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Celebrate Earth Day all week at Bellevue College

Exploring the theme “Living in a Changing Climate,” Bellevue College will hold its 14th annual Earth Week celebration, April 22-26, with a series of lectures, films and special events to promote environmental awareness and the sustainable use of our natural resources.

The festivities kick off on Earth Day on Monday, April 22, with two events. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., an EV car and bicycle show will take place in the central courtyard, featuring plug-in electric vehicles from Tesla, Mitsubishi and Nissan. At 9:30 a.m., local weather guru and University of Washington professor Cliff Mass will present an informative talk about the impacts of global warming on the Northwest.

Other events include:

Lectures throughout the week featuring Bellevue College instructors and speakers from the Sierra Club, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Microsoft, T-Mobile and other organizations.

Comedian Yoram Bauman, known as the “Stand-up Economist,” will perform a routine on economics and climate change on Thursday, April 25, at 9:30 a.m.

Showings of several films about environmental issues will include “Chasing Ice” and “Climate Refugees.”

The fourth annual BC Farmers Market is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring a small number of vendors selling organic fruits, vegetables, honey and dairy products.

All events are free and open to the public, and will take place on the college’s main campus, located at 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E.

 

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