April 2015: Earth & Conservation Month @ CCARNYC


This month, CCARNYC will focus on environmental issues, food justice, climate change, conservation, and making a difference for people, animals, and the planet. Join us for a discussion, volunteer with us, follow our educational campaigns on social media, and stop by our Take Action table on Earth Day to get involved!

Food Justice 101

Tuesday, April 7th | 3:25PM-4:25PM | Birnbaum Library Fishbowl
What is food justice, and what does it mean at Pace and in New York City? Join a discussion on how you can get involved in the movement to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to fresh, nutritious, affordable, and culturally-appropriate food grown with care for the well-being of land, workers, and animals. Refreshments will be provided.

This event is sponsored by the Birnbaum Library, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Center for Community Action and Research.

Earth Month Movie Night

Thursday, April 9th | 6:00PM-8:00PM | Lecture Hall West
All are invited to a free screening of “Winds of Change,” an episode of Years of Living Dangerously focusing on different sources of energy and featuring America Ferrera and Mark Bittman. Join us for this free movie night and some free-flowing discussion. Refreshments will be provided.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Environmental Studies and Science, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Center for Community Action and Research, and Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.

Hands on New York Day

Saturday, April 18th | 8:30AM-3:00PM
The biggest event of CCARNY’s Spring semester is back! Hands on New York Day, part of the city-wide New York Cares Day Spring, is full of exciting volunteer projects directed towards improving our community. Volunteers will plant, mulch, compost, paint, and more at a local community garden to help beautify our communal backyard. Lunch & transportation provided. Sign up by 4/10 @ http://bit.ly/HandsOnNY15.

Take Action! for Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22nd | 11:30AM-1:30PM | Civic Kiosk Lobby

Let’s Grow Vegetables!

Friday, April 24th | TBD | 1 Pace Plaza
The Pace University Vegetable Garden wants you to come out and support its expansion! According to NYC Parks there are already over 300 school gardens in NYC. Be part of a dedicated group of students who are committed to the growing movement of sustainable agriculture. The day’s events include garden set up and mural painting. Come out to plant, come out to paint, or come out to show your support. Either way, help turnip the beet at Pace University! This event is sponsored by the Pace University Vegetable Garden.
Contact: Email pacevegetablegarden@gmail.com for more information.

Social Media

Follow the CCAR on social media throughout the month for a series of educational posts, including #MakeADifference Mondays, Video Wednesdays, Take Action Thursdays, and #FactFridays!

Themes: wildlife, climate change, major extinctions, deforestation, ice caps melting, political aspects of the environmental movement, wildfires