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News Release

October 12, 2004

U of G student ‘Green Up Crew’ to clean up city

A group of University of Guelph students, calling themselves the Green Up Crew, is hoping to raise awareness of anti-littering by picking up waste and recyclables in Guelph Oct. 17, starting at 1 p.m. at the cannon on Branion Plaza.

The Green Up Crew, a subgroup of Guelph Students for Environmental Change, is the brainchild of Jessica van Frankenhuyzen, a second-year biological sciences student. “I was on a field trip with my geography class along the Eramosa River last year, and I was disgusted by how much garbage was there,” she said. “I went back later with a friend to clean it up and was inspired to start a club to get others involved in cleaning up the city.”

On Oct. 17, the Green Up Crew will be filling clear and blue garbage bags as they walk down the Gordon Street hill and head toward the Speed River. Van Frankenhuyzen invites students, faculty, staff and members of the Guelph community to help out. “People can commit as much time as they want,” she said. “If they only have an hour, that’s fine, or they can stay and help out all afternoon.”

For more information, send e-mail to Guelph Students for Environmental Change,

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rachelle Cooper, Ext. 56982.

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