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COC celebrates Earth Day April 22

Posted: April 16, 2009 4:07 p.m.
Updated: April 16, 2009 5:19 p.m.
In celebration of Earth Day, College of the Canyons will host several events on Wednesday, April 22 to promote sustainability and demonstrate the many ways individuals can positively impact the environment.

Organized by the college's Students for Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Committee (SDC), the day will be filled with presentations, film screenings and more.

"This year's Earth Day at College of the Canyons is a lot more student initiated," Jia-Yi Cheng-Levine, SDC co-chair, said. "I am thrilled to see our students take interest in environmental matters and to see them share their knowledge with the community."

Duane Morton, founder of the full-service junk removal company 1-800-GOT JUNK, will give the presentation "It's All Junk" at 11:15 a.m. in Boykin Hall, Room 105.

The 20-minute presentation will be followed by a screening and discussion of "The Story of Stuff," an online documentary film that discusses the connections between environmental and social issues.

From 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., attendees will also be able to plant sunflowers and poppies in biodegradable cups that will be available outside the Student Center.

Vincent Devlahovich, a geology professor at the college, will lead the panel "Learning Community and Sustainability" in Hasley Hall Room 234 at 1 p.m.

Last summer, a tiny robot named "Wall-E" shed some light on the future of the environment. The Academy Award-winning animated film "Wall-E" will be screened at 2:30 p.m. in Boykin Hall Room 105.

Environmentally friendly door prizessuch as reusable shopping bags, "green" calendars and canteen water bottles will be raffled.


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