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Collin Brings Out the Faces of the World at Earth Day Event


March 23, 2005 -- Attendees of the Collin County Community College District (Collin) Earth/International Day will get a taste of the world.

The event is scheduled from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 20 at the Preston Ridge quadrangle, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

The day’s theme is “One World, Many Faces” with the mission of educating the Collin students and community about the world around them and how everyone plays a part in environmental awareness and preservation, and highlighting the  innovations, progress, culture and customs from around the world. 

Activities planned include a presentation on green products by a leading expert, a panel discussion on global water resources titled “Ten Thirsty Children.” and an Honors Institute seminar titled “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” all at the campus library.

Attendees can try their hand at World Jeopardy for prizes, buy plants benefiting the victims of the tsunami in Asia, view an enviroscape model by the city of Plano, take a trip on a Segway or check out the hybrid cars that will be on display. Other activities include ethnic food vendors, exhibits from around the world and an enormous balloon in the shape of a globe.

For more information, contact Earth/International Day Coordinator Dr. Sukanya Subramanian at 972.377.1583 or e-mail at

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.