ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The Red Dragon, mascot of the SUNY College at Oneonta, will go green to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 as SUNY Oneonta presents Green Dragon Week, a series of events related to Earth Day and local environmental initiatives. The College will offer films, presentations, and exhibits designed to raise environmental awareness. Admission to all of the events is complimentary, and members of the community are invited to participate.
On Monday, April 19, the film "Blue Vinyl" will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Waterfront Room of the Hunt College Union. The film by Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold uses humor to explore the environmental truth about vinyl.
On Tuesday, April 20, at 2 p.m., SUNY Oneonta resident Nancy Kleniewski will plant a tree on campus on the lawn between Alumni Hall and Hulbert Hall to illustrate the College's commitment to sustainability. At 5:30 that evening, Dr. Florian Reyda of the Biology Department will speak on "The Rain Forest of Peru's Manu Biosphere: Conservation, Culture, and Challenges" in the Red Dragon Theater of the Hunt College Union. At 7 p.m., the film "The Age of Stupid"--a look back to the current day from a devastated future world that failed to stop climate change--will be shown in the Red Dragon Theater.
On Thursday, April 22, there will be an Earth Day Expo in the main campus quad (or in Mills Hall in the event of rain) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Red Dragon Bookstore in the Hunt College Union will also hold an Earth Day Sale.
Green Dragon Week is sponsored by the SUNY Oneonta Sustainability Task Force, Protect Your Environment Club, Oneonta
Auxiliary Services, and the Hunt College Union. More information about Green Dragon Week is available from Leslie Craigmyle of the Sustainability Task Force at (607) 436-2948.