9th Annual Cool Kids ECO-Fest at GCC -'Comfort Zone' Film with GOART

Saturday, April 12, 2014

What:- 9th Annual Cool Kids ECO-Fest at GCC
-“Comfort Zone” Film with GOART

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014
-Cool Kids ECO-Fest, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
-“Comfort Zone” Film, 3 p.m.

Where: GCC Batavia Campus ~ One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020


Background: As Genesee Community College puts the finishing touches on plans for the 9th annual Cool Kids ECO-Fest at the Batavia Campus, coordinators would like to emphasize that this year Cool Kids ECO-Fest will NOT BE ACCEPTING ELECTRONIC WASTE! Instead, planners are excited to be welcoming Habitat for Humanity’s call for non-fabric, wood or metal furniture including desks, book cases, tables and dressers. In addition, old bicycles and reusable bike parts are being collected by Trailside Bikes of Orleans County, as well as paperback books, rubber sneakers, worn American flags, ink cartridges and eye glasses. In addition, the first 250 people will receive free tree seedlings to plant. New this year will be the Seeds of Change -The Earth Charter and Human Potential Exhibit created by the Soka Gakkai International and The Earth Charter Initiative.

ECO-Fest 2014 features more than 60 exhibitors, exotic wildlife, make-it take-it activities and all kinds of opportunities to celebrate Earth Day. Participants receive an ECO-raffle ticket for each recycled item and at the end of the event, the ECO-Raffle features a drawing for great prizes including the grand prize, a mountain bike from Batavia’s Adam Miller Bikes and Toys (winners must be present).

This year planners are also very excited about the screening of the environmental film “Comfort Zone” at 3 p.m. after ECO-Fest in the Conable Technology Building through GoART! The film has screened at numerous film festivals and helps people understand climate change on a personal level. Two of the producers of the film, including Batavia native David Danesh will be at the screening and the Q&A session following the film. The film was made entirely in Western NY and discusses the impacts that climate change will have on Western New Yorkers. Tickets are $15 for non-GO ART members, $10 for GO Arts members. For further information about the film, please go to: www.COMFORTZONEproject.com

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.

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