WABI covers Earth Day celebration at UMaine

WABI (Channel 5) covered a celebration of Earth Day at the University of Maine. Groups on campus hosted SpringFest on April 22 to educate their peers about the importance of green living and sustainability on a college campus, WABI reported. “Campuses are one of the biggest carbon emitters. They’re huge institutions with lots of people living there, so the best thing we can do is individually reduce our impact,” said Kiera Luu, AmeriCorps representative. “Everybody starts somewhere, and we’re just trying to teach people about even the smallest ways. There’s a way that everyone can help.” The event featured baby goats, seed planting, and other activities and informational tables. “We’re talking about what can actually go into the recycling containers and what should be put into trash,” said Scott Lariviere of the student group Green Campus Initiative. “Everyone lives on the planet, and so Earth Day is about trying to protect the natural landscapes that we live in and love to go visit — our homes, keeping our homes clean.”