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posted: 4/18/2013 11:05 AM

Waubonsee celebrates Earth Day with activities

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Waubonsee Community College is celebrating Earth Week April 22-26 with a variety of free activities at its Sugar Grove campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

Danielle DuCharme, assistant professor of biology, kicks off the week's festivities at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, with her presentation "Biodiversity -- Can't Live With It and Can't Live Without It." The event will take place in the Academic and Professional Center on the north side of campus.

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Nate Sumner, operations manager at Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, will discuss local food at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Room 150 of Bodie Hall.

Bodie Hall is also the site of a "green" careers panel discussion at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24. Professionals from the community gardening, green building and sustainable landscaping industries will discuss their career paths and current jobs.

To mark Arbor Day Friday, April 26, the college will host a tree planting between the Student Center and Bodie Hall on the south side of campus at 11 a.m. All participants will learn best tree planting practices, and the first 50 will receive their own tree to plant at home.

For more information or to reserve your spot at one of these free events, call Waubonsee's Center for Sustainability at (630) 466-7900, ext. 2356, or email sustainability@waubonsee.edu.

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