2011-04-28 / Island Life

Silent auction set Saturday to help eco-friendly causes

A “green-inspired” fundraiser, with proceeds going to help our planet, will be held on Saturday, April 30.

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute’s Green Team will hold a silent auction, as well as a drawing for a cash prize at The Gaff, 323 Beach St., from 3 to 5 p.m.,

The public is invited to bid on original artwork, condo stays, fishing and dolphin watch trips, gift certificates, pottery and more, all part of the silent auction.

Proceeds will be used to support the Green Team by helping to cover expenses associated with keeping the program running. The Green Team is an eco-friendly group that provides employees the opportunity to discuss environmental issues that impact their workplace and local community, and to develop solutions to these problems that will result in a more eco-friendly and sustainable environment. The team has on-going projects including jetty clean-ups, recycling programs and greener living incentives.

For additional information, contact Dr. Kiersten Madden at UTMSI by calling 749-6779.

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