Less Than Three Days to Go Until 350 Events Hit the Town

Things are getting wrapped up here at the work desk for the head organizer, that’s me.. Been quite a whirlwind and the priorities and creative aspects of creating an event for local community members to participate in has been wonderful.

Glad that we are looking good! Signs, banners, posters, are made. Exhibitors and volunteers have been contacted and here is a complete list of exhibitors: (29 total!)

  • Mallett Elementary School Composting Program
  • Katahdin Energy Works
  • Koviashuvik Local Living School
  • “Thinking Green,” Professor Legler’s 1st year composition/seminar class
  • Western Maine Audubon
  • Unbaiting the Hook- Sculpture Installation by Jeremy Smith
  • Marble Family Farms
  • Sandy River Farms
  • Iver Lofving
  • Farmington Food Co-op
  • The Center for Community GIS
  • Sustainable Structures
  • Whitehill Farm
  • Scatterseed Project
  • UMF SEA-Change
  • UMF Sustainable Campus Coalition
  • The Energy Challenge
  • Western Mountains Alliance
  • Maine Energy Savers
  • Maine Homeowners Solutions
  • Maine Forest Products Council
  • Repower Maine
  • Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust
  • Sandy River Land Trust
  • High Peaks Alliance
  • Northern Lights Hearth & Sports
  • UMaine Cooperative Extension

Please email any photos that you would like to have on the blog/flickr account here: except31local@photos.flickr.com (flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/conservationfair)

You may also send your photo as an attachment to an e-mail to photos@350.org — in the subject line, please include the action location (city and country) and in the body please include a description of the photo(s).

Map of 350 Day Events in Farmington

Map of 350 Day Events in Farmington

Here is a copy of the map for the events in Farmington:ConsFairFront2009

Here’s a great article on the 350 Day Events by my friend, Valerie Tucker, special correspondent for the Morning Sentinel:

Green day events planned for Sat.


FARMINGTON — On Saturday, the town of Farmington will join the world in an international day of environmental awareness with a target number: 350.

In the mid-1980s, a NASA scientist named James Hansen offered a simple goal to sustain the planet: 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the most we can emit without destroying the earth.

Local resident Jeremy Smith decided to do something by participating in an international day of awareness.

“Towns, cities, schools, places of worship, and other institutions around the world are sponsoring events to raise awareness about energy issues and climate change,” Smith said.

In Farmington, a full day is planned to focus attention on combating climate change, reducing energy use, saving money and celebrating the natural riches of Maine.

On Friday and Saturday, volunteer artists at the UMF Student Center will create 350 T-shirts for visitors who bring a new or clean used shirt. Saturday will include a free morning Community Energy Challenge Workshop.

The workshop’s leader will be Dr. Charles Wing, formerly a NASA engineer and a physics professor.

Aubuchon Hardware will offer free electronics recycling at their store on Route 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., including televisions, computers, monitors and other electronic devices.

The UMF Conservation Day Fair, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include exhibits and demonstrations on weatherization and sustainable home design, affordable renewable-energy sources for the home, and low-impact living. At 1 p.m., William Bonsall will speak at UMF’s North Dining Hall.

Visitors can take a guided tour of the campus efforts to recycle, reduce and reuse all types of materials. Starting at 1 p.m., children 4 to 12 can make Halloween masks from recycled materials in the lobby of the Education Center. At 4 p.m., visitors can be part of an outdoor video shoot in the High Street commuter parking lot.

“Wear a green shirt or jacket,” Smith said.

From 5 to 7 p.m., the Congregational Church will host a community potluck supper, with drop-off for dishes starting at 2 p.m. A free concert, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Nordica Auditorium, will end the day.

For more information, e-mail nteel@localnet.com or intern@ uwtva.org.


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