April 3, 2001
CSUS Celebrates Earth Day
Every day may be Earth Day, but Sunday,
April 22 at California State University, Sacramento will be
no ordinary celebration of the planet. The third annual Earth
Day celebration - featuring unique and exciting environmental
festivities as well as music concerts - will be held from
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the CSUS main quad.
An estimated 10,000 people are expected to attend the free,
daylong event that offers a plethora of environmental games,
activities, food and entertainment. Mumbo Gumbo, a seven-piece
band known for their inventive rhythm that utilizes a washboard
and an accordion will perform a blend of blues, zydeco, reggae
and rock music at 2 p.m. Akimbo, Out of Kelter and Congo Aye
Area will also perform throughout the afternoon.
Over 100 educational booths and displays will be set up to
promote environmental education, energy awareness and conservation.
Other booths will include environmentally oriented crafts
that use lead-free items made from recycled materials. A wildlife
education stage will feature live animals and storytelling.
Children's activities include face painting and sock puppet
Throughout the afternoon, an on-going panel discussion about
environmental concerns will feature nine speakers and demonstrations
that include live bats and eco-travel issues.
Visitors can participate in ongoing demonstrations of yoga,
tai chi and meditation. Vegetarian cuisine will be available
More information is available by calling (916) 484-4644 or
by visiting www.earthdaysac.org.
Media assistance is available at the CSUS office of public
affairs at (916) 278-6156.
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