Upcoming Environmental Events

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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Environmental Club: Student Environmental Association for Sustainability (SEAS)
Spring 2018 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

Meet Your Greens Happy Hour Networking
Every third Thursday from 5:30-7:00 pm at varying locations in Middlesex County
Provides networking opportunities for anyone who is interested in making connections and exchanging news about emerging environmental issues.
March 15 at Baci Grill, Cromwell: Lori Brown of CT League of Conservation Voters
April 19 at location TBD: Professor Kealoha Freidenburg on amphibians
More info at http://www.rockfallfoundation.org/programs/meet-your-greens/

Saturday 3/23/17
CT Ornithological Association Annual Meeting
8:00 am – 3:30 pm @MxCC Chapman Hall
Love birds? This is the conference for you! Talk topics will include the Connecticut Bird Atlas project, light-hearted stories of birds and bird-watching, and a history of birds and birdwatching. In between talks explore the COA Marketplace offering a wide variety of birding books, art, and equipment, and enter to win prizes in the COA Raffle at the end of the day.
FREE to students, faculty & staff at MxCC (separate fee for buffet lunch)
Register at http://www.ctbirding.org/2018/02/15/coa-annual-meeting-2018-registration/

Monday 4/19/18
Film: Comfort Zone
7 pm @MxCC Chapman Hall Room 808
COMFORT ZONE takes an in-depth look at what happens when global climate issues come to our backyards. The specific setting is Upstate New York, but the effects, both subtle and profound, illustrate the kinds of effects that can happen anywhere. Three residents of upstate New York—Kate, Dave and Sean—tackle this question each in a different way, and for different reasons. Kate worries that her children will grow up in a different world—one more challenging than the world she grew up in. Dave sees the climate problem as an internal crisis that each person must approach from the inside out. Sean gets to the root of the science behind the greenhouse effect, and looks at possible solutions. COMFORT ZONE is an engaging, consciousness-changing, and often funny film that presents a global issue from a personal perspective, challenging us to confront our own connection to climate change.

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