Events planned in Carson City area in celebration of Earth Day |

Events planned in Carson City area in celebration of Earth Day

Nevada Appeal staff report

Northern Nevadans will gather to learn about environmental issues, clear public spaces of trash and more in celebration of Earth Day on Saturday.

Western Nevada College, Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Nevada Green Institute are joining forces to hold free activities through Saturday at the Carson City campus.

Environmental speakers and information booths will be set up at 3 p.m. today at Marlette Hall. WNC biology instructor Johanna Foster and Aster Girma, founder and executive director of Nevada Green Institute, will explain the causes of climate change, its effects on the local community and actions residents can take to reduce impacts. A discussion will follow the lectures.

Additionally, climate scientist Dr. Charles Goldman is scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m. at the same location. Goldman is professor emeritus of limnology at the University of California, Davis, and president of the World Water and Climate Foundation.

WNC staff and students are invited to lend a hand to beautify the campus at a cleanup event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Rotary Plaza.

On Saturday, the Northern Nevada March for Science, a peaceful march in support of science, will take place at 10 a.m. in Reno. A carpool will leave the Carson City campus at 8:30 a.m. The route is 0.3 miles from the Thompson Federal Building on Virginia Street to the Believe Plaza where community leaders will speak to the importance of science. Reno is one of 200 cities worldwide marching to protect scientific censorship. For information, find Northern Nevada March for Science on Facebook.

Other local Earth Day events include:

Muscle Powered’s Trash Mob will be clearing the freeway multi-use path of litter from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers can meet at the parking lot between Dotty’s and US Bank to pick up trash in the field near Home Depot and along the multi-use trail. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. For a map of the cleanup location, go to

Make your own miniature garden in celebration of Earth Day from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St. The Greenhouse Project will be on hand to offer tips on how to make a garden. Seating and materials are limited, and registration is required. Go to

“Burning,” a performance that centers on climate change, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Brewery Arts Center. Written and performed by Heather Harpham, the show uses movement, song, monologue and images to touch on Hurricane Sandy, society’s penchant for apocalyptic movies, and other topics. Tickets are $15 for BAC members, $20 for general admission and $18 for students and seniors. The film will be shown in the BAC’s Maizie Harris Jesse Black Box Theater, 449 W. King St. For information, go to

An Earth Day advocacy workshop is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chamber of Commerce of Reno, Sparks and Norther Nevada, 449 S. Virginia St., Reno. The event, sponsored by Women Voters of Northern Nevada, includes lunch. RSVP at