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University of Central Oklahoma hosts Earth Day events

Earth Day events planned at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond include a free fair, a movie and more.
BY SARAH HUSSAIN Modified: April 16, 2013 at 10:34 pm •  Published: April 17, 2013

Tim Tillman, Earth Day Committee chairman and sustainability coordinator, is expecting a large amount of student traffic through the center.

There will be about 44 booths set up, one of which will be for visitors to make environmentally friendly crafts such as coasters and wind chimes.

At 8 p.m., Campus Activities will host Plunkett Past Dark, an evening filled with crafts, inflatables, music and more.

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, there will be a free screening of the documentary “Switch” in Constitution Hall in the Nigh Center. “Switch” is an educational film about ways energy can be used more efficiently.

All events are open to the public.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of important issues that affect our shared resources and to create an educational opportunity for Central community members,” Tillman said. “My hope is that those who attend our events will be exposed to environmental, economic, and social justice aspects of sustainability and leave with a greater understanding of these issues.”