Laudato Si' Action Platform
Thursday, April 20 I 9:00 a.m.
Virtual event: Global Inspirations: A Shared Dialogue on Lasallian Commitments to Sustainability
The elements of the Laudato Si' Action Platform and the Laudato Si' 7-year Journey will be presented. International panelists will share current sustainability initiatives at Lasallian institutions throughout the world and identify possible priorities for global collaboration. Hosted by the International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU) and St. Mary’s College, California.
Van Cortlandt Dogwood Junction Activity
Thursday, April 20 I 10 a.m. - noon
Meet at the green space at Manhattan College Parkway and Broadway, southwest corner
Join the clean up and planting of the green space at Manhattan College Parkway and Broadway. Sponsored by the Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability. A collaboration with the Green Club and the VanCortlandt Park Alliance.
Forest Restoration at Van Cortlandt Park
Friday, April 21 I 9 a.m. - noon
Meet at Broadway and Manhattan College Parkway, the work will take place at the VCPA Garden & Compost Site at 6394 Broadway
Led by the School of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering. Join Van Cortlandt Park Alliance (VCPA) at one of their Forest Restoration Friday events. Attendees assist with seasonal work such as removal of trees and shrubs, preparing planting sites, planting, and a wide assortment of other projects. Forest Restoration Fridays are a great way to learn about forest ecology and get your hands dirty in protecting this wonderful resource!
Friday, April 21 I Noon
Meet at Brust Park (across the street from the Main Guard Booth)
Join members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), as well as members of Student Government, as they join forces to help clean up the local Riverdale neighborhood. This is an opportunity to clean up our streets and to bring pride to the community and the Jasper Nation. All cleaning supplies and materials will be provided — please wear comfortable clothing.
Guided Hike - Van Cortlandt Park Trail
Friday, April 21 I 1 - 3 p.m.
Meet at the front entrance to Kelly Commons
Led by the Fitness Center and the JasperFit Mentors, we’ll walk over together to Van Cortlandt Park and take in the spring sights of the beautiful trail. Please make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.
Welcome to Laudato Si' Day - Blessing of the Quadrangle Trees
Friday, April 21 I 1 - 1:30 p.m.
Meet outside Squeri Hall
Welcome by Brother Daniel Gardner, FSC, President
Blessing of the Quadrangle Trees by Reverand Thomas Franks, OFM Cap
Sustainability Education and Action Fair
Friday, April 21 I 12 - 3 p.m.
Meet at the Quadrangle
Sponsored by the KAO Environmental Science and Studies Honor Society: a contest to guess the day in 2023 when humans will “overshoot” the capacity of the earth to regenerate.
Electronic Recycling Drop-Off
Bring your old devices and batteries. Sponsored by Physical Plant.
Plant-Based Food Sampling and Compostable Water Bottles
Sponsored by Aramark Dining Services.
Green Club Community Engagement
Learn how Vegan Botanica works to educate and promote a more sustainable way of living and advocates for the use of organic products. Students can volunteer in their micro-green farming spaces to further educate and give back to the community. Sponsored by the Green Club.
Green Club Sustainable Fashion
All remaining clothes donated.
Tour of Chrysostom Hall green initiatives
Recent renovation tour led by Facilities. Meet outside Chrysostom Hall at 2 p.m.
Fair Trade environmental impact education
Sponsored by Campus Ministry and Social Action.
Student Research Posters
Bronx River House and sustainability, Hester and Priro’s Pond water testing (VC Park), Air quality and asthma, Reimagine the Cross Bronx Expressway.
Leo Greenhouse Opening
Friday, April 21 I 3 - 4 p.m.
Meet at Leo Hall, 5th Floor
To cap off the day’s events, celebrate the opening of the newly revived greenhouse at Leo Hall. Help set up the garden and enjoy light refreshments. Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program, CURES and the Green Club.