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 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

*WEEKLY
Environmental Careers Speaker Series @MxCC
Tuesdays 3:3-4:30 pm Wheaton 210A all are welcome
*The speaker series will resume in the Fall 2016 semester

*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)
http://www.rockfallfoundation.org/programs/meet-your-greens/
Feb. 18 at Mezzo Grille: Jeff Cordulack, CT Northeast Organic Farming Association
Mar. 17 at Inn at Middletown Tavern: Matt Lesser, CT State Rep for Middletown
Apr. 21 at Perk on Main, Durham: Lori Brown, CT League of Conservation Voters
May 19 at The Preserve, Old Saybrook: guided nature walk followed by drinks

Friday 4/15/16
Symposium: Climate Change – Impacts on the Economy and the Way We Live
8 am – 1 pm  Middlesex Community College, Chapman Hall
Early registration (by Mar 15) $40, regular registration $45, student registration FREE (but RSVP required)
Registration & program information: http://www.rockfallfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/symposium-brochure-for-email-or-web-3.1.16.pdf
Climate change isn’t just sea level rise and coastal flooding. It affects all aspects of our life including infrastructure, agriculture, wildlife, recreation, tourism, and our economy. Join municipal officials, business owners, agriculture and wildlife representatives, and others from around the state for a symposium exploring the effects of climate change on our lives and how we plan for the future.

April
Earth Week+

EVENT DAY/DATE/TIME DETAILS
Environmental Film:
True Cost
Mon. 4/18
7 pm
808 C & D
A film about the human and environmental costs of the clothing industry; part of an annual environmental film series in Middletown.
Flippin’ Free Stuff Mon. 4/18 Upper Lot Dropoffs @UHaul truck
10:30 am – 2 pm
Tues. 4/19 Lower Lot Dropoffs @ UHaul truck
10:30 am – 2 pm
Wed. 4/20 GiveawayTent/Gazebo between Snow/Wheaton
10:30 am – 2 pm
(set up begins at 9 am)
Bring stuff that you want to give away on Monday and/or Tuesday; then on Wednesday browse all the stuff and take what you need in exchange for donating canned goods for the Magic Food Bus

*Volunteers needed: sign up at http://vols.pt/UfX3bP

Solar Energy @MxCC Wed. 4/20 12:30 -1 pm
Student Lounge
Screening of PTK student film about solar energy on campuses, and update about solar panels @MxCC
E-Cycling Thurs. 4/21
Lower Parking Lot
Collection and proper disposal of your e-waste (including computers, printers, cell phones, etc.) brought to you by the Computer Club
“Meet Your Greens” Green Drinks Thurs. 4/21
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Perk on Main Cafe, Durham, CT
Green Drinks with Lori Brown, Executive Director of the CT League of Conservation Voters to discuss environmental legislation under consideration by the state legislature thes session.
Live Birds of Prey Program Fri. 4/22 Earth Day
Noon – 12:50
Student Lounge
Get up close to powerful and graceful raptors while learning about these birds and the issues facing raptors today.
Courageous Conversations “Food & Water: Environmental Justice Issues in America” Mon. 4/25
Noon – 12:50
Library Periodicals Room
Polluted water and a lack of affordable, nutritious foods are issues that disproportionately affect poor and minority populations. Join the discussion. Bring canned goods to help stock our Magic Food bus!
“What the Waste?” Annual Waste Audit & Cleanup Wed. 4/27
Noon – 3 pm
outside Founder’s Hall
Annual audit of trash and recycling collected from each building; and cleanup of trash around campus. *Volunteers needed!
Presidential Orchard Annual Tree Planting Fri. 4/29 Arbor Day
noonBetween Chapman and lower parking lot
It’s Arbor Day! Help plant a red bud tree and celebrate  President Anna’s orchard.
Recycling Round Up! Mon. 5/2
noon – 1 pm
Student Lounge
Do you really know what and how to recycle properly? Middletown’s Recycling Coordinator Kim O’Rourke will talk about how to recycle in CT and answer all your questions about recycling.

Thursday 5/5/16
Governor’s Council on Climate Change Community Engagement Event 
5:30 pm – 7 pm ; refreshments at 5 pm!
Middlesex Community College Founder’s Hall Pavilion
FREE; pre-register by at  bit.ly/GC3_May5
The May 5th gatherings across the state will provide stakeholders the opportunity to learn about and provide feedback on the technologies and measures that will be used for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment.

Tuesday 5/17/16
Conference on Connecticut Brownfields
9:30 am – 5 pm  Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT
FREE but must register by April 29 at  https://goo.gl/7eS7Da
Full agenda coming soon (by Mar 15)

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