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FSU Welcomes Community to Join Global Day of Action Tree Planting on Campus
09/13/2010

Frostburg State University invites volunteers from the community to join in for a campus tree planting. Volunteers will plant trees by the main entrance at the intersection of Midlothian Road and University Drive to commemorate the Global Day of Action on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m.

The tree planting is part of the Global Work Party created by 350.org, a website dedicated to raising awareness and activism for reducing carbon emissions worldwide. “The goal of the day is not to solve the climate crisis one project at a time,” says the 350.org Invitation, “but to send a pointed political message” to leaders globally. 10/10/10 marks the day that people from various countries will join together in a single movement of small steps to show that we care about our planet.

Other countries have registered their own Global Work Parties on the 350.org website: People in Auckland, New Zealand, are hosting a bike fix-up, and citizens of Bolivia are installing solar stoves for a carbon neutral picnic. By planting trees, volunteers for the Global Work Party at FSU will show politicians that the environment is important, and requires faster action and more attention in legislation.

The event was registered by Kelly Martin and Adam Plourde of the nonprofit George’s Creek Watershed Association, which is partnering with FSU. To volunteer in advance for the tree planting, contact Kelly Martin at 240-522-2522 or kmartin25@verizon.net or Adam Plourde at 207-577-4675 or adam.plourde@gmail.com.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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