Community Packs PEEC’s Earth Day Festival

This small mountain of dirt was a particular favorite of the younger set attending Saturday’s Earth Day Festival at PEEC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Environmentally friendly vendors occupied more than 20 booths at Saturday’s Earth Day Festival. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Children learn about caring for small animals such as rabbits and goats. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff report:

Community members packed into Saturday’s Earth Day Festival at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.

The Earth Day Festival is PEEC’s biggest event of the year and the festival feature more than booths and displays where community groups showed off their earth-friendly products and practices, and provided information about the environment on the Pajarito Plateau.

Renaissance entertainment group Clan Tynker as well as the Hill Stompers entertained the crowd. 

Children’s activities included “Walk Like a Wolf,” the “Mudpie Kitchen” and constructing miniature adobes with the Cornerstones Community Partnership. Small goats and rabbits were available for petting.

Many people rode bicycles, skate boarded or pushed baby strollers to the Earth Day event. Atomic City Transit provided shuttle service to others who parked thair vehicles at Sullivan Field.

This year’s festival chair Terry Foxx and her committee gratefully acknowledged their Earth Day sponsors, who make PEEC’s Earth Day Festival possible and support the mission of PEEC:

  • Los Alamos National Bank;
  • Los Alamos MainStreet;
  • Neptune and Company;
  • Los Alamos National Security;
  • PAC 8;
  • Atomic City Transit;
  • LA County Environmental Services; and
  • Select Solar, LLC.

Children learn how to make adobe bricks. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Renaissance entertainment group Clan Tynker performs at Earth Day. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The crowd spreads out on the lawn at PEEC to watch the Renaissance entertainment group Clan Tynker perform at Earth Day Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

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