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Sustainability Month Activities

Click here for this year's Calendar of Events (2017).

October 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1. Invasive Species Pull; 10am-1pm; Spencer J. Roemer Arboretum

Social Justice Sunday: Topic will be chosen based on the political climate by RA Brianna Grant: 9pm; Monroe Residence Hall

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5. Geneseo Farmer's Market; 3-6pm; Center Street

6. FORCES Camping Trip

 

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12. Geneseo Farmer's Market; 3-6pm; Center Street

GOLD Workshop: "Critical Evaluation of Energy Use Choices in the Context of Our Changing Climate” by Professor Scott Giorgis; 1pm; MCU 114

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14. Trip to Dimock, PA with GEO

 

15. Social Justice Sunday: "Exploring Identity" by RA Brianna Grant: 9pm; Monroe Residence Hall *tentative*

 

16. Cultural Harmony Week: "The Mask You Live In" - Film & Panel; 5:30-7:30pm; Newton 214

 

17. Cultural Harmony Week: "War's Impact on Natural & Cultural Resources" - Panel; 5pm; Bailey 101

18. GOLD Workshop: “Community Resource Mapping” by Wes Kennison, ‘79; 2:30pm; MCU 114

GOLD Workshop: “Persuading the Powerful” by Dr. James Allen and Rebecca Stewart; 2:30pm; MCU 322/323

Cultural Harmony Week: All College Hour Speaker- Steve Prince; 2:30-3:45pm; College Union Ballroom

Community Art Project with Steve Prince; 6-7:30pm & 8-9:30pm; College Union Ballroom

19. Geneseo Farmer's Market; 3-6pm; Center Street

Ephemeral Arts Festival: Opening Lecture; 7-8pm; Newton 203

Essential Oil Workshop with GEO; 5:15pm; Bailey 203

Cultural Harmony Week: Community Art Project with Steve Prince; 10-11:30am, 1-2:30pm, 3-4:30pm, & 7-8:30pm; College Union Ballroom

IFS Film:“The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (Hara Kazuo, 1987),” 7pm; Newton 204

20. Cultural Harmony Week: Community Art Project with Steve Prince; 9-10:30am; College Union Ballroom

Printing & Steam Rolling Event; 3:00pm; Bear Fountain on Main and Center Streets

21. Apple Picking with GEO; 10:30am; The Apple Farm- Victor, NY

Cultural Harmony Week: Annual Intercultural Dinner, Alliance for Community Enrichment/Student Association, 5:30-8pm; College Union Ballroom

FORCES Genesee County Park and Forest Service Event; 12-4pm; Genesee County Park and Forest (East Bethany, NY)

 

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Ephemeral Arts Festival: Ephemeral Art Workshop; 11am-3pm; Spencer J. Roemer Arboretum
 
 
Social Justice Sunday: "Cultural Appropriation" by RA Brianna Grant: 9pm; Monroe Residence Hall
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National Food Day
 
NY Campus Crunch; 12pm; locations will be throughout campus

Southside Week of Wellness: Tasty Tuesday; Wayne 

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Trip to Osage Farms; 2-4pm; Osage Farms (Mount Morris, NY)
29.Apple Canning with GEO; 12:30pm; The Interfaith Center
 
30. GOLD Workshop: “The History of Energy Use in America” by Professor Dennis Showers; 2:30pm; MCU 114
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Additional Information

 October 1st

Invasive Species Pull - Join the Office of Sustainability at the Spencer J. Roemer Arboretum from 10:00am to 1:00pm to help kick-off the month of October! This is an important event in order to maintain the complex ecosystem we preserve at the Arboretum.

October 4th, 2017 - President’s Sustainability Lecturer

Dr. David Carpenter

Dr. David Carpenter, University at Albany, "Is the Human Race Sustainable after the Age of Chemicals?"

David O. Carpenter is a public health physician who serves as director of the Institute for Health and the Environment, a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization, as well as a professor of environmental health sciences at UAlbany's School of Public Health.

He previously served as Director of the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health, and as Dean of the University at Albany School of Public Health. Carpenter, who received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, has more than 370 peer-reviewed publications, 6 books and 50 reviews and book chapters to his credit.

