There are many events 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)
Spring 2015 Meetings Thursdays 12:30 pm in Wheaton 204 (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
Meet Your Greens “Green Drinks” on St. Patrick’s Day!
5:30-7:00 pm The Tavern at the Inn at Middletown, 70 Main Street, Middletown
A happy hour event with informal guest speakers each month; no RSVP required (all ages welcome)
This month: Lori Brown, Executive Director, The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters
Lori will discuss important environmental legislation under consideration by the State Legislature and the impact of the Governor’s biennial budget on environmental programs.
Environmental Film: Elemental
7:00 – 9:00 pm CFA Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown
The first film in an annual environmental film series
Be inspired by the story of three individuals driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time. Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue, on a 40 day pilgrimage down India’s once pristine Ganges River, now polluted and dying. In Northern Canada, Eriel Deranger mounts her own “David and Goliath struggle against tar sand exploitation in Canada, and the Keystone XL pipeline. In Australia, inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman searches for investors willing to risk millions on his conviction that nature’s own systems hold the key to our worlds ecological problems. He creates a revolutionary device that he believes can slow down global warming, but will it work?
Film Trailer: http://www.elementalthefilm.com/trailer
8th Annual Global Environmental Sustainability Symposium
9:45 am – 6:15 pm Alumni Hall, CCSU
FREE and open to the public
Schedule and registration at http://web.ccsu.edu/gesac/symposium.asp
Second Annual Sustainability Conference #SustainU2015
9 am – 3 pm at Eastern Connecticut State University Student Center
Who should attend? Students, faculty & staff involved with campus sustainability
This statewide conference is a collaborative effort spearheaded by the CT Alliance for Campus Sustainability, co-chaired by Yale University and the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Environmental Film: Watershed
7:00 – 9:00 pm Chapman Hall 808 C&D, Middlesex Community College, Middletown
The second film in an annual environmental film series
Executive produced and narrated by Robert Redford, exploring the degradation of the Colorado River as it flows through seven U.S. and two Mexican states. The Colorado River is a lifeline to expanding populations and booming urban centers that demand water for drinking, sanitation and energy generation. With 70% of the river’s water supporting agriculture, the river already runs dry before it reaches its natural end at the Gulf of California. Unless action is taken, the river will continue its retreat – a potentially catastrophic scenario for the millions who depend on it.