West Virginia University has a host of Earth Day activities planned through April 26.

Highlights include an Earth Day partnership with the student EcoCAR3 team. On Wednesday, April 22, the EcoCAR3 team will be in front of the Mountainlair displaying hybrid cars, and WECAN Eco-Reps from the WVU Sustainability Office will offer a photo booth pledge. Students will write what sustainable actions they plan to take on a white board, snap a photo, and instantly share their commitment on social media through the TAPSNAP photo booth.

On April 23, the Sustainability Office, in partnership with PACE Shredding, will offer a free shred day for faculty, staff, and students at the WVU Coliseum parking lot.

“The WVU community can bring up to 5 boxes of documents to be shredded, and of course all of the paper is recycled,” said Stephanie Toothman, interim conservation specialist. “It’s just another way to demonstrate that small sustainable actions can be taken through daily routines.”

This past weekend the Center for Service and Learning hosted a litter cleanup where Student Government Association members and other students fanned out around campus and parts of Morgantown to clean up a winter’s worth of trash.

Other events are planned surrounding Earth Day, and a full calendar is available at http://wecan.wvu.edu/getinvolved/earthweek2015.



CONTACT: Traci Knabenshue, Interim Director of Sustainability
304-293-7916, Traci.Knabenshue@mail.wvu.edu

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