TROY students have Earth Week

Posted: Friday, 16 April 2010

TROY—Troy University’s Environmental Club is helping to focus students’ attention toward environmental awareness with Earth Week April 19 – 23.

We are trying to preserve our natural resources and Earth Week elevates our consciousness for the preservation of energy, disposal of waste and conservation,” said Dr. Glenn Cohen, chair of the Department of Biology.

Earth Week 2010 kicks off on the Troy Campus Monday’s “Kick Old Habits Day” with a noon seminar by the Choctawhatchee River Keepers, followed with an outdoor booth on the Quad from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., and a banner competition at 5 p.m.

Tuesday is “Water Conservation Day” and features outdoor booths on the Quad by Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education – the organization helping sponsor Earth Week – and a Water Conservation Booth and Tie-dye booth. The Legacy booth will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and the water booths will be open from noon until 2 p.m.

On Wednesday, students can hear two presentations beginning at noon for “Animal Awareness Day.” Speakers will be representing the Pike Animal Shelter and the Alabama Beekeepers Association. Outdoor booths will run from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., with a honey bee “live observation hive” on display.

Earth Day is Thursday and will feature Stewart Dining Hall offering “PB&J Day: The Sustainable Option” a recycling booth and trash can dive on the Quad beginning at noon and a 7 p.m. showing of “Avatar” in Room 104 of the General Academic Building.

Friday is “Clean-Up TROY” Day, with a campus-wide cleanup scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. A plant give-away and Earth Week Trivia begins on the Quad at noon.

Seminars on Monday and Wednesday will take place in Room 214 of the Math and Science Complex.