Earth Month Expo set for Saturday

Clockwise from lower left: Bill Moran, Michael Dineen, Emily Sando, Liam Lipsky, Gabrielle Cartwright and Diane Clark.

SUNY Fredonia interns and staff of Greystone Nature Preserve are determined to bring to Chautauqua County an Earth Day event to be remembered. Earth Month Expo will be held on April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the Science Building. The public is invited to celebrate Earth Day with a wide variety of activities.

Seven speakers will be presenting:

Jon Townsend (Bats and Plants), Judi Lutz-Woods (Climate Reality Project), Sharon Trembath (Erie to Buffalo History of the Beach Sweep), Sarah Sorci (Medicinal Plants), Marcy Zastrow (Vegan for the Environment), Jack and Diane Volker (The Comeback of the Monarch and the Role of Butterflies in Earth Preservation) and Richie Sasala and Goldleaf (Native American Perspectives on the Earth).

In addition, there will be workshops on the half hour as well as various vendors and informational tables including ones from Alleghany State Park, Chautauqua Watershed Conservatory, Norwex and Solar Liberty. Throughout the day live music will brighten the atmosphere. A special feature is the Siri food truck, which is offering $1 off a meal if the customer brings a container for it. This is a great way to introduce students and the community to environmental practices which will help make a global impact.