April 6, 2004

University at center of Earth Day

California State University, Sacramento is hosting the annual Earth Day celebration, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, April 24, in the main quad. The event is free.

More than 175 booths will provide health information and crafts to create or purchase. Several of the booths will also sell food and drinks. Representatives from organizations including Sierra Club and the Effie Yeaw Nature Center will be on hand as well. Attendees can also spend the day listening to live music, poetry and other entertainment.

A group designed to raise awareness of the need for recycling will present a fashion show with models wearing recycled paper, aluminum, etc. as clothing. Organizers will provide free valet bicycle parking.

The first Earth Day was celebrated in April 1970 when nearly 20 million Americans participated in environmental rallies, demonstrations and other activities, precipitating the movement for national legislation including the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Past Earth Day festivals at CSUS have drawn 10,000 people to campus.

For more information, contact Sacramento Area Earth Day at (916) 484-4644. Media assistance is available from CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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