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Earth Week at Lourdes College, Sisters of St. Francis

Posted Apr 9th, 2010 by Jackie Koch  Category: Community Interest

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2010

Contact: Heather Hoffman
Media Coordinator/Writer
Phone: 419-824-3952
Email: hhoffman@lourdes.edu

Contact: Dale Thomas
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 419-824-3627
Email: dthomas@sistersosf.org

Lourdes College, Sisters of St. Francis celebrate Earth Week –
Nature experience, art show, water taste test and composting tutorial amongst many activities

Lourdes College and the Sisters of St. Francis are celebrating Earth Week with a packed list of activities aimed at shedding light on environmental issues. The Earth Week schedule includes:

Monday, April 19: Tap Water vs. Bottled Water Taste Test
Bottled water is both a popular product and a major contributor to pollution – filling landfills and burning up precious fossil fuels at an alarming rate. Is bottled water really better? Lourdes’ Tap Water vs. Bottled Water Taste Test will put participants to the challenge. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. by the Welcome Center located in McAlear Hall. Recycled biodegradable cups will be used for the challenge and facts about tap and bottled water will be presented at the testing station as well. Sylvania Franciscan Academy student Natalie Thompson will share her state-qualifying science project about water quality at 11:15a.m. and 1p.m.

Monday, April 19: Life Lab Nature Experience
Participants will experience nature up-close and personal in the Lourdes College Life Lab. Refreshments will be provided. Open to a maximum of 30 participants. To make a reservation, call 419-824-3691. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Learning Center Hall.

Tuesday, April 20: Sylvania Franciscan Academy Composting Display
Under the direction of Lourdes College, students at the Sylvania Franciscan Academy have conducted school-wide composting this year. Sylvania Franciscan Academy student Rachel Perzynski will share her state-qualifying science project about composting at 11:15 a.m. and 1p.m. in McAlear Hall.

Tuesday, April 20: Carbon Footprint Quiz and Green Pledge
Community members will also be invited to test their carbon footprints through a campus-wide quiz. Participants will then be invited to share their results – which will be tabulated and shared publically at the end of the week, where members of the community may sign up for the Lourdes College “pledge to be green.”

Tuesday, April 20: Prayer for Peace Holy Hour
The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania will lead a Prayer for Peace Holy Hour focusing on Mother Earth. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Queen of Peace Chapel.

Wednesday, April 21: Environmental Club Waste Audit Presentation
This spring, the Environmental Club student organization, led by advisors Jim Chamberlain, Biology Instructor, and Sr. Marya Czech, Assistant Professor of Biology, conducted a waste audit on Lourdes College. The group will share their results during a presentation held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. by the Welcome Center in McAlear Hall.

Wednesday, April 21: Life Lab Nature Experience
Participants will experience nature up-close and personal in the Lourdes College Life Lab. Refreshments will be provided. Open to a maximum of 30 participants. To make a reservation, call 419-824-3691. 3 to 4 p.m. in Learning Center Hall.

Thursday, April 22: Earth-aware Art Show & Auction
Orbis Ars, the art student organization of Lourdes College, will present a special exhibition of artwork made of recycled or reusable products. See what creative things can be made out of trash and throw a ways. All artwork displayed will be eco-friendly and/or will share a message of environmentalism. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in McAlear Hall.

Friday, April 23: Eco-friendly Meals
The Sylvania Franciscan Academy, the Sisters of St. Francis and the Rosary Care Center will host an eco-friendly vegetarian meal. Additionally, throughout the week Café Lourdes will be offering eco-friendly meal options on campus.

For information about any of the above activities, please contact Rebecca Alvarado, Chairperson for the Environmental Awareness Committee, at ralvarado@sistersosf.org.

Founded in Sylvania, Ohio in 1916, the Sisters of St. Francis live in the spirit of Francis of Assisi as joyful servants and messengers of peace, committed to work that gives reverence to human dignity, embraces the poor and marginalized, and respects the gift of creation. Sponsored ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis include Lourdes College and the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center, Franciscan Services Corporation health and human services organizations in Ohio, Kentucky and Texas and the Sylvania Franciscan Academy. For more information, go to www.sistersosf.org.

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