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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.

Events include:

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;

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.