 October 5th

Geneseo Farmer's Market- Stop by Center Street in downtown Geneseo from 3:00 to 6:00pm on Thursdays to shop from a wide variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products, baked goods, and many other locally made products!

 October 6th - October 8th

FORCES Camping Trip- Join FORCES on their weekend camping trip! They will be pulling invasive buckthorn, going on a hike, jamming by a campfire, star gazing, and more. Secure your spot by filling out this google form by 10/3- click here

 October 12th 

GOLD Workshop:“Critical Evaluation of Energy Use Choices in the Context of Our Changing Climate” - 1-2pm in MacVittie College Union, Room 114. How much and what kind of energy we choose to use will have a direct impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. There are many possible routes to "carbon footprint" reduction, however it is often difficult to choose the most effective option. We will examine methods for evaluating the impact of different technologies and/or lifestyle changes on your personal contribution to climate change. Instructor: Dr. Scott Giorgis - Associate Professor, Geological Sciences

Geneseo Farmer’s Market - Stop by Center Street in downtown Geneseo from 3:00 to 6:00pm on Thursdays to shop from a wide variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products, baked goods, and many other locally made products!

 October 14th

Trip to Dimock, PA with GEO - Departure will be at 7:00am and return to Geneseo will be later that night. GEO will be traveling to Dimock, PA for a one-day trip to help Ray in his fight against fracking. Ray is being sued by a fracking company for refusing to be quiet in his fight. We are going to help him clean up his house so he can auction it off to raise money to fight the lawsuit. If you would like to join us, please fill out this google survey by 10/11- click here 

Please direct any questions about the trip to geo@geneseo.edu

October 15th - 21st

Cultural Harmony Week 2017: "Home Away: Experience of Trauma & Hope" - At its inception, the week was designed to explore issues of race, ethnicity and culture, and was given a home during the week of October 24th, United Nations Day. Now, several years later, this annual event seeks to provide programming that addresses a wide variety of community and diversity issues. The events for this year's Cultural Harmony Week can be found here: https://www.geneseo.edu/multicultural/2017

  • Cultural Harmony Week: Evan Goldstein, Ambassadorship Project, Photo Exhibit "Landscape,"The exhibit will be showcased in Milne Library all week. A photo exhibit taken over the course of an eight week,12,000-mile car ride across the continental U.S., which captures the American landscape and wilderness in its relation to military and industry.

  •  October 15th
  • Social Justice Sunday: "Exploring Identity"-  9:00pm in Monroe Residence Hall. Join RA Brianna in Monroe Residence Hall to learn about how your fellow SUNY Geneseo students identify, what identity means to them, and share what your identity means to you and how it impacts your every day life.

  •  October 16th
  • Cultural Harmony Week: "The Mask You Live In," Film & Panel - 5:30 to 7:30pm in Newton 214. The film and panel will discuss the ways in which both boys and young men struggle to stay true to themselves while navigating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. The panel will feature moderator: David Sanchez, the Ghandi Institute for Nonviolence, and panelists; Robert Conway, Mankind Project, Upstate New York Community Coordinator, Jennifer Guzman, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Wes Kennison, Adjunct Faculty, Departments of English and Languages & Literature, Study Abroad, and Liam Welsh, Associate Athletic Director. 
 October 17th

Cultural Harmony Week: "War's Impact on Natural & Cultural Resources," Panel - 5:00pm in Bailey 101. The casualties of war include natural resources, cultural identity and history. The ability to preserve the earth's minerals, water, land, and cultural history become long term challenges for all of us. The panel will discuss natural resources, climate change, and the destruction of history. The panel will feature Jeremy Grace, Political Science/International Relations, Scott Giorgis, Geological Sciences, and Linda Street, School of Education. 

