Celebrate Earth Day at the University of New Mexico Sustainability Expo & Lobo Growers' Market on Tuesday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Cornell Mall, located just east of the Student Union Building.

Now in its fifth year, the Expo & Growers' Market offers an opportunity to interact with sustainability-minded folks at a variety of engaging displays and activities, including an alternative transportation exhibition, a growers' market and a bicycle auction. Learn about sustainable initiatives on campus and in the surrounding community, meet local farmers and enjoy the energetic atmosphere.

The Lobo Growers' Market portion of the Expo is organized by Sustainability Studies students, who are passionate about promoting local farming and small business, and educating campus and community members about sustainable agriculture and healthy food choices. The Lobo Growers' Market kicks off the upcoming Albuquerque area growers' market season, and features numerous local growers, value-added producers and prepared foods vendors.

Numerous campus organizations coordinate the Expo & Growers' Market event, including the UNM Office of Sustainability, the UNM Sustainability Studies Program, Associated Students of UNM, and UNM Parking and Transportation Services.

In the spirit of sustainability, the 5th Annual Sustainability Expo & Lobo Growers' Market will be a zero waste event supported by Knowaste; we encourage your participation and support.

Also, a series of films on food, agriculture, health and sustainability lead up to the event. Hosted by students in the SUST-364 Growers' Market Practicum course, the film series aims to raise awareness about food and sustainability. A film will be shown every Wednesday through April 17. Bring a snack and kick back, beverages will be provided. For a schedule, visit Film Series.