Tuesday, April 7, 2015

LBCC Earth Day Celebration & Community Fair

An Earth Day Celebration and Community Fair will be held Wednesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College in the college courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Activities include: Make a mason bee nest box, plant a flowerpot with flowers donated by Peoria Gardens, make art using recycled materials, buy an Earth Day t-shirt, learn about alternative energies, recycling and composting, water conservation, sustainable community resources, and more.

Presentation: Tom Kaye, executive director of the Institute for Applied Ecology and OSU associate plant and botany professor: Butterfly conservation talk on “Even Monarchs Get the Blues: Butterfly Conservation in Western Oregon," Noon to 1:50 p.m., Forum building, F-113.

Community information tables: City of Albany Parks and Recreation, City of Albany Water Conservation, Pacific Power Blue Sky Energy Program, Albany Options School, Republic Services recycling and composting, Albany and Corvallis United First Methodist Church Green Team, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Ocean Blue Project. Information and activities on sustainability and stewardship.

Recycle your old or slightly worn shoes: Albany and Corvallis First United Methodist Church Green Team table will take your worn out shoes for recycle, and your slightly worn shoes for reuse for those in need.

Tour the college organic farm: Tour the organic garden and the new chicken farm project, and learn about sustainable farming.

"Earth Day Cafe" lunch: Featuring fish tacos with lettuce from the college organic garden. Cost is $5 general, $4 for students. Supports the LBCC Near Space Exploration Club.

Free drawing for prizes: Make your sustainability pledge at the LBCC Sustainability Committee table for a chance to win cool, eco-prizes! Buy your Earth Day t-shirt here.

DAC Day of Service: LBCC’s Diversity Achievement Center and students will hold a campus cleanup project. More information at their table.

This event is free and open to the public. Earth Day is sponsored by LBCC’s Sustainability Committee and the LBCC Horticulture Club, with support from the LBCC Science, Engineering and Math division and our community.

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