DeWitt Hosts First Sustainability Day


Join us June 16 for our first seventh-grade Sustainability Day at DeWitt Middle School. Participants will learn how this day came about, meet students and teachers, and view students' work.
 
The keynote speaker is Sandra Steingraber, an anti-fracking activist and biologist/writer, who was instrumental in getting a fracking ban in NewYork State. She's now leading the fight to remove Crestwood's liquefied petroleum gas storage from Seneca Lake as part of the group called "We are Seneca Lake." She'll be giving two talks - the first at 9:40 a.m. and the second at 10:30 a.m.
 
There will be student posters in the library and several student sustainability groups will have posters in the library. In addition, the new traveling Chris Jordan exhibit will be in the library. The exhibit is a series of posters that hit home about the incredible waste we produce on a daily basis - in a beautiful art form. 
 
Various community action groups and environmental businesses will be setting up booths near the library as well and student presentations will take place through the duration of the day in the classrooms listed in the schedule below.