(Press Release) Unity College to Hold Full Slate of Earth Day Activities

Organization: Unity College
Phone: (207) 948-3131
Email: advance@unity.edu

Unity College to Hold Full Slate of Earth Day Activities

Unity, Maine ? April 5, 2011 —  Unity College will host a full slate of Earth Day activities including an Earth Day music festival at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 4 Depot Street, Unity, on Saturday, April 16, from 3 p.m. ? 11 p.m. The suggested donation is $15 for the general public, free for students.  All proceeds of the event will benefit New Hope for Women. For more information contact Nancy Zane at (207) 948-3131, ext. 223, or nzane@unity.edu.

     Slated to perform are Will Work for Food, a Unity College student folk group; North Star Sisters, Contra dance with caller John McIntire; Planet Pan Steel Drum Band; Ramblin? Red, Portland based quartet playing Bluegrass / Folk / Indie; and Velourosaurus, playing Rock & Roll, R & B, Funk, and Blues all rolled into one.

     A variety of Earth Day events have been organized by students including a Trash and Fashion show (fashions made of recycled items), Big Wheels Race, Recycled Derby (non-motorized race vehicles made of recycled materials), Campus Clean Up, and club displays, class displays, tye dye and more.  The general public is invited to witness the festivities.

     Earth Day events on the Unity College campus, 90 Quaker Hill Road in Unity, include:

  • Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by the Unity College Sugar Makers Club: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Student Center.  Cost is $2 for child or $4 per adult.  Raffle tickets for prizes available.
  • Central Maine Striders, Inc., to host 29th Annual Unity College Spring 5K Run: 9:30 a.m. meet in the Student Activities Center parking lot.  Entry fee is $10, no pre-registration.  Register the morning of the race starting at 8 a.m.  Race Director is Gary Zane (948-3131, ext. 241, or gzane@unity.edu
  •  Trash and Fashion Show (fashions made of recycled items), 12:30 p.m., Student Activities Center parking lot.
  • Big Wheels Race sponsored by Student Affairs at 1 p.m. outside the Student Center.  The race is for Unity College students only.
  • Recycled Derby (non-motorized race vehicles made of recycled materials), 1:30 p.m., Student Activities Center parking lot. For information or to register contact Stephen Nason at (207) 948-3131, ext. 284, or snason@unity.edu
  • Campus Clean Up: meet in front of Dorothy Webb Quimby Library at 2 p.m.
  • All Day Activities, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Student Activities Center parking lot: club displays, class displays, tye dye and more.
  • OFFICIAL EARTH DAY IS APRIL 22: Screening of the film Carbon Nation and performance by the band Melodeego (open to Unity College students only), 9 p.m. in the Student Activities Center.  Bike powered sound system. The following is a link to a recent story National Public Radio story on Melodeego and their bike powered sound system: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2011/03/28/bicycle-rock-grid


     Unity College is a small private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education which emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.

     In 2010, Unity College was named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly college rankings, and was one of eighteen U.S. colleges and universities named to The Princeton Review?s Green Rating Honor Roll.


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