UNK student sustainability group hosting trash cleanups, Frank Museum garden planting

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KEARNEY – UNK’s Sustainability Committee is involved with a number of April events meant to educate the community and create awareness about environmental sustainability.

The student group is partnering with Locke and Key Society for a trash cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 at Pioneer Park, 700 W. 21st St. in Kearney.

The committee will host its annual Garden Planting Day from 1-3 p.m. April 22 at the G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture, where it will plant vegetables and other produce.

Members will participate in the Great Nebraska Trash Off competition from 9-11 a.m. April 29 and clear litter from a section of U.S. Highway 30 in the Adopt a Highway program.

Sustainability is a comprehensive approach to managing the effects of global climate change. Creating a sustainable campus means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Community members who want to volunteer and join UNK students at any of the events can do so by contacting Erin Green, sustainability committee president, at 308.865.8825 or greenen@lopers.unk.edu

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Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454, gottulatm@unk.edu
Source: Kylee Meyer, Recreation Management, 308.530.2701, meyerkd2@lopers.unk.edu
Source: Erin Green, Sustainability Committee President, 308.865.8825, greenen@lopers.unk.edu

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