WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Pitt Community College celebrated its Earth Day Fair on Friday.
Friday’s event took place in the Craig F. Goess Student Center’s J. Paul and Diana S. Davenport Multipurpose Room. It was organized by the PCC Sustainability Committee.
The goal was to facilitate connections between students, educators, community members, farmers and local businesses and entrepreneurs.
This year’s event featured recycled arts and crafts and sustainable products from local businesses, including honey from the Tar River Beekeepers.
“We want our students to have access to the community. this has led to jobs for students and they find out about all kinds of new things that are going on in the community. we’ve sent some students to work on farms cause they’ve met farmers here,” said Sustainability Committee President Samantha Chauncey.
Earth Day first took place on April 22, 1970. The event is now celebrated worldwide, raising public awareness of the hazards of pollution and helping to spur the modern environmental movement.