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FAU to Host Green Fest 2011

Festivities to Promote Campus Sustainability Day

BOCA RATON, FL (November 8, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University's Mission Green will host Green Fest on Wednesday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the FAU Breezeway, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.  The event's theme, "Wear Green, Think Green, Be Green," will feature displays and activities to promote the University's fifth annual Campus Sustainability Day.

Festivities to take place in the "Greenway" (Breezeway) will include displays by more than 40 local companies, such as Office Depot, Home Depot, Sprint, Chartwells, Fresh Market and Tri-Rail, showcasing environmentally friendly products and practices; locally grown fresh produce for sale; plastic water bottle exchange for reusable Mission Green bottles; lots of "green" ideas for home and office; healthy eating workshops and gardening tips presented by urban farmer Jessica Padron at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; market bag-making from used FAU T-shirts; a recycling station; a chance to win raffles and prizes; information on FAU's future community garden; as well as games and other activities sponsored by FAU's Mission Green Student Association.

For more information, contact Helen Kennedy at 561-297-0197 or hkenned2@fau.edu.

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About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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