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Celebrate Earth Day with CLC

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Apr 15, 2022

Celebrating our planet needs more than just one day at College of Lake County (CLC), and there are plenty of virtual and in-person events planned for everyone during Earth Week, April 18-23, 2022. 

Photo from the Earth Day Fun Run in 2019The combination of in-person and virtual events allows for maximum participation. In-person events will appeal to different groups of people. These events include speakers who work in psychology and on the topic of environmental peace building, performative dance, family-friendly event with live reptiles and a run, walk and bike around the living lab trail, plus an opportunity to do volunteer for hands-on eco-restoration at Rollins Savana. 

Photo: Runners and volunteers at the Earth Day Fun Run in 2019.

“We're really expanding this year,” said Sustainability Manager David Husemoller. “The way we're covering topics will help to get more people engaged.” 

The final event on Saturday, April 23 is being put on by students from four local high schools. The students are bringing in speakers to talk about climate change and solutions related to transportation, building construction and renewable energy. 

CLC is recognized as a local and national leader in sustainability. By being more sustainable at CLC, we can inspire students, the Lake County community and other colleges to improve their impact on the environment and create opportunities in the workforce. 

For a full list of events and to register for the Zoom sessions, visit

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.