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QCC invites the Community to Celebrate Earth Day

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.2849
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
4/18/2008

WORCESTER, Ma –  Quinsigamond Community College will celebrate Earth Day with a unique event on April 22. Between the hours of 9:30 am and 10:45 am, a group of students will be creating a sculpture made of non-recyclable trash on the Fuller Lawn, to raise awareness about campus recycling.

Students from Professor Amy Amy Beaudry's Liberal Arts/English classes, and students from Gaelan Benway's Social Problems/Social Change classes will be creating the sculpture, which will include items collected by children from QCC’s Children’s School.  Also working to promote environmental awareness on campus are the following groups:

Science Department faculty – engaged in a collaborative work effort bringing environmental awareness into their classroom discussions and projects relating global warming to living things.

  • Honor’s Program faculty – engaging their students in projects focusing on the politics of local food production (which will be showcased on May 7th).
  • Humanities Department faculty – developing socially conscious learning communities across the disciplines.
  • Environmental Club (AGE) – students are researching places for additional bird friendly vegetation that can be planted around campus.
  • Facilities Department – sponsoring an electronic recycling initiative available to the campus and its neighbors from April 14th – 25th.
  • Open Door Staff– providing coverage this month and throughout the year on issues of sustainability and climate commitment.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.