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 Earth Day celebration at NWTC


 Rodee Schneider


Northeast Wisconsin 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

Student Commons

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 Commons.

  • 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.