Green Week Finishing Strong

Posted by Centre News in News, Sustainable Centre 25 Apr 2014

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#CentreGreenWeek is well underway, each day providing new opportunities to celebrate sustainability and environmental responsibility on campus.

Friday, April 25

Why so GREEN? photo slideshow: The Centre Environmental Association has taken photos of students outside lunch every day this week, asking them to pose with a statement of what campus sustainability means to them. These photos have appeared on Centre Social Media and today will be displayed for all students to see on the projector in Cowan.

Monarch WayStation Planting, 4 p.m. near the Old Quad: The biology department has partnered with this national project to restore monarch populations. Monarchs have expansive migration routes, but disappearing habitat has devastated populations. Centre will plant a garden that gives them a home on their journey and will help restore these lost populations.

Tickets and t-shirt sales continue for the twenty aprils concert. Partnering with Good News International, twenty aprils is a student-led benefit concert to celebrate the power and endurance of Rwandans following the genocide — twenty years after. From ticket sales and gifts, its goal is to raise no less than $10,000 to help support survivors.

Tickets and shirts may be purchased for $10 each (or $15 for a package) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in front of the Campus Center, or at the gate. The concert, at 9 p.m. on West Walnut Street, will feature music by dj auzey, with hundreds of pounds of powder paint and food by Captain Franks Hotdog Emporium (15% of sales to benefit cause).

Saturday, April 26

Celebrate with Danville at the Community Earth Day Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the BCTC Campus. (To volunteer to work a booth and educate the community, email preston.miles@centre.edu.) There will be games, food, music and booths from groups throughout the region.

The Centre Fashion Club is sponsoring a Fashion Show at 6 p.m. in the Combs Warehouse. Donations of clothing are encouraged to benefit Kentucky Refugees Ministries. This is a chance to not only see what fashion means to Centre but to supply donated clothing to those who need it the most. Come see models from Centre strut their stuff and display their own sense of fashion. By sharing and caring we reduce waste and dependence on destructive cotton industries.

Sunday, April 27

Relieve stress and enjoy the beauty of Central Kentucky by joining in a nature hike from 1 to 3 p.m. to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg. Email marie.nydam@centre.edu to register or for more information.

by Cindy Long

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