[PRESS RELEASE] Lyle Center Earth Day Festival returns to Cal Poly Pomona

2019 Earth Day Festival at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, April 22
2019 Earth Day Festival at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, April 22

After 11 years, the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies resumes public event celebrating the Earth

POMONA, Calif. (April 19, 2019) – The Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies will host its first Earth Day Festival in over ten years, and it’s coming back with a bang.

The event will take place on Earth Day (Monday, April 22) from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Lyle Center, across the main Cal Poly Pomona campus, at 4105 S. University Drive. Free event parking will be available next to the Farm Store.

Understanding that what we do today impacts the world tomorrow, the Lyle Center teaches that the seeds we plant can still become the fruits to feed the future. Through this year’s Earth Day festivities, the Center hopes to raise awareness of all of the educational resources offered just off the main campus, and -- of course -- to celebrate the earth.

The Earth Day Festival offers something for everybody, whether you’re new to the idea of sustainability, or if you consider yourself an expert in environmentalism and ecology. Students and visitors are encouraged to bring unused miscellaneous items and clothing for the Center’s Earth Day “Free Store”, where they may be reused and/or recycled. The drop-off date and location for the Free Store will be on Friday, April 19, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. in front of the Farm Store.

Visitors are also encouraged to wear floral or spring-themed clothing to the event. Those who do will receive a surprise gift.

Guests can learn how to incorporate easy sustainability practices at home and in their community at information and demonstration booths. Topics include teaching easy ways to grow your own plants and gardens, ways to be less wasteful, aquaculture, composting education, and energy efficiency in homes.

Tours of the 16-acre Center will be hosted, showcasing the impressive rustic architecture designed by the late emeritus professor John T. Lyle and engineers specializing in sustainability, as well as the natural resources and plants found in the land all around us. Experts in the field of regenerative studies (such as Chumash healer, Dr. James Adams) will share their knowledge through lectures on topics such as healing through native plants, and sustainable health and beauty care.

This family-friendly event features the STEAM Mobile, serving as the perfect pop-up educational facility promoting science and engineering to children offering hands-on interactive displays. Guests are invited to enjoy fair classics such as music, bocce ball, and giant Jenga. All guests even have the chance to make their very own plants housed in up-cycled plastic water bottle pots, and unique tote bags repurposed from t-shirts.

For additional information about this event, go to the event page here, email, or follow the Lyle Center’s social media pages.

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