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Creighton to Celebrate Earth Day With Series of Events

Creighton University will celebrate Earth Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, with a series of events inside the Skutt Student Center and outside on the Skinner Mall.

A variety of events are planned including presentations, demonstrations, information handouts and giveaways. A full listing of events can be found at

Beginning at 7:45 a.m. in room 105 of the Skutt Student Center, Creighton University physics Professor Michael Cherney will discuss the Renewable Energy Project on campus and physics students will demonstrate what they are doing with the alternative energy projects.

At 9 a.m., in room 104 of the Skutt Student Center, a representative from Rainbird will discuss the new irrigation system controller that is expected to save 30 percent on water used for irrigation. This is the latest technology and one of the few systems in the region.

OPPD will discuss its master energy plan and will offer energy conservation tips from 10 to 11 a.m. in room 104.

At 11:30 a.m. Robert Byrnes, Nebraska’s Mr. Energy, will discuss how he is generating all the energy he needs to conduct the daily business on his farm in northeast Nebraska. This includes lighting and transportation. Bring your questions to this free flowing conversation.

An Earth Day Prayer will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Jesuit Gardens.

LifeSpan Technology is offering Creighton employees a chance to dispose of some of their older home electronics for a nominal fee, from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring your old electronics (computers and their equipment, TVs, VCRs, etc) to lot 19 at 21st and Cuming streets on April 20 and drop them off with LifeSpan.

Other events include a MAT bus bike demonstration, bike sale, Zip Cars, Arbor Day celebration and a chance to vote for the Campus Tree of the Year. Check the website,, for updates on the events.

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