News Release

Published on Friday, April 09, 2010

As a partner in Earth Week La Crosse 2010, Western Technical College will be hosting several special events the week of April 19-24. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 19, Western will kick-off the week with Horticulture Club students planting a tree on the La Crosse main campus. The event will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the courtyard between the Academic Resource Center and the Applied Technology Center. Western’s Parent Child Care Center children will be in attendance.

Tuesday, April 20, a Fresh & Local Foods event will be held at the Lunda Center, from 1:30-2:45 p.m. There will be organic food sampling and a panel of organic farmers representing local Consumer Supported Agriculture.

On Wednesday, April 21, from 2:35-4:35 p.m., Environmental Issues course students will have a “Cap it Forward” drive, by actively encouraging passersby to recycle. Recycling stations will be set up around the main campus.

Thursday, April 22, 12:00-5:00 p.m., the Tobacco-Free Work Group will conduct a cigarette butt clean up of the main campus.

Also on Thursday, Western will hold a Dumpster Dive from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the courtyard between the Academic Resource Center and the Applied Technology Center. College President Lee Rasch and Student Government President Tim Hyma will sift through a college dumpster in search of recyclables.

Friday, April 23, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the public is welcome to join Western staff and students on a Marsh Walk for Wellness. The group will meet in the Cleary Courtyard between the Kumm Center and the Lunda Center.

Saturday, April 24, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., the Green Expo hosted by LEWC will be held at Western’s Lunda Center. The event will feature “green homes” and “green transportation” vendors, informational booths, and workshops. Admission is free.

For more information about these events or about other sustainability efforts at Western, visit or contact Shannon Havlik at 608.789.4733. For details on Earth Week La Crosse 2010, visit