Week filled with chances to 'Go Green'

Monday, April 20, 2009

The DePauw Environmental Club will be teaming up with the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department and offering some "Go Green! Week" programs in recognition of Earth Week and Arbor Day from today through Friday. These events are open to the public and are available on a drop-in basis.

Today there will be the "Create Your Own Canvas Bag." As an alternative to plastic and/or paper bags, create your own reusable canvas bag. This program will be held at Robe Ann Park Shelter 2 from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

On Tuesday, the "Community Recycling Sculpture Build" will take place and as a group, interested people can come together to create a sculpture made entirely from recycled materials. This program will take place at Robe Ann Park Band Shell from 5 to 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, there will be the "Recycling Races" and teams can compete to see who can sort materials into appropriate categories. This event will also take place at Robe Ann Park Band Shell from 5 to 7 p.m.

On Thursday, it will be the "Earth Art Contest" where artists can submit works of art created entirely from items occurring naturally. This program will take place at City Hall from 4 to 6 p.m.

Lastly, on Friday, in recognition of National Alternative Transportation Day, the Parks and Recreation Department as well as DePauw Environmental Club would like to invite everybody to ride their bikes and walk if possible as an alternative to using cars.

For more information in regards to these or any other program, contact Parks and Recreation Director Rod Weinschenk at 653-3395 or


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