Earth Day slated at WVU-Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG – Earth Day will be observed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in the College Activities Center.

The event is sponsored by the college’s psychology club with support from Professor Rebecca Phillips. It is free and open to the public.

Participating are the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, West Virginia Division of Forestry, Parkersburg Recycling, WVU-Parkersburg and the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, which will provide information on sustaining and enjoying the environment and diversified agriculture and healthy eating. Representatives from Project WILD, West Virginia Birding and campus clubs also will provide information on Earth Day-related topics.

Hillbilly Engineering will collect and recycle unwanted electronics. Items that will be accepted include personal computers (towers), monitors and flat screens, laptops, printers, copiers, fax machines, projectors, handheld devices, electronic parts such as power supplies, circuit boards, hard drives, CD-roms and floppy drives, radios, DVD/VCR players, satellite boxes, cable boxes, small appliances, game systems, networking equipment, routers, modems, cell phones, digital cameras, ink/toner cartridges, battery backups, batteries and electric motors.

Televisions and large appliances, such as washers and dryers, will not be accepted.