To celebrate Earth Week, WECAN, West Virginia University’s sustainability program, is promoting a full schedule of events from multiple colleges and departments on campus between April 18 and 26.

The week will kick off with the WVU Sustainability Committee Town Hall. Students, employees and community members are invited to attend this interactive session to learn more about the University’s sustainability strategic plan and to provide suggestions on future sustainability efforts. The town hall is April 18, from 2:30 – 5 PM in the Shenandoah Room of the Mountainlair.

Throughout the rest of the week, events at various locations on campus will highlight sustainability through education, innovation, and volunteerism. Some of these events include: Light Up the Night – Party in the Dark Solar Project, Friends of Decker’s Creek Park Clean-up, and a Free Electronics Recycling Collection Day.

WECAN Eco-Reps, student ambassadors who live in WVU residence halls, will be awarding fabulous prizes throughout the week all over campus to those who “Get Caught Green Handed.”

If an Eco-Rep catches you performing a sustainable act such as recycling, refilling your reusable bottle, or using alternative transportation, you could receive a special gift. Also, WVU’s Dining Services will be serving tasty Earth Week menu items.

“There are many ways to get involved during Earth Week, and with an array of diverse activities, there is truly something for everyone,” said Stephanie Toothman, operation coordinator in Facilities Management. “This year a master calendar of events was created to consolidate and uniformly promote all of the wonderful activities that have been planned by several colleges and departments.”

For a full Earth Week event schedule and details visit



CONTACT: Stephanie Toothman, Operation Coordinator, Facilities Management

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