FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395, RPenny@uwb.edu
BOTHELL, Wash. – Students at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College are inviting the public to join them on April 21 to observe Earth Day.
The daylong event was created by a group of students representing Cascadia and UW Bothell. Both schools place a significant emphasis on environmental studies and sustainability, and share a campus situated next to one of the region’s most successful wetlands restoration projects.
Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. visitors will be able to volunteer to remove invasive plant species from the wetlands, check out displays of electric and hybrid vehicles, meet with representatives from several environmentally focused community organizations, or hear a variety of speakers discussing Earth Day related topics. Additionally, one day’s worth of garbage will be on display to demonstrate the amount of waste generated by the campus, and to show what can be composted or recycled.
The event will also include food, poetry, and movies. For a complete list of activities, visit www.uwb.edu. For more information, please see the schedule of events:Earth-Day-Celebration-Brochure.pdf.
About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.
About Cascadia Community College: Cascadia serves more than 5,000 students every year. Cascadia has gained a national reputation for its innovative programs in network and programming technologies, as well as its environmental technologies. Cascadia also boasts the highest transfer rate to 4-year colleges in the state.