College Celebrates Earth Day
Release Date: 4/14/2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
Carroll Community College Celebrates Earth Day
Westminster, Md., April 14, 2010-On Thursday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Great Hall of Carroll Community College will be the site of a celebration of Earth Day. The day will be observed by faculty, staff, and students. The event is free and open to the general public.
Selected poster displays by students with an emphasis on information on the earth, its resources, conservation of resources, and innovative ideas from global view perspectives will be featured. In addition, the following will be offered:
" Free smoothies (for students only)
" Hybrid / fuel-efficient car display by Crouse Ford Sales Inc. and Koons Westminster Toyota
" Hands-on demonstrations
" Free selected chemical tests of home tap water with samples brought in from your home
" Find your carbon footprint and get a free vegetable/flower seedling
" Informational display by children
" Tote bag giveaways (special thanks to BB&T)
" Showcase of selected available materials available at the college library honoring Earth Day
" Showing of the documentary "Coal Country" by Sierra Club at 7 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the How Things Work Academic Community at the college.
This academic community is committed to the exploration of science, technology, math, and their related fields. Faculty from across academic departments and various staff members have joined together to coordinate this event, which is celebrated annually world-wide on April 22 by hundreds of academic institutions across the nation
"The purpose of our celebration is to understand, appreciate, and promote our environment and its natural resources, from a positive ecological perspective and from a global view," said Dr. Raza Khan, faculty member in the Sciences department. "Innovative ideas will be presented which are in place locally, nationally, and globally to counteract the increase of pollution of the soil, air and water, and the depletion of our natural resources. Alternatives will be presented to achieve an understanding of the bigger picture and the need to change our lifestyles for a healthy planet."