The event, sponsored by JCC’s Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public.
Weather permitting, Earthfest will be held outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center near the pond. Otherwise, the program is held in the Student Union.
Earthfest features music by acoustic guitarist Jamie Haight, beginning at 11. At noon, Jeff Musial, a frequent guest on the “Late Show with Jimmy Fallon,” will present a program with animals from Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics.
Earthfest also features various educational displays, the sale of ecofriendly products, nature photography, jewelry, plants, and educational displays by local environmental organizations, including live animals for interactive education.
A tree seedling adoption will be conducted by the Earth Awareness Club, made possible by donations from the Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District. Proceeds from the sale of fairly traded products by club members will be donated to environmental organizations, including the Honeybee Conservancy, the Dolphin Research Center in Florida, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s rescue efforts, and the Chautauqua County Humane Society.
JCC’s Earth Awareness Club promotes an increased understanding and appreciation of the natural world and its creatures, wise environmental stewardship, enhanced knowledge of important environmental issues, compassionate living, and local awareness and action.