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Southeastern students to recognize Earth Day April 12

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University students will host the university’s annual Earth Day celebration April 12 at the War Memorial Student Union.
     Sponsored by organizational communication graduate students n the Department of Languages and Communication, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is designed to encourage environmental awareness across the campus and the community. 
     Featured will be a cell phone recycling drive, “green living” displays, games and activities, as well as presentations from local environmental representatives who will offer tips on energy conservation and beautification practices. There will also be a recycling trailer in the McClimans Hall parking lot to collect appliances, microwaves, refrigerators and other recyclable materials.
     “We want to show students how to incorporate green living with everyday activities,” said Maurice Provost of New Orleans, a graduate student in the public relations campaign class that’s sponsoring the event.
     “This year we will provide students with information on simple and effective ways to implement a greener lifestyle,” said Ashley Broussard, a group leader in the class. “We want students to be aware of the effects of their current lifestyles and give them the tools they need to create a cleaner, greener world.”
     The event, sponsored in part through a Student Government Association grant, will inform Southeastern students and the community about affordable and practical green initiatives. For more information about the event, contact Ashley at or Amber Narro at

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