BAR HARBOR — “Creating sustainable communities” is the theme of College of the Atlantic’s 2016 Earth Day celebration, set for Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The family-friendly event will include sustainability-themed arts and crafts, outdoor adventures, food vendors, DIY workshops, live music, a book sale, plant sale, clothing swap and booths hosted by local environmental organizations and businesses with information about how to make every day an Earth Day.
“Creating sustainable communities” celebrates the multiple sustainability efforts currently taking place on Mount Desert Island and beyond. Earth Day also marks the launch of COA’s Community Solutions Center, a new initiative designed to research, develop and implement innovative projects expected to encourage community sustainability.
“COA’s annual Earth Day event has always been a great way to bring community members together to learn more about sustainability in a fun, family-friendly setting,” said organizer Laura Berry ‘17. “And I definitely think it’s important to bring awareness to the many great sustainability initiatives already happening here on MDI, so with the launch of the new Community Solutions Center this year, we have even more to celebrate.”
An evening musical performance by Maine folk band GoldenOak will begin at 8 p.m.
Earth Day at COA is free and open to the public; carpooling, biking, walking and other forms of sustainable transport to Earth Day are encouraged. Earth Day is a zero-waste event, so remember to bring a reusable water bottle and dishware for lunch.
Email COA’s campus committee for sustainability at [email protected]