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Wednesday – April 15, 2015

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – In celebration of Earth Week, NKU Green, a group of sustainably-minded Northern Kentucky University students, faculty and staff, has planned a variety of “green” activities on campus.

The kick-off event of the week is NKU’s annual Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration on the central plaza on Monday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is NKU’s annual rite of spring where sustainably-minded groups from across campus and the region come together to share information and celebrate the season. This year, off-campus groups include: Green Umbrella, It’s Only Fair, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Recyclabowls, River Works Discovery, Queen City Bikes, Reser Bicycle, and NKY Sierra Club. On-campus groups include NKU Green, ECOS (Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students), the Center for Environmental Education, the Center for Environmental Restoration, the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, NKU Recycling, NKU Horticulture, NKU Parking (ZipCars), Take It or Leave It, and the NKU Sculpture faculty and students who invite festival participants to make wildflower “seed bombs” with them.

Some of the other Earth Week activities include a workshop on Tuesday, April 21, at 1 p.m., in Mathematics/Education/Psychology Center Room 134 titled “Composting 101 for Students” and sponsored by the Center for Environmental Education; and a discussion on Friday, April 24, at noon, in Student Union 108, on climate change facilitated by Dr. Andrew Long and sponsored by the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement.

Questions and inquiries, please contact Jane Goode at or (859) 572-1990.

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