Participants of Saturday’s Earth Day celebration received
information about environmental issues while being entertained by
local bands such as the Three Peas and Wasabi.
Various booths offered snacks and organizations provided
information on environmental issues.
“It’s a good time and place to heal,” said Shannon Clay, a
freshman watershed sciences major. “It’s a good place to get back
to our roots.”
The celebration included various booths set up with different
information from companies like New Belgium Brewing Co., Wild Oats
and the Sierra Club.
Visitors also had the opportunity to sign petitions and discuss
issues with organizations.
“Today is important because it reminds people that every day is
Earth Day,” said Joe Ramagli, senior philosophy and religion major
who also played a role in planning the event.
Ramagli had help planning and working the event from Action
Awareness, of which he is also a member. Funding came from student
fees from the Associated Students of CSU, donations and the
businesses and organizations that hosted booths.
Ramagli said Fort Collins does a good job of providing
information on environmental issues but that there were still
plenty of people who needed to become more aware.
“Fairs like this are important forms of communication,” said
Bruce Henderson, a volunteer for the Sierra Club. “It raises
people’s awareness on alternative energy and food sources.”
From massages to face painting, there was something for everyone
– including plenty of running space for the massive number of dogs
present. Visitors could also get their hands in the earth by making
mud balls, which contained seeds and could be planted.
Whatever the reason for coming, visitors went home with a
message. Katie Hadad, sustainable built environment major at Naropa
University in Boulder, thought that message was well delivered.
“The day educated people of all ages on the acknowledgment of
inter-connectedness of all living things.”