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We Care 2012

September 10, 2012

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MACOMB, IL – Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to participate in Western Illinois University's annual Fall We Care event, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17 through Thursday, Sept. 20.

Coinciding with Western's Homecoming Week, Sept. 13-22, the campus beautification project will focus on planting, mulching, campus clean up and a variety of sustainable events each evening.

Monday (Sept. 17), the group will break ground for a new community garden site on campus, behind Morgan Hall. To promote sustainability, compost, which has been "home-grown" at Western from University dining halls' food scraps, will be spread.

WIU's Landscape Maintenance Department and Sodexo have worked together to help the composting program thrive. Last semester, more than 7,000 pounds of food waste was diverted from the landfill.

The registration deadline for anyone interested in helping is Thursday, Sept. 13. To register, contact Tara Beal, superintendent of landscape maintenance, at (309) 298-1834 ext. 255 or A location will be assigned at the time of sign up. Tools, materials and refreshments will be provided.

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