Kirkwood Community College’s Iowa City Campus will celebrate Earth Day 2008 on Wednesday, April 23 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with over 30 environmental displays throughout the campus commons area.
Students will hold a book sale in the commons area to raise funds for their Environmental Club and try to recruit new club members. New and recycled jewelry will be on sale to raise funds for Mark Twain Elementary School.
Kirkwood Iowa City student displays will run the environmental gamut with information on various local parks, Frisbee golf courses, biking and hiking trails, home gardening, alternative energies, a homemade solar oven (and possibly S’mores!), eco-friendly houses, recycling, water quality, organic food samples, and more.
Participating city, county, and community groups include Iowa City’s Landfill and Recycling Center, Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District, New Pioneer Co-Op, Transition Ecology, and Scattergood Friends School Farm.
Visitors will be able to calculate their carbon footprints, check out environmental volunteer and internship opportunities, watch environmental films, enjoy the noontime BBQ, and enter several drawings for cool prizes.