Earth Day Fair April 20, 11am-2pm, Courtyard

The 7th annual Earth Day Fair will be held Thursday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Linn-Benton Community College courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 

The fair is free and open to the public. 

This year’s theme is “Science Matters,” with LBCC STEM faculty taking the Earth Day stage to answer science related questions and debunk science related myths.

An “Upcycle Contest” will be around repurposing materials. Participants should drop upcycle designs to the Student Leadership office, Forum Student Union building before 11 a.m. Judging starts at 12 p.m. Winners announced at 1 p.m.

Bring your old shoes for recycle to the First United Methodist Church Green Team table, and plant a flowerpot at the AAWCC table with flowers donated by Peoria Gardens.

Take a campus organic farm tour at 1 p.m. Sign-up at the Horticulture Club table. Seeds and plant starts will be given out during the event.

Recycled metal art pieces, created by LBCC student welders, will be for sale at the club’s table.

“Earth Day CafĂ©” lunch will be offered for $5, $4 for students.

Community information tables include Audubon Society of Corvallis, City of Albany Water Conservation, Corvallis Science March, First United Methodist Church Green Team, Oak Creek Young Women’s Transition Program, Pacific Power Blue Sky Energy Program, Salmon Watch, Oregonians for Science and Reason, OSU Master Gardeners, Republic Services Recycling, USDA Agriculture Research Services, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Information tables include alternative fuels, LBCC’s green campus, space exploration, therapeutic horticulture, international efforts, affordable textbooks, and more.

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the LBCC Horticulture Club, LBCC Science, Engineering and Math division and LBCC Student Leadership Council.


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