Photo caption: Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Columbia State President Dr. Janet F. Smith gather at the Williamson County Campus to celebrate Columbia State's sustainable practices on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day - April 22, 2010.
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On April 22, 2010, Columbia State Community College held five events simultaneously. One event at each of the College's five campus locations from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. honoring the College's achievements and commitments towards sustainable business practices. The events occurred on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, which made the occasion all the more special.
Below: At Columbia State Community College’s Go Green event, Mayor Dean Dickey proclaimed Thursday, April 22, 2010, "Columbia State Community College Day" for its sustainable efforts to save precious energy, reduce cost and help improve the environment by reducing its carbon footprint. Pictured left to right: Lee Rogers, Student Government Association (SGA) governor, Heidi Miller, SGA secretary and treasurer; Mayor Dean Dickey, Dr. Margaret Smith, Columbia State’s executive vice president-provost for academic and student programs and services; and Jeffrey Allen Dickson, SGA vice president.
In Columbia, more than 200 students enjoyed a backyard barbecue from Cambridge Inn Catering complete with 100 percent recycled and biodegradable plates, forks, knives and cups. Mayor Dean Dickey presented Columbia State with a proclamation for the organization's efforts.
The below package was filmed and produced by the Williamson County Campus' Film Crew Technology Program.
In Franklin, more than 100 students enjoyed the same feast, courtesy of Stroud's, with entertainment from Columbia State student and contemporary christian artist Rachel Jeanette and "Brother Mudd and Catfishin'" - a bluegrass/country group made up of Columbia State instructor Daniel Johnson and students Adam Zink, Kodi Temes and friend Ivan Walters.
Franklin Mayor John Schroer, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Senator Jack Johnson were in attendance to support Columbia State's efforts and proclaim it "Columbia State Day" in Franklin and Williamson County. Students from Jane Campbell's Media Writing Class joined together to educate fellow students about environmentally friendly practices while allowing folks to make their own "Earth Day Tie Die" T-Shirts free of charge. Read Ridley's Film Crew Technology students filmed the event and put together a news package.
The Lawrence County Campus served popcorn to students in honor of Earth Day, and announced several of their campus initiatives towards being environmentally friendly. County Executive Paul Rosson and Lawrenceburg Mayor Keith Durham were in attendance and also proclaimed it "Columbia State Day" in Lawrence County and Lawrenceburg."
Below: Lawrenceburg Campus Director Cissy Holt with Lawrence County Executive Paul Rosson.
The Clifton Campus had a blast hosting a recycled art contest and serving popcorn and Earth Day Cake with the 100 percent recycled and biodegradable plates, forks, knives and cups.
In Lewisburg, Mayor Barbara Woods proclaimed it "Columbia State Day," while student/singer/songwriter Matt Daryl sang country/southern rock favorites on the porch and students enjoyed pizza from Rafael's. A tree was also planted in the Mayor's honor.
Left: Director of Columbia State Community College’s Lewisburg Campus, Elizabeth McDow (left) is shown with City of Lewisburg Mayor, Barb Woods (right) at Columbia State’s “Go Green Earth Day Event” on Thursday, April 22. During the event, Mayor Woods proclaimed April 22 “Columbia State Day” in Lewisburg and a tree was planted in her honor. “We are so pleased to have all the students here to participate in the Earth Day awareness activities. Mayor Woods has played a key role in Lewisburg and Marshall County by bringing awareness of the need to recycle and protect our earth to members of the community. We couldn’t have found a better representative to address this topic,” said McDow.
Below: student/singer/songwriter Matt Daryl performs country/southern rock favorites on the porch of the Lewisburg Campus on Earth Day.
Phi Theta Kappa students collected used cell phones and PDAs at each of the five campus locations and awarded biodegradable re-useable Columbia State sports water bottles to those that donated. The cell phones and PDAs will be donated to ReCellular - a company who specializes in safely recycling cell phones.