2013 Event Highlights

Monday, April 21, 2014
Wetlands DestructionLecture: Ecological History of Long Island Wetlands Destruction
Endeavour Hall, Room 120, 5:30 pm
Speaker: Rachel Gruzen
------Need more info on what this actually is and who the speaker is. -------- What are the challenges that we face when performing ecological restoration in urban estuaries? How do we quantify the value of natural resources lost and ensure that ecological function is restored? Where do we conduct restoration in an urban environment where economic interests often appear to supersede ecological? Senior Planner Rachel Gruzen from Great Ecology will discuss these questions using innovative regional case studies that merge ecological science, landscape design, regulations and smart business solutions.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Tweet-up with Renowned SBU Environmentalists Pat Wright, Carl Safina, & Russ Mittermeier
SAC Ballroom A, 12:00 pm
SBU Environmentalist Tweet-UpJoin us for a "tweet-up" when we bring the online environment of Twitter to our discussion with esteemed environmentalists.  Join accomplished American primatologist, anthropologist, and conservationist Patricia Wright, Visiting Professor and esteemed environmentalist writer Carl Safina, and primatologist, herpetologist and biological anthropologist Russell Mittermeier as they share their expertise and knowledge with us.  All are welcome!

Authentic Sustainability: Integrating Science & Shamanism
SAC Ballroom B, 4:00 pm
Authentic SustainabilityIn order for true sustainability to be obtained, there must be a spiritual connection that is made allowing the rational mind to understand the intuitive mind. Shamanism aims to help build this connection through a meditative approach. Join Peter Maniscalco to learn more about Shamanism and how it can help individuals to discover the true nature of sustainability.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Sustainability Studies Alumni Career Panel
Wang, Lecture Hall 2, 1:00 pm
Stony Brook University alumni and field professionals in the area of sustainability and green industries lead a moderated discussion on careers in a dynamic and quickly growing field. Hosted by the Sustainability Studies Department at Stony Brook University in collaboration with the Alumni Association and the Career Center.

career panel

Tara Linton, Ecosystems and Human Impact, BA, Graduated 5/13

Shawn Nuzzo, Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning, BA, Graduating 5/13

Nicole Laible, Coastal Environmental Studies & Marine Sciences, BA, Graduated 5/12

Nia Padilla, Environmental Humanities, BA, Graduated 5/13

Anna Woodroof, Sustainability Studies, BA, Graduated 12/12

The Politics of Climate Change

SAC 302, 7:00 pm
Join the College Democrats for a panel discussion about climate change and how it is handled in the modern political sphere. Learn about the intersection of science and legislation from experts in the field and discover where the difficulties in "Green" legislation reside.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Great Debate: Closing the Fire Island Beach?
Humanities 1006, 4:00 pm
Great Debate: Fire IslandShould the breach in Fire Island, created by Sandy and located within the Fire Island National Seashore, be closed or kept open?  Will the new breach lead to further erosion and a more exposed population along the south shore to future hurricanes and winter nor'easters?  The debate will touch upon these topics and more as both teams bring to light the finer points of their arguments. 

Moderator: Jim Klurfeld, School of Journalism

Government Team
Joe Vietri

Opposition Team
Chris Soller
Adrienne Esposito


Friday, April 25, 2014

 Earthstock Festival 

Academic Mall, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Pride Patrol Campus Beautification
11:00 am to 3:00 pm: Environmental and Educational Displays and Exhibitors, Farmer's Market
11:00 am to 3:00 pm: Green Graffiti Art Installation, Zebra Path
11:00 am: Pre-College Seminar for High School Students, SAC 302
11:00 am: Eco-Scavenger Hunt, Staller Terraces
12:15 pm: Opening Remarks
1:00 pm: Sustain-a-Thon Relay Race, Staller Upper Level. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability in partnership with Camus Residences.
2:00 pm: Rubber Duck Races
2:30 pm: Ice Cream Social
3:00 pm: Drum Line and Color Guard Showcase, Staller Terraces

SAC Ballroom A, 6:30 pm
Earthstock Environmental Student Research Exhibition
Undergraduate and graduate student research in the sciences, social sciences and humanities as they relate to issue related to the environment, energy conservation, engineering and sustainability will be featured in a poster session preceding the Keynote Lecture.

SAC Ballroom B, 7:00 pm
Green Gala
Join the Environmental Club for an environmentally themed night of elegance with music, food and dancing.  The event will showcase many local businesses and their organic, vegetarian, fair trade or generally "green" food products.  Come for a night of fun and dancing!

Wang Theater, 7:30 pm
Keynote Lecture
Robert Howarth, David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University

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