NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY -

Craven Community College hosted two educational events Wednesday in honor of Earth Day the day before.

The fifth annual Green Fair educated the public on green products, services and organizations.

"We're trying to get them to see what's available in the local community and how they can make small changes in their lives and have less of an impact on our local resources," said biology instructor Cindey Seymour.

Craven Community College also hosted a sustainability lecture by Andy Wood, who is the director of the Coastal Plains Conservation Group. Wood spoke about the impact of the environmental movement since the start of Earth Day in 1970.

Every year around Earth Day, the CCC Sustainability and Facilities Committee holds events to promote green practices and sustainability, according to the school. The committee was formed in 2012 to cut down on the school's ecological footprint.