Weatherford College will celebrate Earth Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, at the Kramer Flag Plaza.
There will be several community and college groups present at the event promoting individual responsibility to sustaining our planet. Groups scheduled to be present include the City of Weatherford Recycling, Parker County 4H, Parker County Master Gardeners, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Native Plant Society, Fort Worth Sierra Club, Master Naturalists, Fort Worth Nature Center and the Hood County Clean Air Coalition.
WC environmental biology students will also promote their ideas on how to make Weatherford College a greener campus.
“My students have been working all semester on identifying aspects of our local and global environment that we have the ability to positively and negatively impact,” said Associate Professor of Natural Sciences Allison Stamatis. “They have creatively come up with solutions for how we might reduce our everyday impact on the Earth, and these practical solutions are also very easy for many of us to implement in our daily lives.”
In preparation for Earth Day, there are containers located around campus for plastic water bottle collection. All bottles collected in the two weeks leading up to the Earth Day celebration will be displayed at the event to show how much plastic is consumed on the WC campus in a short period of time.
Should bad weather be forecasted for Earth Day, all events will be moved into the lobby of the Academic Building.
For more information on Earth Day activities at Weatherford College, contact Stamatis at 817-598-6230.