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Daytona State College's Student Activities, Environmental & Animal Welfare Club, and No Butts Program join with the Volusia County Health Department to kick-off Earth Day 2013 activities in April with cigarette butt clean-ups on its campuses.
The first clean-up activity will cover two sites on Thursday, April 11, on the Daytona Beach and DeLand campuses, followed by a similar effort on the Deltona campus Earth Day, Monday, April 22.
Students, faculty, staff and campus visitors will also be encouraged to quit smoking for at least one day. Cigarette butt clean-up participants will be provided with gloves, bags and water.
For more information about the cigarette butt clean-up activities, call (386) 506-3838.
In addition, the college offers an Earth Week film series, free and open to all. Created in honor of the 42nd annual Earth Day celebration, the April 17-20 film series at the Southeast Museum of Photography features thought-provoking and inspiring films. All movies are presented in the Modorsky Theater in the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
April 17, 1:30 p.m. -- "Gimme Green," directed by Isaac Brown & Eric Flagg (U.S., 2007) 27 min., and "Rachel Carson's Silent Spring," created by WGBH Boston Video (U.S., 2007) 56 min.
April 17, 7:30 p.m. -- "Jungles -- Frans Lanting," directed by Frans Lanting (U.S., 2000) 15 min., and "Butterfly," directed by Doug Wolens (U.S., 2000) 79 min.
April 18, 7 p.m. -- "Gas Land," directed by Josh Fox (U.S., 2010) 107 min.
April 19, 1:30 p.m. --" Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees," directed by David Lickley (U.S., 2002) 75 min.
April 19, 7 p.m. -- "Grizzly Man," directed by Werner Herzog (U.S., 2005) 100 min.
April 20, 2 p.m. -- "Who Killed the Electric Car?," directed by Chris Paine (U.S., 2006) 92 min.
April 20, 4 p.m. -- "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front," directed by Marshall Curry (U.S., 2011) 85 min.
April 20, 6 p.m. -- "No Impact Man," directed by Laura Gabbert & Justin Schein (U.S., 2009) 93 min.
For more information, call (386) 506-4475 or visit smponline.org.
To conclude the college's Earth Day activities, the Wisdom in Senior Education program offered by the Daytona State College Foundation, will host a free presentation on Tuesday, April 23, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the News-Journal Center at 221 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. "Climate Change -- What is Happening?" will be presented by Dr. Frederick Mosher.
For more information, visit www.DaytonaState.edu /foundation, email Foundation@DaytonaState.edu or call (386) 506-4425.