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Base celebrates conservation in April, May

Posted 4/4/2014   Updated 4/4/2014 Email story   Print story

    


by Holly Logan-Arrington
Robins Public Affairs


4/4/2014 - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Robins Air Force Base is getting 'down to earth' with its people.

National Earth Day is April 22, but the base will host events throughout April and May for its observance themed, "Conserve Today, Save Tomorrow."

Robin Hodgkins, 78th Civil Engineer Group Environmental Management Branch hazardous waste sampler, and this year's Earth Day event coordinator, said Earth Day is every day in her field.

"Earth Day is a great time to remind everyone who lives and works at Robins that we have amazing resources here and each of us plays an integral part in protecting the environment," she said. Earth Day lineup:

-Cemetery Clean-Up is scheduled today at 1 p.m. Participants will meet at Bldg. 359 before going to clean up Bryant Cemetery and King Cemetery. The POC is Shan Williams, (478) 327-8373.

-Lake Clean-up will be April 11 at 1 p.m. Participants will meet at Scout Lake. The cleanup will be focused on Scout Lake, Luna Lake and Weir 14. Please wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and a hat. Point of contact is Paul Barker, 327-8305.

-E-Cycling will be on April 11 from 8 to 10 a.m. Turn in items at Bldg. 987. Bring your old computers and other approved electronics to be recycled. The point of contact is Randy Stillwell, (478) 327-4173.

-Bird Watching: will be on April 19 and May 10. Participants will meet at Bldg. 359. RSVP is required for this event since spots are limited. Point of contact is Bob Sargent, (478) 327-3974.

-The Earth Day Golf Tournament will be conducted April 24 at Pine Oaks Golf Course. In case of rain, the tournament will be rescheduled for April 25. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Hole sponsorship is available by contacting Jennifer Ludwig, (478) 922-7751.

-The Georgia College Play "Return Earth Month" will be presented by the Georgia College Department of Theatre in collaboration with the GC Sustain-ability Council. The play will be shown in the base theater on April 25 at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Base Energy conservation & Earth Day Exhibits

-April 16 - The Base Restaurant will host an exhibit table manned by Georgia Power and Fort Valley State College representatives from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reps will distribute info on conservation and souvenirs. Points of contact are William Quattlebaum, (478) 222-2340 and Robin Hodgkins, (478) 222-8410.

-April 21 and 22 - Bldg. 905 will host an exhibit table all day.

-April 23 - An exhibit table manned by Georgia Power and Fort Valley State College representatives will be available at the Base Gym from 11 a.m. to1 p.m. Reps will distribute information on conservation and souvenirs. Points of contact are William Quattlebaum, (478) 222-2340 and Robin Hodgkins, (478) 222-8410.

-April 24 - Golf Tournament including an exhibit at the Pine Oaks clubhouse all day.

For more details, visit https://org.eis.afmc.af.mil/sites/78abw/78ceg/cei/CEIE/EarthDay/default.aspx.



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