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Tulane staff and faculty launch ‘Wave of Green’ to give back

April 18, 2014

Keith Brannon
Phone: 504-621-2724
kbrannon@tulane.edu

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Hundreds of Tulane University employees will spend the day making a meaningful impact in the community at the fourth annual “Wave of Green” Day of Service.

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WHAT: Hundreds of Tulane University employees will spend the day making a meaningful impact in the community at the fourth annual “Wave of Green” Day of Service. Tulane teams will descend on nine sites in New Orleans, clearing vacant lots, installing artwork over blighted structures, sorting food donations, painting, gardening, mulching and performing light carpentry repairs. The annual event, which celebrates Tulane’s legacy of supporting healthy and vibrant communities through direct community service, has included almost 1,000 volunteers who have dedicated a combined 4,000 service hours since 2010.

WHO: More than 400 Tulane faculty, staff and alumni volunteers working on service projects coordinated by City Park, United Saints, Second Harvest, Youth Rebuilding New Orleans and Arc of Greater New Orleans.

WHEN:    9 a.m. - 1:00 pm, Monday, April 21

WHERE: Central City – 3112 Jackson Avenue (art installation); 3600 block of S. Saratoga St. (art installation, lot clearing); City Park –  Courturie Forest /Harrison Avenue (mulching and planting)

MORE: This year’s event holds special meaning for Tulanians as the 1,600 service hours will be dedicated to the Cowen Service Challenge, a university-wide drive to honor retiring President Scott Cowen – a champion of community service – with 750,000 hours of community service by May 2. 

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