The Fourth Annual UNM Sustainability Expo takes place this Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Cornell Mall. This event will feature Parking and Transportation Services (PATS)' Alternative Transportation Fair, the UNM Police Department (UNMPD) Bicycle Auction and the Lobo Growers' Market – an opportunity to buy locally-grown fresh fruit and vegetables.

Sustainability Studies Program lecturer Jessica Rowland said, "The market will provide the university community with an opportunity to support local and sustainable small businesses. There will be farms selling fresh produce, herbs, starter plants and prepared-food."

The Lobo Growers Market is the result of work completed in Rowland's class through Sustainability Studies which teaches students how to organize a growers' market.

"We are pleased to host our fourth annual expo, which showcases the broad spectrum of sustainability-related activities that take place here on campus," says Mary Clark, coordinator for the Office of Sustainability. "Each year the expo grows and this is largely due to growing interest and leadership from our students on campus."

The UNM Sustainability Fair is centered around Earth Day and this year will host more than 75 displays, including informational booths, food vendors and live music from noon-1 p.m. The event is sponsored by PATS, the Office of Sustainability, Sustainability Studies, ASUNM Student Special Events and KUNM.

For more information contact Danielle Gilliam, PATS program specialist, 277-0461,

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