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Next up: The Complete Persepolis!

Our Parkland Reads Garbage Land survey is now closed. A big thank you to everyone who participated!

Survery results are here.

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Take our “Trashy” Survey

Please take our Parkland Reads Feedback Survey. It’s short – it’ll take you only a minute – and your responses will help us assess this year’s program and plan for next year.

If you are a Parkland instructor, please also encourage your students to take the survey. They will find a link to it on their Angel page and also their e-mail login page.

Thank you!
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College Clean-Up – and yet more trash

It was drizzling and it was cool. But at least it wasn’t pouring and freezing! 9 participants put their hoods up and spread out around the sports areas to pick up trash. It was noteworthy that there were very few recyclables. Mostly what we found were plastic bags, candy and food wrappers and styrofoam cups – all very mucky.

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clean-up group - tired but satisfied

A big thank you to Todd Horton and students from Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association (co-sponsors of this event), and also students from Heidi Leuszler’s BIO 104 class and Laura Jamison’s SOC 101 class for participating. And another big thank you to Student Life and John Eby for the pizza, cookies and drinks afterwards. We really appreciated getting re-fueled.

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And lastly, a special shout-out to Todd’s truck.

College Clean-Up – Tuesday, April 28

New Date for College Clean-Up!
Tuesday, April 28  from 3 Р5 p.m.

We’ll be cleaning up the outside sports areas. All supplies provided. Food/drink will be provided afterwards by Student Life.

* Where: Meet at bleachers by the track (there’s a parking lot right there).

Clean-Ups this semester are co-sponsored by Parkland College Student Chapter of the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association (IPLSA), Sustainable Campus Committee, and Parkland Reads.

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College Clean-Up Postponed

It’s wet, cold and windy today. We’re postponing our clean-up, which had been scheduled for today from 3 – 5 pm. New date here as soon as we have it.

“Oh, thank goodness!” cried the multitudes.

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Parkland Reads Book for 2009/2010

is The Complete Persepolis!

Yes, the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi was announced as the next Parkland Reads book during the big unveiling in the library during National Library Week.

We’ll begin to develop our website for this next book in May. So watch this space!

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Earth Day Eve Activities – Garbage Movie and Garbage Exercise!

Please Join Us!

Tuesday, April 21

Movie: Garbage! The Revolution starts at Home is a feature documentary showing where a family’s three months worth of garbage goes and how it affects the environment - 76 minutes. (Feel free to come and watch whatever part you can.) Popcorn provided.

  • When: 11:00 am
  • Where: C118
Exercise: College Clean-Up We’ll be cleaning up the outside sports areas. All supplies provided. Food/drink will be provided afterwards by Student Life.

  • When: 3 – 5 pm
  • Where: Meet at bleachers by the track