There are many events and activities both on and off campus for students interested in the environment.
Bookmark this page for regular updates as new events are announced.

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Questions? Contact Professor Christine Witkowski at cwitkowski@mxcc.edu or at (860) 343-5781.

*WEEKLY:
Environmental Club: Student Environmental Association for Sustainability (SEAS)
Spring 2017 meetings TBA based on student interest (sign up for emails below for updates)
All are welcome! Opportunities for socializing, networking, and volunteering
SEAS webpage: http://mxcc.edu/student-activities/clubs/
Subscribe to the SEAS email list: http://eepurl.com/2NQbr
NOTE: Detailed information about club activities available to all students through the MxCC_Virtual_Campus course link on Blackboard

*MONTHLY
Meet Your Greens Happy Hour Networking
Every third Thursday from 5:30-7:00 pm at varying locations in Middlesex County
A happy hour event with informal guest speakers each month; no RSVP required (all ages welcome) 
Jan. 19 at Tavern at the Armory: John Humphries, CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs and Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3)
Feb. 16 at Perk on Main in Durham: Lucy Meigs, Executive Director of Everyone Outside
Mar. 16 location TBD: Lori Brown, Executive Director of CT League of Conservation Voters
April 20 at Cypress Restaurant: State Rep. Matt Lesser
May (date TBD) at CT River Museum, Essex
More info at http://www.rockfallfoundation.org/programs/meet-your-greens/

Monday 2/6/17
Film: Merchants of Doubt
7 pm @Goldsmith Family Cinema, Wesleyan University
Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver- tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. More about the film: http://sonyclassics.com/merchantsofdoubt/

Saturday 3/18/17
CT Land Conservation Conference
8:30 am – 5 pm at Wesleyan University
CLCC’s Annual Conference is the state’s largest annual full-day land conservation gathering, which consistently continues to grow in size and popularity. The 2016 Conference attracted close to 500 participants (another new record), including board members, staff and volunteers from Connecticut’s land trusts, municipal land use commissions, state and federal agencies, and conservation organizations from grass-tops to grass-roots. Volunteer shifts available throughout the day for registration table check-in, conference information table, workshop monitoring, and conference set-up and clean-up. Contact Prof. Witkowski at cwitkowski@mxcc.edu to sign up for a shift.

Saturday 3/18/17
CT Ornithological Association Annual Meeting
8:00 am – 3:30 pm @MxCC Chapman Hall
Love birds? This is the conference for you! Talks include John Kricher, Professor of Biology at Wheaton College, MA, William Burt, naturalist, writer and photography on “Water Babies,” and David Allen Sibley, well-known author and illustrator of The Sibley Guide to Birds. In between talks explore the COA Marketplace offers a wide variety of birding books, art, and equipment, and enter to win prizes in the COA Raffle at the end of the day.

Ongoing
MxCC Trail Work
Did you know that MxCC has trail in the woods on campus? The trails have become overgrown through the years and we are working with the CT Forest & Parks Association in a multi-year project to improve the trails. We hope that eventually the trails will be enjoyed by faculty, staff, and community members on a regular basis. Our ultimate goal is to link our trails to the blue-blazed trail system in the area. If you’d like to help, or you’d like to receive updates about our progress, subscribe to our MxCC Trails list at http://eepurl.com/bmU4tj