 October 18th

GOLD Workshop: “Community Resource Mapping” - 2:30-3:30pm in MacVittie College Union, Room 114. Civic engagement begins with mapping your community. Every community has a unique history, a specific demographic composition, overlapping organizations and institutions and a particular matrix of human economic and geographic resources. This workshop will provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how individuals and/or groups may overcome obstacles and leverage resources to accomplish goals and positive change through civic and community engagement. Instructor: Wes Kennison - Class of '79, and Faculty Fellow for International Studies

GOLD Workshop: “Persuading the Powerful” - 2:30-3:30pm in MacVittie College Union, Room 322/323. You're a member of a social activist group and you have lots of great ideas about how to make Geneseo and the larger world better. How do you get administrators and other powerful people to say yes to your great ideas so that you can implement new programs and services? It is easier than you might think. Pick up some great tips about how to do this in this workshop. Instructors: Dr. James Allen - Associate Professor, Psychology; Rebecca Stewart - Marketing Coordinator, Campus Auxiliary Services

Cultural Harmony Week: All College Hour Speaker- Steve Prince - 2:30 to 3:45pm in the College Union Ballroom. Artist Steve A. Prince is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he received his BFA from Xavier University (Louisiana) and MFA in printing and sculpture from Michigan State University. In addition to his all college hour lecture, Prince will be leading a community art project centered around trauma and renewal. 

Cultural Harmony Week: Community Art Project with Steve Prince - There will be two workshop times; 6:00 to 7:30pm and 8:00 to 9:30pm in the College Union Ballroom. This special workshop is open to everyone (community members, students, staff and faculty).  Steve Prince will provide a lecture demonstration of the process and allow participants to create original works utilizing rotary tools to carve the woodblocks. Workshops are focused on reconciliation, healing and peace.  Each participant will be able to express their thoughts artistically and have their artwork incorporated into a large-scale print.

 October 19th 

Geneseo Farmer’s Market - Stop by Center Street in downtown Geneseo from 3:00 to 6:00pm on Thursdays to shop from a wide variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products, baked goods, and many other locally made products!

Ephemeral Arts Festival: Opening Lecture - 7:00 to 8:00pm in Newton 203. Dan Dezarn, Director of the Office of Sustainability, will be kicking off the festival with a lecture about what ephemeral art is and its connection to sustainability and the environment.

Essential Oil Workshop- 5:15 pm in Bailey 203. Join GEO for an Essential Oil Workshop! Learn how to make all-natural cleaners, bug spray, perfumes, and natural remedies for headaches and indigestion. The cost to participate will be $10. RSVP to Theresa at geo@geneseo.edu by 10/12 to reserve your spot!

Cultural Harmony Week: Community Art Project with Steve Prince - There will be four additional workshops held on the 19th from 10:00 to 11:30am, 1:00 to 2:30pm, 3:00 to 4:30pm, and 7:00 to 8:30pm. All workshops will be held in the College Union Ballroom. 

Cultural Harmony Week: IFS Film, “The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (Hara Kazuo, 1987)” -  7:00pm in Newton 204. The film traces the efforts of Okuzaki Kenzõ to chronicle war crimes, including murder and cannibalism, committed by Japanese soldiers in occupied New Guinea during World War II. Presented by Brooke McCorkie, Art Department

 October 20th

Cultural Harmony Week: Community Art Project with Steve Prince - The final workshop will be held from 9:00 to 10:30am in the College Union Ballroom. 

Cultural Harmony Week: Printing & Steam Rolling Event - 3:00pm, Bear Fountain on Main and Center Streets. Making art from trauma addresses how communities and individuals may heal from war and other forms of violence.  Steve A. Prince an artist and educator will assemble the art pieces created on wood blocks by community members, students, faculty and staff. The collective steamroller print will be completed near the Bear Fountain, which has experienced repeated trauma. All are welcome to attend!

 October 21st

Apple Picking with GEO - 10:30am, transportation will be provided to The Apple Farm in Victor, NY. RSVP to geo@geneseo.edu to reserve your spot! The bus will be leaving from the Union bus stop. 

Cultural Harmony Week: Annual Intercultural Dinner, Alliance for Community Enrichment/Student Association -  5:30 to 8:00pm in the College Union Ballroom. The multicultural and diversity interest student organizations will come together to share their experiences through skits, dance, song, video, food, etc.  

