NC State hosts an abundance of Earth Day events

April 17, 2012
By Caitlin Barrett

Festivities are abundant on campus as Earth Day is approaching. NC State will host many events Wednesday through Saturday. The events range from discussions on alternative fuel vehicles to Hillsborough Street’s own Earth Day Music Festival.

eday2012_logo_289pxHere are some of the highlights of the week:

Wednesday, April 18

Campus Farmer’s Market: The farmer’s market will open in the Brickyard at 10 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. The local vendors offer a variety of products, from produce to baked goods to jewelry.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Showcase: The event will run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Brickyard. Electric, hybrid, diesel and natural gas powered vehicles will be featured, and university departments will be available to talk to about alternative commute options for the NC State community.

Empower Film Series: A sneak peek of DisneyNature’s “Chimpanzee” will be shown at Campus Cinema at 7 p.m. Tickets are available in Talley Student Center and Ticket Central, and are free to all visitors.

Thursday, April 19

Electric Vehicle Town Hall: At 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Monteith Research Center, the Centennial Campus Development Office will host an Electric Vehicle Town Hall. Advanced Energy will give a presentation on electric vehicles and officials from Centennial Campus will be there to answer questions about the charging stations that will be unveiled on that part of campus.

Centennial Campus Field Day: From 3-6 p.m., University Recreation is hosting Centennial Field Day. There will be many outdoor activities and events for NC State students, faculty and the community to participate in. The event will take place at MCR plaza and Lake Raleigh. Free pizza will be offered to the first 100 attendees.

Friday, April 20

Earth Day Celebration: The celebration will take place in the Brickyard from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m. The theme is “Green Careers”, and there will be vendors and a green career coaching session. Students will be able to talk with a career adviser, or an expert in the sustainability field, about preparing for a green job.

Earth Day Concert: Holy Ghost Tent Revival will headline the event on Harris Field. Activities will start at 4 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. There will be food for the first 150 attendees.

Saturday, April 21

Hillsborough Street Music Fest: Live It Up on Hillsborough Street and the Earth Day Committee have partnered to bring an Earth Day event to Hillsborough Street that will top all others. Eleven venues will host about 25 bands for an Earth Day Music Festival. The bands range in genres from DJ Special Guest to Johnny Swank, who plays a bluesy grunge on his guitars made of recycled materials.

A full list of events can be found on NC State’s Earth Day website.

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