environment

Earth Day Celebration at Cookeville Higher Education Campus

Earth Day logo

Students, faculty and staff at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus (CHEC) are celebrating Earth Day with an educational event on Friday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to see environmental science displays; meet organizations promoting a Green lifestyle; hear speakers; and watch documentary films. The focus of the event is the impact of plastics on the environment. Sponsors for the event include: HelgasPhotos, Cookeville Honda, and RE/MAX ONE.

Public Invited to CHEC Earth Day Event in Cookeville

Educational activities are run by CHEC students and community groups.

The Second Annual CHEC Earth Day Celebration will feature educational exhibits, a Green Market, artists, live music, local food vendors, and learning activities for all ages. Students, faculty, and staff at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus (CHEC) are organizing the free public event, which will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the campus in Cookeville. Earth Day has become an international event celebrated across the globe during the last week of April.

Vol State Celebrates Arbor Day with a New Arboretum

Ribbon cutting for the new arboretum

More than sixty trees are now classified and listed as a certified arboretum at the Volunteer State Community College Gallatin campus. The College celebrated the achievement on Arbor Day, Friday, with the Grand Opening for the Parris Powers Memorial Arboretum. An arboretum is a collection of trees that have been identified and listed for nature exploration and scientific study. The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council has certified the campus as a Level II Arboretum. It is named for former Vol State Chemistry professor, Parris Powers.

Vol State Celebrates Arboretum Designation April 27

Japanese Maple on the Vol State campus is one of dozens of trees that make up the new arboretum.

The Volunteer State Community College Gallatin campus is now home to a certified Arboretum: a collection of trees that have been identified and listed for nature exploration and scientific study. The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council has certified the campus as a Level II Arboretum. It will be named for former Vol State Chemistry Professor Parris Powers. A grand opening for the Parris Powers Memorial Arboretum will be held on Friday, April 27 at 2 p.m. on the Duffer Plaza at 1480 Nashville Pike. Everyone is invited.