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Celebrate Earth Week at WVU
Parkersburg April 17 - 18
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parkersburg, W.Va. 4/12/12 – Discover ways to help the environment and support sustainability efforts at West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Earth Week 2012 event. The two-day program with the theme “Respect Your Mother” takes place April 17 and 18 and includes special speakers, informational booths, a film festival, children’s activities and recycling opportunities.
On Wednesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in WVU Parkersburg’s multi-purpose room, guests can view film screenings and gather information on a variety of issues. Parkersburg recycling coordinator Dawn Weidner will make a presentation at 10:30 a.m. Information booths will include Parkersburg Recycling, Hillbilly Engineering, the West Virginia Department of Forestry, The United Nations Year of Sustainable Energy for All, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department.
Hillbilly Engineering will be accepting items for reuse/repurposing/recycling in the Activities Center parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Small appliances, electronics, tools, shelves, cabinets, wiring, and assorted non-trash items are all welcome. Large items like sofas and refrigerators cannot be accepted at the event.
Speakers series events will take place at 7 p.m. in WVU Parkersburg’s college theatre, room 1305. The schedule is as follows:
"Our college has made conscientious strides toward becoming greener and focusing on ways to use sustainable energy," said WVU Parkersburg president Marie Foster Gnage. "It is important to educate our students and the greater community on ways we can all do more to help the environment."
This project is sponsored by WVU Parkersburg’s Psi Beta Psychology Club, Year of Sustainable Energy Task Force and the Humanities Speakers Series.
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