MPES Current & Upcoming Events


Spring 2018:

Food Recovery at UMaine (Ongoing)Americorps members and dining staff at Hilltop Dining

MPES has partnered with the UMaine Green Team to recover leftover food from UMaine dining. Each week, excess food from Hilltop Dining is collected and delivered the The Black Bear Exchange, an on-campus food pantry and clothing exchange open to students, faculty, staff, and their families. If you are interested in getting involved in this project, contact audrey.garcia@maine.edu.


Earth Day Festival: (April 21st, 12 to 2 pm)

UMaine’s Office of Sustainability, UMA-Bangor’s Office of Student Life, and Transportation for All are throwing an Earth Day Festival as part of Earth Week! This zero-waste event will feature fun and educational activities for everyone from kids to adults. Activities include: electric vehicle test rides, make-your-own seed bombs, a clothing exchange, and tons of local treats. Experts in the energy field will be present to teach participants about energy efficiency and clean energy in Maine.

Where: Pickering Square, Bangor
When: April 21st, 12 pm to 2 pm
How to get there: Celebrate Earth Day by taking public transportation! Take any Community Connector bus (EXCEPT the Black Bear Express or Mall Hopper) to the Bangor Depot, which is located at the Pickering Square parking garage. Rides are free to anyone with a MaineCard, and we’re offering bus ticket reimbursements to all others.

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