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Recycled art projects part of NLC’s 35th anniversary celebrations

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CHETWYND – As part of 35th anniversary celebrations at Northern Lights College, NLC campuses are creating recycled art projects during the month of November.

The idea behind the recycled art projects is to recognize the College as the Centre of Excellence for Clean Energy Technologies, and acknowledge the efforts of NLC staff and students across northeastern British Columbia to become more environmentally conscious.

Staff members will create a “tree of life”, a term which describes the cycle of life in which all things participate. The “tree of life” will be made of recycled materials and NLC students will then create ornaments for this “tree of life”.

The Chetwynd Campus is inviting the public and community groups to be part of its recycled art project, through the donation of ornaments made from recycled materials that can fit on or under the tree. The ornament can represent your group, and can be of any theme, as long as it is in good taste.

The deadline for contributing an ornament to the Chetwynd Campus project is Nov. 29. Ornaments may be dropped off at Student Services. There will be a draw for a gift basket of NLC products from among those who contribute an ornament.

The Chetwynd Campus project is undertaken in conjunction with the Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) of Chetwynd, who will be holding a screening of Garbage Warrior at the Campus. The date still is to be confirmed.

Other activities ongoing as part of the College’s anniversary celebrations include a time capsule project. The time capsule is also open to the public, and contributions are being accepted. The theme is hopes, dreams and fears for the future. Contest details can be found at, and then click on the time capsule link.

For more information on the recycled art project at the Chetwynd Campus, contact Ronda Mayer at 250-788-2248.