Sustainability Fair set for April 21

Arizona Western College is hosting the Fourth Annual "Parade for the Planet" Sustainability Fair on Thursday, April 21nd. The opening ceremony begins at 9:00 in the courtyard of the Science building. The demonstrations and speakers will begin shortly after that.

In joining the global effort toward a sustainable future, the fair encourages students to provide their own ideas for a greener future. "Let's come up with solutions to these problems and others!" Ted Martinez, AWC Professor of Biology, commented during the 2009 fair. "If we are truly to be global; we must think globally and act globally."

The clubs and programs that are participating in the event this year include the Student Government Council (SGA), Science Club, Computer club, SOTE and the Psychology club.

Over 700 area students attended last year's event to learn how to be friendlier to our planet. Participants learn how everything we do in this disposable society makes a difference, from shaving to building houses. There are alternatives that would make the world a much healthier place to live. A few of the activities planned are solar cooking demonstrations and recycling games.

The Sustainability Fair is presented by AWC students, faculty and staff and sponsored by

Allied Waste, AWC Honors, AWC Sustainability Council and APS.

"Join AWC in creating a sustainable vision for the future. Let's Go Green! "Professor Martinez said.

Here is an itinerary of the event:

Opening Ceremony:

9:00 am Parade for the Planet featuring CDLL pre-school children

9:05am Welcome from Ted Martinez

9:10am Guest speaker: Chip Straley, Professor of Theatre

9:15am Presentation of Sustainability Awards


10:00am AWC Bellydancers

10:45am Fashion Show

11:15am AWC Theatre performances: The Giving Tree

PRESENTERS (Stairwell of 3C Bldg.)

10am - 10:20am Elyse Tera, Accupuncture of Yuma

Topic: Holistic Health

10:30am - 10:50am: Andrea Bereznak, APS

Topic: Green Choice programs for homeowners

11am - 11:20am Ellen Beckett

Topic: Desert Scrapper

11:30am - 11:50am: Willie Case, Melaleuca

Topic: Product safety in your home

12pm - 12:30pm: Solar Panel: Environmental Honor Students/Faculty

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