Environmental Club Plans Earth Day Activities

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University's Environmental Club has planned a week of activities to celebrate Earth Day 2008 and focus on ecological issues.

The week's activities start on April 21 at 8 a.m. with a hybrid car show outside the south entrance to the Shepherd Union Building. Representatives from local car dealerships will display high-efficiency vehicles that are environmentally friendly.

On April 22, club members will demonstrate how many of the contents in a typical trash container can be recycled. Presentations are planned for 9:45 a.m. at the east entrance of the Social Science Building and 11 a.m. near the south entrance to the Shepherd Union Building.

At 7 p.m. on April 23, there will be a screening of Leonardo DiCaprio's "The 11th Hour," a documentary that examines the state of the global environment.

The week's activities conclude with breakfast and a bike ride from the Browning Center for the Performing Arts to the Ogden FrontRunner station (2350 S. Wall Ave.) on April 26 starting at 7 a.m. The event is planned to correspond with the grand opening of Utah Transit Authority's commuter rail system that will begin operating that day.

Other activities include a recycling challenge on April 21 for WSU clubs and organizations, a tree planting ceremony at WSU on April 22, and a service project to clean portions of Skyline Drive on April 24.

All of the events are free, and the community is encouraged to attend. For more information, call 801-791-2054.

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Contact:
Chris Bentley, WSU student
801-791-2054 • christopherbentley@weber.edu
Author:
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu