People have celebrated Earth Day annually for over 40 years as a way of bringing citizens together to learn about the environment and to teach each other how to be good environmental stewards. Modesto Junior College invites the campus and community to join its annual Earth Day celebration on Thursday, April 22.
A fair with activities and displays will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. outside the south entrance to the Science Community Center on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto. Following the fair, two Earth Day film screenings will feature the documentary “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” with showings at 4 p.m. and at 6 p.m. in room 115 of the Science Community Center.
This event, sponsored by the MJC Civic Engagement Project and Operation Green, will provide ideas of how to recycle, protect the environment, conserve energy and “live green”. Participants include the MJC Great Valley Museum, Tuolumne River Trust, Citizen’s Climate Lobby and Sierra Club.
Admission to the fair and film are free and campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots. For more information or to bring a display or activity to the MJC Earth Day celebration, contact Elizabeth McInnes, professor of biology at email@example.com or 575-6299.