Earth Day festivities taking place April 21-25
Kirkwood’s “Goes Green” week will take place April 21-25. On Tuesday, April 22 come see what Kirkwood is doing to conserve energy and preserve its ecological heritage.
On April 22, at 11 a.m. Kirkwood’s Energy/Environmental Manager, Melissa Jensen will speak in 234 Cedar Hall about Kirkwood’s “Green Campus” and future plans. Following the speaker Steve Carpenter, “the voice of Kirkwood” will host a tour of Kirkwood’s “Green Campus” including the new Ag Science/Horticulture building, prairie restoration area and new academic building. The tour will end with a local-theme meal in Kirkwood’s new Center for Continuing Education.
The festivities, sponsored by Kirkwood’s Ecology Committee, begin April 21 when Kirkwood kicks off Earth Week with displays throughout campus. The displays will give students, staff and faculty an opportunity to “Take the Pledge” to be more environmentally conscious and a chance to win a reusable bag. On April 22, a featured display will be sponsored by the “Fantastic, It’s Not Plastic: Keep Cedar Rapids Plastic Bag Free!” campaign, on the third floor of Cedar Hall. The campaign’s main focus is to educate the public on the harmful effects of plastic bag use, and provide reusable bags.
Community members should register for the April 22nd event through Kirkwood’s Continuing Education Department. Register for: Earth Day: Green Tour /Locally Grown Meal CGLE-540-SLI01. Register online at www.kirkwood.edu/ce or by phone at 319-398-1022 or 1-800-332-8833.
For more information contact Barb Dobling at 398-5899 ext. 5716 or Rita Tiedt at 398-5439.