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PSCC Earth Day 2014

Earth Day graphicPSCC Earth Day 2014 will actually be celebrated all week April 21 - 25, with various activities and events on each campus.


Monday, April 21

9am-4:30pm, Green Office Challenge Open House. Are you concerned about the environment? Enjoy a little friendly competition? If you're staff or faculty and answered "yes" to either question, come by Portable D to learn about the campus-wide Green Office Challenge. GO4IT is an initiative designed to highlight and create awareness for sustainable, eco-friendly practices in the workplace. Snacks, door prizes, and a special performance by bluegrass ensemble Hardin Valley Thunder at 3:30pm.

10am-1pm, Fuel Up for Earth Day! East Tennessee Clean Fuel Coalition exhibition of alternative fuel vehicles, Smart Trips booth, and Zip Car demonstration. Located behind the McWherter building,

11:45am-12:15pm, Screening of the new documentary "Water Blues Green Solutions", Goins Building Auditorium. Free popcorn and sustainability table display in the Rotunda 11:15-11:45am.

Tuesday, April 22

10am, Dr. L. Anthony Wise officially kicks off PSCC's Earth Day celebration, Goins Building College Center.

10-11am, Special performance by bluegrass ensemble Hardin Valley Thunder, Goins Building College Center.

10am-1pm, Green Exhibitors! Local businesses, eco-friendly organizations, student clubs, and other exhibitors, including a water tasting challenge and water testing demonstration by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society Club. Goins Building College Center. Door prizes and free Earth Day t-shirts, buttons, and ice pops!

2-2:45pm, Jenny Wright, Program Manager of TVA’s Green Power Switch®, will share information on TVA’s renewable energy solutions, specifically how residents and businesses can support renewable energy without large upfront capital to install solar.  Green Power Switch is a voluntary renewable energy program that provides individuals with the opportunity to support locally generated renewable energy for as little as $4 a month.  By supporting local renewables, residents are shrinking the impact their homes and businesses have on the environment. Goins Auditorium.  Free popcorn and Sustainability Table Display in the Rotunda 1:30-2pm.

5-6:15pm, Evening Snack Pak (fruits and protein bars) for evening students in conjunction with the Student Activities Board. 1st Floor, McWherter Building.

Wednesday, April 23

11am-1pm, Student Recycling Competition along with table displays, games, and local businesses, Courtyard.

Thursday, April 24

9am & 11am, Tours of Clayton Performing Arts Center by J. Brent Morrison. Come see how the CPAC is “going green” by using sustainable technologies to conserve energy use during performances. Learn about the new LED lights and their significant energy savings. Meet outside the main entrance to CPAC, Alexander Building, 5 minutes before tour time.

Friday, April 25

11:15am, Dedication by PSCC President Dr. L. Anthony Wise with dogwood planting in memory of former PSCC employee Karen Anderson. By the pool.

11:45am-12:45 pm, National Arbor Day Speaker Wyn Miller will speak on "The Role of Native Trees in Supporting Southern Appalachia's Unique Biodiversity." This talk will discuss the role of native trees in supporting local ecosystems, with an introduction to the native trees of the region, highlighting the most important genera and species for sustaining biodiversity. Goins Building Auditorium. FREE Popcorn served 11:15-11:45 am. (This presentation will stream live to each PSCC campus. URL will be posted here a bit closer to the date.)



Monday, April 21, 11am-noon. Meatless Monday Promotion, Blount County campus, Front Lobby. FREE reusable tote bags and refillable water bottles for students, opportunity to win green office supply kits, an eco meal kit, and an eco friendly personal care kit. Snack on vegetables and fruits at ourtable while you learn about the benefits of going meatless on Monday!

Screening of the release of the new documentary "Water Blues Green Solutions" will be shown:

Tuesday, April 22, 12:30-1:30pm, Division Street campus, Student Lounge
Wednesday, April 23, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Strawberry Plains campus, Lobby
Thursday, April 24, 10-11am, Blount County campus, BC157 Auditorium
Friday, April 25, 10:45-11:45am, Magnolia Avenue campus, MA109 Community Room

Thanks to the following for their generous support: EarthFare, Food City, Fresh Market, Green Mountain Coffee, Home Depot, The Pop Culture, Moe's Southwest Grill, World Market & more to come!

Saturday, April 26. Please visit EarthFest, the City of Knoxville and Knox County’s FREE Earth Day celebration at World’s Fair Park, Downtown, Knoxville.

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