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April 15, 2003

Earth Day has interests for all ages

Learn more about sustainable living practices in a fun, family-oriented environment at Earth Day, celebrated from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, in the main quad at California State University, Sacramento.

Julia Butterfly Hill, best known for living two years in a tree to protest its destruction as well as that of the surrounding forest, is the keynote speaker. Her talk “One Makes a Difference” is at noon on the main stage. She also participates in a speakers’ forum at 1:30 p.m. Mumbo Gumbo headlines the entertainment, performing at 2:30 p.m. on the main stage. Japanese drummer group Taiko Dan plays at 11:15 a.m. and the Red Panda acrobats perform at 1 p.m., both on the main stage.

Earth Day includes children’s activities, eco-crafts, a healing-arts grove, wildlife presentations and classes on composting. There are over 175 educational booths and displays, some featuring organic farm products and vegetarian food.

Earth Day is free and open to the general public. CSUS parking is free for the event except in parking structures.

For more information call (916) 484-4644 or visit www.earthdaysac.org. For media assistance, contact CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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