The Sustainable Campus
Earth Day Rocks and more!
LeeAnn Westfall, April 26, 2012
On April 25, Centennial Campus hosted the annual Earth Day Rocks event and paired the occasion with a student "Trash Art" competition. Not only were attendees provided a wealth of information from vendor booths but there were beverages and snacks, raffle prizes, giveaways, a caricature artist, exhibitors and live music spanning the atrium and courtyard!
The Trash Art Competition had both a People’s Choice award and juried awards the top three entries.
The People's Choice award went to Rebekah Sweigard for her colorful robot sculpture (at right).
Winners of the Trash Art Competition are (pictured left to right):
1st place: Ben Smith
2nd place: Kathleen Austria
3rd place: Shawn Phipps
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with the Office of Sustainability.
Pikes Peak Community College’s Office of Sustainability was nominated for a ‘Greenie Award’ and is one of three finalists for the $5,000 Pikes Peak Earth Day Grant, both of which enjoyed hefty support from PPCC's stakeholders and the voting public.
We were down 300 votes early in the last day of online voting but by the end of the same day ended up more than 900 votes ahead of our nearest competitor. But wait! There are 1,500 in-person votes that still need to be tallied.
The winner of the Greenie Award and PPED grant will be announced Saturday, April 28 at the Faces of the World Fashion Show in the Plaza of the Rockies.