Raising planet awareness can be fun and educational

(04-28-2009)

David Montgomery points out areas of interest to Angela Bedard during the EARTH Week bike tour of the Alamosa Ranch

Bike rides, juggling, and recycling contributed to the success of the second annual Adams State EARTH Week, from April 13 through April 18.

Over 100 people attended the variety/talent show, which included musical acts, juggling, film, dance, and poetry. Prizes went to Zach Burrell, first place; Dan Carver and Ian Helman, second place; Dr. Marjorie Herrington, third place; and Paul Kobe, Judges Choice. Dr. Frank Novotny, associate provost for Adams State College; Suzanne Shriber, SLV Ecosystem Council; and Dr. Jared Beeton, assistant professor of earth sciences, judged the show.

Throughout the week campus and community members enjoyed a bike tour of the Alamosa Ranch, hosted by David Montgomery; films, a concert, alternative energy speakers, and an opportunity to recycle electronics. The reduce/reuse/recycle garage sale netted nearly $300, benefitting the Environmental Action for Resources, Transportation and Health (EARTH) group.

Due to weather, the river clean-up was postponed and will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., Friday, May 1; and the very fun 5K was rescheduled until 9:30 a.m., with a 9 a.m. registration time, Saturday May 2. Cost for the 5K is $5 and includes a t-shirt, breakfast, and a chance to win over $100 in prizes.

By Linda Relyea