BC Earth Week to feature electric vehicle car show

Exploring the theme “Living in a Changing Climate,” Bellevue College will hold its 14th annual Earth Week celebration April 22-26, with a series of lectures, films, and special events to promote environmental awareness and the sustainable use of our planet’s resources.

The festivities kick off on Earth Day on Monday, April 22, with two events. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., an EV car and bicycle show will take place in the central courtyard, featuring plug-in electric vehicles from Tesla, Mitsubishi and Nissan. At 9:30 a.m., local weather guru and University of Washington professor Cliff Mass will present an informative talk about the impacts of global warming on the Northwest.

Other events include:

Lectures throughout the week featuring Bellevue College instructors and speakers from the Sierra Club, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Microsoft, T-Mobile and other organizations

Comedian Yoram Bauman, known as the “Stand-up Economist,” will perform a routine on economics and climate change, Thursday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Showings of several films about environmental issues, including “Chasing Ice” and “Climate Refugees”

The fourth-annual BC Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring a small number of vendors selling organic fruits, vegetables, honey and dairy products

All events are free and open to the public and will take place on the college’s main campus, located at 3000 Landerholm Circle SE.

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