Earth Day 2010

Students, staff, and faculty celebrated the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day with a variety of events.

  • The Woodland Park location observed Earth Day with a "Recycle Your Style" event. Student tie-dyed T-shirts and painted flower pots on Wednesday, April 21, 11:00 am-12:00 pm outside the Student Center, during activity period. 
  • Berkeley College Earth Day Display CaseOn Earth Day, Woodbridge location students cleaned up around the location, both inside and out. Those students who participated by collecting trash and recycling materials received a small gift. In addition, the library celebrated Earth Day with a special display of sustainability resources, a raffle, a student survey, and refreshments. 
  • Online held a discussion on "Going Green" the week of April 19-23. Information explaining what Earth Day is and how it started was available, as well as resources about community initiatives in the New York and New Jersey area, conserving energy, recycling, and general conservation.
  • During the week of April 12-19, staff, faculty, and students at the Paramus location and BES were invited to donate clothing in good condition to be repurposed as new outfits. A Fashion Show of the repurposed designs was held on Wednesday, May 12 at 11:00 am, followed by lunch. Audience members voted on prizes for the designs.

Paramus location student models pose with their classmates who created new fashions from recycled clothing.

Paramus location student models pose with their classmates who created new fashions from recycled clothing. Pictured left to right: Julianne Campbell (designer/model), Michael Santiago (designer), Brittany Rittenbacker (model), Chrissy Prager, (designer/model), Cassandra Jackson, (model), Valerie Flint (designer/model), Tensiha Peterson-(designer/model), Ana Marette (designer).

  • White Plains location students, faculty, and staff were invited to the theater on April 22 for a video screening, a presentation by Professor Laura Harste on environmental issues, a give-away of enviro-friendly prizes, and refreshments.
  • An Inconvenient Truth played in the Newark location student lounge on April 22, at 11:00 am.
  • Students at the New York City location participated in the "Be the E" campaign, a project of Earth Day New York, at Grand Central Terminal and Times Square.