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Day 1: Tuesday, April 8th

Opening Ceremony
10:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MAC Rotunda:
Greetings: Dean Reza Fakhari
Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Lisa Rainwater, Policy Director for Riverkeeper
Reverend Patricia Ackerman, founder of Over the Rainbow Institute for Living Ethics

Workshop Sessions and Special Events
Noon Hour
“The Teepee – Living in Harmony with the Earth”
Join the Recreation and Physical Education majors at KCC as we erect and decorate our very own Teepee, led by Dr. Gail Levine and PERRT Faculty.
Help set up the Teepee on the flat grassy area facing the water between the Library and the MAC Building.

1:50 - 2:50 p.m., Terrace Room (V219):
Prof. Georgia Lind, Biology Dept., “Salvaging Wild Places: Ethical Conflicts”

3:00 - 4:00 p.m., M239:
Prof. Mohamed Lakrim, Biology Dept., “Agricultural Impact on the Environment”

Day 2: Wednesday, April 9th

Sustainability Forum
10:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MAC Playhouse:
Greetings: Dean Reza Fakhari and Vice President Bill Keller

Keynote Speaker:
Ms. Tria Case, Esq., Center for Sustainable Energy, Bronx Community College
With Dr. Stuart Schulman, Executive Director of the Kingsborough Center for Economic and Workforce Development, on “Green Collar Jobs”; and
Mr. Thomas Brzozowski, Kingsborough’s Chief Administrative Superintendent, on “KCC Compost Project.”

Workshop Sessions and Special Events
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:
“Decorating the Teepee.”
Join us to decorate the Teepee using Native American designs and paints in the Grassy area facing the water between the Library and the MAC Building.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., M239:
Jane Weiss, English Dept., “The Language of Nature”

12:40 -5:00 p.m., “Earth Slam!”, all events in the MAC Playhouse:

12:40 - 1:40 p.m.:
“Woody Guthrie Singers” with
Steve Suffet, Anne Priceand Hillel Arnold

1:50 - 2:50 p.m.:
“Sing-a-long” with Prof. Gail Levine, Michael Dunbar and friends

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.:
Feature poet
George Held, author of Winged, Grounded and the forthcoming Phased, followed by an Open Mic.

7:00 p.m., MAC Playhouse:
Evening Film: Leonardo DiCaprio’s The 11th Hour. Hosted by Prof. Georgia Lind, Biology Dept.

Day 3: Thursday, April 10th – MAC Playhouse

Student Town Hall Meeting: Grassroots Environmental Action
10:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MAC Playhouse:
Greetings: President Regina Peruggi

Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Daniel Hendrick
,Director of Communications, New York League of Conservation Voters, and author of Images of America: Jamaica Bay
Remarks: Joy Marchionni, President of the KCC Honors Club; Raquel Flecha, President of the KCC Phi Theta Kappa Chapter; Julianne Willis, President of the KCC Student World Assembly Chapter
Moderator: Dean Reza Fakhari
Book Signing of Jamaica Bay following lecture in the MAC Playhouse Lobby.

Workshop Sessions and Special Events

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.:
See the Native American Medicine Wheel Ritual performed and Smudging Ceremony around the Teepee in the Grassy area facing the water between the Library and the MAC Building

12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m., M239:
Prof. Joe Terry, English Dept., “Planet Earth: Global Warming and Paradigm Shifting”

1:50 - 2:50 p.m., Room M239:
“Birds of NYC” with Mr. Joe Giunta, NYC Audubon
Film: “Pale Male.”
Campus bird walk, weather permitting.


The Annual Eco-Festival, a project under the umbrella of the Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE) Initiative at Kingsborough, is coordinated by prof. Betsy McCully and Prof. Tara Weiss of the English Dept. and co-sponsored by the Student World Assembly (

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