Displays will be set up in the corridor leading to the Agriculture Department's Plant Sale, so you can check it all out on your way.
Displays will include green cars, solar demonstrations, Mendocino College clubs, outside vendors (local sustainable businesses and organizations) and student presentations about the impacts of global warming on our planet, soil sustainability, and renewable energy.
ASMC is planning an E-waste drive, a pledge tree and will be selling "sustainability stew," made with local vegan ingredients.
Some of our vendors include Thurston Auto Plaza, the Solar Living Institute, Ukiah Waste Solutions, Super 8, Gaia Energy Systems, the Lake Mendocino Park Rangers, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the American Cancer Society, Yokayo Biofuels, the Cloud Forest Institute, and the Mendocino Solar Service.
The winner of our T-Shirt Design contest this year is Sophia Sieber-Davis!!! You can purchase one of these beautiful shirts Friday at the Fair for $15. All proceeds will fund future Sustainability Fairs. Dean Mark Rawitsch wrote the following:
Sophia Sieber-Davis Wins Mendocino College Sustainability Fair T-Shirt Design Contest
Ukiah – Lakeport resident and Mendocino College student Sophia Sieber-Davis was awarded first place in the t-shirt design competition for the college Sustainability Fair set for Friday May 4, 9 am – 3 pm, at the college campus in Ukiah. Sieber-Davis has been taking classes with the college since 2005 and is currently enrolled in classes at the college center in Lakeport. She was awarded $100 from fair supporters and received the award in a special ceremony with Lake Center faculty and staff at the Lake Center on May 2. “The fair’s coordinating committee evaluated several designs for this year’s t-shirt and we were excited to see this wonderful design from Sophia,” said fair coordinator and college Biology Instructor Rachel Donham. “Sophia’s design helps us all to think about what each one of us can do to ‘go sustainable’ and do our part to help promote sustainability,” Donham adds. Sophia’s art instructor from the college, Steve Lipke, participated in the Lake Center award ceremony along with Center Assistant Eileen Lucas and Dean Mark Rawitsch. “Students and staff at the Lake Center are proud of Sophia’s contributions to this year’s Sustainability Fair, and we’re happy a Lake Center student has been recognized for her outstanding design work,” Rawitsch said.
The college Sustainability Fair will feature presentations and information about the need to reduce carbon footprint impacts, global warming issues and other earth-friendly topics of interest. “Students and faculty from the college’s Sustainable Technology program will also offer a solar technology demonstration and other students will also provide displays,” Donham explained. Shirts are available for sale at the fair on the main campus this Friday and at the Mendocino College Lake Center. Proceeds from the sale of this year’s t-shirts will help to support future Sustainability Fairs.
The movie "Vanishing of the Bees" will be shown at
2:00 pm in room 9130 (Science Building).
Vanishing of the Bees Synopsis:
Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives.
Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables.
Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.
Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting options abound and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery.
Come join us for information, fun, sunshine and to celebrate sustainability!
Created: April 18, 2012 @ 10:58 AM
Last Modified: August 13, 2012 @ 08:54 AM