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Celebrate Earth Day 2010 with giveaways, trivia and discounts

Posted in NEWS on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

[Originally published by Vanderbilt News Service in MyVU]

Vanderbilt is celebrating Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, on Rand Terrace from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Correctly answer a trivia question about sustainability or guess how many aluminum cans are in a bale of recycling and win a 100 percent recycled, reusable shopping bag from VU’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO).

Learn about the Vanderbilt Eco-Dores program from current Eco-Dore students, who will be giving away recycling-branded T-shirts, hats and koozies, courtesy of Coca-Cola.

Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR) will also be distributing information about the environment.

Take advantage of a 10 percent discount* at the Vanderbilt Bookstore on all environmentally-friendly products purchased on Earth Day, including:

  • Lanyards made from recycled material
  • All coffee mugs, cups, and water bottles
  • All “World of Good” products
  • Items in the “Shop Sustainable” section
  • Elephant “poo” paper
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLS)
  • Brita water filter products

(*Discount cannot be used with any other discount.)

For information on the 9th Annual Nashville Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 17, at Centennial Park, visit http://www.nashvilleearthday.org/.

For more information on things you can do to celebrate Earth Day, visit http://www.epa.gov/earthday/.

For more information about Vanderbilt’s Earth Day celebration, contact SustainVU.

Media Contact: Ann Marie Deer Owens, (615) 322-NEWS

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