Earth Day celebrated at Fresno State

Students and local businesses got into the act on Earth Day, promoting recycling, solar energy, clean air and other conservation measures.

The day was a bit damp, but that didn't keep people away from the booths at Fresno State University.

Earth Day was started in 1970 to promote environmental awareness and , founded in 1970. It has become an annual event, and is usually marked by a variety of events - such as campus programs.

The city of Fresno and solar companies were among those who attended the Fresno State event. In the photo, students and others gather near a booth staffed by Real Goods Solar.

The San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization (SJVCEO) is a nonprofit dedicated to improving our region's quality of life by increasing its production and use of clean energy. The SJVCEO works with cities and counties and public and private organizations to demonstrate the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy throughout the eight-county region of the San Joaquin Valley.