Earth Day 2012

Berkeley College Celebrates Earth Day 2012

  • In New York, students collected shoes for Soles4Souls and attended the Earth Day Fair at Grand Central Terminal on Friday, April 20.
  • In White Plains, students participated in several activities, including a Swap Party to recycle used books, movies, clothing, and more; planting flowers in pots made of recycled materials to be delivered to senior citizens; and a community spring clean-up event. The 2012 RecycleMania Award for greatest increase in recycling was be presented on April 24.
  • In Brooklyn, students screened the movie Bag It, an eye-opening look at the ubiquitous plastic bag and the effects of plastic on our environment and our bodies. In addition, students potted plants to take home, posted Earth Day thoughts on a display board, and learned facts about the environment and Earth Day. The 2012 RecycleMania Award for greatest reduction in waste was presented on April 24. 
  • In Woodland Park, volunteers cleaned up a park in Paterson. The Admissions Department also hosted “Go clean, go green,” an event to make eco-friendly cleaning products and learn more about Berkeley’s Bachelor’s degree in Management – Environmental Management.
  • In Newark, students collected used cell phones to donate to Hopeline, an organization that supports survivors of domestic violence, and used athletic footwear to send to Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe recycling program.
  • In Woodbridge, Berkeley students and staff joined together for a park clean-up and nature walk at the Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park.
  • In Paramus, students competed in a Recycled Robot Challenge with robots they built from recycled materials.
  • Online students participated in several online discussions and contests.