Mines to celebrate Earth Week April 18-24

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Mines to celebrate Earth Week April 18-24

GOLDEN, Colo., April 17, 2009 – The Colorado School of Mines student group Earthworks will host events in the spirit of Earth Day and the sustainable use of resources from April 18-24. 

Mines President, M.W. “Bill Scoggins” will discuss the school’s growing role in bringing renewable technologies and sustainable projects to the Front Range and across the world at noon on April 24 in Berthoud Hall, Room 241.

Mines’ Earth Day Celebration featuring live music by Los Cheesies and Mitten Funk, as well as free food and beverages, begins at 4 p.m. April 24 on Kafadar Commons.

The celebration, which runs until dark, will introduce students and community members to a number of educational booths presented by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Verizon HopeLine, Region 8 EPA, the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Zap electric vehicles, renewable technology demonstrations, and Mines’ Colorado Fuel Cell Center. 

Mines students will collect and recycle used bike tubes, cell phones and ink cartridges during the event. Donated cell phones will go to the Verizon HopeLine project to benefit victims of domestic violence.

For the full lineup of events including lectures and film screenings, see the full Earth Week schedule

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Tyler Benton / Earthworks / tbenton@mines.edu / 719-349-9845
Akira Rattenbury / Earthworks / arattenb@mines.edu / 303-704-9621
Karen Gilbert, Public Relations Specialist / 303-273-3541 / Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu


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