CSAC's 10th annual program of campus sustainability events, Environmental Justice for People and the Planet,                        Monday, October 10 through Monday, October 24. 

Monday, October 10, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Fusco Recital Hall, Murray Student Center, Keynote Lecture with Aaron Mair, President,    Sierra Club.  Mr. Mair will offer insight on environmental justice issues nationally. Mr. Mair is an epidemiological-spatial analyst with the New York State Department of Health.  He brings more than three decades of environmental activism and over 25 years as a Sierra Club leader to his position as the Sierra Club's first African American president.  The Sierra Club is one of the oldest and foremost environmental organizations in the United States with a long track record of influencing public policy.

Wednesday, October 12, 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., outside of Murray Student Center, Dumpster Dive, What's In Our Waste?  How much are our students recycling?  Marist students assisted by Dr. Ray Kepner, Associate Professor, School of Science will assess the components of waste from garbage collected from residence areas across campus in order to measure our recycling efforts.  

Tuesday, October 18, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Murray Student Center Cabaret, Garbage to Gourmet, a demonstration by Marist Dining Services' Executive Chef Anthony Legname on preparing meals out of food leftovers.

Tuesday, October 18, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Murray Student Center 3101, Food Sovereignty, Convergences between Puerto Rico and Hawaii Farming Practices, sponsored by Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA).

Thursday, October 20, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Murray Student Center 3101, Religion and The Environment, a panel discussion on religious guidance in environmental issues with Dr. Richard Feldman, Associate Professor, School of Science and Marist Brother Sean Sammon, FMS '70.

Monday, October 24, 12 noon -2:00 p.m., Murray Student Center third floor hallway, educational exhibits on environmental justice issues, interactive displays, along with local agencies promoting opportunities for Marist students to engage in community projects.

Monday, October 24, 12:30 -1:30 p.m., Murray Student Center 3102, The Hudson We Share, a conversation with Andy Peck, The Nature Conservancy on environmental issues facing the Hudson River Valley.  Bring your lunch!

Monday, October 24, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Murray Student Center 3101, Here's to Flint, a documentary film about the origin and impact of the Flint Michigan water crises.  Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Dr. Patricia Ferrer-Medina, Associate Professor, School of Liberal Arts.


Valley Cafe: Every Tuesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Cabaret and Thursday from 4:30pm to 8:00pm in the Main Dining Room during the fall and spring semesters, Marist Dining Services and Student Affairs sponsor The Valley Cafe.  You can find additional details about the Valley Cafe as well as the week's offerings at Marist Dining Service's Locations site.