Earth Month Continues!

Earth Month is heating up all over the PLV Campus. This week, Don’t Frack With Our Water, an e-waste fundraiser, what overpopulation means for the environment, and much more!

This week, in Earth Month:

Picture Perfect
The former Hudson River School first found its origins among 19th Century American painters who popularized the rugged scenery along the Hudson River. Come and see the beauty and splendor of the early American wilderness as painted by these artists. On April 10, Professor Mark Cassata will give a presentation as he discusses the essence of their vision and the changes in American values which eventually eclipsed the Hudson River School. For more information contact Angelo Spillo at or call at (914) 773-3530.

Don’t Frack with Our Water!
On April 10, the Peace and Justice Studies Advisory Board and Professor Fran Delahanty’s Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies class will discuss ideas to ban hydraulic fracturing and how to intensify efforts to bring clean, safe, renewable energy to our state, and to save our New York State water and our environment from permanent damage. For more information, contact Professor Fran Delahanty at

Chinchillin’ at the Environmental Center
Have you ever wondered, what’s up with that farm in the middle of the PLV Campus?  On April 11, stop by the Environmental Center and look at the wildlife exhibits (which include Burmese pythons, owls, a chinchilla, and more) and meet the staff at its open house. Also, make sure to check out the Marty McGuire Museum, which became part of the Center and opened its doors to the public last April. Music and free refreshments!

What Is Alienation from Nature?
Also on April 11, Denison University Professor Steven Vogel will host a talk entitled “What is Alienation from Nature?”. There will be some discussion of Marx, politics, and the tragedy of the commons.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Join James Eyring, Assistant Director of the Environmental Center, for a fascinating guided nature walk around campus on April 12 to view some of the harbingers of spring! For more information, contact James Eyring at or call at (914) 773-3169.

How Many People Is Too Many People?
On April 12, Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies Ghassan Karam will look at global population issues. A documentary about overpopulation will be shown followed by a discussion about the size of the human population and the resulting environmental implications.

Your Future and the Planet’s: Environmental Careers and Graduate Education
The Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities presents the 7th Annual Student Summit on April 13 at Manhattanville College, co-sponsored by the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. Mingle with representatives from colleges, universities, government, law and policy, advocacy, engineering, conservation biology, communication, farming, and more. Be inspired, informed, and gain new perspective as professionals from diverse environmentally-related employment sectors will highlight different career paths and provide industry insight. Event includes a career and graduate program fair. For more info, click here.

Recycle Your E-Waste
N.A.T.U.R.E will host an E-waste Fundraiser with the assistance of 5R Processors on Saturday, April 14. They will be collecting electronics from the Pace and public community and recycling them properly.  Acceptable items to donate include computers, monitors, printers, laptops, TVs, cell phones, stereo equipment, microwaves, large household appliances, and more! Non-acceptable items include refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers, items containing biohazards, hazardous waste, liquids, fluorescent bulbs, smoke detectors, or radioactive materials. For more information, please contact Jessica Moitt at

Laying New Roots
ENV140 students, in partnership with the Alliance for Climate Education, will host a tree planting ceremony to promote awareness about deforestation and recycling issues on Monday, April 16. The ceremony will include a Native American ritual, a presentation on deforestation and recycling, and the planting of a tree. For questions, contact Donte Kirby at or Angelo Spillo at

For more info on Earth Month events, click here. And make sure to stay tuned here as we’ll highlight a week’s worth of activities every week through the end of Earth Month!