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2011.04.19 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO Environmental Club to Celebrate Earth Day April 21

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Environmental Club will be celebrating Earth Day this week with a special community gathering at the Pep Bowl, located on campus next to Al Caniglia Field, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 21.

The public is encouraged, along with UNO students, faculty and staff, to visit the Pep Bowl during this time to meet with a dozen local organizations that have green projects or promote environmental stability.

Some of the participants at the event will include Green Street Cycles, the Sierra Club and the Nebraska Renewable Energy Association.

Family-friendly events will be included as part of Thursday’s event, including face painting, hula hooping and Frisbee-throwing. Food will not be provided but those attending are encouraged to bring a picnic.

The purpose of the event is to “engender sustainable partnerships throughout the community and provide a convenient venue for those interested in becoming more environmentally aware to do so” said Gillian Cromwell, president of the UNO Environmental Club.

The lower level of the parking structure behind Arts and Sciences Hall will be available to all those looking to park on campus for the event.

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