News Release

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

As a partner in Earth Week La Crosse 2011, Western Technical College will be hosting several special events the week of April 18-22. All events are free and open to the public.

On Monday, April 18, Western’s Butt Crew will kick-off the week by cleaning up cigarette butts and other waste on Western’s main campus. Clean-up will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue through 5:00 p.m.

Later that morning, College President Lee Rasch and Vice President Mike Pieper will participate in the annual Dumpster Dive, from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the courtyard between the Academic Resource Center and the Applied Technology Center. Their mission will be to sift through a college dumpster in search of recyclables.

Tuesday, April 19, a Fresh & Local Foods event will be held at the Lunda Center, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The film “Fresh” will be shown, followed by a discussion with local farmers and representatives from the People’s Food Co-op.

Also on Tuesday, Western staff and faculty will lead a Marsh Run/Walk starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Welcome Center.

Wednesday, April 20, everyone is asked to wear green in support of agriculture and the environment. Events for the day include Shred Fest from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., where Shred Right will be on site offering shredding services for confidential files. At Noon, another Marsh Walk group will leave from the Welcome Center.

Thursday, April 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Landscape Horticulture Club students will be planting trees on the La Crosse main campus as a kick-off to the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA. At 11:30 a.m., the final Marsh Walk will leave from the Welcome Center.

For more information about these events or about other sustainability efforts at Western, visit www.westerntc.edu/green or contact Shannon Havlik at 608.789.4733. For details on Earth Week La Crosse 2011, visit www.greenlacrosse.com.