Earth Month 2017
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PreMon. 3/27 - Thu. 3/3012-1 PMUsdan Lobby, 45 Wyllys Ave., MiddletownLetter Writing Campaign to Stop EPA Funding CutsTablingPresident Trump has proposed 25% budget cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency. Stop by during lunch to sign a letter urging your senator or representative to oppose the cuts. Eco Facilitators
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PreWed. 3/2912-1 PMUsdan Lobby, 45 Wyllys Ave., MiddletownCupanion Mug GiveawayTablingThe Wesleyan Green Fund has funded the purchase over 100 durable, leak-proof, Wesleyan-branded mugs! The Sustainability Office will be giving away these mugs and tags for the new pilot Cupanion program for those who fill out a quick survey and commit to reuse for the rest of the semester. Come early to secure your mug!Sustainability Office
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PreThu. 3/3012-1 PMUsdan Lobby, 45 Wyllys Ave., MiddletownCupanion Mug GiveawayTablingThe Wesleyan Green Fund has funded the purchase over 100 durable, leak-proof, Wesleyan-branded mugs! The Sustainability Office will be giving away these mugs and tags for the new pilot Cupanion program for those who fill out a quick survey and commit to reuse for the rest of the semester. Come early to secure your mug!Sustainability Office
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PreThu. 3/307:00 PMPAC 001, 238 Church St., MiddletownChemical Exposures and Decolonial FuturesLectureIndustrial chemical violence is concentrated by racist and colonial infrastructures, and overflows these intensities of violence to become ubiquitous in the air, land and water. Global biomonitoring studies suggest that today all people living have PCBs and other persistent pollutants inside of them. We exist bounded and divided by an unevenly distributed condition of having already been altered by exposure to indsutrial chemicals, exposures that can extend into intergenerational injuires. Rooted in the past and futures of the Great Lakes region, this talk builds from the work of Frantz Fanan and Indigenous Reproductive Justice to create deconlonial approaches to chemical exposures and ways of surbising differently into the future.FGSS department
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PreThu. 3/307:30 PMExley 121, 265 Church St., MiddletownClimate RefugeesFilm ScreeningScreening of the Climate Refugees Documentary: "Climate Refugees is the first feature film to explore in-depth the global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics. The film turns the distant concept of global warming into a concrete human problem with enormous worldwide consequences."Climate Ambassadors, Wesleyan Refugee Projectmpelton@wesleyan.edu
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Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Ave., Middletown4th Annual CT Campus Sustainability ConferenceConferenceThis year’s conference theme is Engagement and Empowerment around Climate Change: Fostering Inspiration and Action at the Local Level. Join us for a discussion around what citizenship in Connecticut looks like and how to take action at multiple levels, including the role of universities, state policy makers, students, municipalities, and individuals. For more information about the Connecticut Alliance for Campus Sustainability please visit: http://www.easternct.edu/sustainenergy/connecticut-alliance-for-campus-sustainability/ Wesleyan Sustainability Office, Yale, EasternFree and open to the public
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PreSat. 4/15:30 - 7 PMMalcolm X House Basement, 345 High St., MiddletownMarathon for Justice Screening with Veg Out and Ujamaa Screening"Marathon for Justice" tells the story of past and present environmental inequalities in the United States, and explores some of the ways in which people of color have been disproportionately exposed to toxic chemicals and poisonous releases in the air, on the land, and in the water. Veg Out and UjamaaFree and open to the public
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4/2-4/8Sun. 4/210 AM - 12 PMHubbard Brook Preserve, MiddletownApril Nature Walk with Ecotherapist Beth LapinHikeLocation: Hubbard Brook Preserve in the Maromas part of town. Take Route 9 or Route 154 to Aircraft Road (exit 10 from Route 9). Follow Aircraft Rd about 2.5 miles, turn right onto River Rd, parking on left ~1 mile from River Rd/Aircraft Rd jct. Dress for the weather, wear hiking shoes, and bring a light snack and water. We will explore this 75-acre park protected by an easement from CL&P to CT Forest and Park Association. The Preserve offers protected habitat for plants and wildlife, with scenic vistas of the Connecticut River.Jonah Center for Earth and ArtCancelled if inclement weather
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4/2-4/8Mon. 4/37:00 PMMiddlesex Community College, Training Hill Rd., MiddletownRacing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero WasteFilm ScreeningRacing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word RESOURCE for the word GARBAGE, a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge. Three years ago the mayor of San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. Racing to Zero tracks San Francisco’s waste stream diversion tactics and presents innovative new solutions to waste. This film documents a surprising, engaging and inspiring race to zero.COE, MxCC, CFA, CRCCD, Rockfall FoundationPart of The Elements Film Series
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4/2-4/8Tue. 4/45:30 PMRing Family Theater, 305 Washington Terrace, MiddletownThe Slow Way HomeFilm ScreeningThe film highlights that 98% of children in Japan walk to school and how so few children in America walk and even more have their parents drive them. College of East Asian Studies
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4/2-4/8Wed. 4/512-1 PMPAC 104, 238 Church St., MiddletownSAGES Monthly MeetingMeetingJoin Wesleyan's campus sustainability committee for its monthly meeting. We'll spend most of the time discussing with Cathy Lechowicz ways to integrate sustainabilty into the forthcoming Civic Action Plan.
