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ATC to Host Earth Day Sustainability Expo

Aiken Technical College will host an Earth Day Sustainability Expo on Wednesday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Activities Center gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public.

“The purpose of the event is to educate the community on sustainability, raise awareness of resources and practices they can use at work or at home to conserve resources, protect the environment, and get involved,” said Jill Uhler, chair of the ATC Green Team, the organizers for the event. The team is a committee of ATC employees and students aiming to increase awareness about sustainability and recycling both on and off campus.

The event will kick off with a panel of speakers, including:

  • Kent Cubbage, biology sciences instructor, Aiken Technical College; topic: "Blown Away: Is Wind Energy Right for S.C.?"
  • Nathan Dawson, deputy state procurement officer, SC Procurement Services; topic, "Green Purchasing"
  • Elise Fox, fellow engineer, Savannah River National Laboratory; topic, "Solar in the Southeast"
  • Chantal Fryer, senior manager of recycling market development, SC Department of Commerce; topic, "Recycling Market Development in SC"
  • Adah Gorton, office of solid waste reduction and recycling, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control; topic, "Best Practices in Recycling"

The expo’s exhibits will open following the panel discussion and will include information, recyclable crafts, giveaways and more. Participating exhibitors include:

  • Aiken County/Keep Aiken County Beautiful
  • ATC Green Team
  • Audubon Silver Bluff Sanctuary
  • Bridgestone
  • City of North Augusta
  • Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness
  • Dominion Energy/SCE&G
  • Green Energy Biofuel
  • KAMO
  • MTU America
  • Savannah Riverkeeper
  • Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Savannah River Site
  • Savannah River Site Watch
  • SC Department of Commerce
  • SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • SC Procurement Services
  • Xerox/CSRA Document Solutions

Free lunch will be provided (first-come, first serve) starting at 11:30 a.m.

This event is funded in part through a grant from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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