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Earth Fest: April 21–24, 2013

By Erik Smith on 04/18/13. Comments (0)

The University of Maine at Machias will celebrate the planet during its annual Earth Fest, April 21–24. In recognition of Earth Day, the four-day festival will feature a campus clean up, movies, workshops, informational tables, outdoor fitness classes, a trash audit, and more. - Read full post

UMM Green Fund Bottle Filling Station Installed

By Chad Everett on 03/29/13. Comments (0)

New water bottle filling station is installed in the Reynolds Center through the UMM Green Fund. - Read full post

Fossil Fuel Divestment Talk

By Chad Everett on 03/27/13. Comments (0)

Talk by Karen Marysdaughter, divestment campaign organizer; Friday, March 29th at 12pm in Science 102. - Read full post

UMM Partners with Robbinston School for Spring Cleanup

By Erik Smith on 04/25/11. Comments (0)

As part of a Positivity Nation in the Classroom activity, students at the Robbinston Grade School recently partnered with University of Maine at Machias students and staff for a roadside cleanup project. - Read full post

Campus Clean-up Day

By Rafi Hopkins on 11/08/10. Comments (0)

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UMM Greenhouse Project Update

By Erik Smith on 11/05/10. Comments (0)

Keep your eyes on the back lawn of the O’Brien House, the future home of UMM’s four season greenhouse. Building materials are on their way and construction will begin soon on our demonstration model of a low cost, low energy greenhouse that will enable year round production. - Read full post

Nov. 13: Greenhouse Workshop and Demonstration

By Rafi Hopkins on 10/27/10. Comments (0)

Washington County Food and Fuel Alliance is pleased to announce Tony Ferrara and Tom Adamo leading a greenhouse workshop in Machias. All are invited - Co-workers, families, students, teachers, grandparents, farmers. No charge. Light lunch provided. Gini King and Shaylee Look, our AmeriCorps Member. - Read full post

Sustainability Internship

By Rafi Hopkins on 09/15/10. Comments (0)

The Green Campus Steering Committee is hiring two (2) Sustainability Intern positions for the 2010-11 school year. The Sustainability Interns will work closely with the Green Campus Steering Committee doing research, creating educational material and organizing/supporting sustainable efforts on campus. - Read full post

An Update From the Campus Garden

By Erik Smith on 06/18/10. Comments (0)

Summer has officially begun. I've just come from the UMM organic garden and finished picking the first batch of produce for the food pantry: spinach. It's in really nice shape, due in part to the help from the many lady bugs who have made it their home and eaten up most of the other "muncher" insects. - Read full post

New Sustainability Logo Unveiled

By Erik Smith on 05/07/10. Comments (0)

The Green Campus Steering Committee (GCSC) at the University of Maine at Machias has unveiled a new logo that will serve as the symbol for sustainability efforts on campus. Jordan Gilletti, a sophomore from Middletown, RI, designed the winning concept. - Read full post

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