OASIS to hold third annual Earth Day event

February 28, 2010

Reclaiming Our Civil Rights on the Border: An Evening with Dolores Huerta

The ACLU-NM Southern Office and Regional Center for Border Rights invites you to learn about the current state of civil rights in the border region. Special guest and renowned civil rights activist Dolores Huerta will be the keynote speaker.

Tuesday, about it April 13, and 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Alma d’Arte School
402 W. Court Ave., Las Cruces
Tickets for the event are $10 and may be purchased online or at the door. Call (575) 527-0664 for more information.
The Organization of Aggie Students Inspiring Sustainability, medications
OASIS, is an environmentally conscious student group at New Mexico State University, first chartered in January of 2008.  OASIS is comprised of a wide range of students, professors, and community members, connected through a common interest in learning about and promoting sustainability, to benefit the health of people and the environment. Our members come from a wide variety of majors, backgrounds, and experiences enhancing our commitment to the environment and our community.

The mission of OASIS is to (from our organization’s by-laws):

  • generate awareness regarding sustainable practices
  • network within Las Cruces in order to engage the community and promote “green” ethics
  • focus on agricultural practices, recycling, economic stability, community education/awareness, and equality
  • make the Las Cruces area a healthier community


We will be hosting OASIS’s 3rd Earth Day Event—a free, day-long festival held in the Las Cruces community.  Earth Day includes live music, food, locally made products and services, educational workshops and demonstrations, children’s events and opportunities for local, environmentally-progressive businesses to gain exposure in the community.  Building on the success of Earth Day 2008, Earth Day 2009 boasted over 700 attendees. In previous years, OASIS enjoyed a partnership with the City of Las Cruces and hosted representatives from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, the Southwest Energy Alliance, the Las Cruces City Recycling Center, the Southwest Environmental Center, the World Wild Federation, the New Mexico Department of Border Health, and more.  Of our event, the Grassroots Press said the following: “…created superior displays, offered a myriad of products, entertainment and refreshments, along with most every facet of sustainability for anyone who wanted to learn about it.”

This year we will have live music, educational exhibits, local food vendors, local goods vendors, and children’s activities.  Based on last year’s event we expect to host over 50 vendor and educational tables, with over 900. Earth Day is geared toward all ages and interests of the community, from children to seniors, hobbyists to professionals.  Earth Day generates resources and contacts for OASIS to make future projects possible. More importantly Earth Day builds community while allowing for environmental- and sustainability-focused networking.  The community is an engaged and vital component of Earth Day.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, vendor, or hosting an educational booth please contact us for further information.


WHAT: Earth Day 2010

WHERE: Young Park, Las Cruces NM

WHEN: April 17th 2010 12:00pm-9:00pm

CONTACTS: For more information regarding Earth Day 2010 contact: oasis@nmsu.edu; earthdaylascruces@gmail.com; or Monica @ 915-240-3800; or Jessica @ 575-590-4058


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