SPC’s Earth Day events
Environmental clubs at each St. Petersburg College campus have announced Earth Day activities that will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Tuesday activities include:
Environmental Science Club will run environmental documentaries in the Digitorium, 10 a.m..
Lecture series with speakers from the U.S. Green Building Council, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Seminole Public Works, University Partnership Center lobby12:45 p.m.
Representatives from Tampa Bay Watch, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Pinellas County Utilities, Pinellas County Extension, the SPC Office for Sustainability and the Seminole campus Environmental Club will operate information booths in the UPC lobby.
Tree planting, 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday activities include:
Clearwater’s Club Green will run environmental documentaries, including the SPC-produced and WEDU-aired “Go Green, Tampa Bay” and pass out informational flyers and envelopes filled with plant seeds donated by Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc. in the quad, noon.
A live oak tree donated by Florida’s Finest Landscape Services, Inc. will be dedicated by Clearwater Campus Provost Dr Stan Vittetoe and planted on campus, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday activities include:
St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus
Friends of Florida Environmental Club will serve free smoothies and sponsor a build-your-own salad bar.
Representatives from Pinellas County Utilities Recycling, Pinellas County Extension/Florida Yards and Neighborhoods, Keep Pinellas Beautiful, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) and the Sierra Club will be on hand to educate students on the environmental benefits of recycling, locally appropriate landscaping and pest control, litter removal and prevention, mass transit and environmentalism.
The campus quad will play host to a drum circle.
Student activists recently created environmental clubs on each SPC campus to sponsor and encourage events such as those listed above.
“These student activists make up the next generation of leaders,” said Jason Green, SPC’s Sustainability Coordinator. “They realize the importance of creating a community of college students who care about their environment and appreciate the need to leave their world in a better, more sustainable place than as it was found.”
To learn more about SPC’s environmental club activities, visit www.spcollege.edu/sustainability.