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Ohio University Unplugged event set for Oct. 7

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 4, 2004) -- Ohio University will host elementary students from Athens area public schools for a day of hands-on demonstrations and environmental education from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7. The annual event, Ohio University Unplugged, will teach third- through sixth-grade students about conservation, recycling and alternative energy, among other topics.

The event is sponsored by Ohio University's Facilities and Auxiliaries Division as part of its energy renewal project, a 10-year effort to reduce energy consumption on campus.

"We see our energy renewal project as a community-wide effort and that's why we're so excited about bringing local schoolchildren to campus," said Sherwood Wilson, associate vice president for administration, facilities and auxiliaries. "The kids even get to learn about power generation by pedaling the energy bike to make their own electricity."

Ohio University Unplugged is part of Athens Area Sustainability Awareness Week, which includes a sustainability festival, EarthWalk and a solar homes tour.

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