Bristol Community College celebrates Earth Day with virtual student presentations addressing environmental issues beginning April 20

Icelebration of this year’s globally recognized Earth Day event on April 22, 2021, Bristol Community College is proud to present a series of virtual student research presentations focusing on critical environmental and sustainability issues. The series will take place from Tuesday, April 20, through Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 3 to 4 Zoom and is open to all.

The engaging research presentations were developed by Bristol students Stephanie Bingham, Julia Eveleth and Marilyn Maxwell as a component of the college’s innovative sustainability curriculum during the Fall 2020 semester.

Please register for each event using the link below. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email invite and information to join the virtual events.

Register for each event here: 

Tuesday, April 20, from 3 to 4 p.m.
Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia
By Stephanie Bingham
Mountaintop removal is a method used to mine coal. This method not only destroys the ridgeline of the mountains, but it also negatively impacts its environmental surroundings, including its people.

Wednesday, April 21, from 3 to 4 p.m.
U.S. Military Challenges in Addressing Climate Change
By Marilyn Maxwell
Among the first major institutions to recognize climate change as a serious threat, the U.S. military are addressing the impacts on war-fighting operations, as well as strains in carrying out humanitarian and disaster relief efforts.

Thursday, April 22from 3 to 4 p.m. 
Norway’s Svalbard Global Seed Vault 
By Julia Eveleth 
To prepare for threats of ecological disruptions impacting world-wide food security, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, in Norway, has been designed to ensure long-term protection for one of Earth’s most important natural resources - seeds.