South Puget Sound Earth Day Event to Focus on Food
This Earth Day, South Puget Sound Community College is putting the emphasis on the old cliché, “You are what you eat,” as this year’s event focuses on food.
South Puget Sound will host the college’s annual Earth Day event from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Black Box Theater, lobby and in adjacent classrooms.
The main event this year, a panel discussion featuring local CSA farmers, nutritionists, educators and more, begins at noon in the Black Box. A book discussion on Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” will follow in the Black Box.
Meanwhile, the lobby will host a number of information booths and vendors, and two nearby classrooms will host films, including Food Inc., and breakout workshops. The college’s Art Department has created an installation for the event, and food and refreshments will be available. The Horticulture Club is giving away tomato starts as well. Other displays range from E-Bikes to Carbon Footprint calculations. The event is free and open to the public.
This event is put on by the South Puget Sound Community College Environmental Sustainability Committee in conjunction with the Office of Student Life, BRICK, and a number of other groups. For more information about the Earth Day celebration, contact Aaron Managhan, communications consultant and Earth Day co-coordinator, at (360) 596-5304.