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Oregon Tech Celebrates Earth Day with Fair, Activities

Apr 17, 2012
A full program of activities is scheduled for Earth Day at Oregon Institute of Technology for Friday, April 20th from 10:00 a.m.

A full program of activities is scheduled for Earth Day at Oregon Institute of Technology for Friday, April 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Oregon Tech College Union, first floor. The events are free and open to the public.

Learn more about the environment by visiting the Earth-friendly displays by Oregon Tech students, clubs, classes, and faculty members. Displays will include the Oregon Tech highway speed electric vehicle known as PEPE and the neighborhood electric vehicle, GEM, solar chicken coops, algae bioreactor – production apparatus, and many more.

Visit with members of the community engaged in preserving and improving our local ecosystem. The following organizations will staff a booth during the fair:

  • Klamath Sustainable Communities
  • Save Our Rural Lands
  • Oregon Tech Outdoor Program
  • Green & Sustainability-oriented Jobs, Oregon Tech Career Services
  • Klamath Outdoor Science School
  • Klmath Lake Land Trust
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • The Tiny House Movement
  • Rails to Trails
  • Oregon Tech Sustainability Club and Committee
  • Oregon Tech Library
  • Waste Management – Recycling and Composting Display
  • Associated Students of OIT
  • ASME – Mechanical Engineers Club
  • ASA – Sorority and Phi Delta Theta

Presenters for Earth Day 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.

Art works from the Recycled Art Show and Contest will be displayed on the second floor of the College Union. Participants in the show used everyday objects to create artworks that comment on environmentalism and social issues.

             

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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