25th annual HCC Earth Fair is on Friday, April 19


Live music, dancing and educational activities will highlight the 25th annual Hawaii Community College Earth Fair on Friday, April 19. The fun event is free and open to the public.

The Earth Fair is the largest event HCC hosts for the community each year. Fun and educational activities, more than 50 exhibits, numerous giveaways, dancing and music will highlight a day devoted to celebrating the earth and the environment.

There will be hula by Unukupukupu and Kua O Ka Lā Public Charter School; a Trash Fashion Show; Tahitian and Samoan dancers; live music by Ras Sparrow, Bill Rodrigues-Kaiwa and Positive Motion; entertainment by the Japan Club; Jesse Law’s “The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle” environmental presentation; storytelling; facepainting; garden tours, puppetry and more.

Earth Fair is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but from 9 a.m. to noon the event is customized for school field trips.

There will be many surprises, and school participants and the general public can receive bags full of gifts, plants, goodies and informational brochures.

HCC’s Forest TEAM Program and Agriculture Program, along with other native plant growers, will donate more than 1,000 free native tree seedlings and edible plants. There will be free drinks, free snacks, fresh fruit, cookies and other giveaways.

Booths and exhibits will distribute information, and students and the public can view environmental videos in building 388-101. Parking is free at the Manono Campus.

The “fair grounds” will be centrally located on the lower campus near the cafeteria and adjacent buildings.

“Come to Hawaii Community College and celebrate the environment by learning about conservation and sustainability issues on our island,” said HCC spokesman Thatcher Moats.

For more information, please visit the Earth Fair web page at www.hawaii.hawaii.edu/eday. You may also contact Earth Fair Coordinator Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers at 966-7002 or breasher@hawaii.edu. Volunteer Coordinator Claudia Wilcox-Boucher can be reached at 895-4457. Exhibitors can contact Graceson Ghen at 934-2780 or graceson@hawaii.edu.

 

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