Earth Awareness Day Coming South Suburban College April 28th

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Sustainability Committee is pleased to announce its 5th annual Earth Awareness Day to be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Main Campus in South Holland. All of the Earth Awareness Day presentations and activities are completely free of charge and open to the public.

The Cook County Environmental Control will also be hosting a prescription drug take-back throughout the day in the Atrium (including: liquids, inhalers and mercury thermometers; excluding: controlled substances, needles and syringes), and there will be an e-waste collection for used electronics and computers conducted by the Keeling Family Foundation and the VetTech.US Program.

The Earth Awareness Day presentation schedule is as follows:

9:30 a.m. Sustainability: What Sand Ridge Center has to Offer

11:00 a.m. The Tim Heppner Artist Studio

12:30 p.m. Growing Minds, Shrinking Runoff: Rain Gardens at SSC

2:00 p.m. AFT Speaker: Bluegreen Alliance

The Sustainability Committee was established in 2011 to coordinate SSC’s efforts in sustainability leadership within its community, and has adopted the following vision statement:

South Suburban College strives to be a leader in sustainability efforts. This mission is achieved in several ways. College initiatives include, but are not limited to, renovating College buildings for energy efficiency, purchasing a percentage of renewable energy and eco-friendly products, encouraging campus programs that incorporate reducing, reusing and recycling, providing contemporary training for the green economy and supplying sustainability information and forums to the College district. Our most important goal is to educate our staff and students to practice environmental stewardship at home and in the community.

SSC’s Main Campus is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois. For more information, please call (708) 210-5757.