Green Expo set at Rockford College April 20
A Green Expo featuring products and services aimed at improving the environment will be at Rockford College from 4 to 8 p.m., April 20, in the colleges Burpee Center Regents Hall.
The event, sponsored by Rockford Colleges Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement (JACCE) and the campus Rotoract chapter, is intended to showcase vendors who use or promote green techniques in their business.
Among the vendors expected are The Morrissey Family Businesses, promoting the new No Idle initiative; Cintas, for document shredding; Amazing Foam Insulation; Computer Repair; Village at Boulder Creek; Solarcone, Inc.; Oregon Soap Shoppe; and Shelter Box USA, featuring a tent with supplies that can accommodate 10 people for six months during disasters.
The Green Expo is free and open to the public. For more information, call JACCE at (815) 394-4382. This event is one of many campus activities (see list of activities below) coinciding with Green Week at the college, April 20-24. For more information, see www.rockford.edu.
Green Week activities
Monday, April 207 p.m.Presentation in Regents Hall by Steve EttlingerTwinkie Deconstructedabout the real truth behind processed foods. Interviews from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the Burpee lobby. See www.twinkiedeconstructed.com for more.
Tuesday, April 21Student Alix Sauld will visit a couple of Rockford-area schools to read to kids and have them decorate a banner in honor of Earth Day.
11 a.m.-1 p.m.Regent Athletics Getting Excited (RAGE) to have a bags tournament on Burpee Commons
4-8 p.m.Green Expo in Regents Hall featuring businesses who use or promote green products and services.
Wednesday, April 2211 a.m.-1 p.m.Canvas bag decorating under the library overhangstudents will be able to decorate their own canvas bag.
6 or 7 p.m.An Inconvenient Truth movie and discussion in Starr 207
Thursday, April 2311 a.m.-1 p.m.Flower planting under the library overhang using empty yogurt cups collected from students, faculty and staff.
Friday, April 249 a.m.Students will plant trees around campus; they will be working on the triangle area near A-lot at this time, and will possibly be working in other areas that afternoon
All weekStudents will be collecting aluminum cans and using the money from recycling them to adopt a rainforest (2,500 square feet for $10) or replant trees in areas damages by fire, insects or disease ($1 per tree). They will be asking students, faculty and staff for unique ways to go green. Names will be drawn for the green ideas, and that person will win a prize.
from the April 15-21, 2009, issue
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