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By: Adriana Szaboova, Staff Writer

This year, Earth Day lands on Wednesday, April 22. Bergen Community College’s Environmental Club, in cooperation with other organizations both in and out of BCC, has planned a few events to educate students as well as have a little fun.

On Tuesday March 31, the Environmental Club, in collaboration with the Garretson Farm Community Seed Bank in Fair Lawn, will have a screening of “Open Sesame,” a movie about the story of seeds. Wayne Roberts, Former Manager, Toronto Food Policy Council, Board Member, USC Canada, Seeds of Survival said about the film, “This film is a seed in its own right and can play a seminal role in planting ideas that bring together food security, food sovereignty, human rights and the consumer right to know — exactly the “big tent” we need to win this issue.” The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. in A104. There will be a discussion to follow.

There will be a meditation on Earth Day, being held by Dr. Peter Dlugos, BCC’s Philosophy and Religion Academic Department Chair. The meditation will be focused on the Earth and Mother Nature, and will be held from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in Room C-315.

In cooperation with BCC Fashion Club, Environmental Club will be hosting a Garden Tea Party in the BCC Garden behind Ender Hall on Earth Day. The party will be held from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. Both clubs encourage guests to dress up in floral dresses and floppy hats, and enjoy tea and cakes. F.A.B. will be showing students how to make organic makeup.

BCC’s Grounds Supervisor, Hugh Knowlton, will be giving a lecture about how BCC participates in beekeeping, organics and sustainability. The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 23 between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. The room is still to be determined. BCC participates in beekeeping and making honey. We also plant and landscape with native plants and fertilize with compost tea that is made here on campus.

The hallway bulletin boards will be dedicated to information about environment and sustainability.