Co-hosted by Antioch University New England & Monadnock Food Co-op
On April 26th from 12:00-4:00 local food and farms, live music, and area non-profit organizations will gather together on Cypress Street next to the Monadnock Food Co-op in Keene, NH to celebrate this year’s 2014 Monadnock Earth Day Festival. This year marks the 44th anniversary of this international celebration and the first year it is co-sponsored by Antioch University New England and the Monadnock Food Co-op here in Keene.
The festival is free and open to the public with ongoing activities all day including an outdoor yoga session and a performance by The Monadnock Folklore Society. In addition, there will be a bicycle valet to ensure free and secure bicycle parking.
This festival will make important strides to become a zero-waste event by working with The Green Up Girl, a Green Event planner who specializes in coordinating Zero-Waste events.
As a special feature Stonewall Farms will be bringing a few of their animals for everyone to enjoy and the Monadnock Sustainability Network will be bringing interactive climate change exhibit.
This year’s theme, Healthy Community, Healthy Planet, will help to showcase local businesses, non-profits and individuals who contribute to the health and wellness of the Monadnock community through sustainable business practices, wellness, exercise and/or medical services, or providing healthy food. We’d like to also thank The Works Bakery Cafe and C&S Wholesaler Grocers for being sponsors and helping to make this event possible.
The celebration continues at the Putnam Theater at Keene State University. A showing of the powerful documentary A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet will take place at 7:00p.m. with a discussion with director Mark Kitchell immediately following.
A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Written and directed by Mark Kitchell, Academy-Award nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012 and has won acclaim at dozens of festivals around the world.
EARTH DAY WEEKEND FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Friday, April 25th: Live Music at Mole Hill, Sponsored by Whole Terrain
Saturday, April 26th: Earth Day Festival at Monadnock Co-op, 12p.m. – 4p.m
Saturday, April 26th: Fierce Green Fire Film at Putnam Theatre, Keene State, 7:00p.m, Presented by Antioch University New England and Monadnock International Film Festival.