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Princeton to observe Earth Day with series of events April 21-22

Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, 2017, various times Various locations

Princeton University is observing the annual global celebration supporting the environment with a series of events leading up to and on Earth Day.

The Princeton University Farmers’ Market will begin on Wednesday, April 19, and run for four consecutive weeks. The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Firestone Library/Chapel Plaza, and will include Jersey Fresh organic fruits and vegetables, local honey, locally made breads, peanut butter, organic salads and sandwiches, cooking demonstrations, and more.

Everyone is welcome to participate in a work session from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22, in the student-run Forbes Garden at 79 Alexander Road, Forbes College. Volunteers will plant, water, weed and help with general garden activities.

Between 2 and 5 p.m. Friday, April 21, a student-organized Earth Day Celebration will be held on the Frist Campus Center South Lawn. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, it will include information about sustainability initiatives at Princeton, performances by student groups, as well as food and beverages. During the event, the winner of the "Do It in the Dark" energy-saving competition among residential colleges will be announced.

On Friday and Saturday, Princeton's Outdoor Action Program is hosting the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival from 7 to 10:30 p.m. in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Join Princeton students, staff, faculty, and the local community for this campus favorite that combines awe-inspiring films and an intermission outdoor gear raffle. The action-packed films feature rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, extreme skiing and explorations of the natural world. Tickets are $10 for Princeton students with a Princeton ID and $15 for non-students, and are available online or at the Frist Campus Center ticket office on campus.

All events are free and open to the public except where specified.

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