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Alfred University/State, community release schedule for ‘Earth’ celebrations
Alfred University, Alfred State College, and the Alfred community will come together to celebrate Earth Month 2011, beginning Monday, April 18.
Monday, April 18
Information Table in Powell Campus Center, Alfred University — “Sustainability on Campus,” noon-3 p.m.; Stop by to find out how AU is reducing its carbon footprint.
Earth Hour — 5-6 p.m., turn off your lights and contribute to saving energy for one hour!
“The Story of Stuff” — Come see this short, animated film about the environmental impacts of consumerism, 7 p.m., SET 215, Engineering Lecture Hall, Alfred State College.
Tuesday, April 19
E-Waste Drop-off — 5-7 p.m., bring your hard-to-recycle electronics to the ACES (Auxiliary Campus Enterprises & Services, Alfred State) bus garage parking lot on Route 244, between the Ceramic Corridor building and Servu Credit Union. Drop-off will continue on Wednesday.
Op-Shop, Alfred — 2-6 p.m., shop for some bargains on West University Street.
Community Swap Meet — noon-6 p.m., find a new home for your used goods and take home some cool things too!
Wednesday, April 20
E-Waste Drop Off Continues — 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, April 22
Global Concerns Round Table — Amnesty International, Model U.N.: Nevins Theater, Alfred University, 8 p.m., come participate in this panel of environmental concerns worldwide.
AU Activate — Nevins Theater, Alfred University, 6 p.m.; Come see a movie about the tobacco industry.
Friday, April 22
Bike Rentals, Bike Hub Davis Gym, Alfred University — Discounted bike rentals!
Critical Mass Bike Ride, Meet at Village Bandstand 4 p.m.
Participate in a short ride around Alfred demonstrating the power of biking.
Art Therapy Club — 1-3 p.m, outside Powell Campus Center, Alfred University; come to relax, paint a pot, and plant some seeds.
“My Name is Allegany County,” Alfred Village Hall 7 p.m.
See this 1993 film which discusses a rural county’s fight against nuclear waste. It is a true story of how ordinary people rallied for two years in a non-violent protest to protect their community, their health, and their future. Hear from the people that made it happen! Followed by a panel discussion.
Tuesday, April 26
Showing of the movie “Gasland,” 8 p.m., Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center, Alfred University. Find out the truth about Hydrocracking and submit questions to the director; Gaslandthemovie.com
Wednesday, April 27
Open Reception for “Gasland,” 5-7 p.m., Allegany Room, Central Dining Hall, Alfred State College
Showing of “Gasland,” 6 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, Alfred State College; panel discussion to follow at 8 p.m.