Dominican College kicked off its celebration of Earth Week on Tuesday, April 18, by planting a magnolia tree at a ceremony honoring Biology Professor Dr. Bernadette Connors, who was given the 2017 Friend of the Earth Award.
Chancellor Sr. Kathleen Sullivan, O.P. said Dr. Connors is a wonderful asset to the College and pointed to her work with students in cleaning up tributaries to the Hudson River. “She has given her life to the earth and its care and to the students who are learning how the earth is impacting our lives,” she said.
Some of the other Earth Week activities are a campus cleanup on Thursday, April 20, a pond cleanup on Friday, April 21, and participation in the United Way Spring Day of Caring on Friday, April 21. There is also a photography exhibit in the Sullivan Library on the 2014 People’s Climate March in New York City. For a complete listing of Earth Week events, check the calendar of events.