Genesee County Park and Forest Service Event - Departure will be at noon and arrival back to Geneseo will be 4:00pm at the latest. Join FORCES on a trip to Genesee County Park and Forest in East Bethany, NY (25-30 minute trip) to help maintain and rebuild trails. If you are interested in attending please fill out this google form and direct any questions to FORCES@geneseo.edu

 October 22nd

Ephemeral Arts Festival: Ephemeral Art Workshop - 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Spencer J. Roemer Arboretum. Teams of one or more will be given time to create an original piece of work outdoors using only the environment.

Annual EcoHouse Walk for Water - 11:00am to 1:00pm starting at Monroe Hall (rain location will also be Monroe Hall).

 October 23rd - 28th

Southside Week of Wellness - Events will be held at each of the five Southside Residence Halls from Monday through Friday, ending with National Medication Take Back Day on Saturday. Stay tuned for further details on the week's events!

Monday October 23rd- Motivation Monday in Niagara

Tuesday October 24th- Tasty Tuesday in Wayne

Wednesday October 25th- Weed Wednesday in Onondaga

Thursday October 26th- Thirsty Thursday in Nassau

Friday October 27th- Fitness Friday in Suffolk

Saturday October 28th- National Medication Take Back Day

 October 24th

NY Campus Crunch

NY Campus Crunch - Presented by GEO, 12:00pm, throughout campus. The 4th annual NY Campus Crunch is a state-wide celebration of local food on college campuses.

 October 26th

Ephemeral Arts Festival: Gallery Opening - 8:00 to 10:00pm at the Kinetic Gallery. Photographs of pieces will be taken and exhibited in the Kinetic Gallery and prizes will be award to participants. There will be light refreshments and local music artists.

 October 28th

Trip to Osage Farms - 2:00 to 4:00pm, Osage Farms (7014 Begole Road Mount Morris, NY 14510). The Office of Sustainability and The Livingston County Environmental Management Council are co-sponsoring a tour of Osage Farms to visit the co-champion for biggest oak tree in the county. If you have any questions or are interested in attending, please RSVP to sustainability@geneseo.edu.

National Medication Take Back Day: Plants for Pills - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the College Union Lobby. Support a commitment to properly disposing of medication in a safe and sustainable way. Drop off your unwanted or expired medication and receive a plant in return!

 October 29th

Apple Canning with GEO - 12:30pm, location will be The Interfaith Center. Come learn how to make homemade applesauce and cut down on waste by preserving fruits and vegetables. GEO will also be giving out recipes that incorporate applesauce!

 October 30th

GOLD Workshop: “The History of Energy Use in America” - 2:30-3:30pm in MacVittie College Union, Room 114. Energy, technology, quality of life and environmental impact are all tied together in modern society and especially in the United States. Energy came to be recognized as a vital component of our way of life leading to the creation of the Energy Department as a cabinet-level post in 1979. We will examine the democratic and economic forces that have shaped governmental policy and free-market performance. Instructor: Dr. Dennis Showers - Professor, School of Education

 

 

 

Click here for the 2016 Sustainability Month Calendar.

October 2016
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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GEO Apple Picking at the Apple Farm in Victor, NY    

FORCES Bridge Youth Engagment Hike; Letchworth State Park; meet at Union 10am  
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GEO Applesauce Canning 11am-3pm; Interfaith Center  

Arboretum Native Plant Restoration; 10am; Arboretum Gazebo
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GOLD Workshop: "Critical Evaluation of Energy Use Choices in the Context of Our Changing Climate" by Professor Scott Giorgis 1pm; MCU 322/323
 
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President’s Sustainability Lecturer: "Can NY State Transition to Renewable Energy Fast Enough?"   2:30pm; MCU Ballroom
6

Geneseo Farmer’s Market; 3-6pm on Center St; GEO composting info!
 
 
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FORCES Camping and Wolf Creek Ecological Restoration; Letchworth State Park
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National Fossil Day! 
5-8pm Dept of Geological Sciences in ISC  

All-College Hour Speaker Dr. David Hursh; 2:30pm; MCU Ballroom  

EcoHouse Residential Fellows Meet and Greet; 2:30pm; Monroe 105  
13

Geneseo Farmer’s Market; 3-6pm on Center St; GEO composting info!  

