DAYTONA BEACH, FL (April 16, 2012) - To inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment, Daytona State College's Division of  Library and Academic Student Services has teamed up with Co-Curricular Activities and the Environmental and Animal Welfare Club to celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open to all, the Earth Day 2012 Celebration will be held on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus at various locations: Baker Academic Support Center (bldg. 500), ECHO Plaza and the adjacent landing that was recently dedicated by Daytona State President Carol Eaton.
With fun and informative activities about green living, conservation, sustainability and caring for Mother Earth in general, the event features carbon footprint calculators, a local water taste test, an upcycled and repurposed bottle cap Earth Day-themed button-making station and information about the benefits of farmers’ markets.
Co-Curricular Activities will be on hand to educate visitors about the college’s recycling program and where receptacles are located to recycle plastic bottles, cans and paper. With proceeds benefiting the Environmental and Animal Welfare Club’s “plant-a-seed” activity, visitors can purchase a reusable mug and support a campus-wide effort to reduce use of disposable cups.
Prior to this event, a cigarette butt clean-up activity will be held on Thursday, April 19, and the results will be on display.
For more information about the Earth Day 2012 Celebration, call (386) 506-3995, or for more information about the college’s green initiatives visit