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In an Effort to Educate and Inform on the Perils of Plastics, Atlantic Cape Holds Earth Day Events at its Three Campuses

04/25/2024 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
Atlantic Cape student speaks with a representative from the ACUA

MAYS LANDING — Atlantic Cape Community College and the Student Government Association celebrated Earth Day with festivities at all three campuses that helped raise awareness to the issues that confront our fragile planet each and every day.

Earth Day festivities on the Mays Landing campusStudents, faculty and staff gathered in the Mays Landing campus Quad on April 18 for the Planet vs. Plastics Earth Day Celebration event, which featured numerous student clubs and organizations tabling free information and giveaway items under the big top on a cool and damp day. Those in attendance were treated to free hamburgers hot off the grill, snacks, soft pretzels, beverages and green Earth Day t-shirts. Fun impromptu volleyball matches brought out the competitive fire of those involved.

Opinions varied among those as to which ways they attempt, in their everyday lives, to keep the use of plastics to a minimum. From not discarding trash out of windows and planting a home garden to only using metal straws and simply not using plastic at all, Atlantic Cape students and employees are looking to do their part.

Earth Day event at the Worthington Atlantic City campusAtlantic City’s Charles D. Worthington campus held its Recycle & Revive Earth Day Bash on April 22. Student clubs and organizations, as well as the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) set up tables on the second floor with free information on ways to reduce plastics usage and reduce our carbon footprint. Attendees took part in a variety of activities, and were treated to free giveaway items and snacks.

Throughout the month of April, the Atlantic City campus featured an Earth Day, Every Day: Sustainability Station on the first floor. This table was complete with useful information for the seasoned eco-warrior or those looking to start their journey towards a greener lifestyle.

Earth Day information table at the Cape May campusAt the Cape May County campus, an Earth Day information table offered students free planting seeds for their yards and reusable bags for shopping, as well as themed giveaway items.

Click here to view photos from all of Atlantic Cape's Earth Day events.




About Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College is a Middle States accredited, 2022 Achieving the Dream Leader College and Hispanic Serving Institution proudly serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. As a comprehensive, two-year community college, Atlantic Cape offers 47 undergraduate degree programs, and 33 certificate and professional series programs at its Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May campuses. Atlantic Cape is home to the renowned Academy of Culinary Arts, rated the top culinary school in New Jersey, and for more than 50 years, our highly-acclaimed Nursing program. Atlantic Cape also partners with more than 30 colleges and four-year universities to offer students the opportunity to seamlessly earn a bachelor’s degree upon graduation.