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UAlbany’s Annual Campus Cleanup Highlights Environmental Sustainability Efforts

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



campus cleanup volunteers

More than 500 volunteers pitch in their time and energy to beautify the campus community on Cleanup Day. (Photo Mark Schmidt)

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 28, 2010) -- The University at Albany’s 14th annual Campus Cleanup will mobilize more than 500 UAlbany students, faculty and staff as they promote environmental sustainability and take pride in their campus.

When: Thursday, April 29, 2010

Where: University at Albany uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y.

Background: The University at Albany’s annual spring cleanup began with 100 volunteers in 1997 and has grown to more than 500 volunteers pitching in time and energy to beautify the campus community.

In past years, faculty, staff and student volunteers raked, gathered and removed debris; planted trees and flowers; spread mulch; repaved walkways; and repainted parking lanes.

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Francelina Morillo, '10, majoring in psychology and biology
UAlbany Students

"I want to make the world a better place. I want to inspire other people like myself, who've faced adversity and persevered and continue to pursue their dreams," said senior Francelina Morillo.

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