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Earth Day Celebration in Brunswick to Feature Local Experts on Conservation and Food Recovery

BRUNSWICK---People of all denominations, including those with no faith traditions, are encouraged to attend an Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 22, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church on 132 McKeen Street in Brunswick.

The “topics and tea” event will feature farm-to-table and fair-trade refreshments as well as a panel of local experts who will offer action steps to attendees. The panel will consist of:

  • Mary Turner of the Food Security Coalition of Mid Coast Maine, who will speak about food recovery;
  • Stephanie Miles of Maine Conservation Voters and Paul Perkins of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, who will discuss policy issues related to conservation;
  • Fred Horch of Spark Applied Efficiency, who will explain smart consumer choices;
  • and Bill Patterson of the Nature Conservancy, who will discuss habitat conservation.

The closing remarks will be delivered by Deborah Goodwin, a retired faculty member in environmental studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota.

The panel is the latest in a series of special events hosted by All Saints Parish that highlight Pope Francis’ appeal to address the needs of the earth and its people.

In February and March, “On Care for Our Common Home,” a multiweek series discussing Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, was presented at both St. Charles Borromeo Church and the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.

For more information about the gathering on April 22, contact Amy Ford at (207) 725-2624 or amy.ford@portlanddiocese.org.