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Earth Day Activities Return to Oregon Tech and Around Klamath Falls

Apr 14, 2011
A full program of activities is scheduled for Earth Day at Oregon Institute of Technology for Friday, April 22nd. The events are free and open

A full program of activities is scheduled for Earth Day at Oregon Institute of Technology for Friday, April 22nd. The events are free and open to the public.

The Oregon Tech Earth Day Fair takes place from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the College Union, first floor. Visit with members of the community engaged in preserving and improving our local ecosystem. Presenters include: Klamath Sustainable Communities; Rails to Trails; Precision Structural Engineering; The Small House Society; The Tiny House Movement; and many others. Oregon Tech departments and clubs will also attend with pertinent information including the Oregon Tech Library with books and videos on green living and sustainability; the Sustainability Club; the Renewable Energy Engineering Club; and Engineers Without Borders. There will also be information and presentations on green jobs and careers.

The Recycled Art Show and Contest will be on display on the second floor of the College Union. Come see how students from kindergarten through college age as well as the general public use every day objects to create works of art. Vote for your favorite entries. Judging for the art will take place from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. and the awards will be announced between 3:00 –4:00 p.m.

The Klamath County Library will present a free screening of the documentary Bag It in celebration of Earth Week on Wed., April 20, at 6:30 p.m. The screening is co-sponsored by Klamath Sustainable Communities.

Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb’s journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? What he learns quickly grows far beyond plastic bags.

While Bag It is a film that deals with a serious subject, the film’s tone and mood is kept light to keep audiences engaged and entertained.

For more information, please call 541-882-8894 or visit the library website at: www.klamathlibrary.plinkit.org.

About Oregon Tech

Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven institutions in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communications and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech’s main campus is in Klamath Falls; other sites are located in Portland, La Grande and Seattle. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.


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