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Earth Day kicks off weeklong activities April 22-26

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North Central College will recognize Earth Day, held worldwide every year on April 22 and involving more than 1 billion people, with a series of activities Monday through Saturday, April 22-26. Activities include educational discussions, documentary screening, tree planting and service project.

Monday April 22, noon-2 p.m.
Kaufman Dining Hall
Green Scene, North Central College’s student organization dedicated to educating the campus community about environmental concerns, will be in the dining hall at noon Monday with a display featuring a short history of Earth Day, a lineup of the week’s activities and opportunities to win prizes.  

Tuesday April 23, noon-2 p.m. —Tree planting ceremony
Sesquicentennial Walkway (photo)
The City of Naperville has donated three trees to the College. One will be planted along the Sesquicentennial Walkway during a ceremony at noon Tuesday. Members of Green Scene and the sustainability committee invite the campus community to help dig the hole for the tree.

Wednesday April 24, 6 p.m.—Documentary screening
Harold and Eva White Activities Center, upstairs
Green Scene will host a screening of “Switch,” a documentary about our energy consumption and the switch to more renewable sources at 6 p.m. Wednesday. At the conclusion of the film, there will be a question and answer session with one of the filmmakers.

Saturday April 26, 10 a.m.—River cleanup
Championship Plaza and DuPage River
At 10 a.m. Saturday, members of the campus community are invited to participate in River Cleanup Day and help pick up trash and remove invasive species from a section of the DuPage River that runs through campus. Meet at Championship Plaza and sign up in advance at the WAC front or register the day of the event.

For more information about the Earth Day events, contact