Past Events

University No Impact Week

When: November 14th – November 22nd, 2010

Ever wondered what it would take to reduce your carbon footprint to zero? Well, register for University No Impact Week and find out how fun and easy it can be! The week will be from November 14th to 22nd. From the 15th to the 19th, there will be various events and demonstrations at Hunter College that you should look out for, they will be really awesome and interactive.

The No Impact Project uses each day of the week to focus on the different categories of our everyday lives that have potential impact on the planet.

Sunday: Consumption

Monday: Trash

Tuesday: Transportation and Taking Action

Wednesday: Food

Thursday: Energy

Friday: Water

Saturday: Giving Back

Sunday Eco-Sabbath

The week is designed to help you think of fun and creative ways you can change your lifestyle to reduce your carbon footprint on our beautiful mother earth and live a happier, healthier, fuller life.

For more info about the project or any of our events email us at hunter.solar.project@gmail.com

If you have Facebook, look for the University No Impact Week page and Like us.

Hunter College Univeristy No Impact Week

Peace and Love folks! – HSP team

3rd Annual Environmental Week at HC

When: Tuesday, November 17 – Friday, November 20, 2009

Tuesday, Nov 17th

Encounters at the End of the World
6:00-8:30 PM
Thomas Hunter Rm 105
Come unwind after class by enjoying a movie about Antarctic exploration and the environment. Free food and beverages will be served!

Wednesday, Nov 18th

Environmental Speaker Series: Solar Expert Chris Neidl
1:00-2:30 PM
Thomas Hunter Rm 105
Learn about the potential for solar energy in New York, and what you can do to advocate for aggressive policy to advance renewable energy in NY State.

Young People & the Environment: What’s at Stake & Where We’re Headed
6:00-8:00PM
Faculty Cafeteria (8th floor, East Building)

The mission of the panel discussion will be two-fold, focusing upon both the youth’s stake in the environment, as well as developing predictions as to the direction of the green progressive movement.  This event is hosted by the Roosevelt Institute.

Thursday, Nov 19th

Recycling in NYC
11am-12pm – stop by our table on the 3rd floor to learn about recycling with Michael Rieser from the NYC Office of Recycling Outreach and Education.

Friday, Nov 20th

Eco Friday Night Dinner
7:30-9:00 PM
Brookdale Campus, Cafeteria

Come enjoy a free vegetarian dinner this Friday night! At the dinner we will hear from master composter Helen Ho, and learn how you can “green” your dorm lifestyle from Rion Lyle.  This Event is hosted by a Jewish organization, but ALL ARE WELCOME!

Kilowatt Ours Movie Screening

When: Friday March 20, 2009 6pm

Where: Hunter West 603

On Friday, March 20 HSP screened the film Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America. The film inspired many of us to consider ways that we can help combat climate climate change as individuals by conserving energy, reducing our personal energy usage, and supporting renewable energy sources. We had a great turn out for the event, which also included HSP button-making and refreshments! Thanks to all who turned out! Check out some pictures from the event.

Cathy, David, Noah, Nadine and Gwen

Cathy, David, Noah, Nadine and Gwen

Cathy, David, Noah, Rion, Noah, Tina

Cathy, David, Noah, Rion, Noah, Tina

Danielle making HSP buttons!

Danielle making HSP buttons!

Hunter College Environmental Week 2008

The Hunter Solar Project co-sponsored Hunter College’s Environmental Week November 10-14, 2008, along with the Undergraduate Student Government, Graduate Student Association and CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities.

This year’s events included two energy-saving workshops, a screening of the film Who Killed the Electric Car?, a demonstration of indoor “worm-bin” composting, and the Campus Carbon Challenge, which aimed to raise awareness of climate change on campus and gauge perceptions of the subject. Students and faculty participating in the Challenge completed a survey in which they reported their understanding of and thoughts on climate change, and also pledged to try and reduce their personal carbon footprint for a month by making simple changes in their day-to-day lives. 69 students and faculty members completed the initial survey.

Thanks to all who participated in these events, and a special thank you to the many students who helped make this week of environmental awareness possible!

Park(ing) Day at Hunter College

Making a parking space into a park for the day!

When: September 19, 2008

11:00AM – 3:00PM

Where: SW Corner of 68th Street and Lexington

Park(ing) Day is a one-day, global event in which community groups convert metered parking spaces into public parks for the day! On September 19, 2008, HSP hosted a park right outside of Hunter. The park was environmentally themed, featuring a small lawn with lounge chairs, quesadillas straight out of our solar oven (free to hunter students!), solar powered artwork and more.

Read more here:

Park(ing) with Hunter Solar Project
by Sarah Grieb, writing for The Envoy
September 17, 2008

Find out how you can get involved in Park(ing) Day 2009 here: http://www.parkingday.org/

Park(ing) Day 2008

Park(ing) Day 2008

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