UW-Rock County to host Earth Day festival

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

JANESVILLE —UW-Rock County will host an Earth Day festival Tuesday, April 22, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. with a showing of the film "Wall-E" at 6:30 p.m. in Williams Hall.

The family-friendly event will feature environmentally themed booths and exhibits from student clubs and local organizations, according to a written release.

Outdoor activities sponsored by student organizations are planned weather permitting, according to the release.

Participants are also encouraged to bring old running shoes for recycling. Free organic popcorn donated by Basics Cooperative Natural Foods will be available while supplies last, according to the release.

The events will be held on campus at 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville.

Scheduled to participate in the festival are Hoo's Woods, Welty Environmental Center, Fine Feathered Friends Sanctuary, Full Spectrum Solar, UW Extension Horticulture Education, Rock County Health Department, Children are the Hope, Virent, Rock County Trail Coalition and Green Rock Audubon Society, according to the release.

The festival and movie are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Krissy Weisgerber at 608-758-6565 ext. 733 or kristina.weisgerber@uwc.edu.

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