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Of Note: Students, Faculty Staff Help Pitch In at Campus Cleanup Day

April 18, 2008

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Clean up day 2007

Varsity players and coaches maneuver a new Judas tree into place at Indian Quad as part of Campus Cleanup Day, April 24, 2007 (Photo by Mark Schmidt)

Students, faculty and staff at UAlbany are volunteering to give back to the campus landscape through the Annual Campus Cleanup Day on Tuesday, April 29th.

A 12-year tradition in the making, Cleanup Day engages the entire campus community in preparing for Commencement Weekend and other signature events that occur during the late spring and summer. By donating their time, the UAlbany community also gives the university grounds department a helping hand.

Volunteers spread nearly 400 yards of topsoil, mulch and grass seed, as well as plant numerous flowers and trees in an effort to beautify the campus. In addition, they collect more than 200 yards of leaves and debris, along with bags of trash.

Mary Ellen Mallia, director, Environmental Sustainability:

"Campus Cleanup Day is a great day for the UAlbany community. It's the one day a year you get to come out and get a direct reward for all of your hard work. And you can really sense the spirit of camaraderie and UAlbany pride when you look around. And the campus looks great afterward."

Work begins at 9 a.m. and goes until noon, when lunch will be provided to volunteers. Cleanup efforts resume at 1 p.m. and continues until 4, and volunteers are welcome to work either a full or half day.

Related Links:
Cleanup Day Homepage
Sign Up Form
Environmental Sustainability

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