By Andrea McKeffery
CCC Journalism Program

BLACKWOOD – Camden County College’s Environmental Club will host Earth Day throughout the campus April 19 to encourage students and faculty to go green.

On Earth Day, Camden County College will have many lectures and presentations informing students and faculty of the importance of conserving fresh water, ways to protect resources, drought problems that could affect the United States, and methods to produce more food with better quality. Earth Day is hosted annually to raise awareness about the simple things people can do to help the environment, such as recycling, walking, using less plastic and using organic cleaning products.

“During this time of the year, we really encourage students to take time and look at the presentations that are offered about Earth Day. We find that many of the students learn something new every time,” explains Renee’ Pollard, secretary of Student Life and Activities.

Every year on Earth Day, students volunteer to help plant flowers and trees around the campus.

“I really enjoy helping out on Earth Day and planting flowers. It feels good to know that I’m helping out CCC and our environment,” says student Emily Forchione.

“As secretary of Camden County’s Student Government, we oversee all the clubs’ events, and after looking at what the Environmental Club has to offer, we’re really excited for students to get involved and for them to learn the importance of conserving water for the future,” says Margarete Roberts, Student Government secretary.

Throughout the day, CCC will play the short documentary, “TAPPED”. The film is to inform viewers about the business of bottled water. Viewers question whether the water they are consuming is a right or a privilege. This film answers many of those questions.

The Earth Day even will take place all afternoon April 19. “TAPPED” can be found instantly on Netflix for more viewings. For more information, you can visit http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday.

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