Live It Up Cabarrus to Feature Gas Cap Check, Demonstrations on Healthy Cooking, Gardening & More

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 24, 2011

Live it Up Cabarrus will feature demonstrations on healthy cooking, backyard gardening and composting as well as a Gas Cap Check, offered by the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, and various fitness activities, like a 3K and Fun Run.
The event, an annual affair to encourage healthy living and to strengthen ties to nutritious, locally produced food, will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the barn in Frank Liske Park in Concord.
Center for the Environment staff and volunteers will be available to test vehicle gas caps and replace leaking caps free of charge. The service is made possible through the Center’s Campaign for Clean Air, which is designed to educate citizens in the community and region and empower them to take action to address the air quality issues the region faces.
Statistics reveal that 30 gallons of gasoline and about 200 pounds of evaporative emissions can be released every year from one leaking gas cap. This not only contributes to air pollution; it also wastes fuel.
The demonstrations will include how to start a garden, soil amendments, organic cooking, cutting up a chicken, composting, backyard and container gardens and a plant clinic. Fresh herbs, produce, local meat and cheese will be sold.
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The Center for the Environment at Catawba College was founded in 1996 to provide education and outreach centered on prevalent environmental challenges and to foster community-oriented sustainable solutions that can serve as a model for programs throughout the country.