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ATHENS, W.Va.(WVVA) – Concord University is holding several events to celebrate Earth Day. Activities include a "Glow Green" 5K.
Events start Saturday, April 20th at 7:30 p.m. On Monday, April 22nd from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Concord students, staff and faculty will participate in earth-friendly service activities and a campus clean-up. On Thursday, April 25th at 6 p.m., representatives from the West Virginia
 
University Extension Service and Oakwyn Farms will hold a Gardening and Canning seminar in the State Room of the Jerry and Jean Beasley Student Center, which is located on Concord's campus at 1000 Vermillion St in Athens, W. Va.
 
The Glow Green 5K is a benefit race to raise money for James Caudill, a former Concord student who suffered a traumatic brain injury last fall.  The James F. Caudill Traumatic Brain Injury Foundation will receive the 5K proceeds.  Concord senior, Kylie Kirn is the race organizer. This event kicks off the week with a theme of "Green for Good."
      
On Monday April 22nd, the official date of Earth Day, students will check in at the pavilion in the valley behind the Student Center to receive instructions and cleaning supplies. The first 200 to pre-register will receive a free T-shirt.
      
The Thursday evening Gardening and Canning seminar is open to students and to the community, and those attending will receive a free pack of heirloom organic vegetable or flower seeds.  The gardening and canning seminar will discuss how backyard gardening is a positive economic and earth-friendly choice. 
      
Concord University's Bonner Scholars are involved in projects for Environmental Awareness including the "Let's CU Reduce Your CO2" campaign. The aim of the campaign is to make members of the CU community aware of their carbon footprint and steps they can take to reduce their footprint. Individuals can sign a CO2 reduction pledge at the Bonner's informational display outside of the Student Center cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 19.
      
Concord University has participated in Earth Day for four years. The University's observance has grown and added events in order to raise awareness of what can be done every day to help take care of our environment.
      
The cost of the Glow Green 5K is $10 for children under 12, $15 for students, $20 for others, and $75 for a group of five. This includes the cost of a glow stick and a T-shirt. Register online by e-mailing kirnk@mycu.concord.edu, register at the table in the Student Center, or at 6:30 p.m. on race day at CU's football stadium parking lot. 
 
For more information on the James F. Caudill Foundation, visit:  http://cfoundation.wordpress.com/updates/ or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCFoundation
      
To pre-register for Earth Day service activities or to RSVP for the gardening seminar, email Kati Hatfield at cuevents@concord.edu or call campus extension 6286. 
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