Earth Day Fair

This year’s fair is Sunday, April 17, 2016
Noon – 6 PM
NMSU Horseshoe
For more information on the fair this year click here

The Earth Day Fair is hosted every year in April by the student club Organization of Aggie Students Inspiring Sustainability (OASIS).  The event is free and is held on NMSU main campus on the Horseshoe, the lawn west of Hadley Hall off of Espina Street.  Earth Day is organized each year to encourage a greater understanding of contemporary environmental issues. OASIS wants to increase communication between NMSU and the entire Las Cruces community to promote healthy, clean and safe activities focused on environmental issues.

2009/04/18: Oasis Las Cruces Earthday event at Young Park. (photo by Robert Yee)          Earth Day 2015 volunteers group shot

The celebration includes live bands, entertainers, environmentally-focused educational booths, vendors and children’s activities, along with arts and science activities. This is a family-friendly environment that promotes sustainable living, sustainable practices, communication and fun.  Everyone is welcome to apply to have their own educational booth (free) or vendor booth ($25 – $35). We also appreciate sponsors who donate (tax-deductible) between $100 – $500 to get their logos on posters, t-shirts, and shout-outs during the day.

 

OASIS has hosted Earth Day festivals since 2008, as well as Arbor Day tree plantings at public schools, a public garden at City of Las Cruces Gomez Park, and a sustainability film series during the fall semester. The club’s mission is to “inspire a balance between environmental, social and economic viability within the community.”

 

 

Earth Day 2015 OoS tabling          Bike-blender-smoothie Sharon+student 4.21.15

For more information contact either of the club’s co-advisors:  Niki Harings haringsn@nmsu.edu or joni newcomer newcomer@nmsu.edu .  You can also contact the Office of Sustainability at 575.646.7563 to learn more about the Earth Day Fair or to volunteer to help in the planning.  Join the fun and make a difference!