Earthfest Will Be Held April 24

JCC’s annual Earthfest to celebrate Earth Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24. The event, sponsored by JCC’s Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public.

Weather permitting, Earthfest will be held outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center near the pond. Otherwise, the program is held in the Student Union.

Earthfest features music by local guitartist Jamie Haight, a presentation by Jeff Musial of Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics, ecofriendly products, and educational displays.

A tree seedling adoption will be conducted by the Earth Awareness Club from tree donations made by the Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District. Proceeds from the sale of fairly traded products by club members will be donated to environmental organizations as part of this year’s Earthfest theme, “Sustainable Water,” which supports the International Year of Water Cooperation proclaimed by the United Nations for 2013.

JCC’s Earth Awareness Club promotes an increased understanding and appreciation of the natural world and its creatures, wise environmental stewardship, enhanced knowledge of important environmental issues, compassionate living, and local awareness and action.