Events Calendar

Albatross Project: Oct. 9 Events

Join the campus community for two-days of events focused on sustainability.

Date: October 9, 2018 - October 9, 2018
Time: All Day Event
Location: St. John Fisher College Campus

Inspired by the documentary film, “Albatross,” the Albatross Project includes a series of events and activities that seek to explore the economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental dimensions of sustainability through collaborative teaching sessions, film screenings, a sustainability fair, public panels, and student projects.


Event: Is Your Coffee Sustainable?
9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in Golisano Gateway Midlevel
Enjoy a cup of fair-trade, sustainable coffee with Dr. Mike Boller and learn about brands and companies who excel at offering sustainable cups of joe.

Film Screening: “Albatross
10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Basil 135
The inspiration for the project, the film uncovers the devastating affects pollution has on the albatross population of North Pacific Ocean, showing thousands of horrifying photographs of dead birds, their bodies filled with plastic.

Event: Fisher Goes Green Fair
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the LeChase Commons (Cleary Family Auditorium rain location)
Learn about both on-campus and community efforts to address sustainability. Tables from campus groups, local non-profits, and businesses will highlight what is happening and what can be done.

Film Screening: “Biutiful Càuntri”
1:40 to 3 p.m. in Basil 135
Presented by faculty in the Modern Languages Department, this Italian film (with English subtitles) deals with the ecological disaster caused by illicit waste trafficking by organized crime in one region in Italy. The screening will be followed by a short discussion of the film and its themes.

Film Screening: Fisher Student Films Selected as part of the 2018 Fast Forward Film Festival
3:10 to 4:30 p.m. in Basil 135
Two student films, “Ego to Eco” and “A Generation Rising,” will be screened and discussed by the film makers.

Panel Discussion: Sustainability in Health Care
4:40 to 6 p.m. in Basil 135
Led by Dr. Karl Williams from the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, hear from professors and health care professionals on how the field seeks to adopt more sustainable practices.

Film Screening: “The True Cost
6:15 to 9:20 p.m. in Basil 135
This documentary unpacks the “Fast Fashion” industry and the human and environmental costs of cheap clothing. Sponsored by the Outdoor Club.


For more information about the Albatross Project, email Linda MacCammon at