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Go green at our first-ever “GEAC week”

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Go green at our first-ever “GEAC week”

By Stephanie Caffall

Thatcher, AZ—EAC will celebrate “America Recycles Day” with the kick-off of it’s first-ever GEAC (Green Eastern Arizona College) Week on Monday, November 15, 2010. The celebration will continue through Thursday, November 18.

The week’s events are sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa and EAC’s Faculty Association and include a list of activities and events to highlight the environmental efforts of EAC.

GEAC Week comes as a result of a grant awarded to the College by Freeport McMoran Inc. and the Graham County Community Investment Fund to implement a recycling program on campus. A requirement of the grant was the inclusion of an educational component to educate the community and EAC’s campus about environmental issues, specifically recycling.

“Included in the grant’s budget is money to bring speakers to campus to educate and inform the campus community,” says Tonka Curtis, co-advisor for Phi Theta Kappa.

Activities during GEAC Week include:

Monday, November 15

Desert Trash Photo Documentary. EAC photography students went “on location” to document the amount of desert trash in the area. Their photographs will be displayed in the lobby of EAC Activities Center through the end of the month.

Tuesday, November 16

Thatcher Desert Clean-Up. Participants need to bring work gloves and wear work clothes. The group will meet at 3 p.m. in the lobby of EAC Activities Center.

Wednesday, November 17

Cell Phone Recycling Drive. Cartridges for Kids/Faculty Association Competition. Old cell phone collection competition between faculty divisions. Students, faculty, and staff please deposit used cell phones in the Cartridge for Kids boxes with the division secretaries. Competition begins Monday, November 15, and ends at 3 p.m. on

Wednesday, November 17.

Thursday, November 18

Garbalogy 101, by EAC instructor David Morris. Lee Little Theater - 10-11 a.m. for Thatcher Elementary Students; Noon-1 p.m. for GEAR UP students. Also on Thursday, the $100 cash prize will be awarded to EAC Graphic Design student Steven Garcia for the GEAC logo design competition. –30–