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.
Student Environmental Association for Sustainability (SEAS)
Fall 2016 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
Environmental Careers Speaker Series @MxCC
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm Wheaton 210A all are welcome
9/27 Marci Montrose, Park Ranger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
10/4 Mark Lewis, Brownfields Remediation, CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP)
10/11 Laura Wildman, Environmental Engineer
10/25 Michelle Ford, Soil Scientist & Middletown Environmental Specialist
11/1 Scott Williams, Wildlife Biologist, CT Agricultural Experiment Station
11/8 Col. Kyle Overturf, Conservation Law Enforcement, CT DEEP
11/22 Dr. April Croxton, Marine/Fisheries Biologist, NOAA
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)
Oct. 20 at Indian Springs Golf Club: John Greeno, New England Conservation Services/Energy Audits
Nov. 17 at Tuscany Grill: Social Gathering
December: off for the holidays!
Trail Work Party @MxCC!
1 – 3 pm
Help us continue progress on the trails in the woods on campus! Meet on the far side of the lower parking lot (next to the Magic Food Bus); we will proceed across the lawn to trailhead at the edge of the woods where you can join us if you arrive after we start. We will provide snacks, tools and gloves if you need them, but if you have your own, bring them, and don’t forget water, bug repellant, long pants, and layers for weather!
Please RSVP to Christine Witkowski firstname.lastname@example.org (steady rain cancels).
CT Trails Symposium
8:30 am – 1:30 pm Chapman 808C & D @MxCC
Register online at by Monday 10/17; $10 includes continental breakfast
If your community already has trails or if you are just interested in what trails can do for your community this Symposium is right for you. A panel of experts and Greenway advocates will illustrate the benefits recreational trails can have in both locally and statewide through a series of short talks, local examples and testimonials. These experts will also address liability concerns and road blocks, including funding, that may discourage a community from building trails. You will leave knowing the many benefits of greenways, you will learn how to successfully deal with obstacles that get in the way of development, a network of trail oriented associates to rely on along the way and be empowered to go back to your community and begin or continue on your path to your greenway ribbon cutting!
Film: Xmas Without China
7 pm @MxCC Chapman Hall 808 C&D
Imagine living a month without the ubiquitous “Made In China” label on anything you purchase. Now imagine that month is December. One American family accepts this challenge from Chinese immigrant Tom Xia, who moved to the U.S. as a boy and wanted to explore the material relationship between his new home and his native one. The rules: One family must remove everything made in China from their home while not purchasing anything new with that label for an entire holiday season. There’s comedy and tragedy in this intimate documentary, but more than that questions of family, success and consumerism that swirl around our idea of personal identity.
More about the film: http://www.xmaswithoutchina.com/about-the-film/
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