March 22, 2006

It’s back – Earth Day returns to Sacramento State

Sacramento’s annual Earth Day celebration will once again be held at Sacramento State from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 in the Main Quad.

The Sacramento Area Earth Day Network expects more than 8,000 people to attend the day-long event filled with activities that promote environmental education, empowerment and advocacy. The event is free and the public is invited to come and explore more than 100 booths and exhibits on maintaining a sustainable lifestyle and community.

Highlights of the celebration include hands-on activities for all ages, music, vegetarian food, information about organic farming and sustainable agriculture, wildlife presentations and more. There will also be a place where people can safely dispose of household batteries, cell phones, ink cartridges and recycling.

Also at the event Sue Anne Foster, a new Sacramento State art professor, will build a 70-foot labyrinth with the help of students from her two classes. Foster has built the symbolic structure each year Earth Day has been on campus but this will be her first year incorporating Sacramento State students in the project. She said walking the labyrinth helps quiet the mind and calm the body. Tables will also be set up where people can learn how to draw their own labyrinth.

Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates will have an area where free valet parking will be available for bikes. For a complete list of activities visit www.earthdaysac.org. For more information, or to volunteer, contact the Sacramento Area Earth Day Network at (916) 739-6705. For media assistance, contact the Sacramento State Public Affairs Office at (916) 278-6156.

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