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4/2-4/8Wed. 4/57-8:30 PMJudd 116, 207 High St., MiddletownPriceless (episode from Years of Living Dangerously)Live ScreeningThe Bard Center for Environmental Policy will host a national screening of “Priceless”, an episode from the National Geographic Series, Years of Living Dangerously. The one-hour show, focusing on both carbon pricing and the biodiversity loss threat from climate change, will be followed by a webcast panel discussion. The panel will welcome questions from a national viewing audience. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/408223849549272/. Wesleyan Sustainability Office, Put a Price on It, Climate Ambassadors, Green Fund
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4/2-4/8Thu. 4/612:15-1:15 PMUsdan 108, 45 Wyllys Ave, MiddletownLow-down on the Green: Sustainability & LeadershipWorkshopIn collaboration with SALD, the sustainability interns will lead a workshop for student leaders on campus on how to incorporate sustainability & the larger Middletown community into leadership events, from learning how to organize sustainably to networking with green groups in the area!
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4/2-4/8Fri. 4/73:30-5 PM111 Washington St., MiddletownDefund DAPL: Water Is LifeProtestJoin the Wesleyan Coalition for Divestment and Transparency, Students Against the Fossil Fuel Industry, and Dragonfly Climate Collective in their protest against funding of the Dakota Access Pipeline
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4/9-4/15Sun. 4/93-4:30 PMPAC 001, 238 Church St., MiddletownMartha Klein-Salamon TalkKlein-Salamon will speak about the Climate Movement's mission to initiate a World War II-scale mobilization that protects civilization and the natural world from climate catastrophe by eliminating net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.350.org, Wesleyan Sustainability OfficeContact: Diane at dlentakis@sbcglobal.net
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4/9-4/15Tue. 4/117-8:30 PMdeKoven House Community Center, 27 Washington St., Middletown More Trees, Nicer StreetsTalkLearn how you can get involved and support the City of Middletown's programs to plant more trees and to make our sidewalks and streets more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly. Presentations by Jane Harris (Urban Forestry Commission) and John Hall (Complete Streets Committee). More info: http://thejonahcenter.org/?p=1651The Jonah Center for Earth and Art, The Rockfall Foundation
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4/9-4/15Wed. 4/127-9 PMAllbritton 103, 222 Church St. MiddletownLegislative Briefing of Climate and Energy Opportunities in ConnecticutWorkshopA legislative briefing on energy and climate opportunities in Connecticut, plus Legislative Action 101/202. Review of energy legislation and opportunities for clean energy breakthroughs including shared solar, virtual net metering, energy efficiency in public buildings, strengthening the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and more. Legislative action tips and strategies, and an opportunity to write a letter to your legislator. Gear up for an effective season! Middletown Clean Energy Task Force, Portland Clean Energy Task Force, Clean Water Action, Sierra Club, and CT Fund for the Environment
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4/9-4/15Thu. 4/134:30-6 PMMansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, 343 Washington Terr., MiddletownPost-Film Discussion on The Slow Way HomeTalkA follow up to the 4/4 screening of The Slow Way Home, Leonard Schoppa, Assoc. Dean of the Social Sciences and Professor of Politics at University of Virginia and co-producer of the film will talk about his experiences and the film itself.College of East Asian Studies
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4/16-4/23Wed 4/197-9 PMShanklin 107, 237 Church St., MiddletownBrian Stewart's Tenth Annual Earth Week RantTalkAre things as bad as they seem? What ties together all the different environmental problems? What, if anything, can be done to break out of the apparent predicament?Department of Physics
