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College Hosts Earth/International Day Event



College Hosts Earth/International Day Event

April 5, 2006 - Earth/International Day at Collin County Community College District (Collin) will be a global affair.

The second annual event is scheduled from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, at the Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Boulevard, Frisco. Earth/International Day events are free and open to the public.

David and Christy Ilfrey, co-owners of www.nativedave.com, will present Plants that Help to Save the World inside the Event Center at 11 a.m. The Ilfreys Plano-based design business personalizes eco-friendly gardens.

At 1 p.m., Collin environmental science professor Elaine Hanford will moderate a student and faculty panel discussion titled "Pop Goes the World." An Earth Day proclamation will be read at noon.

Exhibits available will include food, music, art and more from around the world. Attendees will be able to create their own mini-garden, plant giveaways with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity, an Ubuntu art exhibit, Segway demonstrations and rides, hybrid cars and raffle prices.

For more information, contact Earth/International Day chair Dr. Sukanya Subramanian at ssubramanian@collin.edu or call 972.377.1583.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.