Submitted to The Union

Back to: News
April 17, 2012
Follow News

Sierra College kicks off Earth Day celebration


The Sierra College Nevada County Campus invites the community to join in the celebration of Earth Day. The campus will be a buzz with all things green.

Environmental, humanitarian and educational exhibits will be provided by local businesses and nonprofit organizations. Live music, poetry readings, and dance will entertain and educate all those who join in this fun and free celebration of our planet Earth.

The Sierra College District has faithfully celebrated Earth Day each year since its official worldwide inauguration in April of 1970.

Visitors are encouraged to consider walking, riding a bike, riding the bus or carpooling to the event to help us reduce carbon emissions and save the $2 parking fee.

Use that money instead towards the purchase of some delicious and healthy food options that will be available, like Calla Lily Crepes, and Lazy Dog Ice Cream.

Informational booths include: A.P.P.L.E. (Association for a Post Petroleum Local Economy), Bear-Yuba Land Trust, Animal Rescue Ranch, Audubon Society, Health Care for All, NEO Organization, United Nations Association, Sun Wall Solar, The Solar Kitchen, Peace Center of Nevada City, SYRCL (South Yuba River Citizens League) and more.

For more information about this event, contact the ECOS Club faculty advisor, Professor Nathan Conkle at: (530) 274-5274 or NConcle@ sierracollege.edu.

For more information about Sierra College, log on at: www.sierracollege.edu.

Rocklin campus

The 2012 Earth Day celebration on the Rocklin Campus will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

As in years past, Earth Day events at Sierra will culminate on Friday evening with the 19th annual visit by renowned actor Lee Stetson as John Muir accompanied by actor Alan Sutterfield as Theodore Roosevelt in a play performance titled "The Tramp and the Rough Rider."

Tickets will be available at the ECOS Booth, at the Earth Day celebration, now from Jennifer Skillen, jskillen@sierra college.edu, (916) 660-7926, or you may be able buy tickets at the door.

This popular event frequently sells out, so secure your tickets as soon as you can.

Advance ticket prices are: general $10/students, seniors and museum members $5; at the door: $12 general/students, seniors and museum members $7. All proceeds benefit the Sierra College Natural History Museum.

Visit SierraCollege.edu for more information on events at the Rocklin Campus, including live music, healthy food, educational, environmental and humanitarian exhibits, film presentations, a climbing wall and speakers to provide entertainment and information.


Stories you may be interested in

The Union Updated Apr 17, 2012 07:43PM Published Apr 17, 2012 07:39PM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.