Lyle Center Celebrates World and its Resources at Earth Day Festivities

Lyle Center Celebrates World and its Resources at Earth Day Festivities
Adolfo Arteaga of the Aztec dance group Xochipilli performs at a previous Earth Day celebration at the Lyle Center.

Enjoy workshops, free activities and ethnic foods while learning how you can help the environment at the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies' Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance is free.

Children and adults alike will find plenty to do at this entertaining and educational event. Visitors will be able to tour the 16-acre Lyle Center. In addition, participants can enjoy workshops and activities such as organic gardening, bird watching, face painting, basket weaving, seed saving and even try their hand at the centuries-old art of mandala drawing.

From 9 a.m. to noon, a Biodiesel Workshop will demonstrate technology applicable to any diesel engine. Campus cyclists will cruise through the university at 10 a.m.

The Lyle Center will host a pre-Earth Day discussion on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Dean Freudenberger, a professor emeritus of Environmental Ethics and the Claremont School of Theology, will speak on Sustainability: The Ethical and Technological Challenge of the 21st Century.

The university's Earth Day celebration has been revived to provide local communities with information about the Lyle Center, as well as to join the millions of people in the United States and around the world in Earth Day celebrations for a clean and healthy environment.

Opened in 1994, The Lyle Center is an experiment in sustainable living, where students and faculty work toward limiting their dependence on non-renewable resources. They do this by living in solar-heated buildings, recycling their waste and growing their own organic food.  

For more information, call the Lyle Center at (909) 869-5155.