State, Local & Federal Officials Discuss Newtown Creek Remediation at LAGCC

EPA2U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D Queens, Manhattan) hosted a public information session and a press conference at LaGuardia Community College on June 21 where Environmental Protection Agency officials shared details of the recently approved plan to clean up heavily polluted Newtown Creek with members of the Western Queens community; faculty, staff and students of the College; the media and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.

Join the 2011 Tour de Queens

tourbigqueensLaGuardia Community College has partnered with Transportation Alternatives to sponsor the Fourth Annual "Tour de Queens" - a leisurely paced 20-mile bicycle ride open to riders of all ages and skill levels. The "Tour de Queens" is happening on Sunday, July 10th, and there's still time to join!

How Does Our Courtyard Garden Grow?

plantingdayselectby Ashley Balavender

There is no doubt it’s spring with all the planting going on in the College community. For the first time, LaGuardia students are contributing their bright ideas and wielding green thumbs in the campus courtyard.

It all started with Dean for Academic Affairs Paul Arcario’s “Garden of the World” contest, in which students were asked to submit a research presentation on plant suggestions for the Cobblestone Courtyard.

LaGuardia Lowers Electrical Energy Use(3)

energy1LaGuardia Community College reduced campus energy consumption on June 8 and June 9, 2011 to help ease stress on the city’s power grid. Many public and private institutions in the New York State area have been asked to do so, by electrical utilities providers, because of an influx in energy use on these hot and humid days.

Tomorrow Is An Air Quality Action Day

clean airThe New York State Department of Transportation has declared that, Wednesday, June 8, 2011, is an Air Quality Action Day in the downstate metro area due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution in parts of the region. While today is still a day when people can go about most of their normal activities, such as going to work, driving may be one of the most polluting activities that people do today, and we encourage everyone to leave their cars at home if possible.


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