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Campus' Largest Sustainability Event, Featuring an Array of Creative Projects, Takes Place April 19

The Green Generation Mixer, now in its seventh year, brings local groups and city agencies together with the campus community as part of Earth Week

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 4, 2018) Long Beach State University will hold its seventh annual Green Generation Mixer and Sustainability Project Showcase on Thursday, April 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the campus’ Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden as part of Earth Week.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Holli.Fajack@csulb.edu / (562) 985-4357

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 4, 2018) Long Beach State University will hold its seventh annual Green Generation Mixer and Sustainability Project Showcase on Thursday, April 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the campus’ Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden as part of Earth Week.

The event, which is free and open to the public, draws students, faculty, staff and Long Beach community members for an evening of mingling, live music, free food and a showcase of student and faculty research-based, creative and technical projects. The projects explore a wide variety of sustainability topics and solutions. (Please note: Paid parking is required. Metered spaces are available in Lot 16 or adjacent lots. Parking also is available in student spaces by purchasing a permit from one of the gray permit machines in the parking lots.)

“The Green Generation Mixer is unique because it highlights academic projects from so many different and seemingly unrelated disciplines,” sustainability coordinator Holli Fajack said. “You can see everything from solar energy technology prototypes created by engineering students, to beautiful artworks created by our fine art students, to in-depth research related to public policy or business issues. The unifying thread is the focus on sustainability concepts and solutions."

The event will feature more than 50 sustainability-related student projects from a variety of disciplines, including marketing, food science, business, gender studies, geography, environmental science and policy, engineering, fine art, film and fashion merchandising.

Representatives from more than 25 local community organizations, green businesses, city offices and agencies, campus departments and student organizations will also participate. The program will include a performance of the Global Water Dances by Vannia Ibarguen Dance Arts, as well as the presentation of awards for the winners of the Sustainability Project Showcase.

The first event was coordinated and hosted by student organizations in 2011 to showcase a small number of sustainability-related student projects. The event has grown in size and scope to become the largest sustainability-focused event at Long Beach State University.

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