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April 19, 2010


Sacramento State celebrates Earth Day

Sacramento State’s Environmental Students Organization and Peace and Conflict International will host a campus festival celebrating Earth Day Thursday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., April 22.

Activities include setting up a mural in the Library Quad featuring a timeline of the environmental movement from 1970 to today. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District will have an electric vehicle on display, the Rotaract Club will have a food drive booth, and the Sac State Bike Blitz will have a promotional booth.

Catering Services will provide food and drinks and tarps will be laid out as picnic areas.

Activities also include lectures about environmental quality and social justice by Professor Barbara Johnston, a senior research fellow at the Center for Political Ecology in Santa Cruz, 2-4 p.m. in the University Union Lobby Suite; "Life After Oil: 3 Lessons in Sustainability from Cuba" by Environmental Studies Professor Virginia Matzek, 4-5 p.m. in Mariposa 1003; and peace parks in Iraq by Environmental Studies Professor Michelle Stevens, 7-9 p.m. in the University Union Summit Room.

April is also Poetry Month, and the Sacramento Poetry Center will host an Earth Day-themed coffeehouse poetry jam 5-8 p.m. in the Buzz in the University Union. Community poets, including Sacramento Poet Laureate and University lecturer Bob Stanley, will be featured.

Earth Day events are free and open to students, staff and faculty. For more information contact Jasmine Greer, president of the Environmental Students Organization at


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