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4th Annual Eco-Festival,
April 21-23, 2009


KCC students

Day 1: Tuesday, April 21

Theme: Energy & Water

10:20 am-12:30 pm (MAC Rotunda)

Greetings: Dr. Regina Peruggi, President

Dr.Stuart Suss, Provost

Keynote Dr. Wayne J. Martin, Environmental Scientist,

Speakers: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,

“Geopolitics of Energy” PowerPoint presentation

Dr. Lisa Rainwater, Executive Director, The Catskill Center for

Conservation and Development,

“NYC Water Supply: A Model for the World” PowerPoint presentation

Mr. Andy Mele, Former Executive Director, Clearwater,

“Environmental Career Opportunities in Not-For-Profits”
PowerPoint presentation

Workshop Sessions and Special Events

 

“Living Close to the Earth Through Tent Camping”

Visit “Camp PERRT @ Kingsborough” on the flat grassy area

facing the water between the Library and the MAC Building.

 

11:30-12:30 pmHow to Set up a Dome Tent, Prof. Don Hume,

Health, Physical Education & Recreation

 

12:30-1:00Demonstration of Cooking on a Camp Stove, Prof. Nick Skirka,

Health, Physical Education & Recreation

 

1:30-2:00How to Prepare “SMORE’s,” Michelle Bracco and PERRT Majors

 

2:00-3:00Campfire Sing-a-Long led by Profs. Gail Levine and Don Hume,

with friends Michael Dunbar and Don and Dot Cov

 

12:40-1:40Prof. Adeline Apena, History,

M-239“Environmental Destruction in the Niger Delta of Nigeria”

 

1:50-2:50Prof. Mohamed Lakrim, Biology,

M-239“How Climate Change Can Affect the Arctic Herbivore

Through Loss of Food Sources: The Case of the Caribou”

 

2:00-3:00Chicholina Sound Machine: “Gypsy-Punk Rockabilly Swing”

Cafeteria

 

3:00-4:00Profs. Eben Wood and Kevin Kolkmeyer, English,

V219“Off the Grid: Red, White, and Green on theHo Chi Minh Trail”

Profs. Wood and Kolkmeyer will present recorded images (still and moving)

as well as narrative reflections on a month-long journey through Southeast Asia.

 

Evening Event for the Community

 

7:00 pm

MAC Rotunda

 

Greetings:Dr. Reza Fakhari, Associate Provost

 

KeynoteDr. Wayne J. Martin, Environmental Scientist,

Speaker: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,

“Geopolitics of Energy”

 

Day 2: Wednesday, April 22

 

Theme: Sustainability

 

10:20 am-12:30 pm (MAC Rotunda)

 

Greetings:Mr. Bill Keller, Vice President for Administration & Finance

 

KeynoteDr. Stuart Schulman, Executive Director, Center for

Speaker:Economic and Workforce Development,

“Green Economic and Workforce Development:

National and Local Perspectives” PDF Presentation

 

Tourism and Hospitality Dept.,

“Sustainable Nutrition Plan” PDF Presentation

 

CUNY Sustainable Shorts on “Going Green” Contest Winner

Presented by Laurie S. Reilly,

Communications Director,

CUNY Sustainability Projectand PDF Presentation

 

KCC “Going Green” Ideas Contest

Winners Announced

 

Workshop Sessions

 

11:30-12:30 pmProf. Jane Weiss, English,

V-219“Reading and Writing Nature in the City”

 

11:30-12:30Ms. Kristy Di Cario, Nature Center Coordinator,

M-239Salt Marsh Nature Center,

“Women and the Environment: Creating Authentic

Selfhood Through Nature”

 

Eco-Festival Day of the Arts!

Music, Drama, Film and Poetry!

 

12:40-1:40Profs. Matthew Gregory, Ryan McKinney and Maurisa Charest,

PAC AmphitheatreCommunications and Performing Arts, “Recycle, Reuse, Re-Stage: Theatre’s Evolving Relationship with the Environment”

 

1:00-3:00Jazz poet Barry Wallenstein, author of five collections of poetry,

International Hall and the forthcoming Tony’s World, with Mr. Adam Birnbaum,

of Flagsthe American Pianists Association’s Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz.

Followed by Open Mic, hosted by Prof. Eben Wood and the KCC Poetry Club.

 

3:00: 4:30Music by J.J. Sansavorino Quartet

International Hall

of Flags

 

Evening Event for the Community

 

7:00 pmEvening Film: Filmmakers Claude Nuridsany’s and

MAC Rotunda Marie Perennou’s “Microcosmos,”

hosted by Prof. Georgia Lind, Biology

 

Day 3: Thursday, April 23

 

Theme: Conservation

 

10:20 am- 12:30 pm(MAC Rotunda)

 

Greetings:Dr. Reza Fakhari, Associate Provost

 

KeynoteMr. David Veliz, Regional Youth Representative,

Speakers: Sierra Club, “Reforestation in the United States”

 

Mr. Shawn Sweeney and Ms. Katia Rossi, staff

members, the Roots & Shoots Program of the Jane

Goodall Institute,” Cultivating a Culture of

Compassion: From Chimpanzees to Worldwide

Conservation”

 

Workshop Sessions and Special Events

 

12:00 pmMusic by Dwayne & The Last Days and Times

Cafeteria

 

12:40-2:50Profs. Kevin Kolkmeyer and Joe Terry, English,

MAC RotundaStudent Panel for Eco-Festival 2009: “Humanity is Green:

Eco-Experiences and Philosophy”
Student art work (pdf) and PDF Presentation

 

1:50-2:50Prof. Georgia Lind, Biology,

V219“The Balancing Act: Handling

Carbon Dioxide to Impact Global Warming”

 

Late Afternoon Film

 

3:30 p.m. Filmmaker Werner Herzog’s “Encounters at the End of the World,”

V219hosted by Profs. Tara Weiss and Kevin Kolkmeyer, English

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