Troy University Environmental Club to host Earth Week 2015

Posted: Friday, 17 April 2015

TROY - The Environmental Club at Troy University will host Earth Week 2015 starting April 20, with a focus on reducing TROY's carbon footprint, conserving energy and recycling.

"Earth Week is a time for us to celebrate our beautiful surroundings," said Herbert Reeves, dean of student services. "But also to be reminded that in order to keep our earth beautiful, we must take steps to sustain it for generations to come."

On Wednesday, Ken Muehlenfeld, director of the Forest Products Development Center of AIDT, a division of the Alabama Department of Commerce, will speak on the wood pellet industry and exporting from noon to 1 p.m. in Bibb Graves 129.

Events will be held throughout the week, along with daily giveaways, and t-shirt tie-dying.

Environmental Club activities will include painting flower pots on Monday, an exhibit of snakes, reptiles and amphibians on Tuesday, a birds of prey exhibit by Big Bend Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday and a flowering plant give-away on Friday. All of these activities will be held on the Bibb Graves quad.

For more information please contact Elizabeth Ensor at (334) 808-6417 or