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Franklin College hosting Earth Day-related events


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Franklin College will conduct events around conserving and recycling to celebrate Earth Day.

On April 22, Michelle Dennis, a member of the environmental technical staff at Subaru Indiana Automotive Inc. in Lafayette, will speak during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Henderson Conference Room in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts.

Dennis will speak about Subaru’s zero-landfill policy. She also will discuss how recycling can lead to financial savings and reuse of materials. Her lecture will be accompanied by a luncheon.

The luncheon is $10 for the general public. The cost is reduced to $5 for Franklin College alumni, faculty, staff and current students. Those planning to attend should RSVP to 738-8185.

On April 23, a representative from The Nature Conservancy will speak about methods of conserving land and water resources in Indiana and worldwide. This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Branigin Room West of the Napolitan Student Center.

On April 27, Franklin College faculty members and students will assist with a tree-planting event at the Franklin Urban Forest southwest of campus. College representatives will help plant about 170 saplings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Throughout the week, Franklin College students will be able to participate in other on-campus activities to encourage saving electricity, recycling and other green endeavors.

Information: 738-8185

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