UNC Charlotte will be celebrating the 22nd Annual Earth Day with a festival set for April 16, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM, on the plaza between the College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services.
During the event, participants will be able to meet a variety of organizations that work on environmental issues to learn how you can make a positive impact. Expected vendors include Central Carolina Fuels Coalition, Carolina Raptor Center, Earth Farms, Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte Area Transportation System, and UNC Charlotte Earth Club.
"We have lots of events throughout the year, but none are bigger than the Earth Day festival. This is a long standing tradition and we hope that everybody will take time to visit with our vendors and celebrate our planet" said Devin Hatley, Environmental Educator.
Eight UNC Charlotte alumni from the William States Lee College of Engineering are collaborating on building the first new commercial nuclear reactors in the United States in the past 30 years. These former classmates include Kevin Departhy, George Gora, Chuck Jenkins, Justin Marsh, Gregg Nantz, Dustin Parks, Rebecca Parks and Weston Trimble.
The team is constructing Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 for Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. CB&I and Westinghouse are building the new Westinghouse AP1000 Advanced Passive Light Water Reactors at the existing plant site near Waynesboro, Ga. CB&I is performing the engineering, procurement and construction for the project.
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