Lincoln Land Community College - Green Center
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Earth Week Activities
 

EARTH WEEK 2014

A Billion Acts of Green...
Green Cities

Spread the global movement to create more sustainable, resilient cities.  Take the LLCC “Lights Out” Challenge.  We are challenging faculty, staff and students to turn off the lights, the computer, the television or whatever is plugged in between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Earth Day, April 22, 2014.  Help make our cities Green!

Celebrate Earth Week

Tuesday, April 22
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Come on over to Menard Hall in front of the A. Lincoln Commons and enjoy a Solar Snack made with power from Workforce Development’s very own Solar Trainers.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Free Book for Faculty, “147 Tips for Teaching Sustainability: Connecting the Environment, the Economy, and Society”.  LLCC Faculty members drop by and pick up your free copy in front of the A. Lincoln Commons.

10 a.m. – Enjoy a Bird Banding Tour with Biology Professor, Tony Rothering.  So many birds; so little time, and this fine-feathered tour begins at the front of the A. Lincoln Commons. 

12:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Join the Environmental Club and enjoy a presentation of "Everyday Living: The Green Way" in the A. Lincoln Commons.

5:30 p.m. – No better way to celebrate Mother Earth than with Lincoln Land’s very own “Earth Day Dinner” prepared by Lincoln Land Culinary Chef Denise Perry in the Bistro Verde.  Housed in the Workforce Careers Center this dinner will give you time to pause and reflect on where our food comes from and how it is grown.  Wine from Danenberger Family Vineyards in New Berlin is included in the dinner price of $59 per person, which includes tax and gratuity charges.  For a reservation call 786-2432. 

Wednesday, April 23

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Come on over to Menard Hall in front of the A. Lincoln Commons and enjoy a Solar Snack made with power from Workforce Development’s very own Solar Trainers.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Free Book for Faculty, “147 Tips for Teaching Sustainability: Connecting the Environment, the Economy, and Society”.  LLCC Faculty members drop by and pick up your free copy in front of the A. Lincoln Commons.

4:30 p.m. - Prior to the April 23 board meeting, there will be a press conference at 4:30 p.m. in the Workforce Careers Center to present the LEED plaque, celebrate Earth Week and share information on the many “green” efforts at LLCC.

 

Happening All Week

  • A special display of Repurposed Art designed by LLCC’s very own students in the A. Lincoln Commons
  • Roll them in, carry them in, or fly them in, but don’t forget to bring in your Small Electronics for the Recycling Drive in the A. Lincoln Commons 

    Bring in your gently worn athletic shoes for the Athletic Shoe Recycling Drive in the A. Lincoln Commons   
  • The Green Your City Pledge will be held in the A. Lincoln Commons every day.  Stop by and make your pledge of sustainability.  All you have to do is fill out a card.  We’ll even help you find a pledge that is right for you.  *Green Your City pledge cards will be entered into a drawing for great environmentally friendly prizes!
  • Come learn about your feathered friends at the Bird Banding station from sunrise until 11 a.m.
  • Visit the Green Cities cardboard display by the LLCC Library in Sangamon Hall  
  • Drop off your plastic bags for recycling at LLCC in Taylorville during the month of April and fill out a Green Your City pledge card
  • Stop by LLCC in Litchfield and learning about the recently established Teracycle program and fill out a Green Your City pledge card