Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Community College Community - Earth Day .....

My work at Midland College has included getting the word out about Earth Day Fair, taking place today, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Beal Plaza, on our main campus.

Organizations have been invited to set up booths that provide information on why conservation and recycling is important and to suggest a variety of ways of accomplishing these tasks. Participants include the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Keep Midland Beautiful, Butts Recycling, TXU Energy, Midland Memorial Hospital and Texas Agrilife Extension.

In the process of learning about environmental responsibility, organizers also plan on having fun, with a number of games - all in keeping with the recycling theme.

• A ‘Trash Dodge ball’ tournament, with balls made of recyclable trash.
• How big is your carbon footprint? This game is played by answering a series of questions which will then determine your impact on the environment.
• A dunking booth, offering an opportunity to dunk your favorite administrator, staff or faculty member or maybe a coach or athlete.
• A ‘Trash Art’ Contest.
• A raffle, food and drinks, and T-shirts.

Admission is free and open to the public. Call 685-4618 for more information.

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