GENESEO, N.Y. - Inclement weather in New York City has made it impossible for documentary filmmaker and eco-activist Shalini Kantayya to get into Rochester for Live Green Day. She was scheduled to speak at events this afternoon and evening at the MacVittie Union but air travel has been virtually shut down from New York City. Event organizers will attempt to reschedule Shalini's visit to campus for a later date.
Meanwhile, the college's third annual Live Green Day continues with other activities focused on sustainability and conservation. All events are free and open to the public.
"This day-long event is designed to inform and educate the campus community on creating a sustainable future through conservation and green initiatives and then applying them to student life and the surrounding community," said Tom Matthews, director of leadership education, development and training at Geneseo. "This has been a successful educational event the past two years and this year's program is just as strong."
At least 17 exhibitors are displaying green initiatives and products from 12:30 - 3 p.m. in the MacVittie Ballroom. Among exhibitors are representatives from the Geneseo Community Garden and the plant manager from the General Motors fuel cell car facility in Honeoye Falls. He has a fuel cell vehicle at the expo and is discussing the vehicle's technology.
As part of Live Green Day, many members of the Geneseo campus are participating in a public pledge to "live greener and incorporate this idea into our curriculum, activities and events Feb. 10 in support of Live Green." Even though the pledge was centered on the day of the event, the organizers of the event encourage those taking the pledge and all members of the campus community to live green every day.
Sponsors of the event include the Geneseo Student Association, Campus Auxiliary Services, Residence Life, the Center for Community, Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD), Activities Commission, University Police, Geneseo Environmental Organization, the Office of the President, Environmental Impact and Sustainability Task Force, College Union & Activities, and the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce.