WKCTC celebrates Earth Day with free events, concert

West Kentucky Community and Technical College students are celebrating Earth Day with free and events and concerts throughout the week.

Merle Paschedag from the Greater Paducah Sustainability Project RecycleNow gave a presentation on local recycling efforts on campus on Monday. He talked with students about how they can be more involved in maintaining a healthy planet on a local scale, and how efforts made in recent years should continue to expand.

“I think it’s important as a good neighbor of the world that we change our practices and recycling is one of the easy ways to do it. Everyone can do it at home, it doesn’t take a lot of investment,” Paschedag said.

This event is just one of many being held by the community college. WKCTC’s Skilled Craft Training Center in Hickory, Kentucky will host individuals who want to learn about solar power and HVAC efficiency in the center’s Green Energy Auditing Simulator from 10 am to 12 pm on April 22nd.. A vehicle pollution check including tires and tailpipe emissions will also be available from noon to 2 pm.

A session will be held about alternative energy with a solar thermal panel demonstration outside WKCTC’s Emerging Technology Center on April 24th from 9 am to 2 pm.

WKCTC’s Concept Zero student group is co-sponsoring a concert at Carson Park on April 26th from 11 am to 10 pm. The event begins with free horseback rides for children from 11 am to 1 pm.

The concert, which is being held from 2 to 10 pm, features live music and poetry readings. WKCTC Art Club artwork will be available for purchase. Musical guests include The Legendary Jack Martin & Good Company, Solid Rocket Boosters, Gideon’s Rifle, The Melungions, Black and to the Left, Murder Sammich, Mark Donham, Wes Blackwood, and Ryan Steele. The Paducah Improv will also perform.

Food and drinks will be available. All proceeds from the concert concession sales will benefit GPS Recycling.

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