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Tri-County Plans Earth Day Celebration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/24/2006
PENDLETON --- Awareness is the first step in getting people to become
active in environmental issues, says Dr. Sharon Miller, a Tri-County
Technical College science instructor who is promoting the College’s
April 5 Earth Day celebration.
Booths will be set up from 12:20 - 2:20 p.m. in the mall area behind Pickens Hall and in Oconee Hall from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Included among the displays will be Anderson County Solid Waste, Upstate Food Co-op in Six Mile, hybrid vehicles and a bio-diesel demonstration by Phil Gilmore, a chemistry instructor at the College. K.L. Crawford, a Tri-County student, will be working with several member of Pendleton High School’s Environmental Awareness Club to build a solar cooker, which will be used at the event. The high school students will be assisting with the exhibit. .
“The event is an effort to create, within the student body and the community, an awareness and concern for environmental issues,” said Dr. Miller. “We will have hands-on demonstrations, educational activities and entertainment for the students to learn from and to enjoy,” added Mike McCarthy, of Townville, a University Transfer major and secretary/treasurer of the College’s Environmental Club. “We will provide reliable information and we hope to energize the students and the entire community to become more educated and thoughtful regarding environmental issues,” he said.
For more information, contact Dr. Miller at 646-1303 or by e-mail