electronics Recycling

April 19 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | North side of Lynch

College students and employees can drop off certain electronics for recycling. A collection truck will be set up on the north side of Lynch off Sheridan Ave. If you have any questions about whether the item is recyclable, please contact Free Geek Penn at 717-721-2494 or, or email the college at

Contact Mike Zeigler for more information.


Arboretum Tour and Tree Planting

April 19 | 3 p.m. | Meet outside Neidig-Garber

Everyone is invited to join Dr. Susan Verhoek on a walking tour of LVC's campus arboretum. Learn about the impressive history of our arboretum and how to identify our campus trees. Along the tour there will be a ceremonial tree planting. 

Contact Rebecca Urban for more information. 


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

April 21 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Meet at the main entrance to Quittie Creek Nature Park off Bachman Road next to Swingholm Pedestrian Bridge

Volunteers will gather at the Swingholm Pedestrian Bridge in Quittie Creek Nature Park in Annville (at the southern end of Bachman Rd.) and be divided into crews to spread mulch, clear trails, remove invasive species, pick up trash, and in general spruce up the Nature Park for the coming summer. Join us!

Contact Michael Schroeder for more information.


Sustainable Lunch Hours

April 25 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Dining Hall, Mund College Center

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

Contact Tim Hartlieb or Kym Wentsler for more information.