West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host an Earth Day celebration on Wednesday April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College Activities Center. The event is sponsored by the college’s psychology club, with additional support from Professor Rebecca Phillips. It is free and open to the public.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, West Virginia Division of Forestry, Parkersburg Recycling, WVU Pakrersburg, and the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department will provide information on sustaining and enjoying the environment and diversified agriculture and healthy eating. There will also be representatives from Project WILD and West Virginia Birding in attendance. Campus clubs will provide information on Earth Day related topics.
Hillbilly Engineering will be on campus that day to collect and recycle unwanted electronics. Campus staff, employees, students and area residents may drop off unwanted electronics to be recycled for free. Items accepted during the event include: personal computers (towers), monitors and flat screens, laptops, printers, copiers, fax machines, projectors, handheld devices, electronic parts (power supplies, circuit boards, hard drives, cd-rom, floppy drives), radios, DVD/VCR players, satellite boxes, cable boxes, small appliances, game systems, networking equipment, routers, modems, cell phones, digital cameras, ink/toner cartridges, battery backups, batteries, electric motors, and more.
Televisions and large appliances, such as washers and dryers, will not be collected as part of this recycling project.
Additional information is available from faculty advisor Cathy Mutz, 304-424-8320.