350 Day, Farmington, Maine
Date: October 24th
Towns, cities, schools, places of worship, and other institutions around the world are sponsoring events to raise awareness about energy issues and climate change.
A full day of events that focus attention on combating climate change, reducing energy use (and saving money!), and celebrating the natural riches of Maine.
350 Bell Ringing
The Old South Congregational Church will ring its bells 350 times to usher in the International Day of Climate Awareness
8:30 am-12:30 pm:
The Community Energy Challenge Workshop
Old South Congregational Church, Maine Street, Farmington
Well-known energy guru Dr. Charlie Wing will lead a free workshop on key concepts of the Energy Challenge, a program using simple home energy assessments and weatherization to improve people’s homes.
Free but space is limited, please reserve your place by email. Training workshops will be held at later dates for volunteers.
Sponsors: Franklin County Energy Resource Team & United Way of the Tri-Valley Area (via a grant from the Maine Commission for Community Service)
For more info: conservationfair.wordpress.com/join-the-community-energy-challenge/ and Nancy Teel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Isaac Frith (email@example.com)
9 am–3 pm:
Free Electronics Recycling
Aubuchon Hardware Parking Lot, Rt 2 & 4, Farmington
Free recycling of TVs. Computers, monitors, and other electronic devices
10 am-4 pm:
The Farmington Conservation Fair
Community Center, Middle Street, Farmington
A full day of energy exhibitors, workshops, speakers, local foods, and more – free!
We’re asking for a donation towards to reimburse the work of area businesses that donated light breakfast refreshments. Thanks for the support of Upfront & Pleasant, Marble Family Farms, The Chocolate Shoppe, The Lost Bikini Cafe and Two Oaks for go for helping to provide food and drink.
Farmington Conservation Fair Keynote Address
Local Living: Having Fun Playing the Sustainability Game
Dion Olmstead: weatherization & sustainable home design
Iver Lofving: affordable renewable energy for the home
Chris Knapp: local, sustainable living
Organizer: Jeremy Smith; co-sponsored by the UMF Sustainable Campus Coalition, Koviashuvik Local Living School.
Talk on Bioefficiency by Will Bonsall
North Dining Hall, UMF
Will is a leader in the conservation of crop genetic resources, Director of Scatterseed in Industry, a director of Seed Savers national organization, and author of Yaro Tales.
Plenty of time for Question & Answer and Discussion
Tours of Sustainability & Nature at UMF
Sign up in the foyer of the Education Center, UMF
Four free tours: Education Center, Aramark Food Services, Arboretum, Local Geology
While on a tour, drop off your kids for mask making (see below)
Children! Make Halloween Masks from Recycled Materials
Lobby, Education Center, UMF
Free for children 4-12 years of age
Sponsors: Alpha Phi Omega (UMF Service Club), UMF’s Everyone’s Resource Depot, UMF Sustainable Campus Coalition.
4 pm (sharp):
350 Day Outdoor Video Shoot
High Street Commuter Lot, UMF
Want to be on YouTube? Here’s your chance!
Join us wearing a green shirt or jacket, and bring a bike if you can
Community Potluck Supper
Old South Congregational Church, Main Street, Farmington
Dishes accepted at the church starting at 2 pm
Local foods encouraged but not required.
Sponsor: Old South Congregational Church
For more info: Eileen Liddy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
350 Day Concert – “The Power of Music”
Nordica Auditorium, UMF
Great variety of local talent performing songs and readings that inform, inspire and entertain, including Ruth Hill, Bill Berlinghoff, Jane Parker, Seth Fogg, members of Northfield, a children’s chorus, UMF student members of Cleffnotes, and many others.
Song Contest, the winner performed at the concert!
Sponsor: WordPlay Theater; co-sponsored by the UMF Sustainable Campus Coalition