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Photo Op: UAlbany Promotes Green Lifestyle on Earth Day Highlighted by Student Recycling Toss Competition Against the President

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

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Earth Love 101

UAlbany community is raising environmental awareness on Earth Day and throughout the University’s environment-themed month of April.

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 20, 2010) -- The University at Albany’s Earth Day, “Earth Love 101,” will include a day-long schedule of activities, including sustainability-themed student performances, a panel discussion by UAlbany environmental experts and cooking demonstrations with locally-grown foods.

UAlbany will also help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a recycling toss competition between students and President George M. Philip. This is one of the many ways the UAlbany community is raising environmental awareness on Earth Day and throughout the University’s environment-themed month of April. President Philip will also make a special announcement about new campus transportation options to reduce carbon emissions.

When: Thursday, April 22, 2010
Competition with the President, 11:30 a.m.
Earth Day activities, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Campus Center Ballroom, uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y.

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