Of the Earth
There's nothing like acknowledging that you are part of something bigger, part of an entire way of life that exists outside your home, town or state. That's why Earth Day is such a big day … it celebrates our entire planet! And this year, there will be a variety of events that highlight Mother Earth in all her glory. Some stuff worth mentioning is the 6th Annual Sustainability Expo & Lobos Growers' Market, the Celebrate Earth Day event at Hotel Andaluz and Earth Day at the Museum. The first is at the Cornell Mall at UNM's main campus and includes fresh, local produce, music, crafts and food trucks. Now that's a fine way to pay homage to our planet. The event runs from 10am to 2pm on April 22, and is free, unless, you know, you buy stuff. The second event is Celebrate Earth Day at Hotel Andaluz (125 Second Street NW) and is a free event that features guest speakers (including Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham), a wolf from the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and raptors from Avian Ambassadors. That event happens from 10am to 1pm, also on April 22. And for those who want to throw a little education into their celebrations, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain NW) is hosting Earth Day at the Museum (again, on April 22). This day will have “special celebrations, hands-on activities for all ages and short talks.” And that slice of terrestrial goodness is included with regular admission, which is $7 for ages 13 and up, $6 for seniors and $4 for those under 13. Festivities run from 9am to 3pm. Not bad, eh? Consult our calendars for more events happening prior to Earth Day if these aren't to your liking. But bear in mind that Earth is a lovely place to be, and that's always a reason to celebrate. (Mark Lopez)
Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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Celebrate Earth Day with sustainability-minded folks with a variety of displays and activities.
At the University of New Mexico’s Sustainability Expo & Lobo Growers’ Market. Now in its sixth year, the Expo & Growers’ Market is one of the largest events on campus.The Expo & Growers’ Market offers a great 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, connect with potential employers, meet local farmers, and enjoy the fun, 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 will kick off the upcoming Albuquerque area growers’ market season, and will feature numerous local growers, value-added producers, and prepared foods vendors.Everyone is invited to join! We hope to see you there!