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April 23, 2015
 
HCC Biology class celebrates Earth Day
 
WELDON, N.C. – In celebration of Earth Day, the HCC Biology 112 class hosted a tree planting on April 22. Terry and Donna Clements donated the four-year-old Japanese weeping cherry tree. It was planted at the Roanoke Valley Fitness Interactive Trail on the HCC campus.

Earth Day was established on Apr. 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate on behalf of a healthy, sustainable environment. It achieved rare political support from both major political parties, rich and poor, urban dwellers and farmers, businesses and labor leaders.

The first Earth Day led to the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency, the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act. In 1990, Earth Day went global, with 200 million people from 141 nations participating.

More photos are available at the HCC Facebook Fan Page.
 
Earth Day 2015
Pictured are from left, Terry and Donna Clements, HCC Science Department Head/Instructor Dr. Julie Galvin, HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr., HCC Dean of Workforce & Economic Development Dr. Warren Haynes, HCC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Deryl Davis Fulmer and HCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement/Executive Director of the HCC Foundation Inc. Dr. Dianne Rhoades joined by members of the Biology 112 class.
 
 
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Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239