Earth Month 2019 at NCC

NCC’s Committee for Active and Responsible Environmental Sustainability (CARES) is proud to announce the following events taking place on our campus to celebrate commemorate NCC’s 11th Annual Earth Month!  Groups taking part are the Baker Library, the Nursing Club, Phi Theta Kappa and students from the classes of Professors Kipp and Daych.

Baker Library’s Annual “Reuse/Recycle” Book Sale
Monday, April 22-Monday, April, 29. Baker Library. All day. Prices reflect deep, deep discounts. Only $1, $5, $10 and $20 cash plus personal checks made out to NCC for those with NCC IDs will be accepted. We are also putting up a display of library materials celebrating Earth Day. Give new life to an old friend!

An Earth and Arbor Day Celebration
Wednesday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in the East Campus Atrium. This event is organized and presented by Professor Kipp and her Environmental Science class. In addition to student displays and an ecology bingo for prizes and raffles, a number of local environmental organizations will be on hand to spend time with our students, display literature and offer part-time jobs and internships.

Butterfly/Pollinator Garden Planting
Saturday, April 27. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Professors Glazer and McMenamin-Balano will lead NCC’s Phi Theta Kappa and volunteers in the planting of a pollinator garden on the West Campus.

East Campus Clean Up
Saturday, May 4 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. behind the East Campus building. Denise Daych, coordinator of non-credit ESL programs, will lead her ESL Oral Communications class in a clean up of the East Campus parking lot and surrounding area.

Free Breakfast for Public Transportation Riders
At the bus shelter on West Campus. Date to be announced. Any bus rider who arrives on campus in the morning of will be offered free muffins or donuts for breakfast, as well as free coffee! This event is sponsored by the Prof. Chlebowski’s Nursing Club and CARES and is intended to show our support and appreciation for those commuters who have chosen to come to campus by one of the most environmentally friendly means! CT Rides will also be there to answer any questions students have on the UPass or other commuting options.

Come take part in any or all of the free Earth Month events! Have fun and at the same time make a statement that you believe environmental sustainability is not a luxury, but a necessity for the survival of our planet and all of its inhabitants!

For more information, email Prof. Robert Emigh at