LaGuardia Joins the Green Side

The College Celebrates Sustainability with Green Week 2011

Judi O’Toole

This year, LaGuardia proudly expanded its annual Earth Day celebration into a three-day event. Coordinated by the Sustainability Council and sponsored by the College Association, Green Week 2011 had it all: student presentations, volunteer opportunities, holistic wellness workshops, and even food samplings!

Envisioning Newtown Creek: Past, Present and Future

Urban Studies Symposium

NewtownimageMay 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Little Theater at LaGuardia Community College. The event is free and open to the public.

Newtown Creek, a polluted industrial waterway right in LaGuardia’s backyard, has been getting a lot of attention lately. Come learn more about community and government efforts to clean up the creek and join in a discussion about classroom projects, activities and ways that LaGuardia can become more involved in revitalizing Newtown Creek.

Garden of the World

 Student Research Contest

studentplanting Help beautify LaGuardia and have a chance to win a Nook reader and a $200 Barnes & Noble gift card!

In order to beautify the Cobblestone Courtyard garden in time for LaGuardia’s 40th Anniversary in September, the College is creating a “Garden of the World.” We invite you to help research which plants to include in the garden for a chance to win.

Green Week is Here

Greenweek11imageLaGuardia's Earth Day celebration is back and better than ever! With input and participation from the College’s student body, the Sustainability Council, local businesses, nonprofit organizations and College departments and programs will showcase sustainable projects, promote eco-friendly products and offer green workshops and outreach opportunities to the College community.

Sustainability at LaGuardia

recycleelementsAs Green Week at LaGuardia approaches, it is time to look back on all the College's achievements in becoming sustainable. Since winning one of the first CUNY Sustainability Awards in 2008, the College's green efforts have continued to grow, including increased energy savings, water conservation, recycling and more. Take a look at LaGuardia Community College's updated Sustainability Fact Sheet.


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