Schedule for the 2013 Monadnock Earth Day Festival
We are currently in the process of finalizing the event schedule for the 2013 Monadnock Earth Day Festival. Here’s the projected line-up… and keep an eye out for updates on these events.
All events will be held at Antioch University New England (40 Avon Street, Keene, NH 03431), unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, April 13th
8 am to 12 pm – Green Up Keene:
A city-wide clean-up sponsored by the City of Keene. For more information, please visit their website.
Saturday, April 20th
9 am to 10:30 am – Ashuelot Rail Trail Clean-Up:
Community members of all ages are invited to participate in this clean-up. People will gather outside of Antioch University New England (40 Avon St.) at 9 am and walk to Ashuelot River Park. Gloves and trash bags will be provided!
11 am to 3 pm – Earth Day Expo:
Check out a range of local businesses, organizations, and vendors committed to sustainability, as well as shop at a mini Farmer’s Market located on the green of AUNE. There will be a pedal-powered smoothie maker on campus all day… stop by for a carbon-free smoothie sample!
Also, local musician Zach Benton will be playing an acoustic set throughout the Earth Day Expo! To check out some of his groovy tunes, visit his page on ReverbNation.
11 am to 12 pm – Green Business Award Presentation:
Mayor Kendall Lane will kick off the Monadnock Earth Day Festival in the AUNE Community Room. After that, the Cities for Climate Protection Committee will be presenting the annual Green Business Award to a local business that is committed to sustainability. In addition, (TBD) a discussion on the city’s Comprehensive Master Plan and how citizens can promote and support sustainable initiatives.
12 pm to 2 pm – Sustainable Skills Workshops:
Join us for an assortment of FREE workshops that teach vital skills for resilient communities, including composting, container gardening, and home energy efficiency.
2 pm to 3 pm – An Algonquin Ceremony for Mother Earth:
James B. Beard, a.k.a. Noodin, from the Northeast American Cultural Resource will perform a traditional Native American ceremony in honor of Mother Earth to close out the the Monadnock Earth Day Festival. For more on Noodin and his work, please visit this site.
Donna’s Cafe at AUNE will be open all afternoon for the Monadnock Earth Day Festival! Check out some of her healthy meal choices, have a cup of Fair Trade and organic coffee, or grab some homemade pastries. There’s something for everyone, from omnivores to vegans and everything in-between.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about any events on this schedule, please message Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org.