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Lewis and Clark Community College to Host Earth Week Activities

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Article by: Louise Jett, L&C Media Services, ljett@lc.edu

GODFREY – To celebrate Earth Week, Lewis and Clark Community College is hosting several events on its Godfrey campus April 16-21.

“At L&C, every day is Earth Day, but the middle of April is always a great time to celebrate the great outdoors, connect people with local environmental services and conservation groups and teach them about the impacts they have on the world around them,” said Director of Sustainability Nate Keener.

Plant Sale

All week

All week long, the Restoration Ecology program and Student Sustainability Association will host a plant sale featuring native prairie flowers and grasses and garden vegetables. Contact Keener at (618) 468-2782 or nkeener@lc.edu for a listing of availability.

Environmental & Sustainability Fair, featuring Climate Change Theater Action

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18

The Commons

L&C’s Environmental & Sustainability Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in The Commons. Informational and activity booths featuring green employers, conservation groups, campus clubs and departments, as well as other organizations committed to sustainability and environmentalism, will be at the fair.

Employees from Tesla will be on hand to demonstrate one of their electric cars. There will be a free yoga session in the afternoon and an interactive smart grid demonstration, too.

Several student groups will act in short plays written by international playwrights as part of an open source project called Climate Change Theatre Action. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

“We’re particularly excited about the Climate Change Theater Action project,” Keener said. “Students have done great work to develop these plays written by international playwrights to raise awareness about environmental issues through short, funny skits.”

For more information, contact Keener at (618) 468-2782 or by e-mail at nkeener@lc.edu.