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Celebrating Earth Week at ESF

April 16-22, 2006

Before there was Earth Day, there was the College of Environmental Science and Forestry

(Syracuse) – Students at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will celebrate EARTH WEEK 2006 with events April 17-22 that include planting trees, guest speakers, discussion panels, an art show, a waste display, and a critical mass bicycle ride to encourage people to find alternatives to the single-passenger automobile.

“Earth Week 2006’s main focus is on ecosystems and how humans play an intricate role in the destruction and re-creation of our habitat,” said Chair Ashley Nichols, Westfield, Mass., a sophomore environmental science major.

Nichols explained, “Our Earth Week Committee wanted a program that was both fun and educational. That’s why we included a battle of the bands on Friday night so ESF musicians can show off their talent and we can have some fun.”

Earth Week was planned and organized by 17 people working in conjunction with ESF clubs and organizations.

“The big event of the week will be the critical mass bicycle ride on Saturday,” said Nichols. “We’re calling on all bike riders to join us starting at 10AM for a ride through the university hill community to encourage more people to bike, walk, skate, and or take the bus rather than drive.”

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Release No.60, April 13, 2006