A hand-constructed yurt, a clothing swap, bicycle repair booth and seed swap are just a few of the activities planned for the annual UNM Sustainability Expo.

Encouraging Sustainability

It’s taking place Thursday, April 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Cornell Mall. The event is hosted by the UNM Sustainability Studies Program (SSP). It’s an opportunity for students to show-off their capstone projects from the semester and network with local organizations that practice sustainability.

“Many of these organizations also host community events throughout the year to keep young people engaged in critical issues surrounding food, water, health, equity, energy, transportation and more,” said Jessica Rowland, SSP lecturer. “The Expo also demonstrates feasible strategies and actionable steps for living a more sustainable lifestyle on any budget. We hope that students will be inspired to begin – or continue – implementing impactful practices that will build a more resilient future in New Mexico and beyond.”

The one-day event will also include local farmers and food trucks, live music by Santa Fe folk artist Eryn Bent, plant starts, eco-lifehacks and a wide variety of opportunities to learn about sustainable practices and connect with community partners. 

It is sponsored in part by the UNM Office of Sustainability and UNM Parking and Transportation.