WSC Sustainability Coalition Pumps Up Earth Week
April 14, 2010 -- The Western State College of Colorado (WSC) Sustainability Coalition will be hosting events the week of April 19, in honor of Earth Day on April 22. All events are open to the public.
Earth Week kicks off at 3:30 p.m. on Monday with a gardening day and seedling planting project at the campus community garden, located southwest of Keating Hall. Community members are welcome to take home the starts for their summer gardens.
On Tuesday, the Sustainability Coalition will celebrate wilderness and public lands with climbing and adventuring at Hartman Rocks. A car pool will be leaving the College Center parking lot at 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday’s activities include an aluminum can drive and a showing of the results of the National Wildlife Federation’s Chill Out video contest to see if Western’s submission took a prize.
The webcast will be shown at noon outside of Mad Jack’s in the College Center. Students, faculty and staff worked together to create an entry in the Chill Out short film contest, which shows the college's work toward implementing green ideas campus and community wide. The winner will receive funding for their projects.
The can drive weigh-in is at 12:30 p.m. at the College Center fire pit and gift cards will be awarded.
Thursday is Earth Day and will be celebrated with a community-wide Critical Mass Bike Ride at 6:30 p.m. at the College Center. After the ride, there will be a free showing of “Planet Earth” at 7:30 p.m. in the College Center Ballroom.