Marking Earth Day April 22-24

Marking Earth Day April 22-24

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 13:16
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SUNYIT will mark Earth Day with three days of programs aimed at the exploration of environmental issues in the 21st century.

daloisio_james.jpgOn Monday, April 22, the campus sustainability task force will present "Climate Reality: An Engineering Challenge" with guest speaker James A. D’Aloisio, an engineer who has written extensively on the relationship between building structures and sustainability. The program begins at 2 p.m. in Kunsela Lecture Hall. Also on April 22, students, faculty and staff will eat from a special "all-local" menu featuring area meat and produce in the Campus Center dining hall and the Student Center food court.

On Tuesday, April 23, faculty will present "Global Warming and What You Can Do," a day-long exploration of environmental issues featuring films and discussion from noon-6 p.m. in Kunsela Lecture Hall.

On Wednesday, April 24, the campus will conduct a "Whole Building Waste Audit" with the help of staff from the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority. Trash and recycled items from Kunsela Hall will be sorted, weighed and evaluated. Weather permitting, this event will take place outdoors between Kunsela and Donovan Halls.