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A group of up to 40 students from ODU's new course on the global environment will conduct an "eco-friendly" car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, to fulfill the service learning component of the course.

Proceeds from the car wash, which will be held at the Governor's Magnet School for the Arts building at the corner of Powhatan Avenue and 43rd Street, will be donated to Teach for America, an organization devoted to eliminating educational inequity in the United States. The cost of the car wash is $5 per vehicle.

Timothy A. Goodale, one of the many graduate student teaching assistants for the course, New Portal to Appreciating our Global Environment (NewPAGE), said his group of students chose this particular volunteer project as one that addressed the thrust of the course.

"This is an eco-friendly car wash because it will be done with restricted water use, on grass, with safe detergents," Goodale explained. "We will be teaching the customers the process so that they can do it at home."

This article was posted on: April 5, 2005

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