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Virtual observance planned for Earth Day's 50th anniversary

Apr 20, 2020

Maine Conservation Voters and Maine Audubon invite the public to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day virtually Wednesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with events throughout the day.

Those interested can register online at and receive a Zoom link to participate.

In an advisory issued April 17, organizers invite the public to "come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and to take action for our environment and climate!"

"Maine Conservation Voters and Maine Audubon are teaming up with partners and leaders throughout the state for a full day of fun, kid-friendly online events and activities. Register for free at any time, and join us for one event or the whole day," the advisory says.

Highlights include:

Earth Jams Concert at 11 a.m. with Matt Loosigian.

"Voting for Climate, Conservation, and Public Health" talk at noon, with Maine Conservation Voters, League of Women Voters and Planned Parenthood.

Maine Spring Bird Calls lesson at 1 p.m. with Maine Audubon's Nick Lund, an in-demand follow-up to a recent Lunch & Learn event from MCV and Maine Audubon.

"Molly Molasses and Me" reading at 4:30 p.m. plus traditional Penobscot songs with Penobscot Nation tribal member Ann Pollard-Ranco.

Virtual rally at 5:30 p.m., featuring Earth Day messages from Sen. Angus King, Rep. Chellie Pingree, and other leaders TBD.

The day will close with the Maine Audubon Virtual Earth Day Film Festival at 7 p.m. This is a curated, one-night-only selection of short independent films from the Maine Outdoor Film Festival. (Separate registration required, $12-$15).




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Comments (2)
Posted by: Kevin Riley | Apr 21, 2020 14:17


There is no evidence that sunshine kills the Corronavirus (not Covid).
Now I know you will not believe anything on this site or any of the others, and that's fine. By all means, go out, hang out in crowds just don't get indigent if become infected and wind up in critical condition.


Maybe this site is more to your liking.

Or this?

Possibly this?

Perhaps Consumer Reports.



But then again, your an anti-vaxer, science denier and if even shown demonstrable undeniable facts you will still deny them.

Posted by: Patricia Keyes | Apr 21, 2020 10:58

The safest place you can be is outdoors in the sunshine, which kills covid in under 2 minutes. Enjoy your online celebration. Makes no sense, but okay.

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