Technical College celebrates Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22 with several events
promoting and demonstrating environmentalism on campus.
Earth Day Spring Picnic & “Pass the Baton” Awards
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- NWTC Student Involvement
hosts an Earth Day Spring Picnic with free food for students, an environmental
award ceremony, and live entertainment from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student
- At 12:00 p.m., students from
the NWTC Energy and Conservation Club will present the first ever Pass the
Baton awards. The awards recognize the positive efforts made by community environmental leaders
working to pass on a better world to future generations. This year’s awards go
to Randy Rake, chair of De Pere's
sustainability committee, Lynn Walter, founding director of the UW-Green Bay
Center for Food in Community and Culture and New Leaf Market board president,
and Jodi Arndt, environmental lawyer.
- The NWTC Energy and
Conservation Club will also be exchanging incandescent bulbs for new energy efficient
varieties. New bulbs will also be available for purchase.
Ground Breaking for Mason Street Solar Power Project*
Mason St. & E. Campus Dr.
7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- At 7 a.m., a
crew will begin breaking ground on the corner of Mason St.
and E. Campus Dr. for the Mason Street Photovoltaic (PV) Project. Concrete for the foundation expects
to be laid at approximately 12 p.m. The new project will include five nearly 20
foot tall Solar Flairs, each resembling a flower. Once completed, the ‘ solar
garden’ will provide power to the NWTC campus.
*No official celebration is planned for the ground breaking.