Press Release

NASA’s Marshall Center to Go Green on Earth Day

By SpaceRef Editor
April 22, 2008
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“One Green Step for Man – One Green Planet for Mankind” is the theme for 2008 Earth Day activities at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The event will feature an energy conservation skit, performed by the Jones Valley Elementary School Robotics Team of Huntsville, an environmental expo and a tree-planting ceremony. Earth Day, which began April 22, 1970, is an annual world-wide campaign to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the environment.


Dr. Gary Jedlovec, an Earth scientist at the Marshall Center, will highlight the Cooperative Huntsville Area Rainfall Measurement network and be available for interviews about drought conditions over the last three years in the Southeastern United States. Radio Lite 96.9 FM morning show hosts John Malone and Jeremy McCall, the event’s masters of ceremonies, will present awards to the winners of the photo contest, logo contest and the Environmental Hero Award.


10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Marshall Space Flight Center Activities Building 4316

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Public & Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than Monday, April 21. Media must report to the Redstone Arsenal Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Bldg. 4200 on the southwest side.

SpaceRef staff editor.