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Geology, Geography and GIS ... Sciences for the 21st Century

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Earth Day


Geosciences students & professors organized the celebration of Earth Day on the UWG campus, celebrating by planting trees, offering recycling, and crowning the first annual Miss Earth Day.  




More than 100 students were involved with the event, which included free punch, water (donated by the City of Carrollton), and popcorn, along with a snow cone stand.  Three Kwanza cherry trees were planted by students and faculty outside the new Callaway Annex in order to replace the cherry tree that was destroyed during the construction of the building. 

Three sororities on campus participated in the Miss Earth Day pageant, in which contestants created costumes out of recyclable materials.  The competition was strong, with one contestant fashioning a stylish dress out of West Georgian newspapers, but the crown went to Paige Rogers of Kappa Delta for a dress that featured numerous recycled items, including plastic caps.  Wolfie was on hand to crown Miss Earth Day, who also received a prize package which included a plaque and numerous Earth friendly items.


UWG Geosciences faculty members Chris Berg and Richard Sanders were on hand, "helping" the students with the tree planting.