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Earth Day celebration April 20

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Sierra College Nevada County Campus Celebrates Earth Day April 20, 2015
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The Sierra College Nevada County Campus invites the community to join in the celebration of Earth Day, with festivities beginning at 10 a.m. on April 20.

The campus will be abuzz with all things green, according to event organizers. Environmental, humanitarian and educational exhibits will be provided by students, faculty, local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Live music, poetry readings, and dance will entertain and educate all those who join in this free celebration.

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

Organizers are encouraging visitors to consider walking, riding a bike, riding the bus, or carpooling to the event to help reduce carbon emissions and save the $3 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 others,” they said in a media release.

The community is also urged to help in the Sierra College District’s efforts to make Earth Day a zero-waste zone.

“Honor Earth Day and help reduce waste by bringing your own ‘Festival Kit’ with reusable to-go wear (plate/bowl, utensils, water bottle, mug, cloth napkin) and we will gift you a free ticket for our drawing to win ECO stuff,” the news release stated.

Informational booths include Bear Yuba Land Trust, Briar Patch Co-op, Sierra College Career Connections and Job Link business representatives, Sierra Streams Institute, Animal Place, Sierra Club, Peace Center of Nevada City, SYRCL (South Yuba River Citizens League) and more.

The tentative schedule of performances is:

— 10-10:30 a.m. children’s songs from Child Development Center;

— 10:45-11:15 a.m. NEO Band;

— 11:30 a.m.-noon Movement Alliance Dancers;

— 12:15-12:45 p.m. performance by Earth Rhythms;

— 1-1:45 p.m. faculty poetry readings

— 2—2:45 p.m. TBA.

Additionally, NCC ECOS Club will host an Earth Day film screening of an environmentally-themed film from 6-7:30 p.m. in N-12 (the multipurpose room). Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $3-$5. More information on the specific feature to be shown is forthcoming, but organizers said it promises to be an impactful and currently relevant film.

The Sierra College Nevada County Campus is located at 250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley. There is a $3 daily parking fee on campus. Parking permits can be purchased at the kiosk machine located at the campus entrance.

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