St. Petersburg College’s four environmental clubs have announced a number of college-wide events designed to recognize Earth Day, which inspires awareness and appreciation for the environment.
This year’s celebration, on April 22, marks Earth Day’s 40th anniversary.
The four clubs are Emerging Green Builders, Honors College, Florida Engineering Society and SPC M.M. Bennett Libraries. All have come together to plan environmentally focused events from April 19 through April 25.
College-wide event, 9 – 11 a.m.: North Shore Clearwater Beach cleanup (Meet at Rockaway St., Clearwater Beach)
Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew Street, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: “No Such Place as Away” Pinellas County Utilities recycling presentation (NM205)
1:45 – 3 p.m.: Pinellas County Utilities, Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facility tour (Meet at 3095 114th Avenue N., St. Pete). Space is extremely limited; email email@example.com to reserve a spot.
Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew Street, noon -1 p.m.: LEED Gold Natural Science, Mathematics and College of Education building tour. Meet at NM building main entry.
1 – 1:30 p.m.: Solar panel dedication, building entry
Tarpon Springs Campus, 600 Klosterman Road, 7 -8 p.m.: Community Garden Forum (FA132)
Seminole Campus, 9200 113th Street N, 10 – 1 p.m.: SPC Green Expo (UP building lobby)
- Tampa Bay Watch, “Bay Restoration”
- UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension, “Rain water harvesting”
- Pinellas County Utilities, “Recycling”
- Solar Source, “Solar power”
- Midori Salon and Spa, “Sustainable beauty”
- Clearwater Marine Aquarium, “Marine animal rescue”
- SPC Office for Sustainability, “SPC LEED buildings”
1 – 1:20 p.m.: Earth Day presentations (UP building lobby)
- Dr. James Oliver, SPC Seminole Provost
- Hon. Jimmy Johnson, Seminole Mayor
- Mr. Jeremy Hockenbury, Seminole Public Works Director
1:20-1:30 p.m.: Second Annual Seminole Campus tree planting (Meet at UP building lobby)
Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew Street, 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle food production panel, TA building
4 -5:30 p.m.: Food, Inc. screening, TA building
Tarpon Springs Campus, 600 Klosterman Road, all day event: Campus garden planting (Tent at middle of campus)
Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew Street, noon-12:15 p.m.: Second Annual Clearwater Campus Tree planting (Quad at LA building)
12:30-1:45 p.m.: Photovoltaic Solar Panel presentation by Rick Gilbert, President Solar Source, TA building
Tarpon Springs Campus, 600 Klosterman Road, 12:30-2:30 p.m.: Wall-E screening (Location TBD)
6:30-8:30 p.m.: Wall-E screening (Location TBD)
College-wide event, 10-11 a.m.: Moccasin Lake Park tour, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater
Tarpon Springs Campus, 600 Klosterman Road, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Food forest project. For more information, text “food forest” to 727-271-2754
To learn more about sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, visit http://www.spcollege.edu/sustainability, join the facebook group and follow us at http://twitter.com/sustainableSPC
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