Earth Day Celebration
April 21, 2010
The Celebration of Earth Day at Hudson Valley Community College on April 21 was an opportunity to learn about ecological responsibility, whether in the areas of home energy use, gardening, transportation, household cleaning, or in choosing health and beauty supplies. Students, faculty and staff who visited display and demonstration booths inside and outside the Siek Campus Center, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. even learned about eco-friendly clothing and baking in a solar oven. An information display aimed specifically at students provided practical ideas for greening their living space. All Earth Day events were sponsored by Hudson Valley's Sustainability Committee.
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Nature Trail Clean-Up
A road/nature trail clean-up was organized and completed by Environmental Science students on Monday, April 19 as part of Hudson Valley’s Earth Day celebration. In a three-hour period, students and staff removed twelve large bags of garbage and four bags of recyclables, in addition to dozens of tires, scrap metal and other debris. While cleaning they took an inventory of plant species and wildlife in the area of the nature trail. Due to their hard work, the trail has now been returned to its natural beauty.
Electronics Recycling Day
Hudson Valley Community College's Earth Day celebration culminated with an electronics recycling day on Monday, April 26. Students, faculty and staff brought in approximately 5,000 pounds of discarded computer equipment, cell phones, televisions, radios, small kitchen appliances and more for proper disposal by Regional Computer Recycling and Recovery.