Every year on April 22, the whole world celebrates Earth Day. Started as a day to show support for environmental protection efforts, Earth Day is now celebrated in 192 countries. New Mexico State university’s Office of Sustainability and Organization of Aggie Students Inspiring Sustainability, in conjunction with the City of Las Cruces, continues to put on their Earth Day fair.
“This event is important to Oasis and the Office of Sustainability to educate the public about living a greener, more conscious life” said joni newcomer, manager of the Office of Sustainability.
This year’s Earth Day fair will take place on Saturday, April 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Plaza de Las Cruces. The event is a celebration of eco-arts, green businesses, and environmental education and will feature live music and dance, presentations and discussion groups led by local scientists and environmentalists, kids’ activities and vendor booths. It is free to the public.
This year’s fair will be a zero waste event and organizers encourage people to bring their own reusable water bottles, utensils and personal towels to eliminate waste. There will be compost/recycling centers for food, recycling and glass.
The Office of Sustainability has been involved with the Earth Day fair for two years and the OASIS student club has been planning the event for eight years.
For those looking to take part in the Earth Day fair as volunteers, opportunities can be found HERE. A full schedule of events and presentations can be found HERE and vendor, educator and sponsorship registration can be found HERE.
Author: Peter Foreman – NMSU