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Students stage Earth Day celebration April 22

Contact: Elise Doster Stolzle


     HAMMOND – Students at Southeastern Louisiana University are invited to participate in the 2009 Earth Day celebration April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Student Union.

     The event, sponsored by the Student Government Association and a grant from University of Louisiana System (ULS), will inform Southeastern students and the community about affordable and practical green initiatives.  

     Graduate students in the Department of Communication are organizing the event to encourage environmental awareness among college students as part of a public relations campaigns course.

     “We are very excited to promote a healthy environmental message to our fellow students,” said Micha Blanchard of Gonzales, graduate student and research director of the campaign.   

     The event will feature a recycling competition, games and activities as well as presentations from an environmental expert who will offer tips on energy conservation.

     “Students who come to Earth Day will definitely leave more informed about simple actions they can take to minimize their impact on this planet,” said graduate student Andreia Monteiro of Mandeville.

     Complementary food and drinks will be offered to all participants and Southeastern’s Recycling Director Ben Taylor will be present to collect recyclables.

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