UNCA Students Organize Asheville's
Second Annual Earth Day Festival
For the second consecutive year, UNC Asheville students have organized
the communitywide Earth Day Festival. The event will take place from
noon-10 pm. Saturday, April 17, at City-County plaza. The festival
features a variety of family friendly events, including environmental
information booths, workshops, speakers, food vendors and music from local
and regional bands. The event is free and open to the public.
The students, who are all members of UNCA's environmental student
group, Active Students for a Healthy Environment (ASHE), have been
planning the event for several months.
"The goal of this festival is not just raising awareness, but
inspiring action. We want to give the community of Asheville the chance to
really get involved with these non-profit organizations," said Travis
O'Guin, event organizer and UNCA senior environmental studies major.
"This event is an opportunity for all of us to make a difference in
the world and have some fun doing it."
More than 30 non-profit groups will represented at this year's Earth
Day festival. The event will also include performances by Ballet Warraba,
The Biscuit Burners, Stephanie's ID, Bellyfull, World Spirit Bellydancers,
The Tou Bab Crew and Blue Collar Groove.
Deano Productions is co-organizer of the event and is sponsored by a
number of community businesses.
For more information, visit www.ashevilleearthday.org.
- Travis O'Guin, Earth Day Festival Coordinator, 828/216-6967
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director,