About Earth Day Las Cruces

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The Las Cruces Earth Day Fair is a free, city-wide festival with live music, children’s activities, booths for local educators and charities, and sustainable vendors. The festival goals are to increase community awareness of sustainable practices and local environmental issues, highlight environmental research at New Mexico State University (NMSU), connect local charities with community members, and promote sustainable businesses, especially ones that focus on renewable energy and sustainable agriculture.

Each year’s festival has a different theme, and last year’s theme was waste reduction and waste transformation: researchers at NMSU have developed several exciting technologies related to exactly this topic in fields ranging from carbon capture to a new type of composting.