5th Annual Sustainability Expo & Lobo Growers’ Market

2013-Sust-Expo-LogoCome celebrate Earth Day at the University of New Mexico’s Sustainability Expo & Lobo Growers’ Market. Now in its fifth year, the Expo & Growers’ Market is one of the largest and most popular events on campus. This year it is scheduled to 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 exhibition, a growers’ market, and a bicycle auction. Learn about sustainable initiatives on campus and in the surrounding community, connect with potential employers, meet local farmers, and enjoy the fun, energetic atmosphere.

The Lobo Growers’ Market portion of the Expo is organized by Sustainability Studies students 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, and will feature numerous local growers, value-added producers, and prepared foods vendors.

Numerous campus organizations are responsible for coordinat-knowasteing 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.

Can’t wait? Join us for a series of four engaging films on food, agriculture, health and sustainability during the month leading up to the event. The film series aims to raise awareness about food and sustainability, and is hosted by students in the SUST-364 Growers’ Market Practicum course. The film series begins on March 27 and will be held for four consecutive weeks. Check out the schedule!

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