Auburn celebrates Earth Week

Auburn, Ala. - The 5th Annual City of Auburn Earth Week is currently being celebrated this week, April 7 - 11. Various departments and organizations throughout the City are hosting activities for citizens of all ages to enjoy. The following events will take place during the City of Auburn Earth Week: Thursday & Friday, April 10 & 11: Auburn City school second graders will enjoy several Earth Week related activities at Kiesel Park. The program will start at 8:50 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. Students will participate in a variety of workshops and projects, including a recycling demonstration by the City of Auburn Environmental Services Department and a watershed model demonstration by the City of Auburn Water Resource Management Department. The Auburn Tree Commission will present a demonstration on the importance of trees and the Lee County Soil and Water Conservation District will present an earthscape program. Students will also create an art project focusing on sustainability and environmentally-friendly, or green, architecture. Sunday, April 13: The Auburn Community Orchestra will host a free Earth Week concert at the Kiesel Park pavilion Sunday, April 13 from 4 - 5 p.m.

The City of Auburn would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting Earth Week 2008: Weston, Waste Management, Civil Design and Consulting, Inc., Sustainability Initiative – Auburn University, NRCS - National Resources Conservation Service, and Master Graphics. Without your support, these events would not be possible.

In conjunction with Earth Week, the Environmental Services Department will host the 6th Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Environmental Services Complex.

For more information about the City of Auburn’s Earth Week, please call Auburn Parks & Recreation at 334-501-2930.