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Green Week Comes to Duquesne Campus

The Duquesne University campus will observe Green Week, with free distribution of faucet aerators, a talk on Marcellus Shale drilling and a Clean and Green Project in Uptown.

Duquesne, as a member of the Higher Education Climate Coalition of the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative, is participating in Green Week, Oct. 11-16.  The observation sponsored by Evergreen, the Ecology Club, Net Impact and Spiritan Campus Ministry, includes the distribution of free aerators throughout the week. A low flow faucet aerator can be easily attached to an older faucet to slow the rate of the water, decreasing water usage.

Aerators will be given away:

  • Monday, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. third floor of the Union
  • Wednesday, Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Commuter Lounge
  • Friday, Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., third floor of the Union.

A free talk on Pennsylvania’s Gold: Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale, will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. in the Spiritan Campus Ministry Center.  Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, will explain what Marcellus Shale is, why it’s important to local residents, and the benefits and risks of this energy extraction.

Additionally, a litter pickup and planting day in Uptown is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in conjunction with the city-wide Fall Red Up.

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