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350.org Global Work Party at FGCU

Eighteen-year-old Alex Erlenbach, of Titusville, Fla., leaps from an alligator basking platform he helped to construct with fellow students Greg Kosik, left, and Mike Zekanoski, as they participate in the 350.org Global Work Party at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Fort Myers. Over 80 students and faculty members planted trees, constructed bird and bat houses, built an alligator basking platform and removed garbage and invasive species from the campus. The local event was mirrored worldwide in an effort by environmentalists to address carbon emissions and global warming. David Albers/Staff

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Eighteen-year-old Alex Erlenbach, of Titusville, Fla., leaps from an alligator basking platform he helped to construct with fellow students Greg Kosik, left, and Mike Zekanoski, as they participate in the 350.org Global Work Party at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Fort Myers. Over 80 students and faculty members planted trees, constructed bird and bat houses, built an alligator basking platform and removed garbage and invasive species from the campus. The local event was mirrored worldwide in an effort by environmentalists to address carbon emissions and global warming. David Albers/Staff

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  • Allison Klarman, 20, of Anapolis, MD, plants a red maple tree along the shores of Library Lake as she participates in the 350.org Global Work Party at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Fort Myers. Over 80 students and faculty members planted trees, constructed bird and bat houses, built an alligator basking platform and removed garbage and invasive species from the campus. The local event was mirrored worldwide in an effort by environmentalists to address carbon emissions and global warming. David Albers/Staff
  • Eighteen-year-old Alex Erlenbach, of Titusville, Fla., leaps from an alligator basking platform he helped to construct with fellow students Greg Kosik, left, and Mike Zekanoski, as they participate in the 350.org Global Work Party at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Fort Myers. Over 80 students and faculty members planted trees, constructed bird and bat houses, built an alligator basking platform and removed garbage and invasive species from the campus. The local event was mirrored worldwide in an effort by environmentalists to address carbon emissions and global warming. David Albers/Staff
  • Alyssa Martino, 20, left, and Alex Klaffke, 23, plant mangroves along Library Lake as they participate in the 350.org Global Work Party at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Fort Myers. Over 80 students and faculty members planted trees, constructed bird and bat houses, built an alligator basking platform and removed garbage and invasive species from the campus. The local event was mirrored worldwide in an effort by environmentalists to address carbon emissions and global warming. David Albers/Staff
  • Michael Fischer, 22, Daniella Rojas, 20, and Jessica Cartier, 22, left to right, paint a bat house they constructed as they participate in the 350.org Global Work Party at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Fort Myers. Over 80 students and faculty members planted trees, constructed bird and bat houses, built an alligator basking platform and removed garbage and invasive species from the campus. The local event was mirrored worldwide in an effort by environmentalists to address carbon emissions and global warming. David Albers/Staff
  • Eighteen-year-old Alex Erlenbach, of Titusville, Fla., sports a hat bearing buttons from the various campaigns he supports as he participates in the 350.org Global Work Party at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Fort Myers. Over 80 students and faculty members planted trees, constructed bird and bat houses, built an alligator basking platform and removed garbage and invasive species from the campus. The local event was mirrored worldwide in an effort by environmentalists to address carbon emissions and global warming. David Albers/Staff
  • Community Health student Taylor Puska, 21, laughs as her canoe collides with another while pulling garbage and invasive species from Library Lake as they participate in the 350.org Global Work Party at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Fort Myers. Over 80 students and faculty members planted trees, constructed bird and bat houses, built an alligator basking platform and removed garbage and invasive species from the campus. The local event was mirrored worldwide in an effort by environmentalists to address carbon emissions and global warming. David Albers/Staff
  • Students venture out in canoes searching for invasive species and garbage on Library Lake as they participate in the 350.org Global Work Party at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Fort Myers. Over 80 students and faculty members planted trees, constructed bird and bat houses, built an alligator basking platform and removed garbage and invasive species from the campus. The local event was mirrored worldwide in an effort by environmentalists to address carbon emissions and global warming. David Albers/Staff
  • Students pull garbage and invasive species from Library Lake as they participate in the 350.org Global Work Party at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Fort Myers. Over 80 students and faculty members planted trees, constructed bird and bat houses, built an alligator basking platform and removed garbage and invasive species from the campus. The local event was mirrored worldwide in an effort by environmentalists to address carbon emissions and global warming. David Albers/Staff
  • Stacey Loftis, 22, and Sean Sullivan, 25, pull garbage and invasive species from Library Lake as they participate in the 350.org Global Work Party at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Fort Myers. Over 80 students and faculty members planted trees, constructed bird and bat houses, built an alligator basking platform and removed garbage and invasive species from the campus. The local event was mirrored worldwide in an effort by environmentalists to address carbon emissions and global warming. David Albers/Staff
  • Business management major Chanelle Campbell, of Fort Myers, ties a ribbon with her name to a red maple she planted along the shores of Library Lake as she participates in the 350.org Global Work Party at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Fort Myers. Over 80 students and faculty members planted trees, constructed bird and bat houses, built an alligator basking platform and removed garbage and invasive species from the campus. The local event was mirrored worldwide in an effort by environmentalists to address carbon emissions and global warming. David Albers/Staff
  • Philosophy student Catherine Militello, of Fort Myers, ties a ribbon with her name to a red maple she planted along the shores of Library Lake as she participates in the 350.org Global Work Party at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Fort Myers. Over 80 students and faculty members planted trees, constructed bird and bat houses, built an alligator basking platform and removed garbage and invasive species from the campus. The local event was mirrored worldwide in an effort by environmentalists to address carbon emissions and global warming. David Albers/Staff

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