Binghamton University Celebrates Earth Day 2009

2009-04-17

BINGHAMTON, NY -- Students, faculty and staff at Binghamton University will celebrate Earth Day 2009 with a zero waste festival from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Dickinson Amphitheater.  Activities, which include food, music and environmental activities, are free and open to the public.

During the celebration, attendees will have a chance to take part in discussions on the environment, an urban sustainability workshop and other environmental displays.  Two Honda Green Cars will be on display, and there will also be a free bike raffle, as well as free bike repair. 

Organizers will set up a “Take it or Leave it” table, where attendees can bring unwanted items and take items they can use, with anything left over going to charity.

Starting at 4:30 p.m. Binghamton University students will give over fifty local school children tours of the Nature Preserve as part of Turn it Off week, an effort to cut down on the amount of time children spend in front of the television and computer.

Events are sponsored by the Office of Recycling and Resource Management, NYPIRG, the Food Co-Op and Sodexo Campus Services.  All electricity needs will be met by Crow Weaver and his solar powered stage.  For more information, contact Juliet Berling at (607) 777-3411 or jberling@binghamton.edu.

Last Updated: 9/17/13