Texas Tech Announces Events for Arbor Day Celebration

A series of events will promote environmental awareness and sustainable practices.

Written by Cory Chandler

Texas Tech University announces a series of events held in conjunction with community partners to promote environmental awareness and sustainable practices.

Texas Tech agriculture, architecture and engineering faculty will speak during sessions of the Second Annual Spring into Green Conference hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – West Texas Branch.

The conference takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 20 at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (511 Ave. K).  Registration fees are $50 for USGBC members and $65 for non-members. Students get in free with a student ID. Register via E-mail atwesttexasbranch@usgbcnorthtexas.org.

Texas Tech launches its week-long Arbor Day celebration April 26 with an alternative transportation day sponsored by USGBC. Activities continue with a water energy conservation day on April 27 and recycling day on April 28.

On April 30, Texas Tech continues its annual Arbor Day tradition. Students get free food and T-shirts from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Memorial Circle. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of the Paving the Way to Student Success Scholarship Sidewalk begins at 11:15 a.m. Dallas band Champa will provide live music from 11:50 a.m. - 12: 50 p.m., when an award ceremony for student organizations begins. Planting takes place from 1:20-3 p.m.

For a full schedule of activities, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/sub/StudentActivities/TAB/ArborDay/Index.php

CONTACT: Jana Vise, assistant director, Student Union and Activities Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3636 or jana.vise@ttu.edu.