Earth Week 2011 – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

Earth Week 2011

In commemoration of Earth Week, Campus Greens and the Sustainability Office are teaming up to put together an exciting week of Eco-Friendly events aimed at engaging the HWS community in a wide variety of “Go Green” activities. This year’s theme is 2,173 Acts of Green: An Act for Every Student and the events will be held from Thursday, April 21 to Wednesday, April 27.

A special panel discussion, “Sustainability in the City,” will be held at 7p.m. on Thursday, April 21in the Geneva Room. The event will focus on environmental sustainability efforts in Geneva. Panelists will include representatives from the City of Geneva, Red Jacket Orchard, Zotos International, SMC Furniture, as well as the Colleges.

Other events include:

On Friday, April 22, there will be a sustainable lunch offered in Saga as well as a discussion on local foods with Professor Susanne McNally and Chaplain Lesley Adams in the Blue Room in Saga from 12 – 1:30 p.m. This talk will feature a video conference on dining services food with colleagues from Colgate University. Campus Greens is also sponsoring a Bottled Water Taste Test in Scandling Campus Center on April 22 from 12-1:30.

On Sunday, April 24, a sustainable picnic will be held on the Quad at noon. The picnic will feature organic and local foods, live music and solar cookie baking.

On Monday, April 25, Campus Greens will host Green Jeopardy at 7:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room, featuring Instructor of Philosophy Rodmon King as Alex Trebek.

On Tuesday, April 26, Earth Week will also feature President’s Forum speaker, Philippe Cousteau at 4:30 p.m. in the Vandervort Room. Cousteau, grandson of the legendary Captain Jacques Cousteau, is currently the CEO of EarthEcho International, a non-profit organization focused on empowering youth to take action to restore and protect water sources.

Earth Week will culminate with a screening of “Bag It” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, in Sill House (710 S. Main). Local popcorn will be served. “Bag It” is a documentary that questions whether our lives are too plastic, focusing on the use of plastic bottles, bags and packaging materials.