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Rock Creek's Earth Week plans focuses on sustainability issues

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EARTH WEEK 2008

Theme: “Conserve, Pre-cycle, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore”

PCC Rock Creek, 17705 N.W. Springville Rd.

Monday April 21. Human Art Project – Student government (ASPCC) needs 200 bodies to participate in this project at noon. Faculty and staff will be making an image of the earth. Meet in the courtyard at 11:50 a.m. The project will be completed by 12:45 p.m.

Tuesday April 22. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.Tour the Rock Creek Environmental Studies Center (RCESC) with Tom Robertson. The RCESC is a natural area considered to be an important natural history area by both the Portland Audubon Society and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The natural area includes about 44 acres of woodland, 11 acres of wetland and 44 acres of grasslands. Several smaller unique ecosystems are also present in this site, including several springs and a small pond ecosystem. Meet at the back of Building 3.

Tuesday April 22. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., behind Building 3. Recycle old electronics with Free Geek and ASPCC. In Celebration of Earth Week 2008, volunteers will be taking electronics (fees for disposal) such as monitors ($10), terminals ($10), CPU/CRT combos ($10), computers ($5), external modems ($2), printers ($4), scanners ($4), keyboards and mice ($1), fax machines ($4), telephones ($2), stereo components ($4), VCRs/DVD players ($3), media (no packaging please), floppy diskettes ($2), DAT tapes ($2), CDs ($1) and computer cables ($1).

Wednesday April 23. The “Loop Celebration” in the event center starts at noon and then heads out to the farm where attendees will harvest the first load of vermi-composting. Volunteers will carry it to the garden and eat cookies baked in the earthen oven. Representatives from the college, DEQ and Washington County will all be in attendance.

Thursday April 24. 2 to 3:30 pm. Tour the Rock Creek Environmental Studies Center (RCESC) with instructor Kevin Lien. See description of site above. Meet at the back of Building 3.

Friday April 25. Exotic species removal and native planting. All day.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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