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SCF to Host EarthFest 2010 Guinness Record Attempt

(Bradenton, Fla., March 25, 2010) — In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, on April 22 State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Earth Club member Shane Henry will spearhead EarthFest 2010, a community-wide attempt to be recognized by Guinness World Records™ by collecting the most plastic bottles in an eight-hour period. A judge from Guinness World Records™ is scheduled to attend the event.

Designed to raise community awareness about the importance of recycling to preserve the environment, EarthFest 2010 will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at SCF Bradenton, located on the corner of 34th St. West and 60th Ave. The public is invited to bring recyclable plastic bottles on the day of the event. Plastic bottles also may be dropped off three weeks prior to the event at SCF Bradenton at locations designated on the Web site.

EarthFest 2010 features entertainment, a hybrid and fuel-efficient vehicle show and local “green” business displays. The event is an expansion of last year’s plastic bottle drive, also led by Henry, that resulted in successfully collecting more than 40,000 plastic bottles weighing about 4,000 pounds.

In addition to SCF as host, partners in this year’s event include Manatee County Utilities, Waste Pro Bradenton-Sarasota, Keep Manatee Beautiful Inc., IMG Academies and SCF Earth Club.

EarthFest 2010 sponsors include Eco Technologies, Bradenton Herald, Bright House Networks, Gettel Toyota, SRQ Media Group, Comfort Suites, East West College of Natural Medicine and High Block Entertainment.

Sustainability is a top initiative for SCF and the event has drawn strong support from college students, faculty, staff and President Dr. Lars A. Hafner.

For more information, drop-off locations and volunteer opportunities, visit www.scf.edu/EarthFest. Maps and directions are online at scf.edu/maps.

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