FDU celebrates Earth Day 2015

(April 8, 2015) – Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham and Metropolitan Campuses will celebrate Earth Day 2015 with several events throughout earth week. The Florham Campus will host events Tuesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 23 with the theme of “Eat Local, Buy Local!” The Metropolitan Campus will host events on Wednesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 29, including the annual Hackensack River clean-up.


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Florham Campus:

Tuesday, April 21: A Hot Topics presentation, “Genetically Modified Food: Global Feast or Environmental Fiasco?” will be held in Lenfell Hall at 7 p.m. The panel will include Edith Myers, associate professor of biology, Caitlin Hartmann, senior biology student at the Florham Campus, and Erik Baard, journalist and founder of Harbor Lab and Gotham Orchards. Brian Olechnowski, assistant professor of biology, will moderate the panel.

On Thursday, April 23, several events will run throughout the day:

At 12 p.m., there will be a cooking demonstration by Jeff “Chef Jeff” Gourley of Gourmet Dining in the dining hall using locally grown foods. Gourmet Dining will be providing local food in the cafeteria throughout the day.

From noon to 3 p.m., there will be an Earth Day Club Fair on the Library Lawn.

At 12:45 p.m., Patricia Cirelli, from Alstede Farms, will present “Community Supported Agriculture” in the Orangerie.

At 2:15 p.m., there will a presentation by Tomaro Honey Beekeepers in the Orangerie.

At  3:30 p.m., the FDU Chorus and Band will perform in the Orangerie. The performance will be followed by an award presentation for the #FDUEARTH photo competition, Earth Day logo contest and best club fair table.

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Main Street Win Cellar will provide a tasting of local wine and beer in the Bottle Hill Pub in the Student Center, for those over 21 only.

Events and activities are sponsored by the Green Club, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of the Florham Campus Provost, the Office of Campus Life, and Gourmet Dining.

For additional information, email Edith Myers at emyers@fdu.edu or hparzer@outlook.com

Metropolitan Campus:


On Wednesday, April 22, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. there will be an Earth Day Fair. The fair will be located on the Gazebo Green, located between Becton Hall and University Court. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the river clean-up and the release of the butterflies. There will be tables from the University community, live music, the student Sun Dancers, a book exchange and plant sale. There will also be a raffle for prizes and t-shirts. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

There will also be a Sustainability Symposium/Conference on April 22 at 5:30 p.m to 8 p.m. in the Frank Giovatta Library. This is an event where students will be presenting and discussing different environmental and sustainable topics of interest. There will be a student poster competition. Pizza and beverages will be served.

Both of these events are free for the FDU Community.

Along with the other Earth Day events, the last movie of the semester will screen in the Frank Giovatto Library on Wednesday, April 29 from 8:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. In keeping with the Earth Day theme, the Green Campus Committee and the student Green Team will be showing Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax.” For more information for this event contact Cynthia Radnitz at radnitz@fdu.edu.

The event activities are organized by the Green Campus committee and the student Green Team and sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, Office of Global Learning and the Office of the Provost.

For additional information, contact Alice Benzecry at benzecry@fdu.edu.





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