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Campus, community invited to Earth Day Festival

Campus, community invited to Earth Day Festival
LSC-Kingwood invites everyone to its Earth Day Festival on April 19. Participants will have a chance to participate in the Tug-O-War Competition and other fun activities.

As the spring season continues and evolves into summer, people will enjoy various outdoor activities.

To raise more consciousness about the environment and ways that people can help protect it, Lone Star College-Kingwood invites the campus community and the public to its annual Earth Day Fair on April 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the Quad. This event is a student-led environmental awareness campaign sponsored by the Geology Rocks and the Environmentally Conscious Organization (ECO) clubs.

“This event was created by student organizations for them, their peers and the community to have a greater sense of environmental awareness in a celebratory fashion,” said Mikha Mitchell, professor, reference librarian and ECO Club advisor.

“The clubs and community groups have joined together to promote an appreciation for the world we live in,” said Cherith Letargo, geology professor and club advisor.

At the Earth Day Fair, clubs, community groups and attendees will participate in the Tug-O-War Competition. In addition to the spirited game, there will be other activities and information tables for participants. Representatives from Jessie H. James Park and Nature Reserve will have a presence at the event. Pizza will be served, while supplies last. Prizes will be given out to participants and students may get extra credit for attending the event.

“There is a growing urgency to find solutions to address climate change and global warming. The Earth Day Fair is a venue in which we can talk about how we can create a sustainable lifestyle both on campus and in the greater community,” Mitchell said. “We aim to create a culture where people enjoy the outdoors. Additionally, we hope that everyone will become mindful of how their lifestyle choices impact the environment.”

The Earth Day Fair is free. For more information, call 281-312-1468 or email Mikha.Mitchell@LoneStar.edu.

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For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Stephen C. Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.