What On Earth Are You Doing?

The goal of Earth Day celebration at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor this year is for participants to walk away with new information, new skills and renewed inspiration to live more consciously, healthfully and sustainably.

All day on the campus of COA on Eden Street there will be Information booths; recycled, ecological and sustainable products and crafts for sale; delicious food from local caterers; restaurants and non-profit groups, plant sales, book sale, yard sale, and children’s activities. There will be free bicycle tune-ups in a tent all day.

Earth Day Events At COA

Saturday, April 18, Rain or shine. Free admission.

10-10:45 a.m. Concert by the Big Moose Band

11 – 11:45 a.m. Discussion: Enjoying the environment we are working to preserve. Panelists include Ardrianna French McLane, Ranger, Acadia National Park and David Lamon – Director at Somes-Meynell Sanctuary

12 – 12:45 p.m. Concert by the Big Moose Band

1 – 1:15 p.m.- Welcome from COA President, David Hales

1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Keynote address by Ben Cowie-Haskell, 1984 COA graduate, Deputy Superintendent of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. New England’s only national marine sanctuary.

1:50 – 2:30 p.m. Discussion on green energy. What you can do at home and in your own life to capture and conserve energy and live more efficiently. Panel members include Jessie Davis, 2000 COA graduate, Bill Sylvia, owner of Acadia Residential Energy Audits and Leland Moore, COA student.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Concert by the Big Moose Band

3:25 – 4 p.m. Discussion on what to think about when buying and growing your own food. Panelists include Heather Albert-Knopp, 1999 COA Graduate and COA sustainable food systems program administrator, Suzanne Morse, COA faculty for applied botany, plant ecology and tropical studies and COA Beech Hill Farm Manager Alyssa Mack.

5 – 7 p.m. Lindy-hop dance workshop at the COA Gates Center

8 p.m. – Midnight COA PaLooZa live music at the Lompoc Café, Bar Harbor.

Sunday, April 19

12:30 – 5 p.m. Awakening the Dreamer a symposium in the McCormick Lecture Hall. It will answer the questions: Where on Earth are we going? And what can we do about it? $10 suggested donation – no one turned away. Find out more at awakeningthedreamer.org

Nicole Ouellette

Nicole Ouellette

When Nicole isn't giving advice she's completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who'll talk back. [email protected]