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College to Celebrate Earth Day This Week

PCC's annual Earth Day Fair will feature recycled arts and crafts and sustainable products from local businesses.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College's annual Earth Day Fair will take place April 21 in the Craig F. Goess Student Center’s J. Paul and Diana S. Davenport Multipurpose Room.

Organized by the PCC Sustainability Committee, the event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no cost, and it is open to the community.

“The goal of our Earth Day Fair is to facilitate connections between students, educators, community members, farmers and local businesses and entrepreneurs,” said Donna Bivans, a PCC science instructor and Sustainability Committee member. “Supporting and building relationships between consumers and local businesses is the key to both economic and environmental stability.”

Bivans says this year’s event will feature recycled arts and crafts and sustainable products from local businesses, including honey from the Tar River Beekeepers. She added that several PCC programs, including Horticulture Technology, will take part in the fair and Chick-fil-A will sell sandwiches throughout the event.

Proposed by the late Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, Earth Day first took place on April 22, 1970. The event, which is now celebrated worldwide, raised public awareness of the hazards of pollution and helped spur the modern environmental movement.