Saturday (10-24): International Climate Action Day
In order to spread awareness of the 350 campaign to set a limit of carbon dioxide parts per million (ppm), 350 is hosting an international climate action day. Actions are taking place in Poughkeepsie, Mamaroneck, White Plains, and even here at Purchase. For information on events you can participate in, or to learn more about carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, visit www.350.org.
Container Gardening- Natural Sciences 0016- 7:30pm
Make a container garden to put on your window sill and grow herbs in over the winter.
Tricks or Treats? (Info table) CCN Lobby 10:00am-4:00pm
Learn about the icky, sticky ingredients in most popular candies, where they come from, and who’s suffering as a result of our sweet tooth. Also, what are some environmentally friendly alternatives.
Tuesday (10-27): SUSTAINABLILITY FAIR
Red Room Lobby 9:00am-5:00pm
Green Market: Environmentally Friendly school supplies from Staples, GM, and Zebra Pen. Bring some $$ to cash in on these cool eco-friendly items.
DIY Tables: Jewelry making with recycled materials; Cooking with food from Farmers Markets; paper-making ; body care products; household cleaners
Resource tables: How to be sustainable on campus(clotheslines); Going meatless; alternative feminine hygiene products
Wednesday (10-28): FOOD INC.
Red Room 7:00-10:00pm
Come see a screening of a movie that will change the way you think about the food you eat. Plenty of information on the various issues with food from legislation to health will be distributed, and a panel will be present speaking on eating sustainably, foraging for food, and gardening/farming for yourself or your family.
Thursday (10-29):CAMPUS CLEAN-UP & trash receptacle beautification
Meet in CCN Lobby at 12:00. Upon completion of clean up, we will take the trash we’ve collected and construct a trash can or trash display in efforts to increase recycling and proper trash disposal on our campus.
Collaborators: NYPIRG, Social Science and Alumni Senators
Natural Sciences Building, Room 1001
Kimberly A. Gray, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University, will be discussing the requirements and the feasibility of developing truly renewable energy sources. Part of the School of Natural and Social Sciences Fall Lecture Series.
Friday (10-30): TRANSPORTATION
Learn about Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, and ride in one, or drive one yourself!
12:20-2:30: Red Room Lobby: Q&A
2:30-3:30: Red Room: 1-hour lecture on Hydrogen fuel cell technology.
3:00- Test driving (21+) /ride alongs (18+)
Red Room Lobby 12:00-4:00 Transportation information tabling: How to bike from campus, where to fix your bike on campus, how to get around without a car.