Celebrating Earth

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April 17, 2012

The Environmental Science Club of Georgia College will hold the fifth annual Week of Earthfest, raising awareness for sustainable living practices on campus and in the community.

•11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Lightbulb exchange at fountain
• 6-9 p.m.: Community recycling forum, A&S Auditorium

• 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Lightbulb exchange at fountain
• 12:30 p.m.: Times Talk, Beeson Hall basement. Free pizza during environmental discussion about article published in The New York Times
• 8 p.m. - until: Trivia night, Buffington’s, downtown Milledgeville

• 1 p.m.: Tree planting, Central City Park
• 6-7 p.m.: Power ride. Help promote alternative modes of transportation with the Environmental Science Club. Meet on front campus.

• Stand With The Gulf: Wear black, place footprints on a banner to send to the Gulf of Mexico in remembrance of the 2010.
• 4-6 p.m.: Campus/community cleanup. Join Environmental Science Club on front campus to help clean streets.

• 10 a.m. -10:30 p.m.: Power ride. Help promote alternative modes of transportation as Environmental Science Club hosts a power ride for local children.
• 11 a.m.-10 p.m.: Earthfest, front campus. Arts and crafts, educational sessions, art exhibits, eco-friendly games and green-living demonstrations
• 10 p.m.-9 a.m.: Camp under the stars on front campus

• 1 - 3 p.m.: River cleanup, Oconee Greenway. Collect trash and debris. Cookout to follow.

For more information contact Dr. Doug Oetter at doug.oetter@gcsu or 478-445-7879.

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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