VANCOUVER, Wash. — Washington State University Vancouver will host a series of Earth Week (April 19-23) activities beginning April 20 with a “Sustainability in Southwest Washington” eco-fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fair exhibitors include non-profit environmental organizations and vendors who offer eco-friendly and/or local products representing air, water, waste and building concerns. The Portland-based band Enuf Waste will perform its thought-provoking style of “Enviro-boogie” music.

On April 21, the Master Composter/Recycler Program of Clark County will lead a brown bag discussion, “Backyard Composting,” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Multimedia Building, Room 217.

To conclude the Earth Week festivities, WSU Vancouver will host an April 23 panel discussion, “Urban Growth: How will it affect the future of Clark County?” in the Student Services Building lecture hall. Doors open at 6:30. Presentation begins at 7 p.m., with a question and answer session to follow. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. 

Panel members will include Bob Higbie, assistant long-range planning manager from Clark County; Ron Barca, president, Friends of Clark County; and Eben Fodor, community planning consultant and author of the book “Better, Not Bigger: How to Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve Your Community.” 

All Earth Day events are sponsored by the WSU Vancouver Social and Environmental Justice Club. Admission to all events is free. Parking for the eco-fair (April 20) and brownbag discussion (April 21) will be available in the blue parking lot for $1.50. Parking for the panel discussion (April 23) will be free in the red lot.