The University of New Mexico is celebrating Earth Day with the 9th Annual Sustainability Expo on April 20 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Cornell Mall – east of the Student Union Building.
The event presents an opportunity for Lobos to interact with campus and community groups like the UNM Sustainability Studies Program, UNM Beekeeping Club, Lobo Gardens, TEDxABQ as well as many other organizations. There will be a variety of displays and activities to participate in, including a growers’ market, book swap and interactive demonstrations on sustainable living. It’s a chance to learn about sustainability in the community, connect with local experts and check out some simple life hacks at this student-organized event.
"The Expo is my favorite event on campus,” said Professor Bruce Milne, director of UNM’s Sustainability Studies program. “27,000 students have the opportunity to see what sustainability feels like when people connect around food, arts, music and effectively learn how to be partners with the Earth."
Be sure to stop by the growers’ market for lunch, and listen to live music by Sol De La Noche at noon. The Street Food Institute will be on site serving delicious food and Heidi’s Raspberry Farm will have delectable jams available.
Bring a reusable bag to take home fresh produce from Tres Hermanas Farm and Sol Harvest Farms. There will be locally produced soap from South Valley Soap and shirts from Stone Bison - a company that donates part of every purchase to protecting bison in North America. Pick up natural remedies from SunStar Herbs and some tomato starts for your spring garden from Growing Awareness Urban Farm.
Attendees can also connect with 350 New Mexico, a group that focuses on lowering carbon emissions by living more sustainably, and learn more about solar energy by talking to Affordable Solar and ION Solar. There will also be a chicken petting area and fresh eggs for sale.
Multiple campus organizations are responsible for putting on this event including the UNM Sustainability Studies Program, the UNM Office of Sustainability and UNM Parking and Transportation.
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