The University of Maine at Presque Isle will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, with a day-long schedule of environmentally friendly-themed events, from a morning ceremony at the UMPI wind turbine site to an afternoon tree planting.
Celebrated by countries around the world, Earth Day is a day focused on awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. The first Earth Day was held in 1970.
"Issues around the environment and sustainability efforts have long been important to us at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and we are very pleased to be offering a full day of events in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day," President Don Zillman said. "This is a time for all of us to reaffirm our commitment to the environment and we invite the community to join us for these Earth Day events."