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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Media Contact: Traci Peterson, Office:817-272-9208, Cell:817-521-5494, tpeterso@uta.edu

Compostable lunches, e-waste recycling and a popular plant giveaway are among the activities planned for UT Arlington’s Earth Day Celebration at 11 a.m. Wednesday on the University Center Mall.

Earth Day photo

Students trade recyclables for plants at a previous Earth Day celebration.

The Office of Sustainability hosts the celebration. The office has helped launch several initiatives in recent years – including a bike rental program, low-cost car sharing and water bottle filling stations. The UT Arlington campus has also undergone millions of dollars in energy-efficiency upgrades in recent years and installed electric car charging stations.

“Earth Day is a great time to see students’ enthusiasm for incorporating more sustainable options into their lives,” said Meghna Tare, director of the Office of Sustainability. “At UT Arlington, we are demonstrating everyday that embracing sustainability can be cost-effective while benefiting the community.”

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of nearly 33,500 students in the heart of North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.

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