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Wilbur Wright College 2016 Earth Day event


On Thursday, April 21, Wilbur Wright College in Chicago held its 16th annual Earth Day event. Nearly 400 students, staff, and faculty visited 26 exhibits and presentations, which this year included a voter registration table with a list of candidate environmental policies and an air quality action day table.

In addition, there were screenings of two water conservation films, and a tree planting ceremony (three Bur Oak saplings – Wright is an Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus®) officiated by Wright President, Dr. David Potash.

Presentations hosted by students from the Environmental Club (water conservation), the Science & Technology Club (wind turbines), American Chemical Society Club (renewables), and Pre-pharmacy Club (pharmaceutical waste disposal) were well attended. Also very popular were outside exhibitors Elevate Energy and Vegan Outreach.

Earth Day is the capstone program each year for the Student-led Wright Environmental Club, and this year’s event won two awards, for educational programming and community building, from their peers in the Student Government Association.