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College Celebrates Earth Day

Release Date: 4/7/2008

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College Celebrates Earth Day
Students, Faculty, and Staff Participate in a Variety of Activities

On Tuesday, April 22, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Great Hall of Carroll Community College will be transformed into an Earth Day celebration for students, faculty, and staff.

"The purpose of our celebration is to appreciate and promote the Earth's environment in terms of a positive ecological effect and encourage respect for life on earth," said Dr. Raza Khan, the faculty coordinator of the event.  "Earth Day will also highlight the growing concern of pollution of the soil, air, and water, and the hope for a positive change to counteract this trend."  

The event is being organized by the "How Things Work Academic Community" and Office of Student Life at the college. All of activities are free for students, faculty, and staff.

Earth Day Activities include:
1.  Live Music by Ewabo Caribbean Steel Orchestra  (11:30 am -12:30 pm)
2. Free refreshments for students (Fruit Smoothies and Kona Coffee) by Maui Wowi  (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
3. Free chemical analysis done by Carroll Community College students of drinking water samples.   The students will provide information on the results.  (12:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
4. How the heck do they make nylon?   Let us make one!  (10:00 am - 11:30 am  and 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
5. Interactive sessions with students (all day)
6. Interactive session with the Green Team, a club of Carroll Community College (all day)
7. Planting of samplings on the grounds of Carroll Community College (Timing and place to be determined)
8. Informational displays by students of Carroll Community College (all day)
9. Informational displays by external organizations such as BGE, Sierra club and other environmental clubs (all day)
10. Informational display by students from the Alternative Spring Break Experience
11. Informational display from the eyes of little children:  Early Learning  Center, Carroll Community College
12. Informational display by promoters of "Turn off Your TV Week"
13. Re-play of National Wildlife Federation's Chill Out Broadcast held at several national colleges (all day)
14. Possible giveaways of saplings and a pencil made from an environmentally synthetic wood alternative 

"This is truly the first time that the college is recognizing this day on campus on such a large scale," said Khan.


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