Thursday, April 12, 2007

Celebrate Earth Day with Washington College, April 21

Chestertown, MD, April 12, 2007 — Washington College's Service Council and the Student Environmental Alliance (SEA) invite the public to celebrate Earth Day at Wilmer Park on Saturday, April 21, from noon to 5 p.m.

This year's Earth Day festivities will feature food, live music, tie-dying, henna, bookbinding, mural painting, trash sculptures, Washington College club activities, displays by area environmental organizations and much more.

Four bands will perform throughout the afternoon: Spartan Hound, the Big Picture, Hot Rock and the Heat Strokes, and Chester River Runoff.

Bay Organics—whose president, Lonnie Heflin, gave an environmental lecture at Washington College in February—has donated Earth Day t-shirts to the Student Environmental Alliance as a way for the SEA to raise funds for its ongoing initiatives.

Held each April, Earth Day has become a growing tradition at Washington College, involving the vast majority of the College's clubs, organizations and environmental groups.

This year's Earth Day celebration caps off a week's worth of environmentally themed events at Washington College—including a National Wildlife Federation national broadcast on Wednesday, April 18. Featuring a special message from Al Gore and an interactive discussion with campus environmental leaders, the broadcast will be presented in the Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center seminar room from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Admission to Wednesday's presentation and Saturday's Earth Day celebration is free and open to the public.

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