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Earth Week Activities Announced

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Westminster College's Earth Week celebration is set to include activities through the end of April.

Highlights include:
   • April 16-20    Reusable Cup Week, sponsored by Sodexo Dining Services, in the TUB and Titan Club
   • April 19           "Marcellus Hydrofracture Flowback and Production Wastewater Treatment, Recycle, and Disposal Technologies" by Tim Keister of ProChem Tech -
                              Sebastian Mueller Theater, 7 p.m.; arranged by Westminster's Department of Chemistry with support from the Drinko Center for Experiential Learning as part of
                              the Environmental Speaker Series.
   • April 20           Outdoor Chapel service (weather permitting) - near Senior Terrace, 11:40 a.m.
   • April 21           E-Recycling Drive - Hoyt Science Resources Center loading dock, 9 a.m.-noon; organized by Westminster's Audio Visual Services
   • Until April 21  Image of the Month contest submissions - sponsored by Audio Visual Services (Earth Week Image of the Month winners from 2011 and 2012 will be displayed)
   • April 24           Shale Gas Extraction open forum - Phillips Lecture Hall, 12:45 p.m.; organized by Sustainability in Motion
   • April 25            Nature walk for Westminster Preschool Lab students - Field Station
   • April 26            Tree planting - Field Station; sponsored by the Environmental Science Committee

Art students, under the direction of Peggy Cox, professor of art, will follow the theme of "Wild Colors" through a display of fabrics colored with natural dyes made from local plants.

Additional activities include a fracking awareness campaign organized by the Campus Green Party and trail clean-up at the Field Station organized by Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.  Dates, times, and location are to be determined.

Click here for a complete and updated schedule of events.