GSCC to spearhead cleanup campaign

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Students and employees at Gadsden State Community College will spearhead their winning cleanup campaign, “Don’t Drop It on Alabama” on April 3 at the East Broad and Wallace Drive campuses.

Cleaning supplies at the Beck Conference Center. Cleanup will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to this designated cleanup date, program instructors and students on the Valley Street Campus will host cleanup events throughout the month of April further emphasizing the college’s commitment to sustainability and community involvement.

Student organizations, employees and community volunteers are encouraged to participate in any of the cleanup efforts.

Those interested in volunteering on the Valley Street Campus may contact Ricky Tillis at 256-549-8678.

The campus and community initiative is in collaboration with the Alabama Community College System, the Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Alabama People Against a Littered State and Coca-Cola. A $50,000 grant from ACCS and the RC&D Councils will fund cleanup events at Gadsden State and its sister colleges throughout April. ALPALS, a local environmental organization, will contribute by donating trash bags and essential cleanup materials while Coca-Cola will provide promotional banners and beverages for volunteers.

In November, Gadsden State was recognized at the annual ALPALS awards ceremony for having the most successful clean-up event. Volunteers collected more than 800 pounds of litter, which earned them the Campus Cleanup Scholarship worth $1,000.

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