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PC to Celebrate Earth Day with Campus Events

April 09, 2013

The community is invited to learn more about sustainability and becoming eco-friendly by joining Phoenix College for Earth Day. Events include a film festival and an Earth Day Expo featuring valley businesses and government agencies.

The Earth Day Expo will take place on April 24 from 11am-2pm in the Sophomore Square on the Phoenix College campus, located at 1202 W. Thomas Rd. The event will feature displays and presentations from valley leaders in sustainability. Staff, students, and community members are welcomed to this free event to learn more about what they can do to create sustainable habits. This event is presented by SRP and Phoenix College’s Environmental and Natural Resource Stewardship Program.

“The most exciting part of the Earth Day Expo will be our vendors sharing sustainable practices with us,” says Judith Clark, co-chair of the PC Green Committee who is organizing this event. Exhibitors at the Expo include the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, City of Phoenix Public Works, GreenFuel Technologies AZ, Keep Phoenix Beautiful, OfficeMax, and the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter, among many others.

The Expo will also include a recycled art exhibit, featuring contributions from students, staff, and the community. Artists interested in participating should contact Judith Clark – judith.clark@phoenixcollege.edu.

Leading up to the Earth Day Expo, Phoenix College will screen four environmental documentaries, which will each be followed by a discussion of the film led by a faculty member. Film screenings will be held in the C-Building, Room 102 at the following times:

April 22 at 1:00pm "Making Stuff Greener"
April 22 at 2:30pm "Dirt! The Movie"
April 22 at 5:30pm "Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West"
April 23 at 1:30pm "Making Sense of Place - Phoenix: The Urban Desert"

There will also be a screening of the film "Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science," which will be shown on April 23, 2013, at 6:00pm in the Bulpitt Auditorium. This screening is part of the global launch of this new documentary.

For more information on the films being shown, please visit the Earth Day Filmathon's event page.

All events are free and open to the public and have been planned by the PC Green Committee, whose mission is to “. . . [work] with both Administration and the campus as a whole to make it more environmentally knowledgeable and sustainable.”