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4/16-4/23Thu 4/2012-1:10 PMExley 58, 265 Church St., MiddletownBrian Stewart's Tenth Annual Earth Week RantTalkAre things as bad as they seem? What ties together all the different environmental problems? What, if anything, can be done to break out of the apparent predicament?Department of Physics
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4/16-4/23Thu. 4/205:30-7:30 PMCinder + Salt, 520 Main Street, MiddletownMeet Your Greens: State Rep. Matt LesserTalk and DinnerWalk downtown to join environmentally-minded folks of all ages for food, drinks, and a conversation with State Rep. Matt Lesser about environmental issues at the state level. Rockfall Foundation
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4/16-4/23Sat. 4/229am - 11 amPalmer Field Parking Lot, Bernie O'Rourke Drive, MiddletownEarth Day Paper ShreddingRecycling OpportunityBring up to 5 boxes or bags of sensitive documents to be recycled by ProShred. Open to Middletown residents only; no business documents. City of Middletown Recycling Coordinator Kim O'RourkeContact: kim.orourke@middletownct.gov or 860-638-4855
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4/16-4/24Sat. 4/2212:00 PMMortensen Riverfront Plaza, HartfordHartford March for ScienceMarchJoin scientists and science-lovers at the march, one of hundreds happening across the US. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1241666845952712/.
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4/16-4/23Sat. 4/221:00 PMNew Haven Green, 202 Temple St., New HavenNew Haven March for ScienceMarchJoin scientists and science-lovers at the march, one of hundreds happening across the US. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/272090336542895/.
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4/16-4/23Sat. 4/221-4 PMFoss Hill, Wesleyan University, MiddletownEarth FestConcertCome join a celebration of mother earth and earth month with live music and tabling by sustainability groups on campus.Climate Ambassadorsmpelton@wesleyan.edu
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4/16-4/23Sat. 4/228-10 PMUsdan Lobby, 45 Wyllys Ave., MiddletownUCAB EventLate NightCome make your own face scrub, mask, body wash, and other body products with natural/organic/fair trade foods and oils! Students only, please!UCAB & Eco Facilitators
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4/24-4/30Wed. 4/267-8:30 PMExley 121, 265 Church St., MiddletownSustainability at Work: A Conversation with Prof. Jonathan MellorLectureProf. Jonathan Mellor (UConn) will lead a discussion into his work, which revolves around using engineering principles to solve problems related to water access & security in Africa. Wesleyan Sustainability Office
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4/24-4/30Fri. 4/282:00 PMVeterans Green, Washington St., MiddletownArbor Day 2017 Proclamation and Tree DedicationCeremonyJoin Middletown's Urban Forestry Commission for its annual Arbor Day ceremony, which will include a proclamation, tree dedication, donation to the City tree planting fund, and the 27th year of Middletown winning the Tree City USA Award. Refreshments will be served.Middletown Urban Forestry CommissionContact 860-638-3506 for more information.
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4/24-4/30Sat. 4/2911:00 AMLong Lane Farm, corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth, MiddletownMay Day 5KRaceJoin us for a 5k fun run next to Long Lane farm, one of the nicest spots on Wesleyan's campus. Open to everyone. You can run, walk, crawl, and have fun! Right afer the run, joni us in celebrating the farm at May Day.Wesleyan Sustainability Office
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4/24-4/30Sat. 4/2912-4 PMLong Lane Farm, corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth, MiddletownMay DayFestival
The event is open to the community, and will feature food, live music, face painting, crafts and activities, a bake sale, and a small farmer’s market.
Long Lane Farm
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