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Environmental Awareness Organization (EAO)

Welcome to the home page of the Environmental Awareness Organization, an environmentally-conscious assembly of students and faculty located at Troy University - Dothan campus in Dothan, AL. We are a fledgling organization interested in environmental concerns local to the University, the Dothan community, and the Wiregrass area as well as regional, national and global concerns.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

In recognition of the increasing importance of the environment to or quality of life, we seek to increase the University community's awareness of environmental concerns. Toward this goal, our purpose is to broaden and enhance the environmental experience for Troy University, Dothan campus students, staff, and faculty, including such aspects as education, employment potential, and hands-on experience.

NEWS

The EAO is participating in an Adopt-A-Stream project. More details to come.

The Environmental Awareness Organization now has a MySpace page. Feel free to take a look at some of the pictures and information found at the EAO MySpace page (and befriend us while you're there)!

The EAO is sponsoring an entry in the upcoming "SCARECROWS IN THE GARDEN" program, sponsored by the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens. For more information, contact Barry Storey (barrystorey@yahoo.com).

There will be a meet and greet for members and potential members at Barry Storey's house on July 26. For more information, visit the "Officers" page to contact Barry.

There will be a viewing of "The 11th Hour", the 2007 environmentally-conscious film narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Troy University-Dothan campus library in Sony Hall on July 28, 2008 at 7pm. This film is part of the Summer Film Series and is in part sponsored by the EAO. 

The Environmental Awareness Organization was recently featured in an article posted on the Troy University, Dothan campus website.

On May 9, 2008, the EAO took a trip to the Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna, FL. Pictures of our excursion can be found by here.

The Environmental Awareness Organization recently introduced its officers for the 2008-2009 calendar year:

Nina Golden for the office of President, Barry Storey for the office of Vice President, Cherry Alexander for the office of Secretary, Bekah Athey for the office of Treasurer, and Ray McVay for the office of Program Coordinator-Historian. Congratulations to all the new officers!

Congratulations to Joan Neher, winner of the EAO-sponsored raffle for a gift card at Outback Steakhouse! Enjoy that dinner, Joan! (and thanks to Outback)

The Second Congressional District Candidate Forum will be held on the Dothan Campus on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. The debate will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Sony Hall. Space is limited, so please arrive early. It is the final in a series of three debates this month. This truly is a rare opportunity to hear from all of the candidates on issues concerning the sixteen counties included in the district (Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lowndes, Montgomery [northwest part], and Pike.) Don't miss it!

The EAO trip to the Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna, FL will take place on May 9th. The cost of the trip is as follows: $8.00 for the guided cave tour, $1.00 entrance fee, and a $4.00 vehicle fee if you drive separately. We have reserved a university van for the trip. If you ride in the van, the cost of parking will be paid by the organization. The plan is to meet on campus at 9:30AM. The van will leave campus at 10:00AM. We will leave the caverns at 3:00PM and we anticipate arriving on campus by 4:00PM. There is a sign-up sheet on the EAO bulletin board (located outside Malone Hall, room 224); in addition, there is a sign-up sheet.

 


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