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LARRY EVERMAN was invited back again this year to play his folk-style music for Ecology Now's Earth Day festivities.
The weather looked as if it might hamper the events, but eventually cleared.
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Bike Peddlers and Blue’s Bike
and Fitness shops advocated alter
native transportation to driving cars.
The bike shops also sold cycling
products at their booths.
Sustainable Energy for Economic
Development, an organization of 21
environmental groups, gave out bro
chures discussing legislation it’s pro
posing. The legislation would cause
Nebraska to use more local fuel in
stead of buying fuel from other
“Events like this give the oppor
tunity to get the message out to new
people and identify the people who
want to get involved,” said Walt
Bleich, director of Nebraska Citizen
Action, one of the environmental
groups in SEED.
At a nearby table, members from
Ecology Now sorted out a week’s
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how much could be recycled. Some
students, and administrators carried
their trash arpliqd with them last
week to determine how much was
Out of 56 pounds of garbage col
lected, 49 pounds were recyclable.
The remainder was true waste.
Ecology Now did another campus
cleanup activity at Harper-Schramm
Smith residence halls, where stu
dents collected 130 pounds of trash.
Fifty-five pounds of that heap were
Dan Ulrich, recycling coordina
tor for Ecology Now, explained how
recycling can be easy. It's just a
question of people making the effort
to do it, he said.
He said Lincoln has 14 recycling
drop-off sites, so nearly everyone in
the community has a site near his or
“Recycling is all over the cam
pus and the community,” Ulrich said.
“We have hardly any trash if every
MARKUS CRAIG, a junior environmental studies major, Moms babbles daring
the Earth Day celebration. Craig is a member off Ecology Hour at IML
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Wednesday afternoon oa greenspace. Urge, a Stadaat Opportaaltioi and
Services advisor, was running the pregraa’scan-crashiag booth daring the
Earth Dav celebration.
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