Earth Week @ NOVA Woodbridge

Earth Day is Thursday! To celebrate, the fledgling Environmental Club (Green Club) at NOVA’s Woodbridge campus is sponsoring several events throughout the week. There will also be tables on campus where students (and staff!) can sign up to become more informed and involved!

Monday-through Thursday: Tables every day 9-7 (in the cafeteria or upstairs hall)

TUESDAY

Finite Oceans (11am, Provost Conference Room on the 2nd Floor) A video that takes a look at the world’s oceans, arguing that even small amounts of DDT and PCBs threaten all levels of the ecosystem.(Adjunct Professor Norman Meres)

Repower America: Founded to galvanize the American public around a clean energy plan and a revitalized national energy infrastructure:
• Jumpstarting our economy and create millions of jobs
• Ending our dependence on foreign oil
• Rewarding innovation and job creation, not polluters
• Helping solve the climate crisis
Noon to 3pm: Downstairs – create a video to be posted on their website or write a letter to your Senator about your environmental concerns

WEDNESDAY

Green Art (5pm in Room 160 with Adjunct Professor Lauren Jacobs): A hands-on presentation – that is, you’ll be creating art! – exploring the intersection of art and environmental activism: art from recycled objects or biodegradable objects, the role of art in activism, and the rising demand for “green” design. These topics and more will be explored in this 4cr., six-week summer class: (ART 295) Topics In Environmental Art (T/Th 5:30pm)

Coal Country (4-6pm Room 331 with Kate Pollard, Sierra Club): This video takes us inside modern coal mining. We get to know working miners along with activists who are battling coal companies in Appalachia. We visit the homes of people most directly affected by mountaintop removal mining (MTR) and hear about health problems, dirty water in their wells and streams, and dust and grime on their floors. We hear from miners and coal company officials who are concerned about jobs and the economy and believe they are acting responsibly in bringing power to the American people.

THURSDAY

Revolution Green: (3pm Provost Conference Room on the 2nd Floor): Revolution Green is an American story about the responsibility that comes with freedom of choice. It follows one man’s vision to manufacture biodiesel and one man’s determination to spread the word; one man’s quest to use it in his big rig, and one man’s desire to farm his soybeans into biodiesel. Their unique perspectives on living a sustainable way of life offer audiences a chance to become empowered to make a difference in simple everyday choices.

Inconvenient Truth (at Noon and again at 5:30 in the Provost Conference Room on the 2nd floor): A 2006 documentary about Al Gore’s campaign to educate citizens about global warming via a slide show that, by his own estimate, he has given more than a 1,000 times. This film won Oscars for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song, and has been credited for reenergizing the green movement.

Want more information? Contact Developmental Writing Instructor Jennifer Feller (jfeller@nvcc.edu).

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