5th Annual UNM Sustainability Expo & Lobo Growers' Market

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:00 AM
UNM Main Campus - Cornell Mall, East of the Student Union Building

Celebrate Earth Day at the University of New Mexico’s Sustainability Expo & Lobo Growers’ Market! Now in its fifth year, the Expo & Growers’ Market will be held on Cornell Mall -- just east of the Student Union Building -- on Tuesday, April 23rd from 10 am to 2 pm. Everyone is invited to join in the Earth Day-inspired festivities!

The Expo & Growers’ Market offers a great opportunity to interact with sustainability-minded folks at a variety of engaging displays and activities, including an alternative transportation fair, a growers’ market, and a bicycle auction. Learn about sustainable initiatives on campus and in the surrounding community, meet local farmers, and enjoy the fun, energetic atmosphere.

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The Lobo Growers’ Market portion of the Expo is organized by Sustainability Studies Program students in the Growers’ Market Practicum class who are passionate about promoting local farming and small business, and educating campus and community members about sustainable agriculture and healthy food choices. The Lobo Growers’ Market will kick off the upcoming Albuquerque area growers’ market season - starting May 18 - and will feature numerous local growers, value-added producers, and prepared foods vendors.

To learn more about sustainable food and agriculture in New Mexico, check out the Growers’ Market Practicum class blog, ABQ Stew: New Mexico’s Food for Thought. During the weeks leading up to the event, students will post interviews of local foodshed heroes, describe successful New Mexico-based food businesses, discuss agricultural challenges and solutions in our state, and provide ‘how-to’ guides on various sustainable topics. Additionally, during the month preceding the Expo, students will host a free series of four film screenings on campus to raise awareness about food and sustainability.

Numerous campus organizations are responsible for coordinating the Expo & Growers’ Market event, including the UNM Office of Sustainability, the UNM Sustainability Studies Program, the Associated Students of UNM, and UNM Parking and Transportation Services. In the spirit of sustainability, the 5th Annual Sustainability Expo & Lobo Growers’ Market will be a zero waste event supported by Knowaste; we encourage your participation and support.

EAT SMART, BUY LOCAL, BE LOBO!