Celebrate Think Green Week April 18-22

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The construction along Skiles Walkway has done little to dampen the enthusiasm of the Georgia Tech Earth Day committee, which has relocated the springtime event to the Instructional Center Lawn — while retaining all of the events and activities that have made it a campus tradition.  

Among the largest Earth Day events in the Southeast, the 14th annual event on April 22 is free and open to the public.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., attendees can learn about the environment and what they can do to increase a sustainable lifestyle through eco-friendly giveaways, recycling opportunities, an office supply and clothing exchange and more than 70 exhibitors.

Other activities include e-waste recycling, where collectors will accept old electronics, cell phones and toner cartridges; the third-annual Clothing Swap; and the popular Earth Day Maze, which earns participants a commemorative T-shirt.

Preceding the Friday event is Think Green Week, from Monday, April 18, to Thursday, April 21, which will feature the following events:

  • April 18: “Bag It,” a documentary exploring the life cycle of the ubiquitous plastic bag, at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Theater
  • April 19: a book discussion and author signing for “Ents, Elves and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien” at 5 p.m. in the Student Center Commons
  • April 20: an outdoor screening of the documentary “Crude: The Real Price of Oil” at 8 p.m. on the Instructional Center Lawn
  • April 21: an eco-fashion show, Throwaway Runway, at 11 a.m. in Tech Rec



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  • Created By:Amelia Pavlik
  • Created:04/08/2011
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016