UNCG Campus Weekly

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The Bus Stops Here

041410Feature2_HEATThe campus’ Earth Day celebration is Thursday, April 22. In the days leading up to it, we’ll have a Campus Commute Challenge.

In this challenge, faculty, staff and students can learn about conserving their finances, helping the environment and winning prizes by pledging to try a form of sustainable transportation – such as bike, bus, carpool or walking – at least once this semester. You may pledge online at http://partnc.org/challenge.html. Or you can pledge during one of the events listed below.

– Wednesday, 4/14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Walker Avenue Circle transit hub bus stop
– Thursday, 4/15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Walker Avenue Circle transit hub bus stop (free ice cream sandwiches this day)
– Tuesday, 4/20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Walker Avenue Circle transit hub bus stop
– Wednesday, 4/21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Walker Avenue Circle transit hub bus stop
– Thursday, 4/22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Earth Day Celebration at Foust Park

In exchange for your pledge to drive less, receive a free tote bag and two Piedmont Area Regional Transit (PART) Express bus passes – plus your name will be entered in a drawing for an I-Pod, gift certificates and other prizes. For more information, email parking@uncg.edu.

Note that on Thursday, April 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Greensboro Transit Authority will be giving away free ice cream sandwiches at the Walker Avenue Circle transit hub bus stop Thursday, April 15, in appreciation for all the rides taken on HEAT and GTA this year.

Earth Day Celebration:

Stop by Foust Park Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., for an Earth Day Celebration and learn more about sustainability at UNCG. Free bike repair clinic, free prizes, free entertainment, a tree planting and lots of fun will be on tap.

This year’s celebration is sponsored by the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling. There will be live music and community vendors on this 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day.

Afternoon and evening activities at the Weatherspoon include ArtCan! food drive and sculpture competition; a farmers’ market with live old-time string music; and the sustainability film “Fresh.”

A full schedule of the day’s – and evening’s – events is here.

For more details, including information about the Peabody Park cleanup, email earthday2010uncg@gmail.com.