EcoHouse and Fair Trade Club – What is Fair Trade? 7pm; Monroe 105
14

Sigma Delta Tau (???) Composting Workshop with the Office of Sustainability; 3pm; Letchworth Dining Hall
 
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FOOD DAY
 

GEO Instagram Contest to raise awareness
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cultural Harmony Week  

EcoHouse - Genesee Valley Cooperative Info Session; 7pm; Monroe 106
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Black Lives Matter: an Intergenerational Panel on 50 Years of Struggle; 4pm; MCU Ballroom
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Detailed Descriptions of Events

October is Fair Trade Month on Geneseo's Main Street!  To celebrate, Touch of Grayce is offering 20% off any fair trade certified item, including Divine Chocolate. Visit their page here to see more fair trade products available at Touch of Grayce!
October 1st

GEO Apple Picking – All students are invited to go apple picking at The Apple Farm in Victor, NY.  Sign up with GEO to get a ride!   FORCES Bridge Youth Engagement HikeThe Bridge is a non-profit, free after school program for at-risk youth in the area and is located in Mt. Morris, NY.  FORCES pairs with local middle and high school students to lead walks through Letchworth State Park. 

October 2nd

GEO Apple Canning – You just picked all those local apples, learn how to can them and make applesauce so they last throughout the fall!  Meet at the Interfaith Center and just bring your apples.  GEO will provide the rest of the materials.   Roemer Arboretum Native Plant Restoration – Join Dr. Jenny Apple, Professor of Biology and Chair of the Roemer Arboretum, and a number of student groups (FORCES, the Nature Walk Club, etc.) as they replant the Arboretum with Native Species.  This is the first a series of Arboretum events where students will remove invasive species and replace them with native species that have sprouted in the Dr. Apple's labs.

October 4th

Wasting Water? Join RA Kaitlin at 8:00 p.m. in Monroe 106 to discuss how much water you use on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Find out what you can do to reduce your water consumption. Help the RA staff disperse shower timers in the bathrooms of EcoHouse. 

October 5th

President’s Sustainability Lecturer – Join President Denise Battles and the President's Commission on Sustainability in welcoming Dr. Anthony Ingraffea to SUNY Geneseo to discuss the prospects of renewable energy in NY State.  He will be on campus all day on October 5th and will deliver the 3rd Annual President's Sustainability Lecture during the All-College Hour from 2:30pm - 3:30pm in the College Union Ballroom.  A brief reception will follow.  All are welcome!

"Can New York State Transition to Renewable Energy Fast Enough?"

Anthony IngraffeaThe Third Annual President's Sustainability Lecture was on October 5th from 2:30pm - 3:30pm in the College Union Ballroom.  Dr. Anthony Ingraffea discussed the prospects of renewable energy in NY State. Dr.  Ingraffea is a Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering Emeritus and  Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University. A brief reception will follow the talk. All are welcome!

See a video of the talk here: gtube.geneseo.edu 

October 6, 13, 20, 27

Geneseo’s Farmers Market – Every Thursday right in downtown Geneseo, get a sampling of food from the local farms; fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, spices, and more.  3-6:30pm on Center Street. GEO Composting Info – GEO will have a booth set up at the Farmers Market to talk about composting for on and off campus students and local residents and will be promoting composting workshops that go on all year round on the campus.

October 7th – 9th

FORCES Inagural Camping Trip – Join FORCES for a weekend of hiking, camping, and ecological restoration in Letchworth State Park.  Restoration efforts will be focused on Wolf Creek.  Sign up with FORCES (forces@geneseo.edu).

Annual Trash to Treasure Sale - St. Mary's Parish 8am-3pm (13 North St); Accepting donations of household items, small furniture, books, collectibles, dishes, toys, games, serviceable and clean used clothing starting Sunday, October 2. (No TV’s, electronics, exercise equipment, please.)  Take a look around and turn other's trash into your treasure!

October 8th

GEO Service Trip to Pennsylvania – All students are invited to take a trip to Dimick, PA to learn about the effects of hydraulic fracturing first hand as they help to rebuild houses of affected residents.  Sign up with GEO (geo@geneseo.edu).

