Albany State University to Kick-off “Keep ASU Beautiful” Campaign The “Keep ASU Beautiful” campaign evolved from the annual ASU Go Green Week campus clean-up initiative. This year’s theme is “Blue+Gold=Green.” The campaign is a joint venture between ASU students, faculty, staff, and various community organizations including Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful and Life-Link of Georgia. Officials from the City of Albany will participate in the opening ceremony.

The initiative promotes a greener and cleaner environment on the campus and in surrounding areas. It will be used as a tool to increase environmental awareness and to maintain the sense of pride and responsibility we share for the environment.

The project is ongoing and will continuously promote preservation of the earth throughout each academic year.Participants will receive free door prizes and Keep ASU Beautiful tee-shirts. Lunch will be served at the completion of the campus clean-up activities.

In addition to the opening ceremony, other activities scheduled for the initiative include:

Throughout the year, campus organizations will promote and maintain a clean environment by making sure its designated zone stays clear of heavy waste materials. The organization will also have a sign with its group name placed in the adopted area.

The Carbon Step Challenge:
The Carbon Step Challenge/ Jam For Life Celebration (Life Link)/March of Dimes Fundraiser will take place Saturday, March 17, 2012 in the ASU Sanford Gymnasium at 5:00 p.m. The ASU Greek community will host the Carbon Step Challenge to bring awareness to climate change as it relates to the build-up of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere. The organization will provide guiding principles on how to reduce the earth’s carbon emissions and replace them with green energy sources. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the March of Dimes.

(Urban Pulse)