Green Issue — UNM to celebrate Earth Day with expo

April 19, 2018 - Megan Holmen

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22 the University of New Mexico Sustainability Program is hosting the 10th Annual Sustainability Expo on Thursday from 10:30 a.m until 2:30 p.m. at Cornell Mall outside of the Student Union Building.

Every year UNM’s Sustainability Studies Program hosts an expo to educate students, staff, faculty and the wider community about recycling, composting, conservation and other forms of sustainability, said Jessica Rowland, a professor of sustainability and one of the faculty organizers of the expo.

This year there will be over 85 tables. These will include cooking demonstrations, upcycling and recycling art projects, food, live music, yoga and educational tables, she said. Some of the tables will be run by UNM student groups and will display student projects. The expo is run by students in the Sustainability Studies Program.

“We are hoping to showcase a lot of the sustainable initiatives on campus and in our community,” Rowland said. “But really we want to build a deeper culture of sustainability on campus.”

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