Annual Trash to Treasure Sale - St. Mary's Parish 9am-12pm (13 North St); Accepting donations of household items, small furniture, books, collectibles, dishes, toys, games, serviceable and clean used clothing starting Sunday, October 2. (No TV’s, electronics, exercise equipment, please.)  Take a look around and turn other's trash into your treasure!

October 12th

All-College Hour Speaker Series with David Hursh – Professor David Hursh has worked to design and implement curriculum that promotes a sustainable society. This ranges from reconceptualizing educational goals to include practices that contribute to understanding the physical and social world as a holistic system. This includes not only teaching about energy and water use, but also creating an environment that supports the health of humans and other living things. He has created lessons and taught in classrooms in sub Saharan Africa as well as urban and suburban schools in the United States. He also worked with the Earth Institute at Columbia University from 2011-12 on the Millennium Development Project on attaining the Millennium Development Goals.   National Fossil Day! – Join the Department of Geological Sciences from 5-8pm as they celebrate the wonderful world of fossils!  There will be rock and fossil identifications, display tours, a scavenger hunt (with prizes!), a kids room, guest speakers, and more.  Full information can be found at:

https://www.geneseo.edu/geology/national-fossil-day or contact Dr. Lindsay Mackenzie in the GSCI department at mackenzie@geneseo.edu   EcoHouse Fellows Meet and Greet - Join the EcoHouse Residential Fellows during the all college hour (2:30-3:30) in Monroe 105 to chat about getting involved with sustainability initiatives on campus. Ask them about their passion for sustainability and make connections beyond the classroom. 

October 13th

What is Fair Trade? Come to a delicious fair trade chocolate tasting in Monroe 105 at 7:00 p.m. to learn more from Geneseo's Fair Trade club about what you can do to support fair trade businesses practices. 

October 14th

Composting Workshop, sponsored by Sigma Delta Tau (???)  – Dr. Dan DeZarn, Director of Sustainability at Geneseo, will lead a composting workshop in Letchworth Dining Hall geared toward Greek houses and off-campus students.  He will provide background information about the value of composting, how composting works, and how off-campus students can successfully and easily compost in the area.

October 15th

FORCES Seneca Lake Invasive Species Removal – Join FORCES for a trip to Seneca Lake State Park for an invasive species removal.  Transportation is provided and the trip is open to all students.  Register with FORCES at forces@geneseo.edu

Dr. Jenny Apple (Biology Faculty and Chair of the Board of the Arboretum) and Dan DeZarn (Director of Sustainability) lead an informational walk through the Arboretum to learn about the history of the Arboretum and the importance of native vs. invasive species in such a place.  Meet at the Arboretum on South Campus at 10am and finish up around 12pm (cookies may be provided!).

October 16th

Food Day - An international holiday in which people come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger.  GEO will run an instagram contest to celebrate and raise awareness.

October 17th- 24th

Cultural Harmony Week – At its inception, this week was designed to explore issues of race, ethnicity and culture, and was given a home during the week of October 24th, United Nations Day. Now, several years later, this annual event seeks to provide programming that addresses a wide variety of community and diversity issues.  This year, the focus is on American Indian History and events will be updated here: https://www.geneseo.edu/multicultural/cultural_harmony_week

October 17th 

Native American History on Campus - Various locations have been identified with special markers.  These markers include important facts about the history of Native American people in the region and in the United States.  Please take time to explore the story of Mary Jemison, Red Jacket, the Big Tree Treaty, etc.

Roundtable Discussion with Michael Oberg, Distinguished Professor of History:"Homelands: Teaching and Learning on Native Ground" - A roundtable of scholars will discuss the responsibilities and obligations that institutions of higher education have to Native American history and people.  The round table will include: Kevin White, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Native American Studies at SUNY Oswego; Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, Assistant Professor, Transnational Studies at the University of Buffalo; Theresa McCarthy, Assistant Professor, Transnational Studies at the University of Buffalo.

October 18th

Green Organizations Expo Come to the EcoHouse main lobby in Monroe Hall at 6:00 p.m. to explore a variety of clubs on campus involved in sustainability initiatives and practices. Find out how you can get involved in green efforts on campus. 

