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Chief of Staff
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1065
Fax:     (239) 590-1066
Email:  apacheco@fgcu.edu

 

 

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FGCU Students Participate in Worldwide 350.org Global Work Party
10/5/2010

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University students will be "getting to work" 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Oct. 10 to participate in 350.org’s Global Work Party. Students, faculty, and staff will meet in front of FGCU's library to plant 350 trees and aquatic plants as an instrument in offsetting carbon on their campus.

Students are uniting with others worldwide on 10/10/10 to let politicians know there is a demand for attention to the climate crisis.

Other activities include constructing bat and bird houses as well as alligator basking platforms in an effort to raise awareness about campus wildlife. FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw will participate in the activities.

Representatives from Southern Energy Network will be present to inform participants about upcoming Congressional elections and the environmental implications.

The local chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society has donated 50 trees for the event.

Anyone interested in participating in FGCU's 350.org Global Work Party should contact Tanheya Small at tnsmall@eagle.fgcu.edu.

For more information, media representatives should contact Annette L. Snapp, University Colloquium coordinator at (239) 590-7588.

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