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Central Community College campuses set to celebrate Earth Week

Central Community College campuses to celebrate Earth Week (NTV News)

Colleges and universities are finding ways to make the environment and sustainability a part of their schools.

All three Central Community College campuses will be holding events for earth week, including the Kearney center who will also be participating for the first time.

The environmental sustainability director for CCC's Kearney center said Earth Day started at colleges and universities as a movement. They wanted to bring the same thing to Nebraska by highlighting some of the great tools the center and each campus has.

The events include a beehive demonstration, a tour of the Aurora Wastewater Treatment Plant, featured speakers, a Pawnee Nation celebration and dinner, as well as a live bird capture.

"Just awareness and education of what we have going on in central Nebraska and at our campuses that maybe even students or staff were not aware of in the past," said CCC Environmental Sustainability Director Benjamin Newton.

"We're very connected to the community. The community is super important to us so we really want to connect our sustainability efforts into the community so that everyone is aware of them and knows how they can participate and get involved," said CCC Environmental Sustainability Manager Olivia Whittaker.

Most of the events are free of charge and open to community members and students of all ages. Details for the events can be found here.

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