Performance by The Redhawk Native American Arts Council - The Redhawk Native American Arts Council is a not for profit organization founded and maintained by Native American artists and educators residing in the New York City area. Since 1994, the Council has been dedicated to educating the general public about Native American heritage through song, dance, theater, works of art and other cultural forms of expression. The Redhawk artists will address stereotyping, share background on traditions and teach two traditional dances:  The Green Corn and the Buffalo Dance.

October 19th

Vegan Cooking Workshop – Eating well with dietary restrictions can be challenging.  Join CAS chef Matthew Laurence in Letchworth Dining Hall as he teaches students easy recipes that are sustainable and healthy.  

All-College Hour Speaker Series - Cultural Harmony Week Keynote Lecture: "Consciousness & Indigeneity:  Thoughts From 40 years of Activism" - Jose Barreiro is the Assistant Director for Research at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian.  A member of the Taino Nation of the Antilles, Dr. Barreiro is a pioneering contributor to Native American journalism ans publishing. He is also an award winning author.  His program at Akwe:kon developed communications and community development networks among Indigenous peoples of the Americas.  Dr. Barreiro will review the emergence of Indigenous peoples and movements onto the world arena, and discuss some of the implications at national and local levels for community activism and for global thinking.

Ephemeral Arts Lecture: "The Intersection of Art and Sustainability" – Join Director of Sutainability, Dan DeZarn, as he shares his passion for art and sustainability.  Prior to being the director of the Office of Sustainability, Dan DeZarn was the head of Geneseo’s art department. One of his passions is to make art, as well as lifestyle choices, that model his vision of sustainability. Come and here about his past art installations, and his most recent project, his home.

October 20th

Sustainability and Food Panel: Health, Ethics, Economics – 7:30pm-8:30pm; Join GEO and our panelists to discuss the future of food as part of Food Day 2016! What is organic? Why does it matter for your health and sustainability? What is localism? What's up with vegetarianism and veganism? Come and join the discussion with our panelists including: Mark Kimball: a local organic farmer, Heather Carrera: nutritionist and functional health practitioner, Carlo Filice: philosophy professor of environmental ethics, and Erik Mebust: a student doing research on the economics of vegetarianism. We hope to see you there!

Roger and Me Documentary Viewing Stop by Monroe 105 at 7:00 p.m. to view a 1989 documentary about the closing of several General Motors auto plants in Flint, Michigan. 

Presentation & Performance by The Seneca Nation Dancers - 5:00pm-6:30pm at the Knight Spot.  This event is organized by Kerriann Spruce, Seneca Language Department, Cattaraugus.  This special program will include a historical overview,  traditional dances and language translation.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about the issues facing the Native American community and initiatives that have been developed to strengthen the culture, economic development and education.

October 22nd

Ephemeral Arts Festival – All students are invited to gather at the Roemer Arboretum on South Campus to learn about ephemeral art and create their own.  Students will form groups and wander through the Arboretum gathering materials that have fallen from the trees, bushes, and birds.  They will use these natural materials to create works of art that will be ephemeral in nature and return to the earth.  After creating the art, students from the Photography Club will take photos of each work of art and have a special exhibit of the Ephemeral Art the following week at Cricket’s on Main St.  

Join us in Geneseo’s Arboretum to make ephemeral art out of things you find in nature. Fall is upon us, so there will be a plethora of materials to choose from. Groups of one or more will make a piece, and then a photographer will come around and take photos of each group’s submission. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Nature Walk Club and Campus Auxiliary Services.

Annual ACE/SA Intercultural Dinner: "Peak of A Movement" Join ACE (Alliance for Community Enrichment), which is a standing committee of the Student Association, as they put on their annual intercultural dinner.  The multicultural and diversity interest student organizations will come together to share their experiences through skits, dance, song, food, etc.  This year, each group will provide education on important social justice movements and cultural empowerment.All students are welcome to attend and celebrate the variety of cultures represented at Geneseo.  

FORCES Wolf Creek Ecological Restoration – FORCES returns to Wolf Creek for a day of ecological restoration.  They will continue to remove invasive species from this fragile ecosystem to restore the water quality of the creek and help increase numbers of macroinvertebrates.

