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Join SU, SUNY-ESF in annual Earth Day communitywide cleanup

March 26, 2012

Jill Ouikahilo
(315) 443-8568

The Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services within the Division of Student Affairs will host its annual Earth Day Communitywide Cleanup on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Each year, SU and SUNY-ESF students, faculty, staff and Syracuse-area residents gather to pick up litter in the University neighborhood. Volunteers are needed and can sign up at

earthdayParticipants will meet at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave., at 10 a.m. for breakfast and to receive materials and assignments before they head out to clean the neighborhood with community partners the South East University Neighborhood Association (SEUNA).

“This is a long-standing partnership between the University and surrounding community,” says Kerry Heckman, program coordinator for Off-Campus and Commuter Services. “It is a great opportunity for students to give back to the neighborhood in which they live, and strengthen the bonds with their neighbors.”

For the last several years, Earth Day has also served as the capstone on SU’s Adopt-A-Street program. The 2011-2012 campaign included 480 students from 23 student organizations, participating in 447.75 hours of service and picking up 143 bags of trash in the University neighborhood.

For more information, contact the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services at 443-2343 or

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