SPC’s 2010 Earth Day activities

April 5, 2010 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Thursday, April 22, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the environment.  SPC’s four environmental clubs, Emerging Green Builders, Honors College, Florida Engineering Society and SPC M.M. Bennett Libraries have come together to plan environmentally focused events everyday beginning Monday, April 19 through Saturday, April 25.  No matter your home campus, we have activities for you!

Saturday, April 17
College-wide event
9:00-11:00am
North Shore Clearwater Beach clean-up (Meet at Rockaway St., Clearwater Beach)

Monday April 19
Clearwater Campus (2465 Drew Street)
12:30-1:30pm
“No Such Place as Away” Pinellas County Utilities recycling presentation (NM205)

College-wide event
1:45-3:00pm

Pinellas County Utilities, Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facility tour (Meet at 3095 114th Avenue N., St. Pete)
Space is extremely limited; email green.jason@spcollege.edu to reserve a spot.

Tuesday, April 20
Clearwater Campus (2465 Drew Street)
12:00-1:00pm
LEED Gold Natural Science, Mathematics and College of Education building tour (Meet at NM building main entry)

1:00-1:30pm
NM Solar panel dedication (NM building entry)

Tarpon Springs Campus (600 Klosterman Road)
7:00-8:00pm

Community Garden Forum (FA132)

Seminole Campus (9200 113th Street N)
10:00-1:00pm
SPC Green Expo (UP building lobby)

1:00-1:20pm
Earth Day presentations (UP building lobby)

  • Dr. James Oliver, SPC Seminole Provost
  • Hon. Jimmy Johnson, Seminole Mayor,
  • Mr. Jeremy Hockenbury, Seminole Public Works Director

1:20-1:30pm
Second Annual Seminole Campus tree planting (Meet at UP building lobby)

Wednesday, April 21
Clearwater Campus (2465 Drew Street)
2:30-3:30pm

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
food production panel (TA building)

4:00-5:30pm
Food, Inc.
screening (TA building)

Tarpon Springs Campus (600 Klosterman Road)
All day event

Campus garden planting (Tent at middle of campus)

Thursday, April 22
Clearwater Campus (2465 Drew Street)
12:00-12:15pm

Second Annual Clearwater Campus Tree planting (Quad at LA building)

12:30-1:45pm
Photovoltaic Solar Panel presentation by Rick Gilbert, President Solar Source (TA building)

Tarpon Springs Campus (600 Klosterman Road)
12:30-2:30pm

Wall-E screening (Location TBD)

6:30-8:30pm
Wall-E screening (Location TBD)

Friday, April 23
College-wide event
10:00-11:00am
Moccasin Lake Park tour (2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater)

Saturday, April 24
Tarpon Springs Campus (600 Klosterman Road)

12:30-2:30pm

Food forest project (For more information, text “food forest” to 727 271-2754)

To learn more about sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green at green.jason@spcollege.edu.  Then visit http://www.spcollege.edu/sustainability, join the facebook group and follow us at http://twitter.com/sustainableSPC.

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who we are:

Early in 2008, St. Petersburg College recognized its responsibility to model to our students, employees and community ways to minimize global warming emissions and provide the knowledge to our graduates to help achieve a more environmentally friendly future. Because of this, the College made sustainability (defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) a top priority. As a result, the Office for Sustainability was established.

what we do:

Working alongside internal and external partners, the Office for Sustainability focuses on the following areas of environmental stewardship: educational programs and corporate training, energy and natural resource conservation, green buildings and facilities, carbon emissions, recycling and student activities.

learn more:

To learn more about The Office for Sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green, Sustainability Coordinator at green.jason@spcollege.edu

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