HCC to Hold Earth Day Celebration

By Haywood Community College | Apr 16, 2014

Haywood Community College will hold an Earth Day celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the creative arts building. The festivities will consist of a student recycled art contest, exhibit booths, mini workshops and more.

The Recycled Art Contest will be held in the Mary Cornwell Gallery. Award winners will be announced at 1 p.m. Artwork will remain on display through April 26.

The following booths will be on display in the creative arts building courtyard: Audubon Society, Clean Water for N.C., Clean Air Campaign, Haywood Beekeepers, HCC Technology Club, HCC Learning Support Services and Bicycle Haywood N.C.

Mini workshops will be held in Room 7105. HCC horticulture instructor George Thomas will give a presentation on composting from noon to 12:30 p.m. Eric Romaniszyn will give a presentation on water quality issues and solutions from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Several other activities are scheduled throughout the day. Rita Wilson, HCC director of the Regional Center for the Advancement of Children, will hold a children’s reading of two of Dr. Seuss’ Books, "The Lorax" and "The Butter Battle Book" from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Randy Siske will give a presentation on recycling and alternative energy in Haywood County from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. "The 11th Hour" documentary will be shown from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sara Martin, HCC biology instructor, will lead a trash clean up on campus and along Jones Cove Creek. At 3 p.m., HCC President Dr. Barbara Parker will lead a tree planting in the courtyard.

For more information about HCC’s Earth Day celebration, call 565-4177.