An Earth Day lesson on sustainability

Posted 12/31/69

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Local high school and junior high students got to go to college for the day, to learn about sustainability.

Hosted by SUNY Sullivan, the Earth Day Celebration welcomed …

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LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Local high school and junior high students got to go to college for the day, to learn about sustainability.

Hosted by SUNY Sullivan, the Earth Day Celebration welcomed students from the Homestead School, Liberty and Monticello School Districts and Sullivan County BOCES. 

There were presentations by local environmental groups, an ecology walk on the college’s Woodland Trail, a tour of Hope Farm and the geothermal, wind and solar systems on campus, and got to spend time with animals from BeaverWood Farm and Buck Brook Alpacas. 

The event was sponsored by the SUNY Sullivan Liberty Partnership Program and  SUNY Sullivan’s Sustainability Committee. Participants included the Basha Kill Area Association, Catskill Mountainkeeper, the National Park Service, SUNY Sullivan Admissions, Sullivan County Audubon Society, Sullivan Alliance Leading Together, Sullivan County Division of Planning, Sullivan County Public Health, SUNY Sullivan Garden Club, SUNY Sullivan Apiary, New Hope Community’s Hope Farm, Friends of the Upper Delaware River, Morgan Outdoors, New York State Department of Environmental Conversation and the Neversink Plant Company. 

“In early 2022, SUNY Sullivan joined the University Global Coalition and committed to share and promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with all our students, staff, and community,” said SUNY Sullivan Sustainability Coordinator Larry Reeger. “We are extremely happy with how the students and local vendors interacted with each other and discussed sustainable development goals.”

Many activities were led by Eugene Thalmann from Catskill Mountainkeeper, Reeger said, and the SUNY Sullivan Sustainable Development Goals Passport, given out to each student who attended, was a huge hit.

“Many of the organizations who participated are helping our community to achieve one or more of the United Nations sustainability goals,” Reeger said.

To learn more about SUNY Liberty Partnership Program, visit Liberty Partnerships. To learn more about sustainability at SUNY Sullivan, visit sunysullivan.edu/sustainability-at-sullivan.

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