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PCC Schedules Earth Day Event for April 18

2011 Earth Day Photo Gallery (Facebook)

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College will hold its annual Earth Day celebration April 18 in the college’s Craig F. Goess Student Center.

Organized by the PCC Sustainability Committee, the event will take place from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. It is open to the community, and there is no cost to attend.

Samantha Chauncey, a PCC Environmental Biology Coordinator/Instructor who is helping organize the event, says the celebration will feature recycled/upcycled arts and crafts by students and local artists, sustainable products like natural soaps and cleaners from local businesses, a book fair, and an on-campus farmer’s market. It will also feature entertaining and informative activities for the entire family to enjoy.

“The goal of our Earth Day Fair is to facilitate connections between students, community members, and local businesses and entrepreneurs,” Chauncey said, adding that there are a couple of ways for individuals to participate.

One way to take part in the festivities, Chauncey said, is to become a sponsor. She explained that Earth Day organizers are looking for businesses willing to donate door prizes and/or help sponsor the event, adding that those who do will be listed in promotional materials and have their names placed on event t-shirts. Sponsorships must be confirmed by March 1, she said.

Chauncey said indoor and outdoor booths are also available for those who want to participate. She said farmers and other participants could reserve a table/booth during the event to sell food and other products or to promote a business or organization “in an Earth-friendly way.”

PCC clubs and organizations can also sign up for booths to promote their activities, Chauncey said, adding that all booths must be reserved by March 18.

For additional details or to sign up to participate in Earth Day at PCC, contact Chauncey (252-493-7470 or sachauncey@email.pittcc.edu), or Tina Clinefelter (252-493-7461 or tclinefelter@email.pittcc.edu).


02/27/2012