April 21-May 7

40th Anniversary of Earth Day

BRIDGEPORT – Housatonic Community College is hosting six days of activities in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

The activities include movies, a green fair, a play, a campus panel discussion, a green course, a citizens’ summit and a working visit to an area nature center. All events are free and open to the public.

The activities include:

Wednesday-Friday, April 21-23. A non-credit LEED Green Associate course designed to improve one’s chances of becoming a LEED Accredited Professional. For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education at 203-332-5057 or emailemelendez@hcc.commnet.edu .

Wednesday, April 21. Movie: Blue Gold, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Room 317 D, Beacon Hall. This award winning PBS documentary examines the problems created by the privatization and commoditization of water. Contact: Joshua Roe, joshuaroe81@gmail.com .

Thursday, April 22, Movie: No Impact Man, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 pm – 5:30 p.m., Room 317D, Beacon Hall. Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high-consumption, 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year without making any net environmental impact. Contact: Joshua Roe,joshuaroe81@gmail.com.

 Saturday, April 24, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ansonia Nature Center. Come out to Ansonia to help do some spring cleaning at a local community-based nature center. There will be something to do for every ability level and age group. Bring your work gloves and your cheerful spirit and you are sure to have a fun-filled day. Contact: Jennifer Falasco, jfalasco@hcc.commnet.edu.

Thursday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Green Fair. Atrium, Lafayette Hall. Want to get involved in your community’s environmental efforts? Interested in green technology? Curious about job opportunities in the environmental field? Then come see what a host of community businesses and organizations are doing to improve Bridgeport’s environmental health and how you can get involved, Contact: HCC Women’s Center,hccwomenscenter@yahoo.com .

Thursday, April 29, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Music: HannaH’s Field, Performing Arts Center, Lafayette Hall. This group’s new Gypsy Reggae sound is being embraced by everyone from folk lovers & reggae snowboarders to rock’n’rollers. Contact: Geoff Sheehan,gsheehan@hcc.commnet.edu .

Thursday, April 29, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Panel Discussion: Campus Greening and Social Responsibilities, Room C232, Lafayette Hall.  Opening remarks by Dr. Douglas Kysar from Yale Law School. This will be followed by discussions about what has been done to green campuses by faculty, staff, and students from other community colleges and neighboring four-year colleges. Contact: Jennifer Falasco, jfalasco@hcc.commnet.edu.

Friday, May 7, 8:00 am – 3:15. Long Island Sound Watershed Alliance’s 20th Annual Citizens’ Summit, Events Center, Beacon Hall. This year’s title is Green Cities/Blue Waters: Connecting Urban Communities to Ecosystems. To register or for more information, contact Anna Meyer at, ameyer@savethesound.org.

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1) in downtown Bridgeport, a block from the Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the HCC garage.