October 23rd

Inter-Greek Council Clean Up – The 25 Greek organizations that are members of the IGC will be meeting to do a clean up of Orchard Street and Court St at 2pm.  These two streets are where a large number of off campus and Greek students live.

October 24th

Genesee Valley Cooperative Info-Session - Have you ever wondered what life in a cooperative is like? Join members of the Genesee Valley Cooperative at 7:00 p.m. in Monroe 106 for a q and a session about Geneseo's first cooperative program. 

October 25th

Black Lives Matter: an Intergenerational Panel on 50 years of Struggle - The panel will be an intergenerational conversation on 50+ years of struggle, including 1960s Civil Rights Movement activists and contemporary activists in the broad Movement for Black Lives. 

October 26th 

Exhibit Opening & Reception: Witness with Artist, Marie Watt - 5:00-7:00pm; Lederer Gallery in Brodie Hall; Marie Watt is an American artist, whose work draws from history, biography, Iroquois proto-feminism, and Indigenous principles.  It addresses the interaction of the arc of history with the intimacy of memory. She is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and other Indigenous communities. Her speciality is making blankets often with the help of friends, family, and acquaintances. The exhibit will be on display until December 10th.

October 27th

Workshop: Sewing Circle with Artist, Marie Watt - 10:00am - 1:00pm at the Lederer Gallery in Brodie Hall; At times, the scale of individual hand-sewn projects require a call for help from friends, family and acquaintances.  The process takes on the form of a sewing circle. While talking is not required, Watt has been struck by the quality of conversation and storytelling that occurs when the eyes are diverted and the hands are busy at work.  No sewing experience is necessary.  Please RSVP for this workshop athttp://go.geneseo.edu/sewingcircle

Ephemeral Arts Exhibit Showing – Join the Office of Sustainability, the Art Club, the Photography Club, and students froms across campus as they gather at Cricket's Coffee Shop on Main Street to showcase photographs of Ephemeral Art they created the past Saturday in the Arboretum.

The Alan Lutkus International Film Series,  Smoke Signals (Canada, USA, 1998; 89 min); 7:00pm at the Riveria Theater, 4 Center Street, Geneseo. With a screenplay by Sherman Alexie, Smoke Signals is distinguished as the first film written, directed, co-produced, and acted by Native Americans.  The award-winning “road picture” humorously subverts stereotypes along the literal and figurative journey of protagonists Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds-the-Fire.  Discussant:  Dr. Caroline Woidat, Professor, English Department

October 29th

Walk for Water - Stop by the College Union patio at 1:00 for EcoHouse's 6th annual Walk for Water. Donate to a great cause and help people around the world gain access to clean drinking water. 

Geneseo Central Schools Earthwise's (an Environmental Club) Scrap Metal Drive - Students are collecting scrap metal in order to raise money to buy materials for 5 houses in Nicaragua.  They are also planning a trip to Nicaragua to help build those houses!  Support in any way you can!


President's Annual Sustainability Lecture

2017: Dr. David O. Carpenter - "Is the human race sustainable after the age of chemicals?"

Dr. David Carpenter

Dr. David Carpenter, University at Albany

David O. Carpenter is a public health physician who serves as director of the Institute for Health and the Environment, a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization, as well as a professor of environmental health sciences at UAlbany's School of Public Health.

He previously served as Director of the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health, and as Dean of the University at Albany School of Public Health. Carpenter, who received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, has more than 370 peer-reviewed publications, 6 books and 50 reviews and book chapters to his credit.

 

Past Speakers

2016 - Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, "Can New York State Transition to Renewable Energy Fast Enough?"
Dr. Anthony Ingraffea

Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Cornell University

The Third Annual President's Sustainability Lecture was on October 5th from 2:30pm - 3:30pm in the College Union Ballroom.  Dr. Anthony Ingraffea discussed the prospects of renewable energy in NY State. Dr.  Ingraffea is a Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering Emeritus and  Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University. A brief reception will follow the talk. All are welcome!

See a video of the talk here: gtube.geneseo.edu 

 

2015 - Bob Musil, "Rachel Carson and Her New York Legacy"

Bob Musil

Bob Musil, CEO of the Rachel Carson Council

See photos from the talk here.