Farmingville, NY – In an effort to raise awareness for Earth Day (April 22), Stony Brook University hosted its annual Earthstock festival which was attended by Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich. The annual event included student organizations that presented their findings on better ways to protect and invest in our planet. Pictured at left are (left to right) Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Distinguished Professor Jeffrey Levinton, New York State Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn, Earthstock Co-chair and Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Distinguished Service Professor, Malcolm Bowman. Pictured at right are Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich (left) watching a presentation by a Culinart Group representative from Stony Brook University.
Councilmember Kornreich said, “We’ve all heard about the challenges that we face on land, sea and air. Those challenges are going to require creative solutions, intelligence and resources. The theme of this year's Earthstock was "Invest to Save the Planet." But when we talk about investing to save the planet, what we’re really talking about is investing in our students so they can discover the solutions to the grave challenges we face. After getting out there and meeting students working on all kinds of creative and innovative projects, I am more confident than ever that our investment in our students will pay off. Thank you President McInnis, Dean of Students and Administrative Chair Jeffrey Barnett, Dean of School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences Paul Shepson, Professor of Marine Sciences Malcolm Bowman and everyone involved for pulling this event together. It was an honor to be joined by Assemblyman Englebright, Legislator Hahn and State Senator Mario Mattera’s Chief of Staff Robert Caroppoli at such an important event!