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Students Help Community During Earth Week

APRIL 7, 2006--UW-RF students are coming together to help the community and to bring awareness about environmental issues during Earth Week, April 16 - 24.

To celebrate Earth Day, the Earth Consciousness Organization at UW-RF is conducting a "Drive to Not Drive" event on April 19. The group is encouraging students, faculty and community members to take alternative means of transportation on this day. On the day of the event, anyone participating in the "Drive to Not Drive" is welcomed to go to the Hagestad Student Center lawn on campus for free breakfast (first-come, first-served) and to register for prizes, including include T-shirts, CDs and gift certificates to local businesses. ECO is currently working with Great Rivers Transit to offer no-cost community bus service for Twin Cities commuters. For more information on the event, contact Paul Erdman, ECO vice-president at or call 715-425-8637. The student-run ECO club meets each Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Student Center.

The UW-RF Student Leadership Center is planning a Volunteer Day to help clean-up the community on Earth Day, April 22. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers will receive free breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt. Volunteers will help clean up grounds around public areas, on campus, state parks, as well local organizations, including Growing Kids Christian Day Care, Lutheran Home Nursing Home, REM Wisconsin, Turning Point and others. For more information or to register go to

Other events during Earth Week and sponsored by the ECO club will help create awareness of the environment, including tree planting and clean-up of South Fork. Plant and Earth Science Professor Robert Baker will speak about global climate change on April 20 at 4 p.m. in the Regent’s Room of the Student Center. For more information contact the leadership center at 715-425-4911


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